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      07-01-2014, 05:38 AM   #1
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Come to vent....

So I took my car to a new mechanics that is 4 doors down from my work today that specialise in evos and rex's but really pride themselves on working on custom cars. Thought they are too convenient not to try.

Basically had them install an oil delete plate and an inline thermostat with braided black nylon lines to my ER sports oil cooler kit. Soooo the oil delete plate did not seal properly and when they turned the car on the oil FOUNTAINED from the gasket and covered the entire engine bay in oil. When I mean covered, I mean it is in the crease between the qtr panels and coming out in pools from the side skirts. I am beyond irate right now

I'm also OCD and just had the car fully detailed and opti-coated. It looked like it had just rolled off the showroom 2 days ago.

I've just come to vent....the wife doesn't understand the blood sweat and tears that goes into this car shit....

Lesson learned. Do it yourself...

P.S. Anyone got any good degreasing tips? I'm temped to strip the entire front end to get it degreased as I don't want oil slowly weeping from every crack and crease for the next year.

Thanks for listening lol....

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      07-01-2014, 05:56 AM   #2
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Did you confront them about it and possible ask them to clean up the mess they made?

Sorry to hear about that
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      07-01-2014, 06:02 AM   #3
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Yes I was quite passionate about getting the message across that it better come out cleaner then when it rolled into their workshop.

But I fear I will still be doing the job myself to some extent when I get home and run over every inch with a clean rag.
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      07-01-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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Lesson learned. Do it yourself...
That right there.. Sorry to hear this man, I'd go crazy as well. I'm too anal to let anyone else touch my sh*t!
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      07-01-2014, 12:13 PM   #5
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c0ris07 I got you brotha, I replaced a bolt on the filter housing a year or so ago and was lazy and didn't torque it down to spec. Started motor, 3 quarts vomited out in about 8 seconds of the car being on.


There's no magic solution, sadly. First step is get the volume oil out of there, wash wash wash. Use a hose that is NOT on a jet setting, but has some force to the stream. If you are overly gentle it just gets moved around the engine bay. I just used my foam cannon thing and gave the entire engine bay 2 shampoo washes.

From there it's just about using degreaser. Lots of it. Several times. Use brushes of various sizes, again don't be afraid to get into it a bit. If you cover the filter inlets, DME box, HVAC openings, and the alternator you should be fine. The engine bay won't drown or anything.

There are tons of little nooks and creases that realistically will be very, very hard to get 100% clean. There's no getting around that a ton of oil just decided to call your engine bay home.

Best of luck I feel for you
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saw the car this morning after its first lot of de-greasing....looks alot better, their going to do a second wash and pull off the skirts to make sure its not pooled in there.

DID NOT SLEEP LAST NIGHT
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      07-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #8
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cheers, I will go pick up some CT18 from supercheap
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So after the mechanic cleaned it, car groomers did a good wash of the outside with degreaser. Got home a pulled all the engine bay plastics/shrouds/air box/etc and it came up really good. They did a good job getting the oil out. Cars a fair bit cleaner than when it started haha.... Still got to get under and take a look from there but very releived right now....
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To turn sad into happy let me tell you 2 things.

1) That opticoat made it about 1000000x easier to clean up.

2) I had my evo x opticoated and less than a week later someone t-boned me and ran (they caught them later on from the plate numbers that were ENGRAVED into my doors).
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To turn sad into happy let me tell you 2 things.

1) That opticoat made it about 1000000x easier to clean up.

2) I had my evo x opticoated and less than a week later someone t-boned me and ran (they caught them later on from the plate numbers that were ENGRAVED into my doors).
1) Like the inside of the engine bay and hood was sealed with Opticoat

2) how is that relevant or was Opticoat supposed to protect from t-bones too? Must be miracle stuff this Opticoat
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1) Like the inside of the engine bay and hood was sealed with Opticoat

Good point there lol.

2) how is that relevant or was Opticoat supposed to protect from t-bones too? Must be miracle stuff this Opticoat
Not "related" but he was sad his car just got opticoated and it got oiled up. I was just trying to say, hey, it could always be worse.
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