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Anyone got a good recommendation for oil drain pan?

I've gone through 2 of these now and they suck:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RhinoGear...&wl13=&veh=sem

I need something that's low profile enough to fit under a bike but preferably big enough so that I don't have to go dispose of it after every oil change. Or is there a good combination of maybe using a small low profile one and then have something bigger and sturdier that I can dump the oil in and take that one to the auto parts store to dispose of it.

The one I had before ended up leaking. I felt like a dick when I took it to autozone to dispose of it because I made a big mess in the store, and also got oil all over myself as I was walking with it...even had it in a plastic trash bag, which apparently also had a hole in it!

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I'm on my second in 20 years.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-H...jxbommpZN87QCc
Have a mega funnel and pour the oil oil in what ever gallon jug I can find.
Not pretty but they work and are cheap.
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I hate oil mess in my garage! Use a simple plastic oil drain pan from any parts store. Also have used aluminum baking pans from the grocery store - have to be careful about getting little holes in them but can be bent to shape needed. Have to be careful to get a pan not too big but big enough the hold all of the oil. Nothing like putting 4 quarts into a 3 quart pan! Also don't want it so full it's hard to pick up and empty into the recycling container. After I've drained the oil will pour it into a recycling container - preferable an old gallon sized oil jug which I then take to recycle. When filling the jug will put it in a pan and use a funnel as the pan can be a bit uncooperative and I hate having to wipe oil up off the floor. There is also the problem of overfilling the jug and having it run down the sides. One of the advantages of being old is I've screwed up many ways but the hard part is remembering all the way I've screwed up and to not do it that way again. However I've got the Mrs. around to remind me. :-)
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Take a walk through your local auto parts stores and find a design you like.

The one I have had for at least 10 years, isn't quite like the one you have been using. The hole in the side that the oil goes through to be captured is at least 8" across, with a fairly wide plastic mesh over it to stop drain bolts, etc. That has a screw on lid to you can carry it like a typical drain pan/jug..... mine is so old, the cap for the smaller hole on the side that you would pour off the old oil into the jug at the waste station has split almost all the way around.

I keep it as close to empty as possible, and have a 5 gallon pail that I collect all of my used oil into. Bought that at a full service hardware store, with a snap on lid. Usually takes me a year or more to fill that.

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I've got this:

https://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...rain-container

Small enough to fit under my '07 ZX6R without stands, will hold ~two oil changes worth of oil. +1 on RJ's idea of keeping a five gallon bucket for use as an accumulation bin.
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pick up some empty 5 gal race fuel containers next time you are at the track, they work well for waste oil.

i use a simple low profile plastic drain pan so i can see the oil and anything in it.
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Take a walk through your local auto parts stores and find a design you like.

The one I have had for at least 10 years, isn't quite like the one you have been using. The hole in the side that the oil goes through to be captured is at least 8" across, with a fairly wide plastic mesh over it to stop drain bolts, etc. That has a screw on lid to you can carry it like a typical drain pan/jug..... mine is so old, the cap for the smaller hole on the side that you would pour off the old oil into the jug at the waste station has split almost all the way around.

I keep it as close to empty as possible, and have a 5 gallon pail that I collect all of my used oil into. Bought that at a full service hardware store, with a snap on lid. Usually takes me a year or more to fill that.
Like this one or similar idea?

FloTool Oil drain 11837BLKMI - Read 6 Reviews on FloTool #11837BLKMI

The problem with just walking around the auto parts store and picking something is I don't want to repeat the same problem. Sure it's easy to see what fits but not easy to know what works, hence I figured I'd ask people that have used other types. The one I've used looks like it'd work great, but both of them ended up leaking. On the first one the drain cap split open from being slightly over-tightened. I was looking for something more robust.

But I think the best way might be to just get an open pan and then drain it into a container that's easier and safer to carry around, like a pail or a jug like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloTo...839344&sr=1-11
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pick up some empty 5 gal race fuel containers next time you are at the track, they work well for waste oil.

i use a simple low profile plastic drain pan so i can see the oil and anything in it.
Do those pails have a spout or is it an open threaded hole (like the standard 2" hole used on pails or drums)?

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Like this one or similar idea?

FloTool Oil drain 11837BLKMI - Read 6 Reviews on FloTool #11837BLKMI

The problem with just walking around the auto parts store and picking something is I don't want to repeat the same problem. Sure it's easy to see what fits but not easy to know what works, hence I figured I'd ask people that have used other types. The one I've used looks like it'd work great, but both of them ended up leaking. On the first one the drain cap split open from being slightly over-tightened. I was looking for something more robust.

But I think the best way might be to just get an open pan and then drain it into a container that's easier and safer to carry around, like a pail or a jug like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloTo...839344&sr=1-11
Mine is just like the first one you have listed.... my caps are green vs. Gray, but it looks like the same pan.

I like that transport jug, too.

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Do those pails have a spout or is it an open threaded hole (like the standard 2" hole used on pails or drums)?
The VP ones that I use have a short spout...perfect for holding a funnel when pouring in the waste oil.
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Quit being a bitch. Just let it drain onto the ground.
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Quit being a bitch. Just let it drain onto the ground.
My father in law, at 80+ years old still consumes all of his used motor oil by soaking the soil immediately around the foundation of his house to deter insects (termites, etc.) and to burn burrowing vermin out of their dens on his property. Not quite noxious napalm, but close.

In my very young days, when my dad had a garage in upstate NY, I used to play in the junk yard behind the shop.... the ground was hard packed almost asphalt, from all the oil drained into it. Nothing grew in that.
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I use one of these....

That way I can clean it and use it for different stuff.



and have two of these... one for oil, one for coolant.

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I use one of these....

That way I can clean it and use it for different stuff.



and have two of these... one for oil, one for coolant.

I think this is the combo I'm leaning towards now too. I know the pans are available at pretty much any auto parts store, and I'll see if they have those jugs. If not I'll order one online.

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