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      12-30-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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Cleaning MPE

Thought id share my method of cleaning the MPE. Its easy, and literally takes minutes.

Needed:
Griots Garage Engine Cleaner
Wheel cleaning brush (BMW wheel cleaning brush used here)
Rag (plush works best)

1.) Simply spray the engine cleaner inside the exhaust and wait 30 seconds
2.) Use the brush like a big pipe cleaner.
3.) Use rag to wipe away. I personally use a plush cloth like terrycloth because its gets into the tinny holes and does a good job getting all the cleaner out.







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      01-01-2017, 12:58 AM   #2
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great job!
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      01-01-2017, 07:39 AM   #3
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thanks for sharing. great idea.
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Looks great
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Fantastic. Looking to try this when I get back.
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You just made my life easier. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you! This is really helpful!
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      01-05-2017, 03:05 PM   #8
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I'll be heeding this invaluable advice, thanks for sharing!

Now... how to clean between the metal tips and the CF tips?
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Great, thank you
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I'll be heeding this invaluable advice, thanks for sharing!

Now... how to clean between the metal tips and the CF tips?
Just fold a small piece of paper towel (damp with cleaner) over a plastic knife, and then slid it around the circumference between the metal and CF a couple times.
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Son of a gun! Looks fantastic! I'm stopping at Griott's on my next trip down to Seattle.

Thanks for the tip!
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WD-40 works too
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      02-18-2017, 01:25 PM   #13
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Son of a gun! Looks fantastic! I'm stopping at Griott's on my next trip down to Seattle.

Thanks for the tip!
you can order it online too. Thats what I did.
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Amazon has it for the same price as Giots website but with free shipping if you have Prime.
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Looks great.

I use the P21S Polishing soap with similar results. May have to try some of the GG though, sounds simpler.
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Looks amazing, great work!
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