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Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:16 pm 
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yeah hey so i need some help asap, see i did an oil change today, change the filter, no major problems, until......
yeah so i finished the drain, put the new filter in, put the plug back in, and went to begin replacing the oil, my mum came out at that point an gave me a funnel, she said i should use it to put the oil in (in the hope i wouldnt get oil on the motor ).
so not thinking to hard about it i agreed and proceeded putting the oil into the motor, at the time i did not think to check the funnel for cracks/holes.
and naturally because i didnt check, there was a crack, a big a** one, so oil poured straight onto the motor and down the front of the block onto the fan belt, so the oil on the motor doesnt worry me, its the oil on the fan belt that worries me, cos i know it will cause problems with slipping.
now the car hasnt been started and so the oil hasnt gone on anymore of the belt than the 20cm or so it is on the belt.
can someone reccomend what the hell i should do to clean it up and make it the least slippery as i can!!!

thanks to anyone who has a suggestions, we need the car tommorrow so this is urgent!!!!!

thanks again!!!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:27 pm 
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i have had oil all over my fan belt and it did not cause a problem. got a nice wiff of burning oil every now and then.
all i can suggest is wipe it off with a rag or get out the degreaser. i personally wouldnt get to concerned but it is up to you. but like i said it did not cause me any problems
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Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:48 pm 
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markrowe1 wrote:
i have had oil all over my fan belt and it did not cause a problem. got a nice wiff of burning oil every now and then.
all i can suggest is wipe it off with a rag or get out the degreaser. i personally wouldnt get to concerned but it is up to you. but like i said it did not cause me any problems


ah hey, look thanks firstly for replying so quick, ur a lifesave, i took what you said in, and decided to just start it and see how it went, well, no probs, no slipping that i can hear, and it seems to be alot smoother running since the new oil.

good news, tommorrow the new leads and sparkies go in, and also the injector cleaner.

say just a quick question incase anyone knows, with the injector cleaner should we fill up with some good clean fuel such as shell optimax, or stick to the cheap wollies fuel??

once again, thanks for ya help!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:00 am 
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You can use any fuel its all the same just with a different octane rating, as for injector cleaner you'll eventually just clog up your throttle body and rails (or so ive been told) and for my 5 cents i'd chuck in a new belt
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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:30 am 
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Oil wise I wouldnt worry, it'll burn off your engine with heat and any on the belt will flick off quickly or oil the pulleys the belt goes though - alteast it won't squeek! If you're really worried pull it off and give it a wipe.

I usually put injector cleaner in with the take at about 1/4 to make it more concentrated. It probably doesnt make any difference but meh...

PS: Issue your mum a beating with her cracked funnel and tell her to stay away from the front of the car in future :P

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:40 am 
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Yeah, it will just burn off, Will get smoke and stuff from the oil burning mainfold and other high heat areas ... but yeah, lots of degreaser/water, but remember that its hard not to get water on the dizzy, and then it won't start right .... so yeah, if you have an aircompressor and blow gun, use that to get rid of all the water ...

Buy your own funnels from supercheap, they are about $1 each and screw nicely into the oil filling plug! :)
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Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:04 am 
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I recommend," STP- Octane Booster" combined with Optimax gives for a definate Seat of your pants rush and a good fuel injector clean. You will notice a definate smoother idle after 25km of driving with this additive.

 

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