What do you with a NEW 1/2 Qt. mixture of oil drips?

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Jan 25, 2006
Olathe, KS
OK -- I maybe anal, but about 2 years ago, I decided to drip dry all my new oil qts. into a new empty qt. Basically, I let the quarts drip a few moments into the filler plug. Then, I let them dip overnight into a clean, empty quart. I just did this for "kicks" -- to see how much would accumulate over time. I now have a 1/2 QT! The problem is, this is a mixture of different oils and weights (mostly 5w20, and some 5w30). If it were all the same oil/weight, I could use it in my new car which takes 4.5 qts. What should I do with this new, virgin mixture of oil? Should I use it in an oiling can? Could I still use it as that 1/2 quart in my new car? It's too thin to use in the 10-yr old lawn mower. Your thoughts are appreciated.
Did you say anal? Nahhhhh, just compulsive. [Big Grin] Just put that stuff in your car, you won't even know the difference. All you'll have is a thick 20 weight oil.
Dude, you cheated that previous car of a precious half-quart of oil. And now you come here for redemption? Oh, lordy.
I do the same thing. I wish someone would come up with a way to screw the bottles together so that the top one wouldn't blow off in a light breeze.
"I wish someone would come up with a way to screw the bottles together so that the top one wouldn't blow off in a light breeze." GR, there's a little kitchen gizmo called the "Ketchup Saver" that's made for draining the last dregs of ketchup from the old bottle into the newer bottle. I've read of it here in BITOG in the past- it's a little tapered sleeve threaded at both ends & has the same thread as most 1-qt oil bottles. I've never been able to find it in a store anywhere around here, but some BITOGers said they found it at WallyWorld. I have found it on the internet, but just can't make myself pay $5-$10 shipping for a $1-$2 item. Link to pic: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00021LRP4/102-6373500-6432153?v=glance&n=284507
When I worked in service stations...heherm 20years ago. Boss let me have all the old oil containers to drain the dreggs from. a litre a month was achieved. But given all my cars were running 20W-50, that top-up oil largely went to waste [Big Grin]
I do the same thing, except the quart I collected is a mix of all brands with weights ranging from SAE30 and 5W30 up to Syntec 20W50(atv use). My brother-in-law lent me a push style leaf blower that I'm going to use it in (which looked like the oil has never been changed, and this thing is OLD).
It's good for that last top up, when it is not long before an oil change, so you don't feel guilty using oil from a fresh bottle for such a short time.
Thanks for all your replies. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this. I actually started doing it for fun. I was amazed at how much you can accumulate over time. "No matter how long you let it drip, there's still mo' in that jug". Most of my mixture is MotorCraft 5W20. There's probably a small amount of Castrol Synthetic Blend 5W20. It started with a small amount of Conklin Convoy 5w30. None of my current rides use oil -- otherwise I would use it for top off. After my car is a little more broke in, I may use it for that 1/2 quart (4.5 quarts recommended).
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