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I changed my oil for the first time I've owned my 2001 H6. The last time the previous owner had the oil changed resulted in a somewhat loose oil filter that dripped a slight amount of oil that over time soaked the pad on top of the cover.

Question: What is the purpose of the insulation on top of the plastic cover? Mine was so soaked that it came off when I was cleaning the plastic cover.
 

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That is an oil absorbent material designed to catch oil drips there instead of onto the garage floor.

I replaced mine with matting from the auto parts store and just cut it to fit. Can't remember how much it was but it wasn't to expensive. $10 or so for a roll...
 

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That is an oil absorbent material designed to catch oil drips there instead of onto the garage floor.

I replaced mine with matting from the auto parts store and just cut it to fit. Can't remember how much it was but it wasn't to expensive. $10 or so for a roll...
Thanks. That makes sense - better sense would be not to take car to oil change place that doesn't put on filters tight enough or TOO tight.

The old one sure worked though. It was NASTY!
 

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Thanks. That makes sense - better sense would be not to take car to oil change place that doesn't put on filters tight enough or TOO tight.

The old one sure worked though. It was NASTY!

This is a good idea and I have seen it before. The only problem is these don't dry out like the factory onces so they will absorb water as well. You dont need the insulation so you can do without. Don't leave the lower engine cover off, it can cause other issues and you engine will then have no additional protection.
 

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I put the cover back on without the pad. I figure auto companies aren't going spend the money putting a cover on that serves no purpose.
 

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I hadn't really thought about water absorbing but water evaporates. Oil floats on water so that makes it self cleaning... :19:

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Zombie Bump. Where would one find fresh, clean OE absorbent pads for cheap?
diaper isle :wink2:

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if you take the whole thing off the car and stand it on edge a pint of oil might drip out of the pads on the floor over a week

.....and you keep using it no changes.
 
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