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sounds like they used 'quick set 50' instead of an actual gasket.

zeps cleaners are the best ive used.
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sounds like they used 'quick set 50' instead of an actual gasket.

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hey... Could u shoot me a link to where I can find that Zep stuff? I also just found a vid on youtube of some stuff called seal-green re-kreete? The video looks too good to be true & if it is true, it has to be SUPER expensive. Im still leaning towards the detergent&kitty litter until I come across that zep stuff?
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I received a catalog from this company last year:

New Pig: Absorbents, Spill Control & Handling & Plant Safety Products

I did not have much use for it since we do not have to deal with oil spills in my lab. However, a colleague had used them at his previous job. I just paged through the catalog before getting rid of it but it seems like they had smaller more affordable stuff for oil spills. Might be worth your time to look through their website.

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What about some liquid Dawn dishwashing detergent? That stuff is great on greasy frying pans, etc.

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1. Fix the darn gasket. From what I remeber that era engines used cork gaskets. In order for those to work well is to clean both sides very well, apply gasket adhesive on the pan side, let it dry per instructions and stick the gasket on it. Than when it all dries again, install on the engine.
2. Remove all the oil residue from the driveway using any absorbent or saw dust.
3. When heavy oil is removed form the concrete you can treat the stains with Coca Cola. IT REALLY WORKS.
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I had this issue when a Jag leaked all over a lawyer friend's driveway. I bought Simple Green and that worked wonders and was an easy job. Once you get the concrete fully restored by your preferred method, seal it with a good concrete sealant to help prevent stains in the future and make cleaning easier.


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im new here but old time mbz tech. First the oil leak. The way you describe it the most probable problem is not the oil pan but the more common oil filter stand gasket. Its not as hard to do as the pan and the gasket is available for about five bucks. secondly, for the oil stain on your drive way, get som oil clean sweep from you local parts stor and rub it in on your florr. THEN, buy some brake clean and spray on the floor AND wipe it of before it dries. Do this a few times and you will be amazed at how good a job you did. hope this helps

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I hate it when OP's abandon their threads, SO here is my update:

I ordered the oil pan gasket from Advanced Auto Parts (I was gonna get it from NAPA but the rep on the phone kept jerkin' me around). Advanced Auto says it should be in by Friday... I'll pick up some Mobil Delvac Oil to fill my car back up when I go to pick up the gasket.

I started working on the stain on Saturday... I tried a tip that sum1 told me about spraying brake parts cleaner on the stains. I tried it out. It worked on a few stains. All I did was spray the brake cleaner on it (no water hose, no scrubbing) and the stains vanished away.

Now, some stains it didnt work on like that. So this evening, I picked up some absorbant/kitty-litter/oil spill type stuff. And I got some Simple-Green. I took a wire brush and started scrubbing the stains that the brake cleaner didnt make disappear. To my surprise, some of them started getting lighter (they went from black/asphalt black to grey)

...So I sprayed all the spots down with Simple-Green; I took the same wire brush & started scrubbing the Simple-Green into the concrete. Im letting it sit over night, to let it soak deeply in. Tomorrow, when I get off work, Im gonna hit all the spots with Simple-Green again, scrubb, let it sit for about another 10 minutes then spray it down. After that, I'll throw down some of that Absorbant/kitty-litter/oil spill stuff to draw up any oil residue or moisture embeded into the concrete.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out. If that doesnt work, I'll try pouring Coca-Cola on the stains. If that doesnt work I'll come back with the Driveway Full-O-Tide and scrubb it & then spray it down (at least that way I wont have Coca-Cola all over the driveway)?
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Im trying to put ''KIBOSH '' on these oil stains ... I have KIBOSHed before & I will KIBOSH again!

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