Cleaned engine bay & painted engine cover (pics too)

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cptnsolo77
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Cleaned engine bay & painted engine cover (pics too)

Postby cptnsolo77 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:46 pm

* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on

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Postby bull77 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:53 pm

clean!

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Postby Wolfman213 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:01 pm

Very nice looking indeed
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Re: Cleaned engine bay & painted engine cover (cptnsolo77)

Postby BlueCrush » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:01 pm

Nice! I clean my engine bay at least twice a year. It's due again this spring. It's a good feeling watching the transition from dirty to clean. It's a big change since the engine bay can get really nasty. I swear it runs better after I clean it, just because it is happier....lol.
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Postby cptnsolo77 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:37 pm

Thanks guys! The bay wasnt really that dirty to begin with but I thought I had a water pump leak so I cleaned it up, bought some UV dye and a buddy of mine has the UV light to trace the leak. So no leaks, painted engine cover & a nice clean engine bay. Yay! Makes it so much easier to work on too, which is great cause its time to do a coolant flush very soon.

Yes Bluecrush....it runs better too. My MPG jumped to 40 city LOL.

* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on

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Postby star_deceiver » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:25 pm

Nice 'n' shiny!!!
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Postby silverbullet » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:12 am

good job that looks awesome. thats one way ive been thinking of painting mine. two thumbs up


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Re: Cleaned engine bay & painted engine cover (cptnsolo77)

Postby epcIII » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:34 am

Awesome

Did you just buy some high heat spray paint in gray or some kinf of color match system?


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Postby CH@Dbee » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:06 pm

VERY clean and well done man!!! Two thumbs up!
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Postby cptnsolo77 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:29 am

I clicked this thread thinking it was another members post. Thanks again!
* 2003 Vibe Auto Satellite Silver w / Moons & Tunes
* Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597
* Polk DB651-Speakers
* Soundproofcow Roadblock R sound deadening in all doors
* Drop In K & N Filter
* NGK Iridium IX Plugs
* 27 MPG City/Highway with AC on


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