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Old 07-24-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
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reuse drained oil

i just changed my oil. the filter has a bad seal on it. so now there is a small leak. would you use the oil you drained to change the oil filter or would you just buy new oil?

i think i'm just going to buy more oil.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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if the container your draining into is clean.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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Oil is cheap, motors arent. Thats jsut me though.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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i wouldn't, but that's just me. i could drink my own , but I prefer fresh water.
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re-use...well I know I would. $10.00/quart oil isn't cheap to be throwing out like that.

then again I'm poor, so if you got the extra cash go buy new.
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re-use

if the container your draining into is clean.
+1 If it's clean
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re-use if it's clean....I did it once or twice and the dino is still tickin'
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just look at the physics behind oil. what would you be doing to harm the oil? or the engine for that matter? as long as the container you're using is clean, how would it be any different than the oil sitting in the bottom of your oil pan? having it exposed to air isn't going to hurt it, neither is the physical process of draining and refilling it. there's no reason whatsoever to not reuse it. an engine is a very simple machine, don't let people complicate it. there's no black magic going on.
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