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Oil changes on the road?

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I would be very interested in what people do on longer trips with their sump oil and used filters... Just something I have been wondering about.
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Unless you are unfortunate enough to be stuck in the middle of the bush I always try to coincide mine with stops in town and at a garage for "proper" waste disposal (which usually means recycling your old oils etc).
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(which usually means recycling your old oils etc).
Recycling.... you mean use it again?

depending on which continent you are of course. And of course using your old oil to redo a bit of sandroad never hurts?! To keep the dust down... This is how "we" did it in the old days, I am told...

But yeah, we keep to DIY garages, mostly petrol stations, where I can work myself...
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I would be very interested in what people do on longer trips with their sump oil and used filters... Just something I have been wondering about.
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Oil changes

In just about every country in Africa you find filling stations with service bays. I just kept a supply of filters. You can go into any one of these and rent the service bay for an hour. The costs are usually about 5 to 10 Euro per hour and most of them through in a guy to help you for it (To do the dirty work). They all have disposal drums in the pit. Just a word of caution, NEVER get any of these guys in Africa to fit the oil filter or the sump plug (They will strip or cross thread at least one of them.) and put the new oil in yourself they normally lack the finesse in getting it right.

When the vehicle is standing on the pit it also gives one the chance grease all that should be greased, check brake pads and give the underside a good check out for anything that might cause a problem later on.
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