|Engine Bay Clean up and Wire Tuck|
There is an awful lot of stuff in the engine compartment, that really doesn't need to be there, so to start things off I relocated the battery to the trunk. A full procedure for that can be found here in this technical article: Battery Relocation
|HICAS solenoids and lines|
|Green cleaned passenger side|
The very best engine cleaner I managed to find was the Simple Green spray, it doesn't damage the paint, but it makes the grease and grime fall off as if it never wanted to be there in the first place.
|Green clean drivers' side|
If you're going to be using an after-market boost controller, you can also plug the OEM boost solenoids' vacuum lines, and toss that in the bin as well.
You can also relocate the resistor pack for the fuel injectors to a place where it won't be seen if you like, and continue to tuck as much of the wiring away as you feel necessary, some of the wiring near the fuse box can really be cleaned up well. At the very least, re-wrapping the wiring with fresh electrical tape will help to tidy up the overall condition. I re-taped everything I could, including the ignition harness.
The last thing I did was to replace the coolant overflow tank with an alloy tank.
For now, the result is significantly cleaner than it was before all of this began, but there is still more that I will be doing here over the 2011 months.