There's some talk on another forum, and it's something I had never questioned. But I'm gonna throw it out here and see what the braintrust has to say.
The stuff that the catch can catches - is it oil, and do you dump in back into the crankcase; or is it a nasty byproduct of the combustion process which shouldn't come anywhere near your oil?
Why WOULDN'T you dump it?
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Boy, I dump that crap in my old oil collector...no way I put that back in my engine!
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Cause it's oil.
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I wouldn't put it back in the crankcase. What good will it do. IF it is good oil it is such an insignificant amount that it won't make a difference in the fluid level....but IF it is a bad by product that small amount could possibly do bad things to the motor? I dont know......personally I say dump it!
Theoretically, it is just condensed oil of the same quality as that in the crankcase.
However, I can't dump it back in the crankcase either.
Some things just aren't "right." Putting anything other than fresh oil out of a fresh container in your oil fill spout is one of those things.
Not a rational position, but I'm sticking to it.
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The way I see it, I don't always have an old oil collector with me, but I always have the crankcase.
Thats why you have the next door neighbors bushes to dump it in! lol jk
Dude defintely DUMP it!
have you seen that stuff oil dont look that dark...
I usually empty my catch can when I change my oil anyways, so I just dump it in with the old oil. No way I'd put it back in my car. Along with catching oil, my catch can catches a lot of condensation and turns a funny color sometimes.
Would you poor this back into your car?
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I empty mine at every oil change, so whatever is in the cup gets dumped out with the old oil. No way I would put that crud back into my engine.
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I also notice a fine sediment at the bpttom. Is or could it be fine powderd metal shavings? Or is it just dirt?
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