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Old 03-14-2007, 11:13 PM   #1
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I noticed when changing out my sending unit that there is a huge puddle of brown sludge in the spare tire well. It'* like nothing I've seen before. I thought maybe it was from a water leak, but it'* not rust down there, it'* just a thick sludge. I tried to clean it up but it'* extremely sticky and didn't want to really come up. Any ideas what it could be from? It'* not from anything spilled because I never have anything in my trunk, and it wasn't there when I bought the car two years ago.

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Old pop

Slime mold

Chewing tobacco spit from your spare tire gnome


Does it smell?
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oddly enough, the smell reminds me of old supercharger fluid.
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Does it smell like coffee? I had a goop like that in my fiero behind the dash, and it smelled like coffee.
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oddly enough, the smell reminds me of old supercharger fluid.
that supports my spare tire gnome theory...
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It came from outer space!!

Or, whoever you bought it from would haul bodies in the trunk... Or you?


Or, someone had a can of Fix-A-Flat discharge on them, and they failed to clean it up.
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I don't believe its a mechanical issue so I'll move this to gen chat for you.


is there any of this on the spare tire?
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I wonder if the spare was filled with something and then it leaked out....
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I have seen rust proofing that looks kind of like that. It does stink too. Did you take the car to get rust-proofed ever?
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The smell of old supercharger oil is the acrid odor of rancid fat. Could be food-residue. How about the remains of a spilled double mochachino vente latte? Lottsa fat in those. If it is fat-based, or waxy; to dissolve it, use a light oil and a roll of paper towels. PAM cooking spray works great for this. WD-40 will work also. (About the only thing it'* good for.) When the gunk is gone, finish with a soap or detergent-based cleaner like Tuff-Stuff.
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