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Old 12 Oct 2009, 11:35 am
Distorted Vision
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Default Engine Bay Cleaning

I want to clean the engine bay of my 2005 Civic. I purchased Autoglym
Engine & Machine Cleaner but was concerned when I read the
instructions it said to hose with plenty of water to rinse off. My
main concerns were water ingress into air vents and electrical
components. Can someone please advise which areas I need to cover with
cling film. I've attached a photo of my engine bay. Maybe someone
could be kind enough to mark the regions with red circles in
Photoshop.

Many thanks for your help!

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6691/12102009024.jpg
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 06:11 am
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On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:35:22 -0700 (PDT), Distorted Vision
<r.patre@gmail.com> wrote:

>I want to clean the engine bay of my 2005 Civic. I purchased Autoglym
>Engine & Machine Cleaner but was concerned when I read the
>instructions it said to hose with plenty of water to rinse off. My
>main concerns were water ingress into air vents and electrical
>components. Can someone please advise which areas I need to cover with
>cling film. I've attached a photo of my engine bay. Maybe someone
>could be kind enough to mark the regions with red circles in
>Photoshop.
>
>Many thanks for your help!
>
>http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6691/12102009024.jpg



I would just leave it alone if it were me.
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 11:50 am
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Default Re: Engine Bay Cleaning

I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
first time as normal.

Here are the results:

http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 11:57 am
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On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:50:57 -0700 (PDT), Distorted Vision
<r.patre@gmail.com> wrote:

>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
>with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
>with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
>wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
>bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
>first time as normal.
>
>Here are the results:
>
>http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg



Amazing transformation.
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 01:03 pm
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"Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:02d3f8cb-c5a7-4c11-a405-7e4357ad7dd7@v25g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
> with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
> with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
> wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
> bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
> first time as normal.
>
> Here are the results:
>
> http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg



Now if only you could figure out a way to ride around with the hood up to
show off your work...


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Old 13 Oct 2009, 01:17 pm
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On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:03:39 -0400, "John H. Holliday" <doc@ok.org>
wrote:

>"Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:02d3f8cb-c5a7-4c11-a405-7e4357ad7dd7@v25g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
>>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
>> with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
>> with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
>> wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
>> bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
>> first time as normal.
>>
>> Here are the results:
>>
>> http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg

>
>
>Now if only you could figure out a way to ride around with the hood up to
>show off your work...
>



Good one.
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Old 13 Oct 2009, 07:11 pm
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"John H. Holliday" <doc@ok.org> wrote in message
news:hb2fdq$q3v$1@news.albasani.net...
> "Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:02d3f8cb-c5a7-4c11-a405-7e4357ad7dd7@v25g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
>>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
>> with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
>> with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
>> wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
>> bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
>> first time as normal.
>>
>> Here are the results:
>>
>> http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg

>
>
> Now if only you could figure out a way to ride around with the hood up to
> show off your work...

Easy -- commission an aftermarket clear plastic hood. Heck, there may be
something like that already.

>



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Old 13 Oct 2009, 07:13 pm
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"Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:02d3f8cb-c5a7-4c11-a405-7e4357ad7dd7@v25g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
> with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
> with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
> wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
> bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
> first time as normal.
>
> Here are the results:
>
> http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg


Nice!


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Old 13 Oct 2009, 09:18 pm
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"Distorted Vision" <r.patre@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:02d3f8cb-c5a7-4c11-a405-7e4357ad7dd7@v25g2000yqk.googlegroups.com...
>I went ahead and did it. I covered all the water sensitive components
> with cling film and aluminium foil. I sprayed the entire engine bay
> with Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner and wiped over with several
> wrung out damp cloths and a bucket of hot water. I then sprayed the
> bay again with Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl care. It started perfectly the
> first time as normal.
>
> Here are the results:
>
> http://img129.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=12102009024.jpg


Whoa! Can you still start up and run that beautiful engine?

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Old 14 Oct 2009, 02:46 am
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Default Re: Engine Bay Cleaning

Yes of course - it started perfectly as normal the first time. I
covered all water sensitive & electrical components with cling film
and aluminium foil. I wiped over all the surfaces with a damp cloth
rather than hosing to rinse.
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