Originally Posted by H2C
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.
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.