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Right, slight problem...

After my last oil change, I have had this bucket of used engine oil.
I kept meaning to decant it in to plastic drink bottles, but just never got around to doing it.
The oil had been sitting outside my garage, out of the way.

WHILE I was away over easter, it has RAINED. A lot.
What has happened, is the bucket of oil has filled with rain water, and the oil has overflowed out the top!

I know have a BIG puddle of engine oil sitting outside my garage, which I have to ride through to get in / out of my garage.

My tyres are covered in it every time I go in or out of the garage, and it gets all over my boots, and so now is all over my gear changer, which is going to cause an accident.

HOW do I get rid of it all? It's very slippery, and generally a pain!
 

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Paraffin or Petrol.
I actually managed to get rid of my last little spill with WD40.
Don't, whatever you do, burn it like I did once :p
It gets rid of the oil, but you have soot instead...
 

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Paraffin or Petrol.
I actually managed to get rid of my last little spill with WD40.
Don't, whatever you do, burn it like I did once :p
It gets rid of the oil, but you have soot instead...
I could sweep / wash away soot though perhaps?
 

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So I thought.
You have to scrub for a long time... All it really does is get rid of the oil on the surface I'd guess.
 

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So I thought.
You have to scrub for a long time... All it really does is get rid of the oil on the surface I'd guess.
It is quite a large spill though, that's the only thing.
We are talking about a litre of oil probably...
 

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Fullers earth cat litter sprinkle it on, leave to soak it up, sweep it up, done. (fullers earth will be clearly stated on the bag)

If you want a posher branded version you want some spill granules from a motor factors.
 

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Benji said:
Fullers earth cat litter sprinkle it on, leave to soak it up, sweep it up, done. (fullers earth will be clearly stated on the bag)

If you want a posher branded version you want some spill granules from a motor factors.
My mate uses the catsan brand which is the best he has used for cleaning up spills in the garage.

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Right, I MAY have some kitty litter in the garage.
I shall go look :p
 

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Sand/cat litter will soak some of it up, for the rest sprinkle some washing powder on it, apply a bit of water then scrub with a brush. If you have a pressure washer, use that afterwards to blast it away.
 

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i find that not spilling litres of oil helps.
 
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