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    Smile Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Hi folks. A little over a year ago I was collecting too much used oil and gave away my biggest supplier, (FIsh and chip shop at Dutton Park).

    I was keeping my van and my daughters old diesel Peugeot going, and doing the odd long trip (loading Van with up to 20X20lt drums)

    Then my other supplies dwindled and now I have barely enough oil to just keep my van going around Brisbane.

    I live in Dayboro (1 hour NW of Brisbane, past Samford) but travel to West End once a week , so can pick up oil anywhere between.

    If anyone can help it would be much appreciated!

    Jim

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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Jim,
    Do you have the time to call in on F&C shops, Delis, etc on your regular run to West End?
    You cover a few km, so surely there is a place along your route which can help out.
    A big advantage is that it is along your route, so no major detours would be needed.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Yeh, thanks for replying TOny.
    My daughter has tried a number of shops recently without much luck (she is more charming than me).
    Will keep trying.
    Jim

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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Unfortunately oil suppliers come and go over time.
    I never turn down oil and have only given away one small supplier to someone else who is about 80km closer to it than I am.

    On the other hand I do still have my first oil supplier, a pub where I started collecting in 2001.
    If Paradise were closer to Dayboro I would be happy to assist.

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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Jim

    I can't give away a supplier but could probably give away 100 litres or so if you are seriously desperate.
    I have a bit too much at the moment but if you are any good at mecha nical work I need some help ?

    I have an engine mount to replace or daylight running lights to fit if you have any electrical experience ..

    Let me know and maybe we can trade.

    Michael
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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Hi Michael.
    Not much good at electrics really, but changing an engine mount shouldn't be too hard, if you are not too far off my track.
    What suburb are you in?
    Jim

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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Jim

    Sent you a Pm.
    Check your email for contact details.

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Jim

    I have about 300 litres if you want to organise pickup. Login and check your messages , you will find my phone number.

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara ( Sold )
    2018 NP300 Navara ( B5 )

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.
    Tetragonula Hockingsi

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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Yes Suppliers do come and go. In that boat now. Was riding a golden wave of vegy oil, but after moving 3 times my supplier finally left the country. I'm picking up the odd bit of oil here and there but need that steady supply if anyone hears of anything between Kingston and the gold coast or surrounding areas would really appreciate it.
    5 years now that I've only driven into a servo for Bread and don't wanna start now.

    Cheers
    Daniel
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    Re: Used oil supply badly needed Brisbane

    Hey mate, can't help you with supplies, I am in the same boat :-) but depending on how desperate you are and how you are using the oil, buying it form a collection company might work. Have considered this alley way myself especially since my accountant said that the purchased oil can be claimed back as fuel when tax time comes around. Also any mods you are doing to run your car on veg or bio can be claimed as capital expenses as well. But I run my own business, that might be a different situation than yours.
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