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      I am dealing with a minor oil leak that is most likely just the oil pan. Many others have had oil leaks in other places, and while I have my uncut engine splash shield off the car, I was thinking about applying a single layer of aluminum foil tape such as Nashua Tape 1.89 in. x 50 yd. 322 Multi-Purpose HVAC Foil Duct Tape 1541239 - The Home Depot to the top of



      my original and complete 2012 splash shield so that little droplets of oil from a potential leak don't get on the black plastic. Previous photo is from Out Cruzin. I would be foiling the area marked with red arrows, because I don't think oil will drip on the far left and right sides, and there is already metal covering the right center area.

      I change my own oil so I have never needed to get the recall done, but I am concerned about small leaks in other places. Is there a better tape that isn't too expensive for this purpose? Is there something else I should do, like drill holes in the plastic? I already have the cheap foil tape, and I have some time to clean the shield and tape it this weekend.
       
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      I am dealing with a minor oil leak that is most likely just the oil pan. Many others have had oil leaks in other places, and while I have my uncut engine splash shield off the car, I was thinking about applying a single layer of aluminum foil tape such as Nashua Tape 1.89 in. x 50 yd. 322 Multi-Purpose HVAC Foil Duct Tape 1541239 - The Home Depot to the top of

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      my original and complete 2012 splash shield so that little droplets of oil from a potential leak don't get on the black plastic. Previous photo is from Out Cruzin. I would be foiling the area marked with red arrows, because I don't think oil will drip on the far left and right sides, and there is already metal covering the right center area.

      I change my own oil so I have never needed to get the recall done, but I am concerned about small leaks in other places. Is there a better tape that isn't too expensive for this purpose? Is there something else I should do, like drill holes in the plastic? I already have the cheap foil tape, and I have some time to clean the shield and tape it this weekend.
      It will not take long for the tape to fail. The aluminum won't have an issue, but the adhesive will.
       
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