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Hmmm Oil Leak in the boot

Hello there,

Basically I had a bottle of oil in the boot of my Alfa 147, when I went in the boot a couple of days later the bottle had tipped over and leaked everywhere.

Just wondering if anyone had any tips or advice about how I can get the oil out of the carpet in the boot, or if anyone happens to have (not sure why they would) a spare carpet for the boot?

Anyone know if you would be able to buy the carpet from the dealership and how much it would cost?

I have been told that there was a thread about this somewhere but i cant seem to find it.

Cheers in advance.
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I might have a carpet for the boot, i will have a check tommorrow if i kept it or not, What you could do is take the carepet out and pressure wash it and put some washing up powder on it to break down the oil, if it is the carpet that is on the sides of the boot you might have a problem getting them out.

Goodluck anyway lol.
 
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Same thing happened to me a few years ago with a brand new 5l can of Castrol Edge in the rear seat foowell. It tipped over and even though it was sealed it still leaked.

Fortunately most of it was on the mat but there was still some on the carpet beneath. I tried every carpet cleaning product available , car and household products and the oil kept coming through.

Eventually I relented and went to a car valet place which had a steam cleaner and got them to work on it. It is one of those machines that sprays and then sucks up through the same nozzle. I made them go over it again and again......and again.

It worked!

At least with the boot carpet you can pull the whole thing out and lay it out and clean it. You can then clean the metal boot interior with APC. Maybe try hireing one of those carpet cleaning machines or just take it somewhere.

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Cheers for the suggestions.

@Gazza1234 - Would appreciate if you could have a look for it.
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You could try this stuff3-in-one | Workshop Consumables | Cleaning Equipment and Contact Treatment | Cleaners/Degreasers/Polish | Degreasing LPS, Rocol, RS |44615

Its comes out as a foam and is pretty effective at removing oils from fabrics.

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Sorry mate had a look this morning and i cant fint it, must have binned it.
Focus diy hire out the wet vac things for cleaning carpets, that should do the trick.
 
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Pour a load of washing up liquid over it. Leave it to soak in for a bit, then give it a good hose off and do it again.

I doubt you'll get rid of the stain but you should get rid of any oiliness.
 
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I'm sure Mr. Cillit, cillit, cillit bang would have a somehting to shift it lol
 
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Cheers for the suggestions, will give them a try, otherwise I have been offered a 'like new' boot carpet fo £35 inc delivery. Just thinking this might be easier then spending loads of money on different cleaning products.
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The problem with all the cleaning products mentioned above is that they don't really get all the oil out and it will keep rising to the surface. You need to deep clean.
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Where abouts did it spill?

The spare wheel cover actually comes out on the 147, doesn't it?
 
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I wouldn't go with anything fancy. A bottle of fairy liquid and a nylong washing up brush would be all I'd use.
 
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