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Old 03-20-2006
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i throw my old oil into milk jugs or into the 5 quart oil jugs i get when i change my oil. then i take them to murrays auto and they take it for free.
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Old 03-20-2006
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I don't currently own a diesel but I used to just pour it into the tank. If I had a diesel now I would run it on nothing but used motor oil, cut with the appropriate amount of unleaded. Maybe you have a friend who needs some free fuel for his diesel? Not sure how it would work with synthetic though !
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Old 03-21-2006
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Jango - its actually illegal here in NYS to change ur oil in a parking lot, i think they shoot u dead if they catch you.
I was just being a smart alec. Actually I run the drainpan over to the auto store and recycle the old stuff after I'm done changing the oil. also lets me run the engine for a mile or so and I double check my oil level when I ge there.
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Old 03-22-2006
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so then another question,

are you suppose to check the oil while the engine is cool, or hot????

when i check it hot, the level is always sky high.

i drain all my oil, then put about 3.5-4 quarts in, plus some Lucas Oil addative. I never have a problem. the truck should hold 4.5 i think

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Old 03-22-2006
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Our local landfill has a hazmat day on the 3rd saturday of every month. You can take anything in except nuclear waste.
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Old 03-22-2006
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I drain my oil in one of those then just take it to work with me! I work at an auto parts store!
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Old 03-22-2006
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I also clean mine with brake cleaner. Getting all the oil off it will keep all the dust/dirt from setteling on it.
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Old 03-22-2006
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i just leave mine full of fluid(i use it for everything from brake/trans/motoroil/anything drans into mine then i put it into milk jugs and turneys takes it for 10 cents
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Old 03-22-2006
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me and my buddys use these small 20-30gal drums one gets from work with a little screw off cap on one end, like isopropalyne or some ****(he works at a plastic injection place, where they make earmolds for singers inear headsets and stuff), but yea they make great containers to put auto liquids in... but the thing is, u gotta get yer *** up and take it to a place, i think we have 4-6 of em, all perty much full lol
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Old 03-23-2006
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I have an oil pan like that, but without the lid. I drain the old oil, then pour the new stuff, then pour the old oil in the container that the new stuff was in. When I have a couple jugs and a few oil filters laying around, I just bring them to the local shop for disposal.
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