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  1. Any tips for steam cleaning and detailing an E65 engine bay?? 
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    I am considering detailing the engine and engine bay of my e65. I would be happy to recieve any advice/tips before doing this.

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    Check this post out, was reading it earlier, very informative

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-handbook-t68/


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    Thats a great guide. Many thanks.
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    just google 'car detailing'
     
     

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    Don't use a steam cleaner, it may mess up you electrics.

    Modern BM engine bays are easy enough to clean up just by spraying some APC and wiping with microfibres. If you do need to use any thing a bit more aggressive i.e for cleaning in the corners of the shuts, then spray APC and agitate with a soft brush and rinse with an open ended hose pipe, then just apply some dressing, something like AG Vinyl (available in Halfords) will do the job
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    As per Bryan's post above, avoid a steam cleaner, you want to avoid any moisture going anywhere near the ecu or electrics, let the engine be cool and wrap any electrics and management system with cling film.
    All purpose cleaner or a non toxic degreaser and a soft brush is all that is required, agitate, rinse with an open flow, wipe down with a microfibre and apply a dressing like mentioned above to all areas, goes on a milky colour but is waterbased and dries neutral to a sheen, wipedown any excess.

    All modern engines now are pretty much done this way and by hand.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleammachine View Post
    As per Bryan's post above, avoid a steam cleaner, you want to avoid any moisture going anywhere near the ecu or electrics, let the engine be cool and wrap any electrics and management system with cling film.
    All purpose cleaner or a non toxic degreaser and a soft brush is all that is required, agitate, rinse with an open flow, wipe down with a microfibre and apply a dressing like mentioned above to all areas, goes on a milky colour but is waterbased and dries neutral to a sheen, wipedown any excess.

    All modern engines now are pretty much done this way and by hand.
    Thanks mate...always sound advice as usual
     
     

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