It never rains but it pours

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It never rains but it pours

Post by mac » 31 Mar 2016 11:36 pm

A very good friend in the oil industry (he's an area dealer development manager for one of the "big three" has warned me of an "in preparation" set of EU standards that might well give us all some grief!

Think back to when cellulose paint became the "worlds most dangerous substance" and became restricted to registered specialists only - almost killed the ability to carry out diy paintwork due to the costs and equipment needed to spray 2 pack safely.

Well the unmentionables are intending to do the same with lubricants - particularly engine oil. The worry it seems is not with new, clean oil, but with the handling of oil drained from engines - in keeping with current thoughts that just about everything can kill us - we are at risk from used oil.
(It appears combustion products can contaminate oil in service and research has shown the mix to be carcinogenic - probably by prolonged immersion of rabbits in a waste oil tank, or using beagles as rag wipes).

Basically to carry out an oil change you will need not only COSH training but be employed by a company that holds a waste management licence (which in itself will be an extra burden and expense on small garages). Even if you are still able to buy engine oil (most uncertain) and think you can "get away with it" you'll still have to get rid of the old oil - recycling centres will no longer accept it from domestic sources.

I've no doubt in time "ways" will be found around but meanwhile yet more EU attitude that anything enjoyable is dangerous and must be BANNED.

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Re: It never rains but it pours

Post by thododd » 01 Apr 2016 08:49 am

Waste oil heater :D burn it all!!!

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Post by 360beast » 01 Apr 2016 08:52 am

Used oil has been known as carcinogenic for years so why should they decide to do anything about it now? Probably some bell end in an office was told he hasn't made a new law for a month so he pulled his thumb out of his arse and stopped watching lol cats on youtube and decided he would try and ruin our fun.

I wonder how many more people are now going to be draining used oil in to drains and in holes in their gardens.

Luckily I will be COSHH trained so not a problem for me but a big problem for millions I'm sure.

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Post by bogbasic » 01 Apr 2016 11:23 am

Waste oil should be drunk, I jest of course.
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Post by mac » 01 Apr 2016 11:15 pm

GOTCHA, April 1st.
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Post by bogbasic » 02 Apr 2016 12:24 am

Monsieur MAC, it didn't escape my attention that you've been very quiet for the last two months. I can only think that you've been working very hard on perfecting this year's April masterpiece. Incidentally, its now almost a year since my employer gave me the long weight - the head of dept said "If you want a long weight, wait over there" and I'm still here ;-0 ;-0 ;-0 ;-0
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
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1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Post by Ride_on » 02 Apr 2016 01:23 am

Lol well I spend the last 2 days figuring out the new restrictions on PAHs and SCCPs and PbO and B2O3 in resistor chemistry. I think PAHs might be in Engine oils as it related to carbon black and fossil fuel burning... think about how much time you spend with keyboards and mice..soft rubber etc all very risky and at very small concentrations. They have been restricted in Germany for many years, now recently applied to all skin touch items in the EU.

There are new restrictions happening every year/month as they prove the science, so its quite possible, however I cannot ever see any method for restricting consumers from removing their own engine oil.
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Post by 360beast » 02 Apr 2016 07:11 am

Oh damn it you got me good Mac, well done :)

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Post by MCHUDD » 02 Apr 2016 11:18 am

Hi all.
I thought this was a get out of the yo yo punt,lol.
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Post by Chris_C » 02 Apr 2016 03:46 pm

I only logged in today to find Mac's April fool post, they are always good :lol: :lol:
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Re: It never rains but it pours

Post by Hell Driver » 14 Apr 2016 11:14 pm

Sir, you prank is still working nearly 3 weeks later!!!

I was just thinking of stocking up on oil and wondering how to get rid of old oil....soak it up up into firewood and burn it on the log burner.....now there's and idea...
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