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Old 11-20-2006, 02:44 PM
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amsoil problem

Ok your gonna think I am a total moron for even considering this but let me ask anyway. Saturday I was in the garage swapping out the old gear oil in a mazda miata for some fresh amsoil synthetic. I opened the gallon of amsoil and set it on the floor, forgetting to replace the cap. Meanwhile my 3 year old came into the garage and thought it would be a good idea to drop a handful of rocks right down the top of the $40 gallon of oil. Would it be totally out of the realm of possibility to filter this oil and use it. I thought about passing it through several coffee filters or maybe cutting open an oil filter and pouring it through the filter material. Or cut my losses, pitch it and buy another gallon?

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as hard as it would be 4 me, I would not use it. one sat doing my honey do list, I was wet sanding a range hood to paint from 70s green to white, I did this (I had switches motor & light removed) in the drive way, so I had the hose running and was wet sanding (400 grit wet dry paper) it in front of my 2 week old, special order 4x4 P/U. my 3 yr old daughter was standing there watching me, when I was done sanding I dropped the running hose & sand paper on the drive to go hang the range hood in the garage to dry so I could paint it, she followed me everywhere. about 2 or 3 mins later my daughter came in the garage and said daddy I washed your truck I knew. I said well show daddy where, I never got mad or even raised my voice. she took me to the truck & pointed to the door. sure enough a 10 or 12" circle sanded in the center of my drivers door. it was not as bad as I was seeing in my mind on my way to look at it. I buffed it out later ,but the day I sold the truck I could still see her wash job.







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Old 11-20-2006, 03:50 PM
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Engine or auto transmission fluid, I probably would not chance it.

But for gear oil, I would run it through some cheese cloth a couple of times and use it. Especially if it was just rocks, and not many fines mixed in it.

You can get cheese cloth at most food stores.

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run it through a paint strainer.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:02 PM
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Well, being the titewad cheapskate that I am, I"d fold up a couple of the little tikes diapers and run it through them and dump it in! the diapers will do a great job, or even a few old cotton T-shirts folded over a few times.

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I am with JMARK strain and use it...russ
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:08 PM
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Heh.. Reminds me of the time I decided to help my old man out and fill the lawn mower and garden tiller gas tanks with water. (I thought thats what he put in there.) He still swears gas will turn to water.
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Using that oil again after it was tipped over would be like using a condom over again would you really want to take the chance LOL.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:52 PM
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It wasn't tipped over, she just dropped some rocks in the top. I would never have had this problem if the condom would have worked when it was new.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:02 AM
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LOL! Thats terrible..
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