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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 09-28-2005, 09:46 PM
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i was smelling a weird odor coming from my car. i though it was some food that have probably fallen into the back . But i opened up my trunk and in my spark tire well there was oil from a bottle that wasn't capped tight enough. its was all over the spark tire well.

Now i was to know if i should worry about it or just let it maybe dry up.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:35 AM
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If it were my car, I would try to clean it up, I really don't know what will happen if you just let it sit there, but I wouldn't want to take the chance to wait and find out.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:46 AM
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i was smelling a weird odor coming from my car. i though it was some food that have probably fallen into the back . But i opened up my trunk and in my spark tire well there was oil from a bottle that wasn't capped tight enough. its was all over the spark tire well.

Now i was to know if i should worry about it or just let it maybe dry up.
CLEAN IT.

It's oil...it won't simply "dry up" and disappear. It will solidify into a sticky brown sludge and it will continue to stink.

Soak up as much as you can w/ paper towels. Then sponge down everything with hot water and a degreaser like Simple Green or Greased Lightening.
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i was smelling a weird odor coming from my car. i though it was some food that have probably fallen into the back . But i opened up my trunk and in my spark tire well there was oil from a bottle that wasn't capped tight enough. its was all over the spark tire well.

Now i was to know if i should worry about it or just let it maybe dry up.
Get a bag of kitty litter and spread it on all the areas where there is oil. Allow the kitty litter to sit a few hours and then sweep/vacuum it up. Do this as many times as required to soak uo the standing oil. Use a degreaser for areas that only have an oil film. The oil odor will eventually go away if you've removed all the oil.

Good luck....JL
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