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- used/old transmission fluid as another useful one; penetrating oil
Can a used/old transmission fluid be as a penetrating oil constituent along with acetone 100%, common lubricating oil or grease, etc ?
Baluncore said:I have seen recipes for making penetrating oil from a transmission fluid by adding acetone. The problem is that it will depend on the type of transmission fluid you have, and how well it mixes with acetone. I have never had any luck blending my own, and there will never be a huge demand for penetrating oil.
I dispose of clean used transmission fluid by adding it to furnace or diesel fuel.
Used/old transmission fluid can be repurposed for various applications such as lubricating door hinges, preventing rust on metal surfaces, and as a solvent for cleaning tools and equipment.
While it is possible to reuse old transmission fluid, it is not recommended. Over time, transmission fluid can become contaminated with debris and lose its effectiveness, potentially causing damage to your vehicle. It is best to dispose of old transmission fluid properly and use new fluid for optimal performance.
Yes, used/old transmission fluid can be recycled. Some auto shops and recycling centers accept used transmission fluid for recycling. This process involves removing any contaminants and impurities from the fluid, making it safe to use again.
It is important to dispose of used/old transmission fluid properly to avoid harming the environment. You can take it to a local auto shop or recycling center that accepts used fluids, or check with your local government for any designated hazardous waste disposal facilities in your area.
Used/old transmission fluid may contain harmful chemicals and should be handled with caution. Avoid direct contact with the fluid and make sure to dispose of it properly. If you do come into contact with it, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.