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Old 12-13-2012, 07:14 AM
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Thumbs up M50 Engine styling

so i wanna clean up my engine bay now i know how to detail an engine bay but i was wondering what you guys did if any to make your engine bay look cleaner and simpler like changing covers and getting rid of stuff that's not necessary, i'm not looking for no ricer looking stuff i like the clean simple look... any ideas would be great! thanks!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:24 AM
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Keep all the OEM plastics, they look good (like the pieces behing the headlights, if they are faded or cracked, replace them, they make a world of difference.

I do not have my engine cover anymore as I had my Valve cover powdercoated a wrinkle red. A Lot of people like a matte black or silver, and also do their oil filter canister caps as well.

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Replace or clean up the Valve Cover bolts. thats a small thing that goes a long way. Make your all your hoses and wires are tucked in clipped in their OEM locations and spots.

Wipe off any excess gunk or $hit that builds up. take a day, really get into the nitty gritty with a microfiber.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:31 AM
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Keep all the OEM plastics, they look good (like the pieces behing the headlights, if they are faded or cracked, replace them, they make a world of difference.

I do not have my engine cover anymore as I had my Valve cover powdercoated a wrinkle red. A Lot of people like a matte black or silver, and also do their oil filter canister caps as well.

I had mine done at Goldfinger Automotive.



Replace or clean up the Valve Cover bolts. thats a small thing that goes a long way. Make your all your hoses and wires are tucked in clipped in their OEM locations and spots.

Wipe off any excess gunk or $hit that builds up. take a day, really get into the nitty gritty with a microfiber.
That looks nice on my oil filter thing I got black stuff on it I sprayed degreeser acid all kinds of stuff and still looks like junk any ideas on that?

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:35 AM
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buy a spare, one to use in the intermedian., send it out for a sand blast and powdercoat.

Believe it or not, get as much of it off as you can, then let armour all sit on it over night, then wash it off the next day. Works wonders..
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:44 AM
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buy a spare, one to use in the intermedian., send it out for a sand blast and powdercoat.

Believe it or not, get as much of it off as you can, then let armour all sit on it over night, then wash it off the next day. Works wonders..
Ight cool thanks

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
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Anyone else do anything to there engine bays?

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:11 PM
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On my E30/M40 I polished the valve cover ribs, painted it and when dry polished the ribs again. Also did the ribs on the inlet manifold - no paint. For the exhaust - get it sand blasted and then paint in your choice of heatproof. Lasts about 2yrs on a DD. + clean, clean, clean.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:34 AM
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i put an M70 in it
Engine swap would be nice but im not looking to live in my car ahhaha

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Clean it up, then concentrate on decorating your home, not your vehicle...JMO
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