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#16 mike.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:47 PM

To be honest i've never examined a mini brae servo before so couldn't tell you much.

You'll still be able to do the visible bits of the clutch through the grill hole and i know people paint the servos and you can buy chrome cover for the reservoir which looks good. I guess you'll just have to allow extra time for doing your engine...

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:38 PM

Id love to know how u got the oil and grease outta the nooks and crannies as iv been cleaning now for 2 days and still havent got it all off, how did u manage the back of the engine block aswell?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:57 AM

Gunk is pretty much all i used, if you spray enough on the grime just rinces off with the hose

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:20 PM

i been doing this for 2 days now
lol

is there any downside in using hammerite instead of halfords own stuff?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:13 PM

The only downfall i found with hammerite is that it doesn't go on as nicey and as smoothly as the thinner engine paint.

Plus its abit of a pain to clean

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

shine like a dime, good job. im planning to do mine. hopefully soon...

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:14 PM

Hi minimadmike,

Do u have more pictures during the cleaning process? Can you share to us?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

Unfourtunatly i havn't. I didn't know i would be writing this guide so only took before and after pics.

The only pics i have were when i first bought my car. Originally the block was very oily and grimey so one of the first few things i did was give it a quick wash with some gunk - Just like i've explained in this guide.

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As you can see the blocks really oily

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Like i said all i did was degrease the block with some gunk cleaner - At that time i hadn't done anymore cleaning apart from that.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:09 PM

Well I hpoe to do as good as job as this engine bay stunning ...................

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.but I'm lucky to have a fresh empty engine bat to start with.........

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and will soon have MY Swiftune EVO2 motor to install............... :P

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:28 PM

Yeah thats nice. When i eventually fit a new engine in my car i'll go to that sort of effort.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

great guide, however, what if u have a brake servo like i do, because my engine bay is alot more cramped than yours lol



yeeah i agree haha! we just gotta deal with it!

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

Began cleaning mine today..
Havnt began painting yet and granted not the best cleaning job as im stull unsure what can be removed/ what cant e.t.c. Fan needs a better clean but i ran out of energy :)

Before
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After Spray and rinse
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Then after wiping down all the other bits and bobs with some cillit bang and toothbrushes :D
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