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Old 05-21-2002, 10:40 AM   #41
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here's a pic i got from dan about what to cover
What is the area covered in pic#2? Because whatever is supposed to be in there, I don't have in my 330i! It's just a big blank hole!!! is that good?!
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Old 05-21-2002, 10:43 AM   #42
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Mine is a big blank hole/space too. =) Just cover it up to be safe.
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:04 AM   #43
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Yea, I will cover it up, but still I was just curious as to what is in there? In one of the "after" pics shown, I can't tell what it is...
I have a 330i Step, so didn't know if its something maybe only with either a coupe or manual tranny that goes in there???
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:11 AM   #44
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Mine is a manual tranny. It's still an open space there (supposedly a battery compartment for some models). Yeah, if you do yours...take pics of before and after. =)
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:22 AM   #45
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WOW!

I still can't believe those before/after shots. Holy frickin shizzy! That is bloody amazing!
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:23 AM   #46
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The most amazing part is...

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WOW!

I still can't believe those before/after shots. Holy frickin shizzy! That is bloody amazing!
it really doesn't require that much work.
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Old 05-21-2002, 11:24 AM   #47
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I think every E46fanatics should do this this coming weekend and post pics to compare. Hehehehe....
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:20 PM   #48
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it really doesn't require that much work.
That's the really amazing part of it all!
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:23 PM   #49
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That's the really amazing part of it all!
That's why I love spending time going to seminars and talking with the pros. You should have seen some of their show cars. Many of them were with the Jaguar club and they had some spotless rides! It was insane!

I learned so much that day!
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:00 PM   #50
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I think every E46fanatics should do this this coming weekend and post pics to compare. Hehehehe....
hahah..mines been looking like that since day one...i clean my engine bay...everytime i wash my car...it's not shiny like..rich's but it's clean like it's brand new....good to see you're doing something productive rich...(srcstc)..good ****!!!
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:57 PM   #51
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Hmm, it better not rain this weekend. I wanna do the wax and the engine clean. =)
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Old 05-21-2002, 02:05 PM   #52
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hahah..mines been looking like that since day one...i clean my engine bay...everytime i wash my car...it's not shiny like..rich's but it's clean like it's brand new....good to see you're doing something productive rich...(srcstc)..good ****!!!
Thanks man! When I got my Conforti intake I wanted to post pics of it but I was too ashamed of how my engine compartment looked.
Now I can post em with Pride
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What is the area covered in pic#2? Because whatever is supposed to be in there, I don't have in my 330i! It's just a big blank hole!!! is that good?!
The area in #2 is the DSC Controller in my car. I guess in the 330's they put it somewhere else.

Here are some pics... http://www.srcstc.com/engine_compartments.htm
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great before and after !!! come do my engine !!!!

on note : I am a little worried that WD-40 will actually attract dirt and grime FASTER in the long run ?


I am sure it looks good for the first week or so , but I wonder what it looks like after a month....


Still, great post

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That's why...

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great before and after !!! come do my engine !!!!

on note : I am a little worried that WD-40 will actually attract dirt and grime FASTER in the long run ?


I am sure it looks good for the first week or so , but I wonder what it looks like after a month....


Still, great post

I state earlier that some use Pledge Furniture spray for that exact reason. WD-40 has a tendency to attract dust so Pledge is a good alternative. Keep in mind; the guys that taught me these tricks are used to entering their cars in shows...which means they need to look spotless for about a day or so only...they probably do this cleaning immediately before a show.

Regardless...it's still looks fantastic!
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great before and after !!! come do my engine !!!!

on note : I am a little worried that WD-40 will actually attract dirt and grime FASTER in the long run ?


I am sure it looks good for the first week or so , but I wonder what it looks like after a month....


Still, great post

LOL... How much you willin to pay me?
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Old 05-21-2002, 03:46 PM   #58
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I know this isn't very constructive commentary, but where on earth do you guys drive your cars to make the engine bays look that dirty? The Sahara Desert? I doubt the cars in the WRC races look much dirtier!! I must just be lucky or clean because I only wipe my engine area down every other time I wash the car and it looks brand new. Maybe its a northern problem!
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I only wipe my engine area down every other time I wash the car and it looks brand new.
Exactly... I haven't cleaned it for almost 2 years.:sad: I learned my lesson though. From now on I'm gonna keep up with it and clean it more often.
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Old 05-21-2002, 08:04 PM   #60
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I only cover the intake to the filter. And if I use my head, it goes really good.
I have used WD-40 several times. The enginebay looks great afterwards.
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