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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008314 02/11/19 08:25 PM
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Usually just my rectangular Flow Tool drain pan. Sometimes however, I can tell I'm feeling clumsier than normal like the time I forgot to remove the drain pan before backing the car from under the carport. That was a mess. Since then I often park over a free HF tarp or have a 40 lb. bag of oil dry handy just in case.

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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008581 02/12/19 08:31 AM
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supton Offline
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Dirt driveway so I do nothing for it; my vehicles don't seem to have real problems getting the vast majority of oil into the pan. Vinyl gloves from HF are cheaper than the cheap latex ones so I use those for my hands.

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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008598 02/12/19 08:52 AM
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Cardboard under the catch pan. It makes it easy to slide around on the floor and will catch any drops that miss, which isn't common.

I can manage to pull the pan plug out by hand and never get oil on my hands. But I usually clean the plug (and add a new crush washer), so my hands are washed immediately after anyway. I can't remember ever getting my hand covered with oil. Just fortunate with the vehicles I own.

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2009 Hyundai Sonata V6 Limited 167k - Mobi1 5W-20 HM, Fram Ultra Syn XG9999 frown
2002 Mustang GT 75k - Amsoil XL 5W-20, EA011,Rained on 7 times
Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008918 02/12/19 02:19 PM
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Several sections from the Omaha World Herald to catch any drips. Not much of a problem with the front end on jack stands. The thing about hot oil is that it is very hard to contain no matter how careful one may be. I usually have more dripping installing the new oil since my Camry has a pita thing partially blocking the fill hole. I believe it is there to catch debris from falling into the valve mechanism, but it prevents a funnel being installed far another not to fall out.

Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5010252 02/13/19 06:11 PM
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For hands...wurth has an excellent just wipe off all the dirt with water afterwards!


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