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Author Topic: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.  (Read 6138 times)

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Offline skeebo1969

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You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« on: February 16, 2010, 03:09:43 PM »


   I was changing the oil in my car this morning.  It sits awfully low so I have to jack up one side to get to the oil pan and oil filter.  I've done this a thousand times...    I removed the drain plug and drained all of the old oil out of the car.  After this I put the drain plug back in and moved over to the oil filter for removal, moving the oil pan in the process to catch the excess oil that will come out.

   As I am sitting there under the car about to install the new oil filter I feel something wet against my shoulder.  It was the oil....  and before it ever reached my shoulder it soaked into something else, my dreads. 

  Fuckers acted like little wicks drawing  oil to my roots...  Don't know what I am going to do, but this looks a lot like a cutting situation.  I got desperate and used an apple cider vinegar rinse to try and cut the oil, but it is really in there. 

   I am going to have my wife look at it when she gets home later and see how far into the middle they are soaked by cutting one...  if I can atleast save something I will be happy. 

  Not good.. :(
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 03:14:17 PM »
Tom, that's just DREADful.
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:26:29 PM »
OH NO!
did you try dawn dish detergent yet?
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 03:29:28 PM »
I am no expert but with all environmental oil spills, they do use liquid dish soap to clean up the wild life and it does work out quite well.

I have been a hairdresser many moons ago, and I did use it once with very good results.

That might save you from cutting it all off.

Just a thought and good luck with it.

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 03:37:01 PM »
I know nothing about dreadlocks but could you not just undo them all, wash your hair really well to get all of the oil out and then rebraid?

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 03:37:46 PM »
Tom, that's just DREADful.

LOL

OH NO!
did you try dawn dish detergent yet?

Tried everything and I can still smell the oil even through the vinegar odor...lol man this is some funky shit.  I ended up cutting one and it's only soaked in the middle up about 7 inches from the end.  The middle is almost solid like a pencil so once it's in there it ain't going anywhere...

I am no expert but with all environmental oil spills, they do use liquid dish soap to clean up the wild life and it does work out quite well.

I have been a hairdresser many moons ago, and I did use it once with very good results.

That might save you from cutting it all off.

Just a thought and good luck with it.

Thanks..  problem is my ends are very locked up as opposed to further up near the root where the hair isn't as tightened yet.  I'll definitely be able to save something... hopefully.
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 03:43:28 PM »
I know nothing about dreadlocks but could you not just undo them all, wash your hair really well to get all of the oil out and then rebraid?

   It's just matted hair that becomes tangled together and eventually locks up.  I had  my hair backcombed about 3 years ago and it took it atleast a year before it quit looking messy and locked up. 

   
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »
   It's just matted hair that becomes tangled together and eventually locks up.  I had  my hair backcombed about 3 years ago and it took it atleast a year before it quit looking messy and locked up. 

   
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 04:06:38 PM »
Tom, do you now look kinda like this?
;D ROFLMAO

This sort of incident is why I don't have dreds.  :D Well, that and my short baptist hair cut.

Sad isn't it? I have the same hair style from when I was in a baptist high school in the 70s. Although I do have a 16in tail in the back now. What can I say? It's my very retro 80's rat tail. ;D (It didn't start out retro but time's gone by you know and it ain't the 80s anymore :D) Everyone used to freak out about it, so I cut it off. :o Then everyone freaked about it being gone, so I grew it back. ::)

Now I'm known as "that computer guy with the pony tail".  ::)

I hope you figure something out Skee and don't have to go all skinhead on us.  :D :-*
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 04:12:21 PM »
Vinegar will make things worst for you right now, as it does separate the oil and spreading it even deeper into your locks.

Not mentioning making them a lot more drier as its removing your own natural body oil.

There is a product on the market called UANS (google it) and it is very good for extremely dry and coloured hair.

After washing a few times and rinsing very well, use plenty of that stuff and wrap your locks overnight in plastic.

A touch of vanilla essence in it might help you with the smell too.

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 04:16:13 PM »
Tom, do you now look kinda like this?


That's actually what I looked like when I first started lol.


I hope you figure something out Skee and don't have to go all skinhead on us.  :D :-*

I doubt that will be the case.  I know I am going to lose some legth, just don't know how much yet.  I dont want to cut the ones I can see till she gets home and can see all the ones in the back.   Uggg...
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 04:19:38 PM »
Vinegar will make things worst for you right now, as it does separate the oil and spreading it even deeper into your locks.

Not mentioning making them a lot more drier as its removing your own natural body oil.

There is a product on the market called UANS (google it) and it is very good for extremely dry and coloured hair.

After washing a few times and rinsing very well, use plenty of that stuff and wrap your locks overnight in plastic.

A touch of vanilla essence in it might help you with the smell too.

I'll have to look into that and see how quickly I can get some.  Thanks allot Alain
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 04:27:42 PM »
That totally sucks man . I don't change my own oil these days because I end up with it every where every time . Its hard to get used motor oil smell off your skin much less out of hair .

My step dad owns a car lot where I used to go change my oil but he asked me to go else where because I was so messy with it .   

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 04:30:31 PM »
Be careful Tom or you may end up looking like this.


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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 04:41:36 PM »
Be careful Tom or you may end up looking like this.



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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2010, 07:54:58 PM »
The good thing about hair is it will grow back... usually.

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2010, 08:14:09 PM »
That totally sucks man . I don't change my own oil these days because I end up with it every where every time . Its hard to get used motor oil smell off your skin much less out of hair .

A friend gave me a good tip to get used motor oil and it's smell off skin, a lump of margarine and a teaspoon of sugar. works, but you end up thinking your hands a cake ;)

sorry Skeebo i haven't got any ideas about hair though, me and my hair parted company to many years ago to admit :D

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2010, 08:22:24 PM »
The good thing about hair is it will grow back... usually.

Not really Ford at least not for all-of-us, I've been bald since I was in my late 20s, and I got sick of looking like (Capt. Picard of the 80s Star-trek Fame Next Generation)  in my 30's and 40's, so about 15 yrs ago, I just shave it all off, and keep it that way, as long as shave it every week, it's looks clean, I haven't grown it out in a long while, besides it just makes me look older...  ;D
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 08:38:25 PM »
Tom,...

I am trying not to to laugh.  I always change my own oil.  I don't trust those quickly lube places. I took my car there one time, and they stripped the threads in the oil pan for the drain plug.  Didn't realize it until the next oil change.

No matter how careful I am I always seem to get some oil in my hair. My hair is short , so a little dawn get's it out.  One time , I rested my head right in the drained oil container!  :P     Wasn't watching what I was doing.

It's always when I get to the filter, that I get the most oil on me, for some reason. I get it running down my right arm, almost to the armpit.  ::)


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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2010, 09:09:15 PM »
I have no advice because I'm not sure what exactly is inside your dreads...someone once told me that there is a core of carotin inside dreads.

But you said your hair was once backcombed? Truely, what is your original hair type? I just remember your avatar with a shaved head, and then with dreads.

Finally, can you please post a clear picture of you with your dreads? You're a good-looking guy, and I'm not asking you to post in the porn thread, but I want to see Tom as he is today, happy and not 7-inches shorter than he was pre-oilchange.

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2010, 10:02:14 PM »
Hey Tom,

Having been a bar goddess for more than 20 years, I know Ginger Ale will take the stains out of almost anything so it may work in hair.  I have spent all of yesterday and today trying to get the stop lights and the left turn signal working on my MG.  I have used the lords name in vain many times and finally got the lights working, now the fuel pump won't work.  Having traced the wiring diagram in every direction, cleaned and greased the terminals everywhere on the car, still nothing.  At least my hair is perfect   ;D  Have the best day
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2010, 10:03:34 PM »
wow, what a HAIR-Raising experience.  I really hope your dreads aren't HAIR today and gone tomorrow.  That would really suck.  And thanks for the opportunity to make some really bad jokes.

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2010, 10:20:27 PM »
Be careful Tom or you may end up looking like this.



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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2010, 10:41:47 PM »
Maybe you can soak it out with something. But wouldnt that destroy your own oils that make the dreads?

Why don't you go see a professional and get advice.
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2010, 10:57:41 PM »

   LOL @ everyone...

   Well, we cut off about 7-8 inches.  It had soaked into the center of the dread.  I have enough trouble getting water out when I wash them, they take about 8 hours to get completely dry and thats even after hitting them with a blow dryer for a good ten minutes.  I know there really is no way to get what was trapped out.  I swear I washed my hair no less than 20 times and sludge was still thick inside.  We went ahead and just cut them all about the same legth.  

   Basquo, you probably remember the pic down below, it was the one I used as my avatar.   That was November 05 and probably the last or second to last time I cut my hair.  It's straight and all I did was backcombed them.   I had to use a shampoo with no conditioners in it so that the hair would stay packed together and eventually it locked, about one year I guess.   I'll post some pics of this mess to show you all how funked up I look now...  and yes, you all can laugh.

   Ray, I don't know what it is about oil.  You can have a drop in the bottle and if you spill any it suddenly becomes a gallon on the ground lol... or in your hair.

   This sucks, but it sure beats what I thought was going to happen.. I thought I was going to become a dreaded ball head... yes, ball head.


   

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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2010, 11:02:56 PM »
Maybe you can soak it out with something. But wouldnt that destroy your own oils that make the dreads?

Why don't you go see a professional and get advice.

  Actually I have to use a shampoo that helps strip out the natural oil and I have to wash them every 2-3 days so the oil does not build up.  A lot of people think dreads are dirty and smelly when they actually are not. 

 
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2010, 11:13:28 PM »
The good thing about hair is it will grow back... usually.

Tom, I am glad you found a remedy.

That said, hair is overrated and, for some of us, it doesn't grow back.

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2010, 12:05:44 AM »
We went ahead and just cut them all about the same legth.  

Uh-oh, the Skeebo™ is gone?
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2010, 06:58:05 AM »
  LOL @ everyone...

   Well, we cut off about 7-8 inches.  It had soaked into the center of the dread.  I have enough trouble getting water out when I wash them, they take about 8 hours to get completely dry and thats even after hitting them with a blow dryer for a good ten minutes.  I know there really is no way to get what was trapped out.  I swear I washed my hair no less than 20 times and sludge was still thick inside.  We went ahead and just cut them all about the same legth.  

   Basquo, you probably remember the pic down below, it was the one I used as my avatar.   That was November 05 and probably the last or second to last time I cut my hair.  It's straight and all I did was backcombed them.   I had to use a shampoo with no conditioners in it so that the hair would stay packed together and eventually it locked, about one year I guess.   I'll post some pics of this mess to show you all how funked up I look now...  and yes, you all can laugh.

   Ray, I don't know what it is about oil.  You can have a drop in the bottle and if you spill any it suddenly becomes a gallon on the ground lol... or in your hair.

   This sucks, but it sure beats what I thought was going to happen.. I thought I was going to become a dreaded ball head... yes, ball head.


   
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2010, 07:18:09 AM »
God, those things are hideous.  That is a face only a mother could love.

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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2010, 07:42:22 AM »
Uh-oh, the Skeebo™ is gone?

Skeebo happens to disagree with you on an epic scale.  Don't worry man, Whitney Houston made it back and so will I.

My scalp is beet red and I have a bit of an itchy rash.  It's probably from all the washing/lemon juice/vinegar/ crap I put it my hair.  All the ends where I cut have frayed out so instead of nice blunted tips I look like a little girl with over 30 pigtails.
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2010, 08:41:03 AM »
One word: shave .
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2010, 09:45:42 AM »
I look like a little girl with over 30 pigtails.
you gotta start posting pix soon!
We want to laugh at ya, oops, I mean, with you about the situation. :D ;D
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2010, 10:08:04 AM »
It's too late now cuz you cut a significant amount of hair off already, but the motorheads use a degreasing liquid soap for cleanup and I would have found out where to get it. Like PepBoys? or AutoZone? Me thinks you need a shower cap for future oil changes. Too bad this happened. Glad your name ain't Skeebo Sampson, heh?

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2010, 06:25:59 PM »
That's crap.  Hopefully you've managed to save your hair.

Actuall, I've never really understood why some change their own oil.  Seems like an awful lot of work when you can get it done pretty cheaply.

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2010, 07:33:16 PM »

Actuall, I've never really understood why some change their own oil.  Seems like an awful lot of work when you can get it done pretty cheaply.

It the mechanic in us !  :)

Ray
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline leese43

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2010, 08:17:24 PM »
How do you know when the oil needs changing?

Leese (who has a silver coloured car)

Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2010, 08:26:16 PM »
That's crap.  Hopefully you've managed to save your hair.


  I've lost about 1/2 my length.  

Actually, I've never really understood why some change their own oil.  Seems like an awful lot of work when you can get it done pretty cheaply.

Well outside of the hair fiasco I caused myself yesterday it usually only takes me 15 minutes to do.  I currently dispatch roadside assistance to drivers and one of my vendors is actually Pep Boys.  It amazes me the number of tow trucks I dispatch out for vehicles that just left the shop after an oil change.  The damage done after a mechanic forgot to replace the drain plug is quite extensive and something I try to avoid.

On both cars I save about $30 everytime I do it myself.  My car needs one every two months and my wife's car needs one about every 3 weeks.  That works out to almost $350 a year and does not include the other mechanic work I do on both vehicles like brake jobs, tuneup, and mostly whatever else happens to fail. It comes in handy and is quite rewarding when you get your hair..  I mean hands dirty.

Wish I had paid someone else to do it yesterday though... ::)
  
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2010, 08:33:52 PM »
How do you know when the oil needs changing?

Leese (who has a silver coloured car)



Depending on the manufacture, oil changes are generally recommend every 3,000 miles, but in actuality you can go up to 7,500 miles without any issues what so ever.  Due to the high mileage on my wife's car I change it every 3,500.  

And Leese... luckily silver vehicles have no relevance on when to change your oil, only red ones because they look so fast.
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Offline leese43

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2010, 08:39:44 PM »
Depending on the manufacture, oil changes are generally recommend every 3,000 miles, but in actuality you can go up to 7,500 miles without any issues what so ever.  Due to the high mileage on my wife's car I change it every 3,500.  

Oops, I think my car may need an oil change.

And Leese... luckily silver vehicles have no relevance on when to change your oil, only red ones because they look so fast.

LMFAO

edited to add - one day i'll learn how to split quotes properly..but it wont be tonight!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 08:41:19 PM by leese43 »
Oct 04 - Neg
Aug 05 - infected
Oct 05 - cd4 780, vl 60k
Apr 08 - cd4 430, vl 243
Jul 08 - cd4 550, vl 896
Nov 08 - cd4 730, vl 1.8k
May 09 - cd4 590, vl 1.5k
Sep 09 - cd4 460 vl 34k
Dec 09 - cd4 470 vl 42k
April 10 - cd4 430 vl 88.5k
July 10 - cd4 330 vl 118k
Aug 10 - started reyataz/truvada/norvir
Aug 10 - cd4 380 vl 4k (12 days after starting meds :))
Sep 10 - cd4 520 vl 1.5k
Oct 10 - cd4 590 vl 44
Jan 11 -cd4 610 vl <40 cd4% 50
May 11 - cd4 780 vl UD

Offline aztecan

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2010, 08:41:04 PM »

  I've lost about 1/2 my length.  

Well outside of the hair fiasco I caused myself yesterday it usually only takes me 15 minutes to do.  I currently dispatch roadside assistance to drivers and one of my vendors is actually Pep Boys.  It amazes me the number of tow trucks I dispatch out for vehicles that just left the shop after an oil change.  The damage done after a mechanic forgot to replace the drain plug is quite extensive and something I try to avoid.

On both cars I save about $30 everytime I do it myself.  My car needs one every two months and my wife's car needs one about every 3 weeks.  That works out to almost $350 a year and does not include the other mechanic work I do on both vehicles like brake jobs, tuneup, and mostly whatever else happens to fail. It comes in handy and is quite rewarding when you get your hair..  I mean hands dirty.

Wish I had paid someone else to do it yesterday though... ::)
  

Question: What do you do with the used oil? I can't find anyone who will accept it here because of our environmental regulations.






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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2010, 08:55:05 PM »
Question: What do you do with the used oil? I can't find anyone who will accept it here because of our environmental regulations.

After I put the new oil in the engine, I pour the old oil from the oil pan into the old oil jugs (say that 5 times real fast)LOL.  Mark, we have Discount Auto Parts here in Florida and they allow customers to drop off used oil for free.  Not sure if you have them where you are, if not you may want to ask one of your local auto shops for advice.
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Offline Angel-Ronnie

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2010, 12:44:34 AM »
skeebs rather get someone else to drain the oil from your car will save you from oil drenched locks..... but if you put clean oil in and it happens we can call you goldy locks ....... LOL
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2010, 09:44:25 AM »
skeebs rather get someone else to drain the oil from your car will save you from oil drenched locks..... but if you put clean oil in and it happens we can call you goldy locks ....... LOL

Or...We can just call him Goldilocks anyway, because some of us like the idea of referring to him as Goldilocks :D

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2010, 10:47:34 AM »


  Guess that's better than Oilylocks...
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2010, 12:12:46 PM »
Question: What do you do with the used oil? I can't find anyone who will accept it here because of our environmental regulations.
We just take it to any of the auto parts stores.  They resell it to companies that re-refine it.  Otherwise, our county has a day or two a year that they'll accept any sort of hazardous materials.
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2010, 09:09:35 PM »



   Well today I decided to detail the car.  My cup holders were a mess with a mixture of year old soda, coffee, pennies, and paper.  Couldn't get them real clean so I decided to pour a little Pine Sol, 409, soap mixture in each holder to let soak.  Sounds like a really good idea to me as I am sure it does to all of you.

  Just let them suckers soak all day Skeebo says!!

  Around 5 pm my daughter and I decided to go to Wendy's for dinner because the wife's in school tonight.  As we are leaving I get a call from my wife to see what we were up to and after the conversation was finished I hung up and tossed the phone in my usual desired place while driving....  in the cup holder.. with the awesome concoction still present of course...

  Fuck me man... and of course the phone is only a month old.

  Best week ever!
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2010, 09:15:24 PM »
you know...i thought u were black...lol.
midapr07 - seroconversion
sept07 - tested poz
oct07 cd4 1013; vl 13,900; cd4% 41
feb08 cd4  694;  vl 16,160; cd4% 50.1
may08 cd4 546; vl 91,480; cd4% 32
aug08 cd4 576; vl 48,190; cd4% 40.7
dec08 cd4 559; vl 63,020; cd4% 29.4
feb09 cd4 464; vl 11,000; cd4% 26
may09 cd4 544; vl 29,710; cd4% 27.2
oct09 cd4 ...; vl 23,350; cd4% 31.6
mar10 cd4 408; vl 59,050; cd4% 31.4
aug10 cd4 328; vl 80,000; cd4% 19.3 STARTED ATRIPLA
oct10 cd4 423; vl 410 ;); cd4% 30.2
jun11 cd4 439; vl <20 ;); cd4% 33.8 <-Undetectable!
mar12 cd4 695; vl ud; cd4% 38.6
jan13 cd4 738; vl ud; cd4% 36.8
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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
LOL, sorry, your week sounds like how mine go.  I had my phone in my pocket last year and was leaving Mickey D's with the little ones, one of them gave me thier milk and I stuck it in my pocket and unfortunatlely it wasn't closed all the way.  Take it all apart and let it dry out, hopefully, it's not an iphone.

I can't remember what I got in my hair before but it was real greasy/oily and I used beer to get it out.  It took a few rinses but it worked, not that you will have the same problem again  ;)

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Re: You guys can laugh, but I'm a lil bummed about this.
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2010, 09:17:53 PM »
sorry my former suggestion of dawn dish detergent won't work to fix this new problem.
I say you just need to back away slowly and give your car some space for a while.
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chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

 


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