Doug, 2011 R1200RT Polar Metallic
MSF #127350, Instructor, Louisiana Dept of Public Safety
Motorcycle Safety, Awareness & Operator Training Program
NAUI Instructor #36288
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Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.
Some oil is cleaned & reused in place as one Navy vet said they had cleaners that spun the oil for cleaning in his ship's engine room.
Perhaps oil threads can be interesting ?
FWIW, a brand new Merc. Benz comes with recycled oil in the engine. How many miles is it until the first oil change? Something like 600 miles, if I remember correctly.
MB claims it does not hurt the car and they are helping the earth too. I would like to know how much money they save per year by doing this.
Got this info off of the History Channel.
Current Ride: 1995 K75 Standard
Past: 1978 Yamaha XS 750, 1976 BMW R60/6
Had a apartment complex no light call one evening...fuse blown feeding below grade transformer ( this set up was basically a 4' wide concrete cylinder 4' deep with a transformer about the size of a 35gallon drum sitting in the middle) The transformer vault covered with a wire mesh grate able to withstand light traffic.
Anyways...removed cover and smelled burnt oil...thinking it was the mineral oil from the transformer...after removing the sheet metal shield below the grate, discovered the vault COMPLETELY full of used motor oil All the cables were swollen from the oil and the oily sludge had shorted out the low voltage exposed connections.
We called out our environmental clean up crew...they pumped almost 5-55 gal drums of goop out of that hole as it had entered all the conduits running into it as well.Stinky rainwater sludge...lovely smell and a mess to work around of course
A little old lady walked up and told us a fellow living in unit 2B was running an oil change service and he always parked in that spot...for years! ...!@#$%** had used our vault as his oil sump. We had no direct evidence even though one of the bigger guys almost beat his door down to talk to him and he just shrugged his shoulders. All we could do on that hot summer night was to tell the rest of the tenants who's fault is was...kharma we hoped.
Back to the real oil thread
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I had a KS neighbor & farmer that still ran a steel tired tractor(in 1960's/70's) for his plowing & his recycle method for oil was to let it sit in various containers for a few years, then go back & reuse it after the dregs were at the bottom. He also reused anti-freeze this way too. I suppose when you are running a machine that is still operating well after many years of hard use it makes it OK?