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Oil drain by tire? Here's a helpful tip.

So I'm very new to this forum and motors in general. Wanted to change the oil in my snowblower but found the drain to be right over the tire. I searched the forum and some suggested a pop bottle to direct the oil to your bucket. I then wondered how am I going to catch the oil after taking the cap off the drain without making a mess while also not holding the bottle the entire time. So here's what I did and hopefully it helps others.

I cut a hole on each side of the pop bottle near the bottom. I then slid the bottle over the drain line. I could then use my socket set to unscrew the cap catching all the oil and not have to baby sit the pop bottle as it drains.

The oil in my hand me down looked pretty dirty to me! Glad I'm changing it.


Anyways hopefully this helps someone on the forums.
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good job looks like i can use that even on my newer lct motor great tip

ill still grease the shafts and remove the wheel 1 time per yr
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nice, walkaway and let it drip to the last drop

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Can I get my dime deposit back on the bottle after I change the oil?




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I like this idea. I've used soda bottles before but not in this way. I like the idea of two holes, one for the socket.

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i just take a long tranny funnel and cut off about half of the funnel part so i can put the funnel underneathe the nut while having enough room for my fingers to unscrew nut.

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Glad this may help some people. I know it's not a big deal, but I don't like making a mess lol!

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Nice, I plan to use this. Thanks!
If you keep the cap on the soda bottle it should hold all the oil without needing the drip pan. My blower only holds 1 quart of oil.
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Great tip! I figure I'll be using a 1/2 gallon milk jug for my oil change. We never buy pop.

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