View Full Version : Before/After shots of engine bay.

Feb 6th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Ok, finally have some before and after shots. I have not cleaned the motor in a few months. What did I do? Went to the car wash, rinse motor, spray Simple green, rinse, spray Castrol Super Clean degreaser, rinse, use "engine" cleaner setting and sprayed, rinse AND wipe down, use fine steel wool(valve covers, tensioner, P/S, A/C compressor, metal lines),rinse AND wipe down, THEN sprayed CD2 cleaner on firewall, motor,radiator,battery, etc. Keep hood open for 20 minutes, start motor for a couple. Drive around for 10-20 minutes to let the CD2 set in. Then wipe off excess. Once I run out of my current cleaners, I'll try the Meguiar's stuff. Here goes!!


Feb 6th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Very nice. Now you have inspired me to start on my '88.

Feb 6th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks. Seems like you have quite a nice collection of vehicles! :xyxthumbs

Feb 7th, 2005, 07:44 AM
Just a Ford Guy with an understanding wife! She was amazed at the difference before & after. The '88 is hers and she wants to try to get the same results this weekend. Question, did you cover the spark plug wires or any other electrical connection to spray or did you just avoid those areas? Also, was the engine warm or cold when you started?

Feb 7th, 2005, 09:40 AM
The engine was warm when I started b/c I drove a few miles to this certain car wash. I didn't cover up anything. I just tried not to use high pressure on certain areas and just use low pressure most of the time. After the rinses in there, I could work the valve covers without burning myself.

Feb 7th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Look good. Congrats on your results.

Jun 6th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Ok, here is a link to my cardomain page on cleaning my engine bay with some before and after shots since I don't have them hosted. Engine pics (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/695454/3)