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Old 01-17-2018, 10:26 PM
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If had a oil leak for a while and you fixed it

If you had a oil leak for a while as a result a lot of the under body is cover with this "dirty oil stuff". But you fix the leak. Will old oil eventually dry up and fall off? If so how long months, years? Can someone speak from experience. Had engine oil and power steering oil leak on my wife 2008 ML350. I think I fixed the leaks (finger cross).
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:40 PM
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It will never be clean again, but you will be able to tell fresh leaking shiny wet oil from old dust/dirt caked dried up oil. Clean up around the source of the leak with a solvent and a rag so that you can see if it is continuing to leak.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:07 PM
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The oil will never burn away or fall off, it will attract dirt/mud/grime and just become a greasy coating forever. As mentioned above, fresh leaks will be shiny and "wet". If it bothers you, buy some degreaser and go visit the local DIY carwash and go to town on it. You can get it very clean again with some elbow grease and a good degreaser.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:36 PM
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go to the spray and was and spray it off with the pressure washer
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