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Re: cleaning the service tray
That is waste ink inside and all inkjet printers have it. You are probably using refills. They leak quite alot. If you can get at it or get the covers off easily, just use water and paper towels. Make sure you wear rubber gloves. It is a messy job.
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I am assuming this is when the spark plugs are still in place and the oil isn't from a spill when someone has missed the hole filling the oil.
If it is a leak the most obvious place the oil is leaking from will be the rocker cover gasket. Make sure you clean the plug and it's mounting hole before removing it to reduce any oil getting into the cylinder.
Take a good look at the top of the engine, there is a bolt on, full length cover right on top of the engine. A lot of engines have the oil filler cap mounted into it. There should a be a seal between this and the top of the cylinder head.
Changing this gasket is fairly easy and won't affect anything important like mechanical timing. If you can, clean the engine as best you can with a degreaser as this will help hunt the leak if it isn't the gasket.
*Note* When you remove the old gasket make sure both the surfaces that squeeze together are completely clean before refitting the new one. Also make sure the gasket is lined up correctly to avoid leaks. A TINY amount of gasket sealant can be used to hold the gasket in place when fitting the cover.
The cover bolts are NOT in too tight. You should wind them until you hit resistance then turn it a small amount more, Then Stop.
Pull oil dipstick. Remove the drain plug from the oil pan. Once that is empty replace plug. Then remove oil filter. Replace filter by filling new one half full with oil and smearing clean oil around the rubber seal on the filter. Reinstall and fill with engine with appropriate amount of oil. Confirm oil level on dipstick. Start engine and monitor oil pre and check for leaks. Recycle used oil and dispose of filter properly.
First check the Dip Stick and see where your oil levels are, if its low, then add more Oil as mechanic may not have replaced the correct amount after service. second, if you can reach your Oil filter in the engine just give it a tighten with your hand as it should only be hand tight. and thirdly look for any signs of an oil leak, either Oil spill inside the engine or under the car. Generally Oil levels should be full after any car service.
Castrol Tection or their new Elixion is the oil I recommend for diesel. With the regard to the oil leak, I am a tech and don't recommend putting any magic additive quick fixes in engines. If something can block an oil leak it could block a very important oil lubrication chanel in you engine and cause something to seize.
I hope this helps.
try warming up the engine a little then re-tightening the bolts,if that doesnt work,mark where its leaking and pull the pan back off and apply sealant to that area a little heavier than the rest of the gasket surface,dont use too much on a new gasket,just a really thin coat...USE "ULTRA BLUE" sealant,NOT blue or black RTV silicone,silicone wears out and it can leak after a while..Allow the ultra blue sealant to dry for about 30 minutes before re-assembling it,and clean off all oil from the gasket before applying the sealant,its ok to apply it to both sides of the gasket,and add a glob to all 4 corners where the gasket meets with rubber seals around the crankshaft,but put those globs on right before you put the pan back in place,the sealant has to be wet to squish in enough..i hope this helps
Service trans every 2 years or 24,000 miles.Buy a trans filter kit,remove trans oil pan,replace or clean filter(some tranys has a wire mesh screen in them that is cleaned,not replaced),replace oil pan & refill with recommended amount & proper type of fluid.REMEMBER THIS:CLEANLINESS IS GODLINESS WHEN WORKING ON AUTO TRANS,DON'T LEAVE ANY PIECES OF RAGS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL INSIDE OF TRANS!!!