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I bought this lovely 2001 318ci last year in November and I’ve been doing lots of preventative maintenance. Now I’ve tried to clean the engine with autoglym engine cleaner and old soap and water but they haven’t made much difference. Someone told me to try metal polish on it but I’m a bit worried about that. Anyone know what to use to clean it?
 

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It came with a natural aluminum finish I assume?

I'd find a shop that can do bead blasting, pull it off and take it to them. You probably need to replace the valve cover gasket anyway, right?
 

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I’m not sure as the front part is in a gold colour, and I’ve seen others the same as mine in a gold colour. I was hoping I could do the job myself but not a big deal. Actually the seals are still holding up, but yeah whilst it’s out may as well since it’s cheap to do
 
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