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post #1 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Oil change tray

Today's laziness project. Laziness is the mother of many inventions.

After removing the skid pan countless times during oil and filter changes in order to avoid the mess that dripping oil leaves, I decided I didn't want to do that any more.
The plastic drip tray sits on the skid pan during oil removal and guides the oil from the drain plug and filter to the drain hole in the pan.




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post #2 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 09:48 PM
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And the source of this wondrous tray is? since you so mysteriously left that data out of the post.
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And the source of this wondrous tray is? since you so mysteriously left that data out of the post.
I made it at work.
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Just use a piece of aluminum foil.

Get a large piece of aluminum foil. Fold and/or shape it the way you want and drain away.

When done, toss or recycle.

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Good idea.
Now I have a reason to buy that 3D printer. 😊
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post #6 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 11:43 PM
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3 D printers be damned! I let it run all over the Weld 86 plate and a couple shop towels clean up the mess. Makes the finish shiny too. But i admire the fact it's a home made. Kudos!
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Just use a piece of aluminum foil.

Get a large piece of aluminum foil. Fold and/or shape it the way you want and drain away.

When done, toss or recycle.
Naw that is too neat to toss. I am going to make me something like that. that is the neatest thing since that girl in high school.
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I like it. I'm always a fan of homemade stuff that solves a problem in an elegant way. If the plastic could withstand the heat, I'd just secure it to the skidplate and leave it in there. Just spray some degreaser on it after the oil change and hose it off.
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I adapted a silicone kitchen funnel for no mess oil changes
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