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Old 22-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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what to cover up

hello all hope every body is ok.
just got a question i have wanted to clean my engine bay for a while now but to scared to do it just incase it dosent start again
i have got 2 pics so can anybody tell me what and if i need to cover any thing up and i have got a hose pipe and what cleaning chemicals will i need to do the jobas i havent a clue
also on the under side of my bonnet its got some carpet like stuff so would just hot soapy water be fine to give that a good cleanwould take it off as it would be much easyer
the 2 pics of my fiesta engine bay


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Old 22-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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You could cover the alternator and the spark plug wires next to the zetec logo.
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Old 22-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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mortendk would i be right in thinking that i could use a plasic bag to cover up the alternator.
what could i use to cover up the spark plug wires?
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Old 22-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Use some G101 to clean the engine, if your only using a hose to rinse then no real need to cover anything up, just use common sense and dont continually soak the electrics, when its raining water will get through and make the engine wet, the engine electrics are designed to withstand a good deal of water and moisture
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sorry for all the questioms but where would i buy this g101 from and is there any thing i could buy in halfords to clean and then dress the engine
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Old 23-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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im sure that you would get it from one of the main traders like Polished Bliss delivered to your door mate.
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Old 23-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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Watch out on the right side of the engine cover where the spark plug leads come from as the Zetec is known for collecting water in the spark plug recess. Can cause misfire headaches.

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Old 23-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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I don't cover anything any more and never had a problem
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sorry for all the questioms but where would i buy this g101 from and is there any thing i could buy in halfords to clean and then dress the engine
If you PM SueJ in the Autosmart section she will send you the telephone number for your local AutoSmart Franchise.

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You can get AS G101 from Polished Bliss and Elite Car care
Bilt Hamber Surfex HD is also a very good APC

For your engine bay dressing try AG Vinyl and Rubber dressing (from Halfords)AG engine and machine cleaner and to clean the engine or Gunk.

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Autosmart Finish for engine bay plastics , plastic inner arches , interior, dilute to suit

All great products

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I usually cover up with aluminum foil, it protects sensitive parts from water and you could mold it into whatever shape you want.
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