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#4598267 - 12/08/17 04:09 PM How many oil drain containers do you use?
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10212
Loc: Indiana
How many oil drain containers do you use during an oil change and for what vehicle?

My truck has a remote oil filter just behind the front bumper. I like the oil draining as I remove the filter so I use 2. As for my Jeep and her Volvo, I can position my larger container to catch both once most of the sump is drained.
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#4598275 - 12/08/17 04:14 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I use one metal oil drain pan and then a 5 gallon bucket with a lid to store the dirty oil in.

After I drain the oil pan I usually have to slide the oil drain pan over a ways to catch the oil filter draining, and then what's left dripping from the oil pan drips on the floor unless I put a frozen dinner tray there.

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#4598281 - 12/08/17 04:29 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 263
Loc: Georgia
One. The filter on my f23a accord is directly above the drain plug.
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#4598296 - 12/08/17 04:39 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2258
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
When I do an oil drain, I place one of these:



..on to one of these:



.. and slide the whole thing under the car, repositioning as it drains to keep as much of it in the drain pan, and keeping all possible drips within the area of the metal tray.

When I'm done with my drain & fill, I transfer the drained fluids to one of these:



.. to take into my local auto parts store to pour into their huge recycling drum.

Most days, not a single drop makes it to the driveway.
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#4598305 - 12/08/17 04:54 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1931
Loc: IL
Above post is for rich kids.... just use a empty container, and a black traditional "oil drain pan"

I've used walmart 5 quart empty oil jugs, antifreeze jugs, 5 gallon buckets, a old kerosene can...
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#4598310 - 12/08/17 05:01 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 501
Loc: West Ma.
I use a bucket, drain out the oil pan, replace the drain plug then position bucket under the filter and replace it...
Fill it with oil,then transfer the old oil into the jug the new oil just came out of, and off to wally world it goes from where the new oil came from... smile
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#4598311 - 12/08/17 05:01 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2170
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
I use a deep rectangular dish washing basin, then pour the used oil into a vintage Wolf's Head or Kendall 5 gallon can to take to the recycling center.
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#4598316 - 12/08/17 05:06 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1765
Loc: Texas
Just one.
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#4598317 - 12/08/17 05:11 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2636
Loc: vicksburg ms
2, big one for drain oil and small one for oil filter.
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#4598320 - 12/08/17 05:16 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
ecotourist Offline


Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1079
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I use an old enamel washtub. They were often used for bathing small babies, making bread and such-like. It's so old it might be getting valuable. Kind of pointy at the ends, works great for pouring.

But it doesn't quite hold all of the oil from my BMW so I have a supplementary jug made out of an orange juice container (with a widened top opening) that I use to catch some oil and cut down on the volume a bit.

At least no-one can say I don't use top of the line equipment.
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#4598325 - 12/08/17 05:17 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14269
Loc: Silicon Valley
A 5 gal corn oil container to recycle, a 7 qt or so drain pan to catch the drain, a funnel.
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#4598355 - 12/08/17 05:48 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10318
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I use one of these from Walmart. Itís the catch can, storage can, and transport can to dump it all in one.

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#4598358 - 12/08/17 05:50 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4432
Loc: Taiwan
Depends whats on the shoreline that day.

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#4598433 - 12/08/17 06:57 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1701
Loc: War Eagle
Well Vern In Illinois
I think Sir Tanon does a real nice job with his changes and recycling

Good job Sir Tanon as I also use that recycle jug

He does not have to be a rich kid to be kind to his driveway and recycle, just considerate.
And you did not show him much love with your remark.

Again, good job Sir Tanon.
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#4598484 - 12/08/17 07:40 PM Re: How many oil drain containers do you use? [Re: dlundblad]
BalticBob Offline


Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
Oil drain pans?
I thought dat was whut duh back pasture was fer.

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