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#4539665 - 10/10/17 10:09 PM Favorite oil drain pan an why?
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Crawfordville FL
I don't really know what is on market so show me what you've got.
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#4539679 - 10/10/17 10:23 PM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2745
Loc: Wet side WA
I like this old style. Its easy to keep clean. It doesn't back up and overflow like the black type with the small plug in them. Holds the drain of 10 quarts from my Duramax with room to spare.

https://www.amazon.com/Plews-75-751-Galv...Y8WH87WY1WZB6VK

I also have one of these to go with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloTool-1...6H8K1FN5CEPKD2X


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (10/10/17 10:24 PM)
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#4539686 - 10/10/17 10:39 PM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
THafeez Offline


Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
Both of these are very good pans. I used the scepter one for the first time when draining out the transmission oil since I had to measure how much was in there. The little spout at the end allowed me to put it in a M1 5qt container NO SPILLS. Pepboys link has a nice video that shows what I am describing.

Only downside to the second pic is the little useless vent never closes. Need to find tape of some super glue that'll permanently shut it. Unless you're emptying a 3+ gallon sump, no point for a vent. However, it makes changing the oil very easy. I put it under the car. Let it drain pull it out, cut the oil filter. Then use a rag to wipe the excess oil and down to the recycling station we go. Walmart stocks it. As does home depot and pepboys.

https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9366918/00348

http://www.homedepot.com/p/FloTool-Super...Drain+Container
https://www.walmart.com/ip/16-Qt-Drain-Container/44580714


Edited by THafeez (10/10/17 10:47 PM)
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#4539699 - 10/10/17 11:06 PM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4298
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
I used a pan like this for years. A simple plastic dishpan. I paid less than a buck for it. It worked on my Trucks and SUVs. Too tall for lower cars.



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#4539700 - 10/10/17 11:08 PM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA


And then I dump the oil into a 5-gallon bucket.

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#4539717 - 10/10/17 11:34 PM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: THafeez]
Dumc87 Offline


Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 591
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: THafeez
Both of these are very good pans. I used the scepter one for the first time when draining out the transmission oil since I had to measure how much was in there. The little spout at the end allowed me to put it in a M1 5qt container NO SPILLS. Pepboys link has a nice video that shows what I am describing.

Only downside to the second pic is the little useless vent never closes. Need to find tape of some super glue that'll permanently shut it. Unless you're emptying a 3+ gallon sump, no point for a vent. However, it makes changing the oil very easy. I put it under the car. Let it drain pull it out, cut the oil filter. Then use a rag to wipe the excess oil and down to the recycling station we go. Walmart stocks it. As does home depot and pepboys.

https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9366918/00348

http://www.homedepot.com/p/FloTool-Super...Drain+Container
https://www.walmart.com/ip/16-Qt-Drain-Container/44580714


I use the second pan as well. Occasionally a cheap plastic pan too. They work. Good enough for me anyway.
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#4539760 - 10/11/17 02:06 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5236
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL





Goes right up under both of my Rams.

Can't live without my 58 quart drain pan:

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloTool-42008-Crude-Control/dp/B000F64S7U

But most frequently, I use this:



However, nothing beats an empty 5-quart oil jug with the side cut out of it for those smaller jobs.
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#4539793 - 10/11/17 05:36 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3006
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
+1 on the second PIC. Works well and is priced right.
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#4539817 - 10/11/17 06:39 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: JC1]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5242
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
I like these:

https://www.grainger.com/product/4CUR5?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!166588198750!!!!82496192037!&ef_id=WYG38QAAATOeASoY:20171011113

The ones with the "filled in side" seem splashy to me and I'd never expect to stand one up on its edge after a drain without making a huge mess.

When sis had her Jeeps a 2 gallon (tall) paint pail was PERFECT because it stood closely beneath the drain and didn't let one drop escape.

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#4539829 - 10/11/17 06:57 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4368
Loc: Taiwan
Whatever is lying around. I don't see the need for, or any particular advantage of, these dedicated devices. I usually dispose of whatever I use anyway. Often its an oil jug with a window cut in the side, or a larger plastic jerrican cut in two. Shorelines usually yield something suitable.

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#4539893 - 10/11/17 08:03 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
mooboy76 Offline


Registered: 10/10/17
Posts: 4
Loc: ON - Canada
I use a 6 litre transparent 'storage box' from Canadian Tire or the Dollar Store that I bought for $1.50. Neither of my cars hold more than 4.5L, so as long as I don't kick it, it works just fine. Square corners make for easy pouring into the funnel for the waste jug.

I also have one of the big pancake pans with the spout, but always found them cumbersome and the spout took forever to stop dripping, so I have not used it in close to a decade.

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#4539910 - 10/11/17 08:30 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I have been using a $3 plastic cat litter box for many years.
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#4539915 - 10/11/17 08:34 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I like mine. wink




Edited by mightymousetech (10/11/17 08:36 AM)
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#4539927 - 10/11/17 08:48 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2229
Loc: The Northeast
Been using a dollar store bucket for years. The extra height gets right below the drain plug and prevents splashbacks.

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#4539932 - 10/11/17 08:53 AM Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4216
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
I use one of these:

http://www.autozone.com/shop-and-garage-tools/oil-drain-pan/flotool-oil-drain/134895_0_0?cmpid=PS:3:3:1&s_kwcid=AL!5142!3!193245103672!!!!295498712079!&ef_id=WcpdKwAABA2eN8d4:20171011135521:s

The spout makes pouring the old oil into a container for recycling.

I use a smaller plastic dish for small engines.


Edited by jeepman3071 (10/11/17 08:55 AM)
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