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Mango 03-22-2011 09:33 PM

Post your engine pics!
 
This might get a bit boring after a while, but it'd be nice to attach an engine to a fanatic...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...002/engine.jpg

I would've posted higher res, but I lost the originals. :banghead:

ivanv 03-22-2011 09:35 PM

Dame..very clean engine you got there :thumbsup:

dmax 03-22-2011 09:36 PM

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SalM 03-22-2011 09:36 PM

*Reserved For Pics**

jelias714 03-22-2011 09:42 PM

did you used the water hose method to clean your engine bay? or took your time detailing it?

Stickbuilder 03-22-2011 09:43 PM

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Here's a few of my engines, but I don't have one of the I-6 in the Bimmer.

Bemwe_03i 03-22-2011 09:44 PM

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/...36enginesm.jpg

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/...2_enginesm.jpg

Mango 03-22-2011 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jelias714 (Post 12956914)
did you used the water hose method to clean your engine bay? or took your time detailing it?

The water drops were because I washed my car after and the water dripped off of the hood. I used a toothbrush and simple green for the engine bay.

Gheybe 03-22-2011 10:03 PM

Sorry it's dusty:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/...5ab47d8201.jpg

mq124 03-22-2011 10:06 PM

whats the best method for really cleaning out the engine bay well? sorry for the thread jack :facepalm:, but didnt want to start one for this

Mango 03-22-2011 10:10 PM

Lots of water. Toothbrushes. Simple green.

mq124 03-22-2011 10:17 PM

so the water cant damage anything? i know its dumb, but i always like to be sure before i try something new

Mango 03-22-2011 10:21 PM

It could if you direct it towards certain areas. Cover your alternator and DME box with plastic if working with water--not necessary but a good precaution. Cars are designed to run in downpours and in more than 12" of water. You will be fine.

bostonsc4 03-22-2011 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mq124 (Post 12957082)
so the water cant damage anything? i know its dumb, but i always like to be sure before i try something new

YES IT CAN. Don't blast your engine with a hose. Bad bad bad and even more bad idea. Use water precisely with the tooth brush or any similar brush and simple green. :thumbsup:

mq124 03-22-2011 10:25 PM

i think i will just play it safe and avoid the hose for now. i shall post some pics when i find time to really get it cleaned up

Mango 03-22-2011 10:52 PM

I've pressure-washed my past 6 BMW engine bays without any issues whatsoever, along with various other makes/models. You just have to be precise with the nozzle and avoid spraying critical areas directly. Even then, I doubt any damage would occur. Electronic components in engine bays are sealed a lot better than you'd think.

lab rat 03-22-2011 11:06 PM

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Attachment 397713

Most people can't even tell what's "wrong" with this picture

So Slow 03-22-2011 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mq124 (Post 12957111)
i think i will just play it safe and avoid the hose for now. i shall post some pics when i find time to really get it cleaned up

Ive used the hose before and covered safe spots with tin foil, worked great, but i was still paranoid.

Next time in just gonna douse it with WD-40 and wipe with a cloth. :thumbup:

Sankekur 03-22-2011 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by lab rat (Post 12957244)
Attachment 397713

Most people can't even tell what's "wrong" with this picture


ESS supercharger?

But can you really call that wrong.

destroyeerr 03-23-2011 12:42 AM

http://i52.tinypic.com/b3mm40.jpg


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