Now, with the engine compartment stripped down, it was the perfect time to clean the engine thoroughly.
Some dirt on wall surfaces did not come down even with engine degreaser, it had to be scrubbed off gently with a soft brush. After that the engine degreaser would work much better.
|Cleaned engine bay.|
|Old valve cover paint.|
|The old paint stripped down.|
|The holes covered off.|
The result after spraying.
I did not bake the cover in oven. I just let it to dry on the sun. At that time it was a nice sunny day with temperature enough to do the job.
Bringing the letters back to shiny aluminium was pretty tedious job, but the sandpapers of various grit combined with water did the job just fine.
|Finished valve cover.|
|Oil sump gasket and magnetic drain plugs.|
|Finished engine bay.|