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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:30 am 
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I did this engine detail a few years back on my 1991 Civic Si.

I used WD-40 and a paintbrush and 4 microfiber towels.
Works amazing on 22 year old buildup of dirt and rustproofing. No joke.
Car had been sitting for 10+ years.
I basically spent 4 afternoons/evenings total on it. (about 20 hours total)

Note: Some parts were replaced during the restoration.
- new battery
- new radiator + cap
- new plug wires
- some new nuts and bolts
- powdercoated valve cover
- new engine mount
- new exhaust manifold heat shield
- Painted black clutch cable bracket


STEP BY STEP:

1. Go to the automotive store, buy 2 cans of WD-40 , 4 microfiber towels, paintbrush.
2. Open Hood.
3. remove battery, air filter box and arm, fuse box cover, wiper motor, map sensors assembly, coolant overflow tank, move away side wires and tubes on shock towers.
4. Start attacking the dirtiest parts with WD-40.
5. Spray and brush/agitate the grime/dirt
6. Wipe off dirt with towel.
7. Once all the bay is clean, you can buff and polish the paint around the bay and dress the rubber hoses with rubber and vynil dressing.

Keep doing this until all dirt is removed. It takes a while, but well worth it.
WD-40 wont remove the paint.



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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am 
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Now that is impressive!

Well done you. :top:


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Well done mate, that's awesome! It's almost like a new car.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:13 am 
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Thanks !

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:40 pm 
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20hrs work wow, looks factory fresh


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 3:02 pm 
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that looks tidy! good work!


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:31 am 
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great work there. fair play


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:08 pm 
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I can vouch for this. I have a 1998 mototcycle and the 1 previous owner didnt seem to clean anything other than the fairings.

One saturday, a can of wd40 and a toothbrush and the rear shock, caliper, swing arm engine cases and rear wheel look like new. 16 years worth of road grime and chain lube.

A cheap and satisfying job.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 3:18 am 
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I might do this to my car :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:20 am 
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Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Stunning!!!


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