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So what is everybody using to hold the used oil when they change it?? Just wondering if someone sells something or wanting to hear some creative ideas, thanks guys.
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I use the base of a plastic 55 gal drum that I cut.

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Mine sits high enough to let me slide an upright 5 gallon buck under. I also installed the Fumoto quick change valve so I don't have to worry about dropping the drain plug into the oil.

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So what is everybody using to hold the used oil when they change it??....
I use a 15 qt drain pan which holds all of the oil plus allows the filter to drain. Once I refill the engine with new oil, I pour the used oil into the same bottles and drop them off at the nearest lube place for recycling. That way both the oil and the plastic bottles get recycled and for no cost to me.

The pan is less than $10 at most auto stores or Wally World.



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I use a 15 qt drain pan which holds all of the oil plus allows the filter to drain. Once I refill the engine with new oil, I pour the used oil into the same bottles and drop them off at the nearest lube place for recycling. That way both the oil and the plastic bottles get recycled and for no cost to me.

The pan is less than $10 at most auto stores or Wally World.



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Same thing I do. I uase the same reuseable pan too, works great

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I use a 15 qt drain pan which holds all of the oil plus allows the filter to drain. Once I refill the engine with new oil, I pour the used oil into the same bottles and drop them off at the nearest lube place for recycling. That way both the oil and the plastic bottles get recycled and for no cost to me.

The pan is less than $10 at most auto stores or Wally World.



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I have one of those and without hesitation state it is the worst drain pan I have ever used.

The cap on the end of the drain snout doesn't seal. The snout is at the 12 or 13 quart level so the last couple of Powerstroke quarts will be leaking.

The center drain is marginally too small. If you pull the center drain plug up and latch open as intended a Powerstroke will fill the catch basin faster than this pan can take it. If you pull the center plug completely out then as long as the air vent is open the pan will drain the catch basin fast enough.

A Fumoto valve at $25 is a much better solution. Drains slower but its easy to drain directly into milk jugs or the 1 gallon oil bottles saved from your previous oil change.

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I have one of those and without hesitation state it is the worst drain pan I have ever used.

The cap on the end of the drain snout doesn't seal. The snout is at the 12 or 13 quart level so the last couple of Powerstroke quarts will be leaking.

The center drain is marginally too small. If you pull the center drain plug up and latch open as intended a Powerstroke will fill the catch basin faster than this pan can take it. If you pull the center plug completely out then as long as the air vent is open the pan will drain the catch basin fast enough.

A Fumoto valve at $25 is a much better solution. Drains slower but its easy to drain directly into milk jugs or the 1 gallon oil bottles saved from your previous oil change.
totallyyy agree about those drain pans. I got rid of mine, just change my oil at my buds dairy now we dump it in huge bins lol.
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Mine sits high enough to let me slide an upright 5 gallon buck under. I also installed the Fumoto quick change valve so I don't have to worry about dropping the drain plug into the oil.
+1 a bright orange 5 gallon home depot bucket and lid is just tall enough to fit under my f250. i have not done the quick valve...basicly because when i sit it on the bottom in the mud i don't want to be running when the oil is running out.

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totallyyy agree about those drain pans. I got rid of mine, just change my oil at my buds dairy now we dump it in huge bins lol.
HEY! i use that pan on the wifes chevy 1500! -lol the seal doesn't hold oil AT ALL! i only use it to catch the oil and drain it into the same 5gal bucket before sending it to a part store's collection tank. i just ensure that there is no oil in the neck of the drain pan.

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I have a set of wood ramps that I use in my enclosed trailers that I drive my truck up on, it sits just high enough to slide a 5 gallon bucket under the oil pan.

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I use a 5 gal bucket as well and then transfer it back into the old jugs when I am done. Then I either take it to the local oil change place and they take it for free, or put it on craigs list for free and guys with oil burning furnaces in there shops come and take it.

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