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Old 02-05-2002, 04:54   #1 (permalink)
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OK I'm bored. So I thought I would ask what ideas we have for using used parts.


Yes. the used oil goes to the recyclers and in WA there is even a company that crushes and recycles oil filters as scrap metal. And a few people have some used tyre ideas.

Used spark plugs make good fishing sinkers (just close the gap to create a hole for attching the line or clip) and can be used to temporarily plug Ford cooling system bleed hoses (insulator end). But what about those expensive old kevlar coated HT plug leads or used fuel and air filters? Any ideas?
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Old 02-05-2002, 05:13   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. the used oil goes to the recyclers
Aussieblue,where do you take yours if i may ask?

Got some 30 odd lts to get rid of but not sure where.

I'm near Armadale,so not too far from you.

Kmart used to take it but i believe they don't anymore.

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Old 02-05-2002, 05:18   #3 (permalink)
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Used oil I assume...

I'm in Cockburn Shire. They used to collect it but now you have to take it to the their Canning Vale tip with your rates receipts.

If you look in the Yellow Pages Page 1848 you will also find listed under Oil refiners a number of company's who will accept it. If you have a 44 gallon drum full some will also collect it from you.
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Unfortunately, unlike the USA they don't recycle coolant here so what do we do with it?
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Old 02-05-2002, 05:24   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm I wonder if you could weave old HT leads into some sort of punk outfit; I'd have enough here to dress the Sex Pistols total fan club.
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I'm in Cockburn Shire. They used to collect it but now you have to take it to the their Canning Vale tip with your rates receipts.

If you look in the Yellow Pages Page 1848 you will also find listed under Oil refiners a number of company's who will accept it. If you have a 44 gallon drum full some will also collect it from you.
Thanks for that. I'll check it when i'm home next.(On site at the mine at the moment)

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Im pretty sure they do recycle coolant here, most mechanic workshops that I know of have 44Gallon drums to collect old coolant.
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I have worked in a couple of workshops, and I have never seen anyone recycle coolant.

oil is recycled, old cats are recycled (there is good money in that), a lot of parts are reconditioned...

I have even seen one mechanic save the metal peice from certain wiperblades to use (I am not sure what he did with them... not sure I want to know either)
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They used to add antifreeze to cheap imported wine and I understand that the glycol is essentially the same purgative they give you before a colonoscopy but I think these alternate uses open few options for recycling coolant .... and the bittering agent makes it taste like......
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