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Old 03-16-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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A word of advice.

So i was changing my oil on the 330 today..50$ in oil and filter...jesus.

anyways i was under the car, changing it in the drive way. Had a towel to catch any small oil splatters that may happen. so i take out the plug, and here comes the oil. Pan is underneath like it is supposed to be. BUT..the fucking drain plug falls in the drain pan..plugging the drain hole.

the oil pans resovoir(on the top) fills quickly..because no oil is going into the pan. At this point im freaking out..oil is almost spilling. I try to put my hand in the pan to pull the plug...its to hot. I burn my hands. Yell fuck and tip the pan over.

At this point im going ape shit..there is oil everywhere. the pan is plugged and my hand is throbing.

eventually i get the plug out of the hole..but at this point all 7 liters of oil are on my drive way...slowly sliding down the driveway to the street and plants.

i tried using towels..didnt do much. Basically my driveway has a huge spill of oil...stained it. I have to go buy some oil clean up stuff now. (FYi driveway is porous)

ahh...i love it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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btw my advice is dont drop the plug in the pan. k thnx
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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. . . and who was it that made fun of me for wearing gloves when working on the car? (xsperf!!). With gloves, you may have had a shot at grabbing that plug.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:10 PM   #4
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I did the same thing one time
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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or your porus driveway - take your "oil dri" stuff - sprinkle on, let sit AT LEAST 1 hour, THEN take some old shoes and grind that oil dri into concrete (or whatever it is) let sit a couple more hours - every so often spreading around and grinding it in some more. (to many folks just pour it on & sweep it up) Grind it in until it's like powder, add more if you need to - We've all done the same S$%^ as far as oil spills - so it's not a "mental failure" on your part. It could be worse, you could've have forgotten to put plug back in and dumped new oil through motor onto driveway
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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. . . and who was it that made fun of me for wearing gloves when working on the car? (xsperf!!). With gloves, you may have had a shot at grabbing that plug.
Hahaha, I where gloves when the car is hot.

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Old 03-16-2007, 10:01 PM   #7
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. . . and who was it that made fun of me for wearing gloves when working on the car? (xsperf!!). With gloves, you may have had a shot at grabbing that plug.
haha yes or you can keep the gloves off and wait for the car too cool, lol

sorry to hear about it numark
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:30 AM   #8
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i believe that if you pour cat litter on your drive way, it will pick up the oil stains, even if it is dry.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:37 AM   #9
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lol i keep a magnet or a set of three prong grabbers handy for when shit like that happens. Or, i just use a drain pan w/o a lid. much easier...
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:30 AM   #10
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Or just don't change your oil on your or your family's property.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:03 PM   #11
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Or just don't change your oil on your or your family's property.
do it on the neighbors lawn, right? haha
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:15 PM   #12
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Yea just gotta make sure you grab the plug and pull it out straight, i always just break mine loose and then get it out with my hand so i can pull striaght back. Sucks though, enjoy the miscolored driveway.
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do it on the neighbors lawn, right? haha
OR in one of those "open all night self serve car wash" places. (saw some idiots doing this)
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OR in one of those "open all night self serve car wash" places. (saw some idiots doing this)
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