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Son of a ..... (part one)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by SB118, 26 Jan 2006.

  1. SB118


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,581

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    ... gun

    Van is up for MOT tomorrow, so i thought i'd change the oil and filters, etc, to be sure of the emmisions test.

    Dropped an engine wash in, ran it for an hour (spent that fun hour laying on the floor welding up the holes in the exhaust, i love MOT time :(), drained the old oil out (i'd took out 7l, i'd only put in 5l, :eek: the joys of a fuel that can blow passed the rings!)

    New filter on, fresh oil in, fired up the engine, pressure light went out, gave the engine a blip to get the engine quietened down and then i heard this gurgling, bubbling noise, wtf ? pretty sure i've not moved or kinked any water pipes.

    Turn off the engine and looked under the lid, O M F G :mad:

    The rubber o-ring gasket thingy on the new filter wasn't sealing it had, to put it politely, urinated oil sodding everywhere, side of the block, alternator, starter, brake servo, and then dumped the lot of it onto the floor under the engine :mad: oh testicles!

    Tried to reseal it, but it didn't want to play (yup, it urinated more smegging oil onto the floor). Had to rob the gasket from the old filter, worked first try, but i had to fill the engine with the el cheapo nasty gunk that i buy in to fill the cars i'm selling with, bum.

    And the wife thinks i'm wierd for nicking the fresh bag of cat litter to tidy up the lane with, mind you so do the neighbours ;)
  2. kippermitten

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: In ** bottom drawer...

    Oh man oily fun for....oh just you!

    Ive done that with an A+ engine in my mini, a slight tap to the front of the metro the engine came out of bent the filter pipe/thread so when a new one went on, no seal just oil sprayed all over the inside of the engine bay and the driveway, deep joy. Not!

    I sympathise, least you cleaned it up.
  3. fonzee


    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,286

    Location: Cornwall

    lol ;0 unlucky... I can imagine the engine compartment was very messy...

    My dad once was servicing his van and was changing the oil in a rush for some reason i forgotten... Anyway he drained the old oil from the sump and then puts the new stuff in... However, he forgot to put the sump plug back on... lmao it just went straight through!! He wondered why the oil level wasnt going up... ;)
  4. zain


    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    ouch and lol at the mod editing the bad words
  5. AndrewP


    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,594

    Location: Livingston

    My last oil change was a bit smoother than that, but I dropped the old filter as I was taking it off - it then proceeded to defy gravity and hurl itself into the bowl of used oil - splash!

    Didn't think of using the cat litter to clean up with, just used sand. Could have been in trouble, my mum works for SEPA!
  6. Simon


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,233

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    I quote this from another forum, made me laugh about annoying the neighbours

  7. SB118


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,581

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    WOOT! Straight through :D 2 years on the trot, on an annual maintenance budget of just under £30 :D

    Transit 4tw ;)