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So my dad decides to top off the motor oil in my car while im out of town for a few days, and he forgets to put the cap back on. I come back and notice that the idle was very erratic and getting down below 500rpms, so I open the hood, find the oil cap on the strut tower, and oil on almost the whole passenger side of the engine bay. The hood liner is soaked in oil. I cleaned the engine bay, but the oil in the hood liner still gets everything dirty. Is it ok if I just take it off completely, or should I replace it with a new one? Would the dealer have it available for a good price?
 

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The liner is made of a material to melt and snuff out engine fires.You can take it off,but IF you have an engine fire,you lose that protection.The choice is yours.I wouldnt worry about it though.

EDIT:Then again,I have a 99 model,not sure about a 93 liner.
 

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SLOW KA_ said:
The liner is made of a material to melt and snuff out engine fires.You can take it off,but IF you have an engine fire,you lose that protection.The choice is yours.I wouldnt worry about it though.

EDIT:Then again,I have a 99 model,not sure about a 93 liner.

Good info!
LOL where do you dig up this sort of stuff?
 

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Raise the hood as high as possible, spray it down with engine cleaner. Let it stand for a few minutes then hose off. You might smell the engine cleaner for a few days (especially if you use gunk)
 

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Rockin the Le Bra
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yeah im gonna spray it down with orange blast or simple green the next time i wash my engine bay. ill probably do it tomorrow because the oil is getting on the a/c hose and making it soft where the oil hit it. i hope this isnt another problem i have to deal with.
 

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if you remove it you may get the small problem of the paint on your hood bubaling
 
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