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ECO Oil ??

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by KalamaKid, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    same shit as everyone else
    What is it? Every brand seems to have a version of it out now. TV add's are starting to heavily advertise Eco oil and how "it will make the world breath easier". I call BS. What is it really? Sounds like a marketing campaign targeted for hippies...
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    Used oil that is re-refined. I.e. recycled oil.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Doesn't sound like something I should put in my truck
     
  4. Nov 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Yeah but it's for the environment bro.:humble:
     
  5. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    But why is it better then synthetic oil for the environment???

    This is a for real question by the way. In the past few weeks every lube shop in town now has a "eco oil change deal" (i change my own) and I'm curious WTF is this crap? Everything on the internet is biased that my quick five minute google search found.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    fireturk41

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    they take used motor oil and rerefine it, its the same as regular motor oil
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    KenLyns

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    There are enough other uses for used motor oil, it isn't worth re-refining and putting it back in the engine.

    Another way of looking at it: You use about 1.25 gal of motor oil every 5000 miles. In that time you would have used about 260 gal of fresh, non-recycled gasoline.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    supposedly, it's of the same quality as virgin oil. apparently, contrary to popular believe, oil doesn't break down like we think it does; it can be reused again. i am in favor of importing 1.25 gallons less oil from the desert each time I do an oil change; :p it's the patriotic thing to do
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    +1

    They refine crude, I'm sure they can refine used oil.
     
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