Anyone Ever Heard of Reprocessed Oil?

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
I was just reading the thread, "Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil", when my thoughts turned to many years ago when my father used to buy reprocessed oil for his old 1937 Chevrolet pickup. As I recall at the time the regular oil was about 30 cents/quart and the reprocessed oil was about 19 cents/quart.



This was back about 1957 and the old truck was already 20 years old and the money saved from buying two quarts of reprocessed oil would buy my dad a pack of Camels which cost about 20 cents/pack at the time.



I'm sure the reprocessed oil was made from recycling the old oil that was picked up from service stations. The reprocessed oil was clean and clear with a green-brown color and looked just like new oil.



I was just wondering if anyone on this forum ever heard of reprocessed oil? They must do something with the old oil today but you just don't see reprocessed oil for sale anymore. There's probably a good reason they don't. Anone know what they use the old oil for today - maybe sell it to third world countries?
 

rdfeatherstone

New Member
Yes, I've heard of selling reprocessed oils before.



What they do is use a device similar to a Sharples Oil/water separator to filter out the solids and any entrained water in the oil. Then I would guess that some sort of super-filtering is done. Finally an analysis of the oil is done and additives are added to boost the oil toward new specs.



I don't know if any waranty is offered as far as "meeting new oil specs" or not.



Ralph
 

Havock

New Member
My high school gf's dad is a chemist for Pennzoil. He told me that the oil itself does not go bad under normal conditions, it is the additives that break down and just that the oil gets dirty. So it makes sense that they could just process it to clean/purify it and then resell it.
 

RC Sporty

New Member
I have seen people use it to heat with in a shop up north . The main use I have seen in the south is the oil is recycled and put into diesel tanks of 18 wheelers and burned that way. The diesels hold anywhere from 10 to 14 gallons of oil and that is what the state ofTexas does with thier used oil. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />
 
[quote name='RC Sporty']I have seen people use it to heat with in a shop up north .  The main use I have seen in the south is the oil is recycled and put into diesel tanks of 18 wheelers and burned that way.  The diesels  hold anywhere from 10 to 14 gallons of oil and that is what the state ofTexas does with thier used oil. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]

That sounds a little bad for the Ozone.



If thats true then why cant the diesel trucks burn Farm diesel?

The Farm Diesel is red and make a different color smoke.

The trucks run fine on it but you cant run it because of the emissions.
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
[quote name='drivinginthemedian'][quote name='RC Sporty']I have seen people use it to heat with in a shop up north .  The main use I have seen in the south is the oil is recycled and put into diesel tanks of 18 wheelers and burned that way.  The diesels  hold anywhere from 10 to 14 gallons of oil and that is what the state ofTexas does with thier used oil. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt004' />[/quote]

That sounds a little bad for the Ozone.



If thats true then why cant the diesel trucks burn Farm diesel?

The Farm Diesel is red and make a different color smoke.

The trucks run fine on it but you cant run it because of the emissions.[/quote]



I thought the red colored oil was fuel oil. I believe that fuel oil is fine for running in diesel engines but is not filtered as clean as diesel oil. Fuel oil is used for heating homes and for other non-road use is colored red to differentiate it from diesel oil. Road taxes are not paid on the fuel oil used for heating and for farm use and is identified by the red color.



At least this is what I have read....if I remember correctly. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />
 
[quote name='mcginkleschmidt'][quote name='drivinginthemedian'][quote name='RC Sporty']I have seen people use it to heat with in a shop up north .  The main use I have seen in the south is the oil is recycled and put into diesel tanks of 18 wheelers and burned that way.  The diesels  hold anywhere from 10 to 14 gallons of oil and that is what the state ofTexas does with thier used oil. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt004' />[/quote]

That sounds a little bad for the Ozone.



If thats true then why cant the diesel trucks burn Farm diesel?

The Farm Diesel is red and make a different color smoke.

The trucks run fine on it but you cant run it because of the emissions.[/quote]



I thought the red colored oil was fuel oil. I believe that fuel oil is fine for running in diesel engines but is not filtered as clean as diesel oil. Fuel oil is used for heating homes and for other non-road use is colored red to differentiate it from diesel oil. Road taxes are not paid on the fuel oil used for heating and for farm use and is identified by the red color.



At least this is what I have read....if I remember correctly. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]

Yeah Pretty much what I am saying.

We had Browders Big Red Diesel for the tractors. It wasnt a clean fuel.

I was just wondering why they allow you to put oil in your diesel because it burns dirty too.
 
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