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!st start off by saying that this is not Me who did this.

My cousin owns a beat '96 Civic. He noticed as he was driving that oil was coming on is windshield. Came home, popped the hood and found this mess.


The cap was barely still screwed on. Apparently the oil fill cap was loose and worked it's way off allowing oil to spit out freely.

My question is, does anyone have any suggestions as to what is the best way to attempt to clean this mess up?

I assume this is a job for degreaser and a good powerwashing?
 

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Started the CRX once with the oil cap off by mistake with similar results in only about 30 seconds ... :shock:
 

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HackAbuse said:
'9445 said:
Started the CRX once with the oil cap off by mistake with similar results in only about 30 seconds ... :shock:
I ran my rex with the valve cover off once, and it didnt make a mess.
I worked at an oil changing place (Mr. Lube) and I'd say 1 out of 15 cars we let run without the oil cap on. Never made a mess. And I mean, we forgot for like 5-10 minutes of running. He must of been really pressurising the oil for it to splash out like that with a loose, not missing, oil cap lol.
 

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Ive done this once or twice.

All cars are different. Are fill area goes right into the valvetrain with no splash gaurd. Most newer cars have the splash gaurds in place to stop something like this happening.
 

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HackAbuse said:
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Started the CRX once with the oil cap off by mistake with similar results in only about 30 seconds ... :shock:
I ran my rex with the valve cover off once, and it didnt make a mess.
I'm kinda surprised by that ... the cam lobes are oiled by the little pools of oil that collect under each lobe. Would have thought that would make a big mess with 16 of them flinging oil all over.
 
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