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Old 08 October 2008, 03:54   #1
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Uses for old engine oil?

Any cunning ideas on how this stuff can be made useful?

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Any cunning ideas on how this stuff can be made useful?

Waste oil burner- heating.
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centrifuge or fine filter it, and pour it in your diesel tank!
with the price of veg oil making the saving of running veg oil not worth the effort, many are turning to waste engine oil. either pre heating or diluting with diesel.
I have been using several pints of waste oil per tank of diesel for the last few months, due to engine wear though
I suspect before long we will be smelling exhaust fumes that smell like a clapped out ford zodiac rather than a chipshop.
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i wonder if full sythetic burns like mineral oil does or if its uses have different pros and cons .
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If its petrol, I use it for chain saw chain oil , and for lubricating hedge trimmer blades or scythe blades and the like. If its diesel engine oil, it makes excellent wooden fence preservative .. it soaks right into the wood and doesnt stay 'wet' , sort of light creosote
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If its petrol, I use it for chain saw chain oil , and for lubricating hedge trimmer blades or scythe blades and the like. If its diesel engine oil, it makes excellent wooden fence preservative .. it soaks right into the wood and doesnt stay 'wet' , sort of light creosote
Doesn,t really cling to the chain well enough IMO, i have used it though, but you get a bit black!
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Doesn,t really cling to the chain well enough IMO, i have used it though, but you get a bit black!
Ok .. is it an auto oiler or manual you have Doggy ?
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Ok .. is it an auto oiler or manual you have Doggy ?
I cant remember to be honest, its a friends saw i occasionally use, an old not very good mucculoch. it certainly has a manual button but it seems to run out anyway! its OK with thick chain oil, but with engine oil it flys everywhere
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If its petrol, I use it for chain saw chain oil ...
Best keep quiet about it, it's now illegal to use it as chain oil. Shhhh........
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As an FYI, used engine oil contains ash and soot and crap that is considered carcinogenic.

Probably better to take it to a recycler and let them deal with it.

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