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Posted: 10/29/2013 5:32:38 AM EDT
We found a case of the old card board cans of Arco Graphite motor oil (less one can) in the back of the machine shed under misc crap

It has to be what 40 years old?  So i suspect all the graphite in on the bottom of the can - is it worth anything?  Just use it up in beater farm trucks?  

The old carboard cans are a neat trip back ...
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:34:08 AM EDT
Huge collectors market for that sort of stuff.

Americana memorabilia.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:34:35 AM EDT
E-Bay...collectors like stuff like old oil...
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:37:03 AM EDT
ahhh why didn't I think of that

any special shipping considerations other than it will be HEAVY
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:38:56 AM EDT
Oil is a non-hazardous material.

So no, just make sure to package it well.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:48:59 AM EDT
I'm surprised it didn't leak out of the cans. Nasty stuff when the cans leak. I wonder how they would do an oil analysis with all that graphite floating around in there. Also wonder if the new small micro filters would clog up. I don't think they had good oil filters back in the early eighties.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:50:41 AM EDT
My friend use to use that back in 1980.  He said that it didn't seem to be any better than any other oil, except for that fact that looked dirty when you opened the quart.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:59:14 AM EDT
Just bury it in the yard. It should turn back into a dinosaur in a couple more years.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 8:21:36 AM EDT
Recent sales from $7-16 per quart on eBay.
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