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Today was a little different. Still giving it some love but more on the maintenance side of it. I need to do the valve cover gaskets but the engine bay was filthy. I needed to try and clean it up a bit before I do the gaskets due to 15 years of who knows what.

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I wasn't sure where I wanted to start on trying to clean this thing but one of the people I subscribe to on YouTube has a video of just that.
https://youtu.be/PRSoRkM8GcM
This guy is very informative about diy automotive. So with my supplies ready and knowing a plan of attack, it was time to get to it.
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After hours of cleaning, scrubbing, spraying, and using the air compressor, I was ok with a stopping point.
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With the engine in a better condition, I'll be ready to tackle the gaskets next weekend. I didn't want to get too involved with the car due to mothers day being tomorrow. Once I know the engine is better sealed I'll do a much deeper cleaning and detailing.

Ray.
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