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#1 Hezz

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  • Drives:Escort GTI + Focus ST170

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

Any pointers to good stuff? :cheers:

#2 JC

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  • Location:Brummie land!
  • Drives:2.0 powered Silver Escort

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

the Halfords de greaser / engine cleaner, blue bottle ~£5 and rags, autoglym metal polish
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#3 james08

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  • Location:liverpool
  • Drives:focus z170, xj6, xjs, escort van

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

ive always had mine steam cleaned, usually £5 - £10 where i go and they do underneath the car if you ask, i did the van with a pressure washer a few weeks ago
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#4 JC

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  • Location:Brummie land!
  • Drives:2.0 powered Silver Escort

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

ive always had mine steam cleaned, usually £5 - £10 where i go and they do underneath the car if you ask, i did the van with a pressure washer a few weeks ago


the thought of steam near electrics scares me
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#5 james08

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  • Location:liverpool
  • Drives:focus z170, xj6, xjs, escort van

Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

i had mine done 4 - 5 times never had a problem, had an open cone filter for some of them too, if whoever steams it stays away from the electrics youll be fine
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2000 ford focus, modified
1989 (90 spec) jaguar xj6 manual, under restoration
1987 jaguar xjs v12
2001 ford escort van
1990 ford escort van
1984 Mercedes 280e

http://www.facebook.com/JimsAutobodies
leaving 11s everywhere

#6 hicksy

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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Isle of Wight
  • Drives:Focus ST170, MK6 RS2000

Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

When i do mine, i run the car up so the engine is nice and warm, then i use a degreaser (normally GUNK) and spray it over everything, then i get a stiff brush and give everything a going over with that. Once ive done that i blast everything off with a hose and then pop the HT leads off and get rid of any water thats got around the spark plugs :) Then if i feel like it i put some stuff on the plastics :)

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#7 scottybo

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  • Location:bournemouth
  • Drives:2.0l ford escort finnesse. Bmw 318i 2.0l se touring. Mk3 mondeo 2.2l ST tdci

Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

ive always had mine steam cleaned, usually £5 - £10 where i go and they do underneath the car if you ask, i did the van with a pressure washer a few weeks ago


the thought of steam near electrics scares me


no worse than me riding my gsxr in the rain
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