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#3354540 - 04/27/14 10:46 AM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
OilNerd Offline


Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1235
Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
I'm hooked on the 5-qt. jugs from Wally's.
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#3354548 - 04/27/14 10:57 AM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Dallas69]
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 775
Loc: Alabama, United States
You do realize that cams swaps are just as prevalent now as they were, "in the good old days", right? The tuner chips are just one part of a whole slew of aftermarket modifications including camshafts, ported throttle bodies, resized drive belt pulleys, and superchargers and turbochargers. Young men and women "these days" have just as much(if not more) automotive knowledge in the 21st century as people did in the dark ages of carbs and distributors, both of which should be subject to public execution.

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#3354694 - 04/27/14 02:12 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Bud]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 10915
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Bud
Had to grin at this one. I am old enough to remember changing the oil on my cars using the metal spout on the oil cans for oil changes. My how time have changed, and for the better as far as oil changes.


I always thought that the metal punch-in spout was more trouble than it was worth, although I still have one.
In the days of cans, I used a church key and a funnel.
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#3354697 - 04/27/14 02:14 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 08/23/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
I like jugs. Requires less space than single quarts and I can refill jugs with my used oil to dump at the local parts store.
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#3354730 - 04/27/14 02:55 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
BlindBaby Offline


Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 44
Loc: WV
I prefer quarts just for convenience, but I purchase jugs for the price savings.

If I'm changing oil in something that requires 6qt, I'll buy a jug and a quart.

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#3354796 - 04/27/14 04:12 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
chriscreags Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 117
Loc: Southern California
I like quarts. Makes it easier for me to get close to my vehicle's oil capacity.
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#3354819 - 04/27/14 04:34 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Red91]
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 945
Loc: Texas
I know that there are still young folks that can do their own work.when I was in high school I would say that 9 out of 10 guys could tune up their own car and change their oil.
i deal with teens everyday and for the most part they know where the gas goes and thats it.
Its not really their fault.cars just dont need the same maintainance as in the past and if their dad grew up not doing it then they wont be as interested in cars.jmo
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#3355844 - 04/28/14 05:02 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 13561
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ideally, I prefer a five gallon pail.
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#3355857 - 04/28/14 05:12 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
sparky123 Offline


Registered: 06/12/10
Posts: 305
Loc: virginia
Jugs seem to store better on the shelf but I prefer the quart bottles especially when pouring in the engine. Both have their +/-'s.
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#3355883 - 04/28/14 05:23 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Garak]
CATERHAM Offline


Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 9878
Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Garak
Ideally, I prefer a five gallon pail.

My friend, you must have some pretty impressive upper body strength to hold a 5 gal pail with one hand and a funnel with the other!

I hate even 4/5 quart/litre jugs for the same reason; potentially very messy especially when they are full. I only buy the jugs if there is a significant price savings or no other option.
I then usually pour the contents into some empty qt/L bottles before adding to the engine.
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#3355889 - 04/28/14 05:28 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: CATERHAM]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 13561
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: CATERHAM
My friend, you must have some pretty impressive upper body strength to hold a 5 gal pail with one hand and a funnel with the other!

No, I'm tiny. I use a 5 litre, graduated oil measuring cup I got from Partsource or Canadian Tire. When using five litre and four litre jugs, I learned long ago to have a proper, wide mouthed funnel. wink The one I use now sits just fine in the G's fill hole without being touched.
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#3355899 - 04/28/14 05:35 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Bud]
ag_ghost Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 491
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: Bud
Had to grin at this one. I am old enough to remember changing the oil on my cars using the metal spout on the oil cans for oil changes. My how time have changed, and for the better as far as oil changes.

+1; it was VERY satisfying to get it right without spilling any.

Kevin
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#3355931 - 04/28/14 06:01 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
Maxima97 Offline


Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 322
Loc: WA - Washington
I prefer WalMart 5.+ Qt Jags. Cheap per Qt. I have several Qt bottle around to add to 7.2 Qt for my LX470. And for my small cars using 4.0Qts, I just pour in 4Qt and leave 1Qt around for add up.
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#3355979 - 04/28/14 06:42 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 1663
Loc: Kellogg, IA
I prefer gallon jugs for every thing. My pickup takes 1.5 gallons. My compact tractor takes 1 gallon. And my semi truck takes 10 gallons. For the tractor and the semi, which use the same oil, I refill jugs from a 55 gallon drum. All my oil either comes in 55 drums for the diesels, or a case or more of gallons for the pickup, since it uses a different viscosity

And the drums are great for waste oil. A local outfit takes the oil for use in their shop heater during the winter.
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#3355997 - 04/28/14 06:52 PM Re: Do you prefer quarts or jugs? [Re: Realtech214]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2278
Loc: California
I prefer jugs, but if any of the 3 vehicles ever use oil during an OCI, I would probably carry a quart for top-off reasons. Lucky I haven't had to carry any oil.

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