For Those Who Change Their Own Oil

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I read further, into the articles. Times beach was a health hazard, because of the over spraying of a few hundred thousand gallons in the area, and the indoor spraying, of a horse arena. No health problems have been associated with that incident(except dead birds and rodents inside the arena), and fear mongering was blamed for the hysteria there.


The other article basically talks about a business owner violating EPA rules, and getting hammered for it.


If you really want to get all up in arms, test the soils at Railroad Switching Yards. Or, the soil under railroad tracks. But, since the railways are an American necessity, and people love trains, those studies are usually buried.

 

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Find someone with a good old fashioned Diesel engine…some of those will burn motor oil.
 

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I read further, into the articles. Times beach was a health hazard, because of the over spraying of a few hundred thousand gallons in the area, and the indoor spraying, of a horse arena. No health problems have been associated with that incident(except dead birds and rodents inside the arena), and fear mongering was blamed for the hysteria there.


The other article basically talks about a business owner violating EPA rules, and getting hammered for it.


If you really want to get all up in arms, test the soils at Railroad Switching Yards. Or, the soil under railroad tracks. But, since the railways are an American necessity, and people love trains, those studies are usually buried.
I remember some class I had back in the 70s or 80s, where I needed to invite a speaker. I had someone from Cal EPA come out. The guy was really fascinating. He had a lot of pictures of severe contamination. One in particular stuck in my mind was the blue soil many feet down, under a chrome plating place that had dug a hole and was pouring in the waste cyanide and sludge from the plating tanks.
 

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Find someone with a good old fashioned Diesel engine…some of those will burn motor oil.
With my older, 2000 Dodge Diesel, any used motor oil I had, I poured into the tank. It was only 1 gallon of oil per fill-up. Any old vegetable oil was dumped in too. The vegetable oil exhaust smelled great, like popcorn. The only thing I did differently was to change the fuel filter at 5k instead of 10k. That used Motor oil would turn the fuel filter black, pretty fast. In the 2006 Dodge 2500 4X4 Cummins, I don't dump oil in the tank. The Common Rail injectors are too precise and expensive to mess with any chance of contamination. people do it, but do some extra filtering first. I still have the 2006, and it still is all original, and still runs strong. Never have had any real issues, other than a water pump, which is a snap to change.
 

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I don't do this anymore, preferring Round-Up for its broadband efficiency. That said, I'm not losing sleep about old habits, either.
Motor oil vs Round-Up....boy that's a tough lesser of two evils situation. Pretty certain you yourself are better using the oil.
 


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Motor oil vs Round-Up....boy that's a tough lesser of two evils situation. Pretty certain you yourself are better using the oil.
Presuming you're serious :), I'm inclined to agree here. I've now seen just enough press about glyphosate (and not just from the ambulance chasers) to give me pause when shopping the lawn care aisle at Ace Hardware.
 

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Presuming you're serious :), I'm inclined to agree here. I've now seen just enough press about glyphosate (and not just from the ambulance chasers) to give me pause when shopping the lawn care aisle at Ace Hardware.
Unfortunately I am serious. I went on a Round-Up alternative hunt early this summer. Industrial strength white vinegar is pretty effective.
 

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Unfortunately I am serious. I went on a Round-Up alternative hunt early this summer. Industrial strength white vinegar is pretty effective.
I have some 45% vinegar that I dilute to 7%, but sometimes I use it full strength (whew…that stuff is harsh!). Never thought to use it on weeds. Can you just spray a bit on the foliage? Or do you need to douse it?
 

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I have some 45% vinegar that I dilute to 7%, but sometimes I use it full strength (whew…that stuff is harsh!). Never thought to use it on weeds. Can you just spray a bit on the foliage? Or do you need to douse it?
Spray a bit on the foliage, starts working fast. Everything tastes like vinegar for a bit :).
 

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I have a catch pan for the cars I have to pull the drain plug on. I use an extractor for the cars with a top filter. If I don't have to get on the ground I won't. 3 out of 4 in my home fleet al have top filters now so i only have to crawl under my son's van. Jeep, Audi, and Cruze all have top filters. The extractor will actually get a bit more out than the bottom plug. The boss in the pan that the plug threads into has to be raised slightly which creates a small puddle being left in the pan. My extractor will get most of that puddle out.

Once extracted and new oil dumped in I just transfer to the jug and take to any parts store. Autozone, O'reilleys, and Advance all recycle. Lately they have not been taking the jugs though. Now to figure out how/where to recycle coolant.
 

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Agreed.

Years ago, we'd dribble used motor oil around the fence posts to eliminate seasonal weed growth. It always worked, and worked well. Our only expense was our time. I don't do this anymore, preferring Round-Up for its broadband efficiency. That said, I'm not losing sleep about old habits, either.
If you have a tractor supply store try their 43% glyphosate weed killer, or Home Depot has a 41% for a good deal vs Roundup, https://www.homedepot.com/p/Compare...e4ef527ef66f00242481a947f5cbfb78d42f897abdad1

now back to talking motor oil lol.

 

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