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Toyota Corolla, Oil, Sedan
#35 of 44 re:oil everywhere
Sep 03, 2003 (2:26 pm)
please do not tell me he put his drain pan full of dirty oil on his back seat.there is always the empty quart containers to put the used oil in.
#36 of 44 save old washer fluid jugs for it
Sep 03, 2003 (2:30 pm)
put it in your hair, whatever... it is dumbfoundingly wrong to put an open pan of any fluid in the car.
I also carry mine sideways to be sure they don't leak before loading up for the recycle place.
lately it's not oil, but brake fluid... same rules apply. that stuff is instant rot in a jug.
Sep 04, 2003 (5:58 am)
He had the oil in one of those containers that slide under the car. The oil go's into it. When you are done, all you have to do is stand it up and wipe it down.
He didn't have it on the seat. It was standing up on the rear floor and somehow during his panic stop, the stopper came out.
He only dumped a half quart or so but it was a terrible, stinking mess.
#38 of 44 A 5 gallon pail works well
Sep 04, 2003 (9:20 am)
I save 5 gallon pails from laundry detergent or drywall mud to dispose of waste oil. Just remember to keep the lid and only fill it 2/3 of the way full.
#39 of 44 Funny thing....
Sep 04, 2003 (9:24 am)
in 1987, our base housing office (Dyess AFB, TX) recommended disposing of waste oil along fencelines to keep weeds down. The letter indicated it was "better than washing down the street drains" and we'd be putting it to good use.
In 1989, that policy was changed and violators who did not properly dispose of oil at the auto hobby shop (but would have been following orders prior to this), would be prosecuted and removed from base housing.
#40 of 44 superfund site! call a tree-hugger!
Sep 04, 2003 (4:54 pm)
county road departments used to oil down some gravel roads at least into the 60s and early 70s out in our wonderful upper plains to keep the dust down... with the slop they drained out of the patrol cars and dump trucks. amazing we're not all dead three times over the way things used to be done.
#41 of 44 Yeah, and when I was a kid I used to share
Sep 04, 2003 (5:42 pm)
a grape Nehi or a Big Red soda with my sister and 2-3 neighborhhod friends - no diseases, no lawsuits, nothing....
Sep 05, 2003 (7:04 am)
Now we pay big money for bottled water for crying out loud!
I can't believe we used to drink out of a garden hose!
#43 of 44 I still do - right after washing my hands after
Sep 05, 2003 (1:06 pm)
working on the car or motorcycle!
#44 of 44 An oldie but a goodie
Sep 05, 2003 (3:01 pm)
Everyone knows what EVIAN spelled backwards is...