Right! I agree! (the I agree part was just so I would be able to post, must have a minimum of 10 characters...LOL)alfafan,
I would think it is not so much what you use to clean the engine, as the gunk that comes off that I wouldn't want in the driveway.
There have been some excellent suggestions on this thread. Just note that your '85 engine has (or should have) a fair amount of cadmium finished parts, such as the oil cap, radiator cap, hose clamps and various screws. If you use a cleaner that is too harsh, it will strip this finish off.Any suggestions on how to clean the engine without jeapordizing the any parts or electrical equiptment?
Paul,looks beautiful - now I know how nice my S4 can look under the hood!
Is the brake MC painted or was it always that color? Mine is either black or rusted, I do not recall.
Love the s4 engine bay!I use Groit's oil cleaner (biodegradable) together with Mothers aluminum cleaner on the aluminum parts and Mother's wax on the painted sections of the engine bay. The hoses get treated with Groit's rubber cleaner. If I can reach it, it gets cleaned, waxed, or something.
I will do this about 2x per month or if I get caught in a rainstorm. Once completed if you keep up with it, it is actually pretty easy.
Soon the valve cover and air intake plenum will get a rubbing but not polished.....Seems to work okay for me and the BB folks who have seen the car always comment on the engine bay. An engine bay is a terrible thing to waste.
Monday.....if you do not have a ticket, see the post under Events.What day is the car corral (spelling?) at LRP? Sunday? I might have to go just to see your engine bay! I just bought a bunch of Meguir's products to get the outside of may car buffed up, and now I have to do the engine bay, too!