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Old 05-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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I remember reading this tip a while back by Oldhp and finally decided to try it for my oil change tonight. I trimmed a plastic ice cream container enough so I could get it under the oil filter reaching in from the front. I then loosened the oil filter and let it drop inside then pulled the container out from the front. Aside from a little splashed oil from the filter dropping it was mess free.

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That's a pretty slick idea. I had never thought of doing something like that, and I must've missed the original post...

You said that you "pulled the container out from the front"....

As in you were underneath the truck, but were able to gain access from near the front bumper, as opposed to reaching up from behind the axle and everything else that was in the way?

sorry I tend to be a little dense, especially when I'm having a hard time visualizing something.


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ONOutdoorsman, Great!!! Glad it worked for you!!! A Kroger 1/2 gal ice cream bucket works with no trimming at all. Throw some old wadded up paper towels or news paper in bucket to stop splashing. I really like keeping oil off the rack & pinion.
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ONOutdoorsman, Great!!! Glad it worked for you!!! A Kroger 1/2 gal ice cream bucket works with no trimming at all. Throw some old wadded up paper towels or news paper in bucket to stop splashing. I really like keeping oil off the rack & pinion.
Another great tip. Will do that next time.

Excoastie, yes pull it out from the front by the fan shroud. No tipping necessary. There is quite a bit of room there. That is where I reach in to loosen the filter.
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ONOutdoorsman, Great!!! Glad it worked for you!!! A Kroger 1/2 gal ice cream bucket works with no trimming at all. Throw some old wadded up paper towels or news paper in bucket to stop splashing. I really like keeping oil off the rack & pinion.
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Another great tip. Will do that next time.

Excoastie, yes pull it out from the front by the fan shroud. No tipping necessary. There is quite a bit of room there. That is where I reach in to loosen the filter.
Same thing here. I got right up in the front of truck behind the bumper. When i was done my wife asked where i was. lol

I used a gallon zip lock bag around the filter. Worked pretty good, but I was thinking of finding a Tupperware bowl that would fit. I don't eat ice cream, but I've thought about cutting a plastic coffee can.
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By reading this, I assume the filter is installed horizontially and not vertical?

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Wow, Did you notice how they "lefty loosey" tightened the drain plug??? Where did all the oil slop when filter was loosened and "some" oil leaked out???
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