This type of engine detail is not your run of the mill engine clean where the engine is covered in a chemical and then steam cleaned off. There is a process to this type of detail and as the list below shows it is a very in depth process.
All removable parts of the engine are removed to allow access to the engine, these are then cleaned separately
All loose debris is removed by hand and vacuumed as required
Any part of the engine that can be done by hand will be done this way to avoid water penetration (depending on the type of vehicle in question the whole engine may require a dry wash)
The lower half of the engine is pre-soaked and a degreaser is then applied and carefully agitated
The dirt is removed with warm water
A degreaser is applied to the rest of the engine, agitated and then removed with warm water
Once the engine and the surrounding ancillaries are clean the slam panel and the underside of the bonnet are degreased, dirt is then agitated and removed with warm water
Care is taken not to soak the sound proofing under the bonnet.
The engine is given a full inspection to ensure that the engine and engine bay is clean
The engine is started and taken through the rev range
The engine is dried and allowed to rest
During this time the vehicle will be washed and dried
The removable parts are dressed or polished as required
All plastic trims are dressed and metalwork polished
* Indicates approximate times and prices, each vehicle may need to be inspected before accurate quote can be provided.