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Old 11-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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Question Any uses for Used Motor Oil??

Just changed the oil in my vehicles and before I recycle the oil I wanted to know if I should keep some. Can it be used for starting fires? What other uses can it be used for?
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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One word here; RECYCLE! I know of some used car lots that wipe it on their car tires, to keep them shiny looking. Otherwise, it's really not environmentally friendly to pour it on the ground, and to start fires, the smoke it puts out would be horrific! Randy
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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I take ours to the car dealer, he has a waste oil burner to heat the shop area.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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I use it for bar oil for the chainsaw.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #5
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I mix it with diesel to start brush and weed fires. It hardly smokes at all this way and generates lots of heat to start these types of thing on fire.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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What is the ratio to mix diesel fuel with used motor oil? I have like 5 arts saved.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #7
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I usually mix it 2 or 3 parts oil to 1 part diesel.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:38 AM   #8
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I drop mine off at Auto Zone. They have an oil recycle barrel that you can pour it into.
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i get mine done at a trusted oil change shop. so i never have to deal with that. and the toyota likes a little oil every 5000km lol
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