Is your engine clean

thexav

Pro Tuner
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387
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2002 Clio 172
Just what is it like in your engine bay, is it clean? Do you really care about how clean your engine is? Does a clean engine last longer than a dirty one?

Mine is pretty grubby and a friend says I should clean it but I really can't be arsed especially since noone really ever gets to see it.
 

MasterAuron

Very Senior Member
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242
Location
379bhp 359lbft
Car
Mk1 Focus RS
No bloody filthy. Normally clean both bays but been too busy to do either:



Missing a turbo and a boost hose mind lol. That hose is not as clean as it looks in the pic either haha.
 

stamford

Pro Tuner
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382
Location
Hampshire
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MG ZS200
I'm afraid not, mines pretty dirty as it is a functional engine bay and not a show car. I do give it a clean now and then to remove the road dirt and to ensure all is well with no leaks etc. But I do not polish it or coat it at all, that'll be making a rod for my own back!
 

Wcnwzrd

Track Warrior
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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95 300zx TT (RIP)
Mine is filthy at the moment. I do try to clean it out every once in a blue moon but haven't had the time as of late. About the only things a clean engine does is a) look cool and b) makes it easier to spot leaks. Gotta be careful when cleaning though. Had one of the new guys on my ship blast out a gasket with a pressure washer because it wasn't clean enough for him. Spent an extra 4 hours getting a new one from the store and installing it then had to reclean the engine lol.
 

custard1

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uk, eastleigh
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ford escort, 1.6 16
i know me lad i read all of the rules and bits as i like to stick to them also just wanting to get to know people before i put pics up as there could be weirdos on here lmao
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thexav

Pro Tuner
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2002 Clio 172
It looks like I've been shown up here, I suppose I best get out the tooth brush and give it a once over.
 

Marc07

Road Burner
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UK - Bexley
Car
Audi A8 3.7 V8 40V
It looks like I've been shown up here, I suppose I best get out the tooth brush and give it a once over.

Just buy 5litres of Aceton Acid, pour over the engine, wait 5min and rinse, job done ;)

The only problem you may face is replacing all plastic and rubber components as they may melt, slightly, but engine will shine like new ;)
 

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