Spotted this area as I was re-installing my painted engine cover today. Any thoughts?
Thanks for replying. I’ve just hit 33,000 miles.I've had similar buildup immediately below the center pulley. Cleaned it off of and it returns every six months or so. Can only attribute mine to "road grime" it's not getting worse or a significant amount if it is coming form something internal; but it is upsetting. How many miles are on your car?
Good call. Will do. Actually don’t know when it began. Just simply noticed at 33k.While I'm not going to be able to tell you where this may be coming from, perhaps I can give you piece of mind. On mine, I cleaned it off then paid close attention on how long (miles) it took to go back. With me about 15k. That gave me some piece of mind as to if it was internal it wasn't bad enough to justify freaking out over.
If you clean it this weekend and next weekend it's back, you may have a problem.
Thanks. Yeah, I did it myself. High-heat paint from auto parts store. Silver is most always a forgiving paint, which makes anyone look like a pro.Now I am going to have to check mine. The cover looks great btw...did you paint it or buy one of the pre painted ones?