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 Post subject: 924s 1988
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:33 am 
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Well, never bought her to be a garage Queen…but with all this spare time I thought I would give the engine bay a tidy this week……..

So, here is my first attempt at cleaning up the engine bay. Of course what I found out that as soon as you detail one bit, it rather highlights the bits you haven’t done even more! Tools I used were a bucket of soapy water, scouring pad, various toothbrushes, wire wool (various grades), T-cut for the underside of the bonnet. Also wore my disposable latex gloves to save up on the clean up in our basin at the end of the day! I am not sure how ‘blingy’ the metal surfacers are supposed to be but I can see my reflection on the MAF and Cam belt housing. Managed to do a mini respray in the wells under the windscreen as well as to respray wipers front and back.

General thoughts are that whilst on the exterior the paintwork is OK the engine bay is a bit iffy and it is this backdrop that you are setting your nice new shiny pieces to….so my substandard paintwork stands out even more. The underside of the bonet was a real pig. Probably due to surface stuff from the sound insulation. With a bit of T-cut I managed to polish out most of it then I had to do the latch. My fuel rail cover has seen better days and will proabably invest in one but they are unavailable from Rose passion.

I’m getting a rubber plug to go over the timing viewing hole on the Cam belt housing…just asking, is there a rectangular plug that goes over the crank timings on the back of the engine, for the OT marks?

Looking to replace the engine bay stickers, is there somewhere that does these please?

It would be nice to see an original factory fresh picture of our engine of how it should be as I feel that some of the metal bit are a bit shiny!

Hopefully you can see the difference in the before and after pictures. My Wife was so impressed she has set me to task on our kitchen hob today……..

Keep safe all!
Michael


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:15 am 
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It's only too blingy when you start painting everything in wild colours. That looks great, just clean metal.

You may find it oxidises again quickly. I'm not if this technique is approved of, but I just wiped a fine mist of light oil over all my polished surfaces to keep them shiny. Oh and use the car regularly (which is hard at the moment).

About the hole plugs, I wouldn't like to even try installing something in the flywheel timing hole for fear of dropping it in there! As far as I can see from PET, there is no plug, however there is supposed to be one on the inspection hole near the camshaft sprocket.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:31 am 
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Can't do a factory pic, but my 88S was original.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:35 am 
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Looks lovely.

I'll try the oil mist trick.......what grade of oil? :grin:

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Things like manifold and cam cover are sand cast and won't polish, except the PORSCHE lettering.

88 should also have one of these-


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:46 am 
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do you mean the Asbestos sticker? I have one of those..here is a picture I have just taken.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:25 pm 
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mikseymono wrote:
Looks lovely.

I'll try the oil mist trick.......what grade of oil? :grin:

M


I mean like WD40, XCP, GT85 etc. I don't want to be totally wrong on this, as I'm no detailing or polishing expert. I just experiment with what I have!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:12 pm 
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Hi Michael
Re engine bay info/stickers, i got some of mine from Poland .www.car-bone.pl.
Have a look at their website.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:13 pm 
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Yes...thats what I am doing....having cleared out my man cave I have discovered loads of waxes, polishes, squirty cans of various products that I am trying to use up.....in readiness for when we are set free...and I can actually drive her properly....

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