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Captain K

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Hi guys

Had my Honda Accord 2.2CDti serviced yesterday. I went home, and it needed topping p a bit more, so I put in some more oil. But i forgot to replace the oil cap on the engine. I drove the car approximatelty 5 or 6 miles before noticing. I opened the bonnet, and there was oil spilt all over the engine bay!

Ive done the best I can to wipe off any oil in the engine bay. Will this have caused any lasting damage?

Is there anythingI should do? Would you recommend giving the engine bay a wash with a hose?

Please advise

Thanks

snotrag

10,715 posts

97 months

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It'll be fine. I've done it before.

Top up the oil (what looks like a lot, probably wont actually be much at all. Then clean your engine bay. Will be better than before once you've done it.

Seez

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You should be alright, provided you re check oil level re fill and replace cap. As for the spilt oil, water wont help, you will need to at least get as much off with kitchen paper and I would get some engine cleaner and scrub that around and then hose off making sure you dont soak any electicals.


stephen300o

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114 months

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Quite messy that, but forgetting to put the sump plug in is messier. redface

DaveL86

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Captain K said:
Hi guys

Had my Honda Accord 2.2CDti serviced yesterday. I went home, and it needed topping p a bit more, so I put in some more oil.
Not really an answer to your question but I hope you had words with the garage who preformed the service as it sounds to me like they didn't fill it with the correct amount of oil in the first place, unless your drive home is VERY VERY VERY long biggrin
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Nash_wrx

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stephen300o said:
Quite messy that, but forgetting to put the sump plug in is messier. redface
Like the dog says... "Ooooh yees"

SiH

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Captain K said:
Will this have caused any lasting damage?

Is there anythingI should do? Would you recommend giving the engine bay a wash with a hose?

Please advise

Thanks
I wouldn't worry about it, we've all done things as stupid, if not more so!

Make sure you put the oil cap back on before you go waving a hose near the engine bay! wink

MondeoMan1981

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DaveL86 said:
Captain K said:
Hi guys

Had my Honda Accord 2.2CDti serviced yesterday. I went home, and it needed topping p a bit more, so I put in some more oil.
Not really an answer to your question but I hope you had words with the garage who preformed the service as it sounds to me like they didn't fill it with the correct amount of oil in the first place, unless your drive home is VERY VERY VERY long biggrin
My thought too, I'd want it bang on just below max after a service.

The Wookie

10,031 posts

114 months

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MondeoMan1981 said:
DaveL86 said:
Captain K said:
Hi guys

Had my Honda Accord 2.2CDti serviced yesterday. I went home, and it needed topping p a bit more, so I put in some more oil.
Not really an answer to your question but I hope you had words with the garage who preformed the service as it sounds to me like they didn't fill it with the correct amount of oil in the first place, unless your drive home is VERY VERY VERY long biggrin
My thought too, I'd want it bang on just below max after a service.
Quite a few garages will only fill to the min these days. Tight as a duck's arse. Engine oil is expensive to buy retail, but trade it's a fraction of the cost.

If it were a litre min to max, and the garage is doing the same thing 15 times a day, I doubt they're saving more than 100 quid a week.

Engineer1

10,429 posts

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That's fking wrong if they only fill to minimum as most people will assume just serviced should be good on oil for a while, it won't take much oil usage for it to drop below minimum.

Syndrome

892 posts

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I'm not sure if your car has a cam belt or a chain. If it has a belt you may want to check it. Engine oil rots cambelts very quickly eek

Captain K

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172 posts

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MondeoMan1981 said:
DaveL86 said:
Captain K said:
Hi guys

Had my Honda Accord 2.2CDti serviced yesterday. I went home, and it needed topping p a bit more, so I put in some more oil.
Not really an answer to your question but I hope you had words with the garage who preformed the service as it sounds to me like they didn't fill it with the correct amount of oil in the first place, unless your drive home is VERY VERY VERY long biggrin
My thought too, I'd want it bang on just below max after a service.
I supplied my own oil, but it wasn't enough and just got above minimum mark when they put it in. Thats why I topped it up myself when I got the car back.

Thanks for the advice people!
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