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Post by schvin » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:27 pm

what do you guys use for this?

i've had one of these blitz reservoirs for awhile, but am unhappy with it.

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the problem is that the big opening on top leaks, it doesn't close tight enough. this is a problem since i live in an apartment and generally bring the oil container back up to my apartment before taking it to the shop for disposal. leaky used motor oil is lame.

recommendations on a replacement? thanks in advance.
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Post by spazegun2213 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:45 pm

I use a simple oil catch "pan" its a hard plastic pan with 3-4" tall walls and a spout for pouring. I use an empty milk gallon or apple juice container to pour the oil into when its cold, and then dispose of the containers later.

I think i have 3 gallons of use oil sitting in my garage right now ;)
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Post by schvin » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:07 pm

nice. yeah, i eventually transfer to milk/2l soda as well, but ... pain to do in the apt.

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Post by spazegun2213 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:58 pm

schvin wrote:nice. yeah, i eventually transfer to milk/2l soda as well, but ... pain to do in the apt.

thanks :)


do it outside on a patch of grass... it takes me like 5 min to empty mine into a milk gallon but a rarely spill any.
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Post by sirwilliam » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:55 am

I use a larger container that you can get at any autoparts store that holds ~10+ quarts. I also had one of the ones you show which worked like crap. Yeah, I usually dump it off into some containers and then later take it to the gas station down the road. The local government gives these places money to recycle the used motor oil so they should not charge you 1 penny. If they do, they are just scamming you.
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Post by zaxrex » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:22 pm

Laundry detergent bottles from the recycling on the corner. It is amazing how many gallons of that stuff a family can go through.

The E-Z pour spout can come out and it gives you a good three inch wide lip to pour yor cold oil into.
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Post by sirwilliam » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:36 pm

zaxrex wrote:Laundry detergent bottles from the recycling on the corner. It is amazing how many gallons of that stuff a family can go through.

The E-Z pour spout can come out and it gives you a good three inch wide lip to pour yor cold oil into.


Sweet! I didn't even think of that one. Thanks!
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Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:09 am

necessity is the mother of invention. Zak just might be the father. :rolllaugh:

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Post by zaxrex » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:45 am

At times, that may be the truth, but if you look at my projects, the offspring is functional, but usually pretty ugly.
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Post by sirwilliam » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:53 am

Mr Kleen wrote:necessity is the mother of invention. Zak just might be the father. :rolllaugh:


Hmm, I thought Thomas Jefferson and/or Thomas Edison was the father of invention. Looks like it will be a Celebrity death match between Zak and TJ or TM...in the cage!!! Live on Payperview!!!!

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Post by complacent » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:35 am

sirwilliam wrote:Hmm, I thought... ...Thomas Edison...


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