You better stock up with several cases of engine oil, WHILE IT IS STILL CHEAP! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

If you shop around, you can buy a case of 12 quarts of oil around $9 to $10. I have 10 cases. Do it this week while it is cheap!

-- bbb (, December 28, 1999


What is the shelf life of engine oil? Can one store in a garage?


-- zeaal (, December 28, 1999.


-- bbb (, December 28, 1999.

10 cases? That would be a 30 year supply for me. Not knocking the advice though, I've gotten 4 cases. If that won't do me then I won't get done.

-- Gus (, December 28, 1999.

A quart of oil is the best bartering item on the Y2K market!

-- bbb (, December 28, 1999.

Not trying to be a smartass but what good is engine oil if you can't get gasoline? On the other hand, if gasoline is available, then engine oil would be too.

-- Lars (, December 28, 1999.

If it gets so bad that we have to barter with oil,then no-one will be driving...

-- (, December 28, 1999.

I have an even better idea:

Grease the bearings in your skateboards and fix the flats on your bicycles. Let's ride!

-- cin (, December 28, 1999.

Right on bbb, Lars in time some cars could be converted to run on other types of fuels which we could make domestically maybe not as many total gallons but some supply would pop up. (For bbb) I've researched this a little see what you think, could soybean oil be used as a alternative "oil". I know it would be quite a bit thinner, but it's a resource.

-- Fuel Boy (, December 28, 1999.

Good advice on the oil, bbb. Fuel Boy, soybean oil has been used to fuel an internal combustion engine, but it can't lubricate one. The oil breaks down at those temperatures -- and in the north, it turns to jello at around zero F. in a cold engine. (Or was that fish oil? Big sigh. Time takes it toll on the memory banks.)

-- Cash (, December 28, 1999.

Cash thanks, I know making "soy-diesel" is rather hard compared to ethonal, methane, etc. The by product or soybean oil most processing plants get as a by product would that be able to run "as is" in a diesel engine. I haven't talked to any one or seen any info if that would work??

-- Fuel Boy (, December 28, 1999.

Other vital bodily fluids such as transmission oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, grease.

-- A (, December 28, 1999.

Don't forget the oil filters - just as important.

-- (, December 28, 1999.

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