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    Default old SF Grade oil , my lucky day

    At work someone threw out near the garbage,,,,, 2 oil containers of new SF oil ( 70's)

    Can you suggest a use for this valuable oil

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    Putting it in the engine of a car from the 70's......?
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    Paint your fence posts with it. Lubricating oil compounds go off. The oil companies say 5 years shelf life.
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    Im crushed
    I thought it got better with age

    Its part of my secret formulation that I am using now that the wife is using , today

    From some SF I found about , oh a year or so ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Paint your fence posts with it. Lubricating oil compounds go off. The oil companies say 5 years shelf life.
    I had a similar view really. I wouldn't risk anything on free oil that was so old. It might be OK, but if not........ I wouldn't take the risk.

    Sorry.......
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    Dispose of correctly
    Putting oil on fence posts just leaches into the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Dispose of correctly
    Putting oil on fence posts just leaches into the ground
    Where friendly bacteria break it down .....

    You do have a point though. It'd be fine in an oil can, but in my experience that amounts to about half a litre per two decades.
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    Will pour it into a glass container and see if there is any unmixing ,

    it smells like motor oil

    and has than green slime colour

    Oh I thought that oil was a natural ground product , maybe not ??
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    Super Cheep had Valvoline XD 15W/40 sale price $16 for 5 litres yesterday. I wouldn't be laying awake over your '70's oil at that price.

    Ideal for manual trans that specify motor oil.

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    It is ideal for the Duck and the lawnmower , of course its not catylitic converter friendly ,

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    I thought that was one way you could clear a clogged cat converter?

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    Is that so JB , can this old oil unblock a Cat, that is clogged up , do tell more

    I knew I could rely on you for an astute answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Dispose of correctly
    Putting oil on fence posts just leaches into the ground
    ......exactly: sending it back to where it came from........in other words: Recycling !
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    I found a clear container to look at this fine old oil ,

    but and yes I have a real Citroen problem to attend to this weekend

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    The fence post answer is, while apparently politically incorrect, a good use for the oil.
    There was a texture to the dirt around the access areas of the farm i grew up around that was so beautifully velvety. It wasn't until years later that I realised that it was from spraying used oil to keep the dust down. I guess no one does it these days, but it worked really well...... in the old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Paint your fence posts with it. Lubricating oil compounds go off. The oil companies say 5 years shelf life.
    Hmmmmm
    That oil is a "couple" of thousand years old ? Been in the ground ? Then when the OIL COMPANIES get it out to the public it has a life of "say 5 years", Give us a break !!
    A bit like other shelf life claims. Put it in the engine and use it. I would !
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    Throw away the oil keep the container! They are collectible now. As seen on Pickers show!
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    I bought several bottles of 5litre Castrol GTX for $10 bucks a bottle at autobarn last year..... For CX's, ID's and shitty old land rovers what more could you want Certainly at $1.00 a litre it's not worth messing around with ancient oils

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    By the way does the new solid resin coil on the Duck allow you to run any more spark gap ?

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