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Old 09-13-2003, 02:39 AM   #11
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"... but, mommy, all the cool kids do it..."

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Old 09-13-2003, 02:40 AM   #12
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I told her it would help the engine at higher highway speeds and keep air flowing to it so it doesn't strain. Make it more efficient etc.
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Old 09-13-2003, 10:47 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Merlin 91SSE/97SSEi
Didn't someone use thost Armor All Purple Wipes?

I tried them on a bit of my engine and it works great.
Use the yellow wipes, they CLEAN and protect...

As for engine cleaning you can probably find a place that will "steam clean" it for you. Does a pretty good job.

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Old 09-13-2003, 01:50 PM   #14
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I've heard some nasty stuff on generic armor all, so i've never really used it, but I cleaned my engine with a three brush set i picked up for $1 at Northern Tool and Equipment, one nylon, one brass, one steel. WORKS WONDERS, sometime a lil soap water, and just some effort. Then use vinyl/rubber cleaner (I use meguiars gold class) on all the black stuff, making all the black deep is what makes engines look nice.

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It'* even cleaner then this now, I also painted the letters on the cover. Can't wait for my red ADTR intake....
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Old 09-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #15
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Geez thats one other thing I miss about my Bonneville, so much room in the engine bay
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:15 PM   #16
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It'* even cleaner then this now, I also painted the letters on the cover. Can't wait for my red ADTR intake....
You, versus me:



Maybe if I cleaned it, I could actually keep up with them damn zippy Corollas on the highway
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This beauty ate Corollas for breakfast



Now I hunt bigger game

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Old 09-13-2003, 03:49 PM   #18
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Can't keep up with corollas eh? Maybe you need a "Tuned Port Injection" 3800... Those 5 ponies and Ft/lbs gotta come somewhere! Actually i just like to keep it clean for two reasons...
1) If something breaks, then I can see what it is.
2) I like to have a nice clean car (as evident from my pix of stuff)

Oh yeah, we had pouring rain (finally) all thursday, and friday morn a lil, and my car is SPOTLESS, i love this wax.
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You think that'* bad? Try explaining to your mom why your car has PVC and dryer duct all thru the front bumper area....
Tell her you get better gas mileage, or something about saving money.
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Oh i've already done it, and my dad even showed it off, to a coworker that was at our house who used to have a 92-95 bonne.

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How about a L36 3800 series II, MFI, V6 High Output thats only 40 more horses than an LN3 and 35 more than an L27... He He He.... But I do have to say those L27'* do kick ***..
Yeah but how much more HP does it have when the intake is pouring coolant into the block?
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