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#1 2017-03-05 13:23:36

Saaba05
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From: Vancouver Washington
Registered: 2013-08-16
User Number: 10185
Posts: 90

Getting rid of oil cake

The Saabaru had been slowly eating oil and I found the leak at the PVC return hoses.  I'm guessing +10 years of winters and summers wore out the hoses.  So I replaced with the Mitsumoto hose kit and now it's not eating oil.  However, in-between the throttle manifold and the engine block is a think layer of oil and it's impossible to just hose off.  However, every time I drive it, I can smell the engine slowly baking the oil. I don't know if that'll be a problem in the future or if there is a simple way to get rid of the oil without damaging the engine bay.

I'm thinking of spending a weekend doing a tear-down and soft bendable wire brushes to scrub it down but my gut tells me there is an easier way.  Any suggestions? 

Thanks,


05' Saab 92x - Stage1 DP & Flash.  Dynamometer Dyno: 201.7HP 210TQ
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#2 2017-03-06 08:30:54

krazykarguy
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Re: Getting rid of oil cake

http://www.clean-rite.com/images/products/industrial/cleaner_degreaser.png

Spray on areas caked in grime on COLD engine. Let soak until almost dry, then spray on again and use a brush for heavily soiled areas. Hose off.


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#3 2017-03-06 12:33:06

ikbrown
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Re: Getting rid of oil cake

Ugh, I'll need to do this as well. I have a slow leak coming from an oil line to the turbo that I'm having replaced soon and then I have quite a bit of clean-up to do on the underside of my engine.  sad


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#4 2017-03-08 12:05:36

Saaba05
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From: Vancouver Washington
Registered: 2013-08-16
User Number: 10185
Posts: 90

Re: Getting rid of oil cake

krazykarguy wrote:

http://www.clean-rite.com/images/products/industrial/cleaner_degreaser.png

Spray on areas caked in grime on COLD engine. Let soak until almost dry, then spray on again and use a brush for heavily soiled areas. Hose off.

Thank you. I knew it. If we ever meet, I'll buy you a drink.


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