Disaster!!! Oil Leak!

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Re: Disaster!!! Oil Leak!

Post by STEVE SB » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

they look better.
glad you got them sorted.

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Disaster!!! Oil Leak!

Post by Beakster » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:36 pm

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:( :( :( Gave up on the kitchen roll idea. Gonna start taking seats and carpet out now. Think they may be destined for the skip. :(Image
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Post by STEVE SB » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:13 pm

that looks like clean oil from the photos. If so use plenty of neat washing up liquid, and scrub. then vax off 3-4 times. that should do the trick to get the oil out.

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I'm afriad not...

Post by Beakster » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:08 pm

Its dirty oil. Leaked straight out of the engine on to the seats. :(

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The the interior all out now. Its only the drivers side carpet thats got the oil, passenger side seems fine.

I'm going to take the seats apart and put the covers through the washing machine a few times. I might try washing the sponge too, but I guess that could be replaced.

Anyone know what will happen if I put the carpet in the washing machine? Sadly I don't have access to a Vax.Image
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Re: I'm afriad not...

Post by STEVE SB » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:25 pm

you can hire an industrial cleaner from Do it all for about £25 and that includes the fluid from what I remember. that should get the carpet clean. you could probably use it on the seats too.

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Post by MercuryCapri2.9i » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:12 pm

If you are willing to take a chance on fading try using carb cleaner on a spot.

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vanish?

Post by Supercharged Nat » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:32 pm

theres plenty of stuff out there that will remove oil/ grease etc. just be careful what you use, as some can be a bit nasty and will probably make short work of 20 year old fabric!

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how did it happen chirs??

Post by mooneyj » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:56 pm

you could take the carpet to a jet wash and the seats. my mate has cleaned his half leather with a hot jet wash and then left it in the sun (if we get anymore) to dry

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If...

Post by 340truck » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:26 pm

...you plan to wash the seat covers, know this: you'll get one chance and one chance only to get the oil out. My first wife was a dry cleaner and taught me that the first wash with water "fixes" the stain, it won't shift after this. So, work some detergent, vanish, degreaser, in fact anything and everything that claims to remove oil into the stains before you do the wash. Then wash HOT and cross your fingers!Image
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Agreed carb/brake cleaner works wonders

Post by andrewg1323 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:52 pm

That and thinners, we use it when i leave greasy paw prints on seats!---------------
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Re: Disaster!!! Oil Leak!

Post by Beakster » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:21 pm

It happened whilst transporting this:

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I asked the guy to drain the oil but he said it had been sat a while without leaking and would be fine. And it was until I hit the breaks and it rolled over! :(

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Got the seat covers off now. Gonna give them a spray with carb cleaner and vanish before they go in the machine. Took ages to get them off.

The spongy seat bits are soaked in oil. I been wiping them with loads of kitchen roll but there is still some deep in there. So going to soak in a soapy bath tomorrow.

I found this inside one of the seats.

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Not a big yellow sheet!

Post by andrewg1323 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:40 pm

Didnt know they filled them with oil these days!

Thats the build sheet beak IIRC its in the rear of the drivers seat?---------------
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damn, thats the cleanest the cars been

Post by Stefan Capri » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:04 pm

in a long time to lol. good luck getting the oil out!......stefan

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Cold jet wash with plenty of de-greaser

Post by rich_jc » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:57 pm

Do this lots of times to work as much oil out as poss. Maybe ask an upholsterer or local valeter and see if they have any magic remedies.

I lost 5 litres of gtx in my boot once, luckily it just filled the wheel well and under the rear seats. Car smelt lovely in the sun!

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Re: Cold jet wash with plenty of de-greaser

Post by Beakster » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:00 pm

Covers in the washing machine just now. I'm gonna jet wash the carpet. Will try soaking the seat sponges in the bath I think, then maybe jetwash them too. What a hassle.Image
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Probably way to late now...

Post by Matty2148 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:16 am

.... I`ve done exactly the same before now, with used engine oil on the back seats of my car, 5 liters to be exact, I just saoked the seats with fairly liquid gave them a good scrub and then jet washed them, came up great, and only took an evening to dry in the house. Hope it comes out ok for you beaks!
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Well beaks??

Post by Matty2148 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:38 am

Did it come out un stained?Matthew

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Re: Well beaks??

Post by Beakster » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:48 pm

Seat covers came out of the wash looking ok. If you look at the back of them you can see the oil stain, but on the top side cos its gray it doesnt show. :) Some of the stiching came out in the wash too, but I don't see it being a problem.

I'm going to jet wash the carpets at the weekend. And I'm still soaking the sponge base in degreaser.Image
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Jet washes rule

Post by Matty2148 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:07 pm

They clean all interiors a treat :) I told someone once how a cleaned up a recaro interior, it was spotless, and he was convinced i`d buffed this and polished that, but really I`d sat them on my garden wall poured fairy liquid on them and jet washed them! Matthew

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Cleaning results

Post by Beakster » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:08 pm

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I'm pretty happy with the results. I've noticed while driving the car with no carpets its smelt alot better. It always had a musty whiff to it so that must have been the carpets. Now they are all clean it will be a nicer place to be. :)Image
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