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Old 04-10-2013, 09:45 PM
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So I decide to clean up my engine bay today, hadn't "detailed" it I guess you could say, ever since I did the swap. It wasn't even that bad, just dusty with some debris in between the valve covers and UIM.
I used simple green, and a variety of different sized brushes but first I removed my headlights, the trim piece that sits around the hood latch, CAI Lid & filter and also stuck a few bags in the intake tube so nothing could get in there.
After that I used a leaf blower to blow out any loose dirt, leaves etc. I then covered up my alternator and coil packs with plastic bags and sprayed everything down with a garden hose... Followed by the simple green, generously all over the engine bay.
I took my time scrubbing everything I could with the brushes and hosing down in between so that it wouldn't dry up on me. After about an hour or so of scrubbing I used the leaf blower to get everything as dry as possible so that I could use my CD-2 Engine detailer right after this stuff works Great if you like your engine bay to have that semi-glossy finish with none of the greasy look or feel... And lasts a good while too! You just spray it all over your engine bay... No need to wipe anything down as it'll settle real good on it's own

Anyways Here's a few pics of how it turned out...
This was before, hard to tell but it was a little filthy haha

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And here are the after pics

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And now with my Fuse box cover that Mike made for me, also my Engine cover that I threw on there lol As you can see, I removed all the underside foam/insulation so that it wouldn't stain my UIM :P
So it's pretty damn clean from the bottom

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:50 PM
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looks great man... I like the AAA battery you have....I need a new battery for my car and was gonna go with AAA, is it a decent battery?
 

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by monte carlo 3831 View Post
looks great man... I like the AAA battery you have....I need a new battery for my car and was gonna go wtih AAA, is it a decent battery?
Thanks Chris, it's been working great for the past few months and still is. It's actually a junkyard battery my old one went out and the guy at the junkyard is pretty cool so i only got this one for $15! Haha my cheap self
I'm probably going with with a Duralast Gold soon though
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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Looks great Frank!
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:08 PM
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Looks Good , Nice Fuse box cover ..
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 PM
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Clean!! Nice work Frank.. it looks great
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:09 PM
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2 questions:

1) Where'd you get that fuse box cover?

2) Why does it say L26? Because you have the manifold of an L26?
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:02 AM
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He has an L26 in the car, he did a swap a while back as his L36 went out. Looking good frank, lol at the Series II engine cover.
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:28 AM
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As always Frank, great work
I almost think you should run without the engine cover. I just found that little foam ring around the oil cap has messed the clear coat a little on my valve covers.
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:31 AM
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Extra sharp Frankie.... Can see you have spent a fair amount of time under the hood. Nice finishing touches. I like your oil filler Bowtie cap too, pretty sweet.
 

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