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Driveway protection...

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by TaDa, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. TaDa

    TaDa Active Member

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    On occasions, my car leaks diesel, coolant, oil (of at least 3 differing types) and ace fluid.
    Some of this stuff attacks tarmac!

    I presume I'm not alone - What do you do to protect your drive?
     
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    disco300tdidom New Member

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    Fix the leaks :D sorry couldn't resist. Im quite surprised I was the first to get that in lol
     
  3. Kev@kenninghall

    Kev@kenninghall Well-Known Member

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    Mine doesn't leak, and no it's not run out of fluids :) , but occasionally friends put a large drip tray underneath when I park in their driveway. They just assume it leaks :)
     
  4. RKServicing

    RKServicing Active Member

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    Got a gravel drive... Can't tell it leaks. And when you can. Just wash it over with some petrol/ brake cleaner. Zero weeds aswell ;)
     
  5. Funkykipper

    Funkykipper Green Laning Activist. Events Planner

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    My Tarmac is fooked already due to leaks of now three land rovers and the wife has given up moaning about the Tarmac and is whinging about the amount of landys.

    Your solution is easy.......buy another Land Rover.

    When I sell the house I'll get the Tarmac topped so it'll
    Look lovely.
     
  6. Grimmer

    Grimmer THE Winner

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    I live in a rented house, it's not my drive:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  7. The Mad Hat Man

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  8. TaDa

    TaDa Active Member

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    Alright already! :eek:

    I have to find a solution..

    I can't move - I'm not rich enough - too many landrovers.

    I can't buy any more landrovers (see above)

    I am unable to stop all the leaks 100% of the time - I plug one and another starts elsewhere.

    I don't want to put gravel down - 1 my drive is on a slope, 2 I have to crawl under it quite often and 3 (see above)

    I do accept that my landrover leaks

    I just want to stop it marking its territory.

    Are there no weatherproof outdoor oil catching carpets or anything that does not require me to get on my hands and knees to line up a tray each time I park?
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    yu could try silicone sealer?
     
  10. Funkykipper

    Funkykipper Green Laning Activist. Events Planner

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    Astro turf. Winner and crap for the environment too!
     
  11. TaDa

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    Hmm......

    Is that on the car to stop the leaks or on the drive to seal it?
     
  12. RKServicing

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    Park on the garden instead?
     
  13. RKServicing

    RKServicing Active Member

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    If there's room...
     
  14. TaDa

    TaDa Active Member

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    Its not a room problem, its an access problem - the neighbours don't like me driving over their gardens to park. They don't realise how unreasonable they are!
     
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    concrete driveway
     
  16. auf_wiedersehen_pet

    auf_wiedersehen_pet Well-Known Member

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    I buit a "kitty litter" tray. Sheet of 4x2. Laths around the outside. Four laths (side to side) underneath so there was less surface area in contact with the drive so it was easier to move. Put in an inch of gravel and hey presto.
     
  17. TaDa

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    Neat - I like the idea of the laths underneath - I see how that would be easier to move.

    4x2s seems rather industrial - Is this to safeguard against being driven over?

    Of course this will still require me to get on my hands and knees to align it :(
     
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    4' x 2' Sheet of 12mm ply. :D

    Lath "runners underneath. Lath border on top.
     
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    auf_wiedersehen_pet Well-Known Member

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    You can just see it in the dege of this old photo. I binned it when I put in a new 2.8TGV engine - no more leaks. :D

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