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How many drain and fills ?

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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by daughtersmechanic » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 am

- Pete - wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:16 pm
daughtersmechanic wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:09 am
How does one dispose of used ATF, anyway? The last time I brought oil in for recycling, they put me through an interrogation, afraid that I might contaminate their (already contaminated) oil with some other fluid.
...Just find a place that uses a waste oil heater in the cold months. I see you're in MN, so finding a shop that has one of these should be easy. I'd say at least half of the shops south of the cities have waste oil heaters. If they heat with waste oil, they won't give a damn about ATF mixed in with used engine oil.
erikv11 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Autozone is happy to take ATF mixed with oil (or not mixed), e.g. https://www.autozone.com/landing/page.j ... onsibility
As a child of the suburbs, I'll go the Autozone route. I know how to find one of those. Just can't picture myself going from shop to shop, asking if they burn oil for heat! :oops:
And, the thread may have convinced me to add one more item to the to-do list as I try to tame The Beast. So, thanks for that. :roll:


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Re: How many drain and fills ?

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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by BlackBart » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:35 pm

daughtersmechanic wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 am
...one more item to the to-do list as I try to tame The Beast.
Good, and appropriate, phrase! I feel the same pressure.


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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by Georgeandkira » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:32 am

To GlennG2759:

Keep in mind that the product you want is the Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc LV.....the LV being the designation we need.

Do you have 2 or 3 18mm aluminum washers on hand? Some people reuse 'em, some don't.

Also, ATF is just heavily doctored oil so it goes into oil recycling without issue.

I remember a guy who had a "dual fuel" wood stove with an oil gun installed from the factory. He tried burning waste oil and it made his house smell like an old bus garage. Deadly it was.
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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by GlennG2759 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:23 am

I have the LV, washers, and now I know Autozone takes ATF. I could have sworn they refused to take it once before, but that was quite a few years ago and could have been Advance Auto. Either way there are quite a few of them both around me. Once again thanks for great info from everybody.



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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by BlackBart » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:34 am

My local garbage collection company will take up to 2 gal a week of waste oil in the translucent white milk jugs with the lids on. Pretty convenient, although I’m a bit suspicious of where it actually goes.


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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by abscate » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:07 am

They sell it to QuickLube for oil changes


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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by GlennG2759 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:07 am

That's probably true. The last time I used a quick lube type of place they.stripped out my oil drain plug. I asked them to show it to me and there it was on the lift an air rachet. I wasn't having it, they sprang for new oil pan (parts & labor) at Hyundai.



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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by - Pete - » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:15 am

The garbage place probably heats their service bay with it.


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Re: How many drain and fills ?

Post by BlackBart » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:39 pm

There's a company with a tank farm for salvaged oil next to the rail yards. I wonder if it's shipped out and ends up as bunker fuel in ships...? That's some nasty polluting stuff.


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