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Old 04-28-2009, 04:33 AM   #1
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"About 2.1 tons of used crankcase oil ends up in our rivers and streams every year. A single quart of motor oil can pollute 250,000-gallons of drinking water."

From A Pollution Prevention Guide for Automotive Repair Shops

I think I'm going to throw out that filter and properly route mine to the intake now..
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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I'm willing to bet that that number is referring to people dumping wasted oil after oil changes... not those of us without a pcv/vent system routed back into the intake. On most people's setups, there is usually a filter installed on both vents which catches most of the oil. Whenever I remove mine, I use cheap small engine fuel filters, which I can drain out when they start to accumulate.
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dead fish > detonation
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last time i looked at my car it was burning oil, not illegally dumping it in rivers.

my neighbor's jeep on the other had has nearly killed me with the amount of oil it leaks on it's parking spot.
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I route mine to the IM, big deal.
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As Jeff stated, that number is for if oil is dumped straight into a stream flowing at a constant rate. I had to calculate that figure some time ago for an amount of pollution at a certain density into a stream at a certain flowrate. Kinda hard when you start working through the math. However, as the oil coming out of your VTA system in your car is small in comparison and spread out over the ENTIRE area that you drive, the amount of oil that is concentrated in one area is neglible. That is unless you drive your car into a river or lake, then it's a different story.
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I wasnt trying to imply that our vta pressure relievers caused all that oil. I was throwing the number out there to make us realize how our small illegal smog modifications contribute to the pollution. Especially in the case of a crankcase pressure reliever, designed to reburn deadly gases and polluting oil, and how most of us, myself included, VTA it simply because of laziness.
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meh **** that ****, i dont need a pcv or a cat
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To change my oil I drive my car over the ditch so it is straddling it, then pull the drain plug. That way I don't have to jack up the car and I don't have to carry jugs of used oil to the parts store. It also helps to control both the weeds and, in the rainy season, the mosquitoes.
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I wasnt trying to imply that our vta pressure relievers caused all that oil. I was throwing the number out there to make us realize how our small illegal smog modifications contribute to the pollution. Especially in the case of a crankcase pressure reliever, designed to reburn deadly gases and polluting oil, and how most of us, myself included, VTA it simply because of laziness.

I ate fresh catfish out of the James River and I'm still alive. That's awesome, I'm stupid.
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I ate fresh catfish out of the James River and I'm still alive. That's awesome, I'm stupid.
Did you noodle the catfish?
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PFFFFF
What has the environment ever done for me?
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Only in CA would one give a **** about something like that..
Its funny, everyone that doesnt give a **** is from the central or eastern LOL!!
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meh **** that ****, i dont need a pcv or a cat
HAHAHA

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PFFFFF
What has the environment ever done for me?
Do you live under a roof? Maybe that.
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Did you noodle the catfish?
I dont think things can live that long to get that big in the James, it's one of the most polluted rivers out there.
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I thought I didn't care at first, but after driving around for two months with a hollowed out cat I kinda felt bad.

Here in Houston (the Replublic of Ghetto as hustler now knows) we have a LOT of drivers that drive unregistered and poorly running vehicles. I have a big beef with drivers that use the roads and don't pay registration fees when they are contributing to traffic and road wear.

I've recently started to also despise drivers that have a cloud following their car.

Your car may not have a visible cloud, but if you run without a cat you are contributing more than your fair share. I can see removing a charcoal canister or breather, but going catless is just irresponsible. The amount of work that a cat does to break down known pollutants is amazing, and there's a reason they're required.

Houston used to be a dirty ******' city before we started emissions testing. There are still a lot of ignorant ******** polluting, but it seems we now take a little more care to keep our cars running well, even those of us that grew up in the country not giving a ****.
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No, I live in the jungle; as such the environment is my enemy.
Did you ever see Jumangee? Thatís how I live my life ever single day.
I do everything I can to destroy an environment that tries to destroy me.
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Hippies say they want to save the earth, but all they do is smoke dope and smell bad.
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Hippies say they want to save the earth, but all they do is smoke dope and smell bad.

under the soap is a good place to hide money from a hippie.
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