Cleaning the engine

March 28, 2010

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I’ve been really busy at work and haven’t had time to work on the car. Today I started cleaning the engine, and it appears to be a slow process. In retrospect I should’ve washed the engine with a power washer when I was removing it from the car. Now that it’s inside the garage I can only use brake cleaner and a brush. So far I’ve been only been scratching the goo away with a screwdriver and vacuuming. Next time I’ll have to bring a whole lot of toothbrushes. I’m tempted to dismantle the engine further, but I can’t justify spending a lot of money on gasket sets and headbolts just to clean the engine up.
No pics today, as the batteries were empty in my camera. I hope I’ll have more time to work on the car soon. After all there’s not that much stuff to do on the engine. I’ve set myself a goal to get the car running by the end of this summer, or at least get the engine in the car.


2 Responses to “Cleaning the engine”

  1. Jon Says:

    You are a brave man. Keep at it!
    I’m about to swap an M30 engine in my 535i, so i know what you’re going through!

    • Edvin Says:

      Thanks Jon 🙂

      Those 535:s are really fun cars, I had one for a few years and I think that’s my best car so far, shouldn’t have sold it.
      You should make a project site or thread on some forum about it.

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