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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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Pretty clever.
 

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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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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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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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I use to make an aluminum foil tray and drain the oil. But that soda bottle is cool, never thought of that.
What I have done on many machines is just add a pipe to the drain plug and fix it. They also sell flex tubing that threads in to SAE or metric threads. Honda engines are metric....
 

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I put the blower up on a brick or comparable on the side with the drain on. Pull the cap and screw on a 1/4" pipe extension onto the drain. Put an old ice cream bucket so it will drain into it. slip the brick out and let it drain.
Pretty much it.
 

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Depends entirely on where you cut the holes. If you cut around the bar code, no problem. If you cut them in Ohio, you won't get the dime, we don't recycle.
 

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I slip a brick under the wheel with the drain on it. Uncap it and screw on a piece of 1/4" pipe with a coupler and put a drip pan out side the wheel. Lift it and remove the brick and let it drain. Been doing it that way for years and it works OK.
 
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