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    Default Cleaning up the engine bay, is it worth it???

    as above, thinking of getting the engine bay cleaned up. but once its clean how often do you have to clean it and how long does it take etc? all in all is it worth it??

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    Id be careful of all the electrical item if your going to jet wash. I did mine back last summer and I just went round the out side.

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    id say waste of tima as no one sees it unless you drive round with your bonnet open lol

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    what engine you got as ive the 1.9 cdti and most is covered by the black covers . i jet wash mine about once a month and dress the black and put some wax on the exposed paint . and should look good . some have polished some bits as in the 2.0 dti as not got engine covers . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross4705 View Post
    all in all is it worth it??

    Oh god yes!!!! Nothing worse than seeing a good looking car that someone has spent time , effort and money on and they pop the bonnet to see its covered in grim, oil and crud.

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    yes its worth it , how are going to know whether or not you have an issue say a solvent leak , oil leak if your car engine bay is just an oil pit. During last week i spotted that one of my hose connections was blowing that was only noticeable because it was blowing onto a polished surface if it had not been i doubt i would of spotted it.
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    I've jet washed mine with the addition of an engine cleaner, only done it once since I had it but keep the black plastics clean with autoglym.

    Jet washing is no bad thing if done correctly, the engine gets a good soaking when you're on the motorway in terrential rain and still goes........ mine does anyway lol

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    its a 2.0turbo, might give it a jet wash then!

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    Your better off with a degreaser and a brush then a gentle rinse off than a jet wash.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Your better off with a degreaser and a brush then a gentle rinse off than a jet wash.
    +1 for that, brought mine out a treat! far too scared to put a jet washer in there

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