My friend (you have to forgive him, he has an N2Oed Prelude) suggested a method for cleaning my engine bay. The process he uses is to get the engine to operating temp and leave it running. "Sprinkle" everything down with a light water bath. Then you take a spray bottle of Simple Green and drench the engine and engine bay with it (careful of the fumes, they are a little intense). "Sprinkle" it down with water again, and repeat the Simple Green soaking. Again, "sprinkle" it down with water, then hit it with a vinyl/rubber protectant on the hoses and various plastic pieces, like resivours and such. Never shut the engine off, and drive for 5-10 minutes. Done. I have been a little scared of going into my engine compartment with watter after hearing some stories of rough running cars after similar water baths. He finally convinced me to try it tho. He cleaned my engine compartment late last week using this process, and I finished cleaning the whole car, inside and out, earlier this morning. I started cleaning it around 2:30 AM. Had an apt security guard come by and give me crap. lol That process is so labor unintensive. Wow. It seems to work very well, as well. What do you think? Check out the cleanliness of that engine bay (this is a little before I got my FIPK, obviously): I need to get my own camara, so I can do my own pics. Oh well. I had to share with the few people on earth who would actually care about having a clean engine bay.