Originally Posted by taylor_sf
The compartment is pretty clean.
I'm in full agreement with others who recommend attending to your engine spaces before you install the new motor.
"Pretty clean" is good; spotless is better. Think about it. You are never again going to have the relatively unfettered access to this area (unless you pull the motor again.) "Pretty clean" today means "getting grungy" not too long in the future. If you start from spotless, then grungy is much, much further down the road.