Carl Heideman
Carl Heideman
9/24/20 8:48 a.m.

Sometimes you can’t just clean up the engine bay, and a repaint is the only answer. Although this sounds like a recipe for a long job involving an engine hoist and a couple of your best friends, if you work smartly and methodically you can do an engine bay repaint without pulling the drivetra‚Ķ

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300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
9/24/20 11:33 a.m.

Remember, aluminum foil is one of your best friends for masking off oddball shapes.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
9/24/20 12:30 p.m.
300zxfreak said:

Remember, aluminum foil is one of your best friends for masking off oddball shapes.

That sounds like it could be a tip I might need soon.

Munchen Fan
Munchen Fan New Reader
9/25/20 2:44 p.m.

Good article, thank you. 

Followed this procedure on a similar car, and MGC, some years ago. Pulled the engine and trans as it really needed a rear main seal replaced. Another of those little details one takes care of in such a project.

dougie
dougie Reader
9/25/20 11:42 p.m.

 

I've done that exercise a few times......

 

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
1/20/21 4:54 p.m.

That new, freshly-torqued intake manifold gasket means better, smoother performance from idle to redline too.

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