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So I foolishly checked my oil and topped off before a long trip. About 2 miles into the drive, I started smelling oil burning. I stopped and found some smoke rising out of the engine compartment and oil sprayed all over the area around the filler cap. The cap was properly seated, but the gasket was no longer keeping the oil in the engine. I tried bending the tabs for a better seal, and that worked a little, but there was still enough leakage to make a mess. I was fortunately able to find an open parts department on Sat and get a replacement cap. Any recommendations for cleaning all of the oil out of the engine compartment? BTW the car has 90k miles on it.
Somone suggested the M3 (E46?) oil cap fits and provides a better seal.
I believe there has been some discussion about cleaning oil. I think one of the products is simple green or similar name.
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