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Old 12-29-2016, 09:10 PM
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F10 535i Splash Guards Cleaning

Had a big oil leak recently.
Pulled of all the splash guards to clean them
They are kind of like a porous carboard material
I degreased them about 10 times and they are still soaked with oil
Does anyone know how to clean these things?
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:57 AM
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Anyone?
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:59 AM
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Dawn is always showing an oily duck getting clean with their detergent. Maybe that could work. And I'm surprised to learn that those panels are so prone to getting soaked! Perhaps the choice is live with it or replace

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Post some pictures of your issue.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:38 AM
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I never took pictures
I just cleaned them up as best as i could and screwed them back on.

I did try some detergent, didnt do much. And I degreased them at least 10 times.
The degreaser worked best, but I swear if i had degreased them 100 times their would still be oil leaching out of them

Just surprised no-one else has come across this
Must have been a ton of people who have experienced oil leaks.
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