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Oil Spill Clean-up

If you are a DIY auto repair mechanic, you know that oil finds a way to spill no matter how careful you are. If you’re a beginner in DIY Auto Repair, you’re probably here because you just learned that lesson the hard way. Relax. Blain’s Farm & Fleet will show you how to clean up an oil spill. How To Clean Up an Oil Spill Oil is toxic to the(…)

SAE-to-ISO Oil Conversion Chart

Vintage tractors and tillage equipment are usually bought at auctions, so collectors don’t always have access to their owner’s manuals. Owner’s manuals are important because they include the tractor’s specifications, replacement parts, and which oil it requires. Also, oil has changed since the old days, and the way manufacturers list the recommended oil is sometimes different from the way oils are labeled now. Often, the hydraulic oil for an older(…)

Filtration: What is A Micron?

You may notice that some oil, transmission, or hydraulic filters are marked with a micron number. A micron is a unit of measurement. For what it’s worth, one micron equals one millionth of one meter. A meter is about three feet, so we’re talking small here. Really small. One of the hairs on your head is about ninety microns wide. So, when it comes to filtration and you see a(…)

How To Change Your Oil

Most mechanics recommend changing your motor oil every three months or 3,000 miles. Follow this recommendation and your car or truck will perform better and last longer. Knowing how to change your oil is a great skill to have. If time permits you to do it, changing the oil on your vehicle can be an easy way to save a little bit of cash. If you don’t know how to change your oil, follow(…)

What is Oil Absorbent?

If you change oil, you need oil absorbent. Accidents happen, and oil change mechanics know that oil gets spilled. Oil spills are hard to clean up, and there are very strict government rules on how you must clean up and dispose of waste oil. If you dispose of your oil improperly, you could risk contaminating soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers. Be environmentally responsible and recycle your oil. Part of protecting the(…)

What Does Air Compressor Oil Do?

Air compressor oil is specially formulated for air compressors. It performs many important functions, including cooling the compression, lubricating the compressor, and acting as a sealant. Without air compressor oil, your compressor would heat up more quickly. For many compressors, overheating causes an automatic shutdown, so the way the oil removes heat allows your compressor to run longer without overheating. Your air compressor would also leak more air without air compressor oil serving(…)

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