Removing engine oil from tar(asphalt) drive way

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jimbob, May 12, 2004.

  1. Jimbob

    Jimbob Guest

    In my rented house, my old Volvo 240 leaked engine oil onto the drive. I'll
    lose my deposit if I cant lift the oil from the tar, does anyone know any
    tips? Any at all will be appreciated.
    Jimbob, May 12, 2004
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    Randy G. Guest

    How big of a driveway, and how big of a deposit?

    1) Soak the spot with a bit of kerosene and scrub immediately.
    2) Immediately pressure wash the driveway
    3) recoat the oil spot with the brush-on asphalt sealer. Let dry.
    4) Recoat entire driveway.

    from Randy & Valerie
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    Randy G., May 13, 2004
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    Rojo2G Guest

    Any at all will be appreciated.
    This works sometimes...spread kitty litter over the spot and then use a soda,
    Coca Cola or some other, and pour it over the kitty litter, let set over night
    then sweep up.
    It may work better over cement, but its worth a try.
    Rojo2G, May 14, 2004
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    Josh Turse Guest

    I know WD-40 works on oil spilled on concrete...probably not on
    asphault though, since asphault is petroleum based...

    Good luck!
    Josh Turse, Jun 13, 2004
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