Spring Cleaning

This morning I took the filthy transmission to the shop for a rebuild. On the way home I stopped to pick up a gallon of citrus cleaner, a large squirt bottle, some brushes, and a few rolls of shop towels.

dirty engine compartment
Dirty Engine Compartment

Considering that this is a twenty three year old car, this engine compartment is not very filthy. The transmission was very greasy and oily and so is a lot of the gear underneath, such as the shift linkages and some of the undercarriage where oil had splattered and adhered with dirt.

clean engine compartment
Cleaned Engine Compartment

It’s good to have a clean space to work.

I’m considering stripping down the rusty area under where the battery tray was and put some fresh red paint.