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Old 05-17-2001, 07:36 PM
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Well.. after 20 years of having my 2 Sd's and a Voks. Diesel Leaking on my driveway. I can officaly say that it is black. Ive Tryed Everything.. Oxy Clean , HCL , Muriatc acid, Jensons Driway cleaner, and my last and final attempt a 3000PSI Pressure washer, which did alot to the area around the black 10" by 20" pond i have in my driveway but didnt even scratch the oil, just made everything around it much lighter. The darn thing was soo powerful i gave it a shot on the asphalt on the street and it dug a 3 inch hole in a second. Any sugesstions?
I aslo thought of looking for the root of my problem. When i look under my Sd. I get hit by oil. It drips from so many places that i cant even c where its coming from. My mehcanic said that even if i spent 2K on it i couldnt get all the leaks out?
is this true?
In a way its a novelity, everywhere i go i leave my mark, slowly expanding my diesel domain.
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Old 05-18-2001, 03:04 AM
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At least you don't have an asphalt driveway. I'm going to have to re-pave mine before too long because diesel and asphalt don't mix very well. There's several places on my driveway that are eaten up and crumbled. At least the oil stains don't show up as well. It is embarrassing, however, when I go to a friend's house that has a nice concrete driveway. I try my best to park the car in the street. I'm wondering if you could mount some kind of undercarriage pan beneath the engine up to the transmission. I'd bet this would catch most of the oil.
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Old 05-19-2001, 10:40 PM
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I have tried almost everything. I might try Griots garage concrete cleaner.

But more realistically, I will repave the driveway/garage. Just add a thin layer of concrete over it, and then it will be unseen. Diesel oil is hard to get out, whew.
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Old 05-20-2001, 08:06 PM
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why not take a bucket of diesel fuel and a mop and make the driveway all the same color..
William Rigers.....
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Old 05-21-2001, 08:27 PM
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I like to think my ol girl isn't leaking...she is just marking her territory


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Old 05-24-2001, 10:59 PM
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A major source of oil leaks on 617 motor

While you're under there getting showered with Castrol GTX, I would recommend you check the area inbetween the oil filter housing and the block. It is a common source for large oil leaks. There are two gaskets, one inbetween the housing and the block and one that is part of the two-piece housing. There are 6mm allen head bolts holding the housing to the block. They can be a little difficult to access but once resealed, this eliminates one major area. Next check your oil pan and the return pipe from the turbo to the sump.
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