Ownership Here's What Happens To Your Used Oil Filters

22:05  11 november  2017
22:05  11 november  2017 Source:   jalopnik.com

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Here ' s Why Engine Oil Filters Are So Fascinating. But what happens if they are recycled instead? In this video by Lucas Lane Inc. in Bernville, Pennsylvania, they illustrate the whole process of recycling an oil filter .

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a large crowd of people© Provided by Univision Interactive Media, Inc. Oil filters are an often overlooked car component, but our own David Tracy has established that they can actually be quite interesting. One thing you may not know is that when an oil filter is just dumped in a trashcan in the Wegman’s parking lot, it will probably just end up in a landfill somewhere. Here’s a strong case for making sure you recycle them instead.

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They need to set up oil filter return sites. Everyone takes the oil no one wants the filters . O'Reilly, Walmart, & Sam' s Club in my area all accept used oil filters as well as used motor oil for recycling.

Promote it here . Businesses find great customers by targeting related topics. Create a free account in minutes. What happens to an engine if an air filter get wet? What type of filter should be used to remove oil moisture from the air? My car has no engine oil .

But what happens if they are recycled instead? In this video by Lucas Lane Inc. in Bernville, Pennsylvania, they illustrate the whole process of recycling an oil filter.

According to their statistics, of the more than 500 million oil filters currently in use, 75,000 tons of scrap steel gets wasted along with over 9 million gallons of waste oil. That steel can be used to make all manner of useful products (like cars) and the waste oil gets used to make asphalt for new roads. You are actively making your driving future better by recycling.

First, the oil filters are collected. This varies in every recycling company, but Lucas Lane collects used filters in 55 gallon oil drums they provide to car dealerships, mechanic shops, and whatever other place would dispose of oil filters. This is where some of the excess oil is collected.

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I used to work for Mobil: here ’ s what they have to say on the matter. Should that happen , highly unlikely, then these filters provide for the filter to be bypassed, that is the oil does not pass through the filter medium, in this way the vital oil is still able to circulate.

The oil filter steel & oil remaining inside can be recycled. Here is a short video of what one company does to recycle used oil filters . The yearly collection volume numbers of metal & oil Not going into landfills might surprise you.

Next, the filters are compressed into neat little cubes to squeeze out the last little bit of oil. Even after being crushed into a square, there’s still a bit of excess oil. That’s where they bring out the heat.

Finally, the now cubed filters are brought into a large oven, known as a thermal processing machine, where they are heated to 1,300 degrees where all the oil is forced out into collection receptacles at the bottom of the processor. A secondary chamber heats up to well over 1,700 degrees to burn off any excess vapors or fumes. This final stage of the process can get over 700 gallons of used oil. This leaves little cubes of now oil-less steel that can be used for all manner of manufacturing and used oil that can still be utilized.

So the next time you tear the oil filter off you 1975 Mercury Cougar and throw it in the woods, think about recycling it instead. Bring the filter to the shop with your used motor oil and ask them to take it too.

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Does your trusty ride seem to be taking, like, forever to heat up on cold days? Is it harder than usual to de-fog the windshield? Are you shivering aggressively through ever-greater portions of your wintertime commute? Pretty sure your ride just isn’t heating up like she used to? Well, it may not be – and you’re probably not alone. Below, we’ll look at a few reasons that your ride’s heater and defogger systems may be performing poorly, and a few mistakes you might be making that aren’t helping either. You think it’s silly to use A/C at 20 below Turn on your defogger, or set the climate control to Auto, if equipped, and sometimes, you see the air conditioner turn on, even in extreme cold. Stupid idea, turning on the A/C while you’re trying to warm up, right? Actually, no: your ride’s air conditioner cools air, but also dehumidifies it – which makes it a powerful tool when you need to de-fog your windows. Many cars automatically switch the A/C on to remove frost and fog-causing moisture from the cabin in extreme cold, and many owners turn it back off, not knowing any better. Leave the A/C on when it turns itself on in the winter, or turn it on manually when you’ve got frosty interior windows. You’ll have a clear outward view much faster than without it. You’re cranking the heat too soon When you turn on the heat in your ride, a variety of processes kick into place to transfer heat from the engine coolant into the cabin, warming those inside.

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