Ha ha, I haven't tried it, it's raining! I WILL order that label for $40, thanks! I added the aluminum oil filler cap to match the gas cap I got from Ricambi too! Hey Steve, when you said it should run as good as it looks, I hope you weren't referring to the fact that it doesn't look as good as I want it to, I mean there's surface rust on a lot of the engine parts! Is there an easy way to remove that? I mean without removing each part and cleaning or replacing them! I'm not sure if I spray any kind of cleaner in there that it won't do some harm, like no-touch cleaner for aluminum rims, or brake parts cleaner? Any suggestions as to any product that I can spray on the cam covers etc? Ciao, don't worry, I'll post as soon as I try it, ESPECIALLY if it doesn't run properly! Dennis
No, no, I wasn't being sarcastic. I think you did a fine job on the plenum, throttle body, and related parts. I also put that oil cap on - nice touch. As for chemicals, brake parts cleaner is OK, and will take off grease and oil, but won't touch rust. Carb cleaner will dissolve some paints, so I generally don't use it with the engine in the car. Don't try my Easy-Off/Lime-Away trick with the engine in, either. You can try some stuff called Naval Jelly for surface rust, but if it doesn't work, you must pull the parts and blast, or at least wire brush, the parts. I'm surprised at the surface rust - I thought this car was from Arizona? -Steve
Yeah, I think all that rust developed in the few days that I had parked it not knowing where the leak was! That rad hose way down in the middle under the air box had flooded the whole area, then when I filled the tank to find out where the leak was, that's when I discovered it was that hose, until then, I was unaware of all that water sitting, then of course, I flooded it again!! Could I use a wire brush on the Dremmel on those injector parts that are so rusty? Or maybe I just didn't notice it before? I was asking about cleaners, not for the rust actually, just for the other parts, especially the cam covers. Ciao, Den
Sure, Dennis, go at it with a Dremel with a little wire brush. If it's really only a few days old, the rust should come right off. As for the valve covers, there's not much you can do with them in the car. They are (forgive me) crude castings that are several different colors on each cover. If you remove them, you can either media blast them, or paint them as I did. -Steve
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