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Favorite oil drain pan an why? #4539665
10/10/17 10:09 PM
10/10/17 10:09 PM
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Crawfordville FL
SilverFusion2010 Offline OP
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I don't really know what is on market so show me what you've got.


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539679
10/10/17 10:23 PM
10/10/17 10:23 PM
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Wet side WA
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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

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 10/10/17 10:24 PM.

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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539686
10/10/17 10:39 PM
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New Jersey
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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

Last edited by THafeez; 10/10/17 10:47 PM.

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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539699
10/10/17 11:06 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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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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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539700
10/10/17 11:08 PM
10/10/17 11:08 PM
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Clovis, CA
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And then I dump the oil into a 5-gallon bucket.

Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: THafeez] #4539717
10/10/17 11:34 PM
10/10/17 11:34 PM
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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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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539760
10/11/17 02:06 AM
10/11/17 02:06 AM
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539793
10/11/17 05:36 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
JC1 Offline
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+1 on the second PIC. Works well and is priced right.


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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: JC1] #4539817
10/11/17 06:39 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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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.

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

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

Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539910
10/11/17 08:30 AM
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I have been using a $3 plastic cat litter box for many years.


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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539915
10/11/17 08:34 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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I like mine. wink



Last edited by mightymousetech; 10/11/17 08:36 AM.

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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539927
10/11/17 08:48 AM
10/11/17 08:48 AM
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The Northeast
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Been using a dollar store bucket for years. The extra height gets right below the drain plug and prevents splashbacks.



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Re: Favorite oil drain pan an why? [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4539932
10/11/17 08:53 AM
10/11/17 08:53 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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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.

Last edited by jeepman3071; 10/11/17 08:55 AM.

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