Last post on Jan 16, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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Jan 07, 2008 (9:25 pm)
Hey there, blarc, you might have a gold mine there if the oil is in CANS. You didn't say if it was, but from the age of the items it might be in the old one quart cans.
If it is, there are tons of "old tin collectors" that love oil cans, especially if they are in mint condition, like yours sound.
Don't do anything dumb like dump it all in the recycle barrel til you check this out.
That stash could be worth a bundle!
#5 of 9 Re: What to do with old (but never used) motor oil?? [blarc]
Jan 08, 2008 (1:46 pm)
If any of the oil is Synthetic, IMO it would be acceptable while remembering today's oil has more & better detergents. OTOH when you pour it into an engine of the same vintage, it is commensurate.
#6 of 9 Re: What to do with old (but never used) motor oil?? [euphonium]
Jan 08, 2008 (2:02 pm)
I'm not sure I understand the 'it's OK for old engines' line of reasoning. If anything, old engines, with their greater blowby, etc, would benefit more from new, better oils. Sure, we used these oils in them, but it would seem to be better to use modern oils. I like better the 'cans = collectors' items' line of thought. I remember selling Duron, Nitrex, etc. at the Sohio station. Wonder what's involved in shipping oil??
#7 of 9 Re: IMHO [longo2]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:26 pm)
There are lots of service station memorabilla collectors around the USA and Canada who love original oil cans and want them full so keep looking around. Even the cases are valuable as is so don't even break them up. Last fall at Fall Hershey meet there were many vendors getting good prices for old stock items so keep looking around. Expired brands are even more valuable - good hunting - Waterloo Guy !
#8 of 9 Re: What to do with old (but never used) motor oil?? [blarc]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:30 pm)
Big question - cans or plastic bottles. Not much of a market for plastic, it would seem.
#9 of 9 Have a garage sale
Jan 16, 2008 (8:25 pm)
Mark them 10.00 a case and they will be gone instantly!