container for oil changes

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by dogdad, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Just curious,,what do you use to catch your old oil and fluids when changing them? Has to be low profile to fit under the bike .
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I took a 5 gallon bucket and cut about a 4" piece off the bottom. Works great.
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I have pails that I have cut but my favorite is a roasting pan that is 2 or 3" deep. You have probably missed them on sale. In Canada they go on sale around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    kemo
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As i have been draining oil from cars and motorcycles for many years i have a selection of oil drain pans probably the easiest to create and use was an empty 5 litre container that came with windscreen washer in it i cut the side off it and drain the oil into it then when i remove the cap from what was originally the top i can easily pour the oil out into a good container once i have about 20 litres of old oil i take it to the recycling centre

    Brian
     
  5. orourcs

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    I went to Goodwill and bought an old cake pan. Works perfect. I also buy old towels and washcloths for grease rags there.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Kitty liter pan @ the dollar store:s
     
  7. ProF

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    I have a pet robot dog....he likes to lick up the oil. :D
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I use an old plastic drain container specially made for changing oil, it has a screw on/off yellow lid and inside has a molded in oil filter holder to drain it fully. Had it since the 70's so it may not be available nowadays. I'll post up a pix if you need it...

    Blitz oil drain pan - Shop sales, stores & prices at TheFind.com

    P.S. Since it is reusable, resealable and holds 5 gallons, it is easy on the environment and transporting to the oil recycler is clean and easy (they take my old oil filter as well).
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  9. opaka lips

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    A plastic retangular container (same size as Kemo's roast pan) from the harware store. Sold as a container to sprout seeds. It doubles as a container to clean parts or keeping parts from getting lost.
     
  10. HarryB737

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    NewHD I think we have the same pan... I've had mine that long also... It works great, I really like the filter post.