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Old 10-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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disposing brake fluid

What's the proper way to dispose of used glycol based brake fluid?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:40 PM
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Where do you take your Used Coolant?

They'll probably take the B.F. Too!
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:02 PM
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I take mine in with the used motor oil.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:07 PM
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Its good for stripping paint.
Try mixing it with some dry swimming pool chlorine (hypo) & stand back !! takes a minute or 2.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:54 PM
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I take mine in with the used motor oil.
In where?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:55 PM
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Here in California they pick it and any other fluids up on trash day.
Just set the jugs down on the curb and then
they give you new empty ones for the next time.

Better than sending it down the street to the river.
I'm in the middle of the city and can catch trout & salmon 1 mile from my house.

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:58 PM
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I dump my brake fluid in with my used engine oil. I have about 6 2 gallon containers for the used oil. when they get full I go to the County dump and drain it into their tanks.

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Old 10-18-2011, 11:05 PM
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In where?
the local auto parts stores recycle fluids.
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1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:10 AM
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:48 PM
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I dump my brake fluid in with my used engine oil. I have about 6 2 gallon containers for the used oil. when they get full I go to the County dump and drain it into their tanks.

Charlie

It seems like I read somewhere not to pour brake fluid or antifreeze into oil that was to be recycled. I think it spoils the whole batch of oil.

That said it might not be a big deal because I understand that most "recycled" oil simply gets burned in large marine diesels.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:06 PM
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It seems like I read somewhere not to pour brake fluid or antifreeze into oil that was to be recycled. I think it spoils the whole batch of oil.
One of my local auto parts stores accepts recycled oil but forbids mixing it with brake fluid or antifreeze. They ask rather pointedly every time I drop off a container if it's mixed with anything.

One store I go to stopped accepting used oil entirely because they had one contaminated batch that cost them a lot of money to get rid of, so I try to follow the rules. I would hate to lose my ability to do my own oil changes due to a lack of places willing to dispose of the oil.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:52 PM
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Smoke it... Wait.... Wrong thread... I'm looking for the drug abuser thread...... lol
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