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Old 04-30-2018, 09:10 AM
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If you go to your nearest farm and fleet store, they should have various sizes of metal spout cans. I have a 1qt., 1gal., and a 2gal. size. I get my oil in 55 gal. drums, and have an oil storage compartment rack that one compartment holds 120 gal. and the other holds 60.
 
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I just take 12 quarts to the dealer because I'm not sure if they know how to measure 13 quarts. I add 1/4 of the last bottle when I get home.
 
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Originally Posted by Karl4Cat View Post
Use an EZ Drain oil valve and a short section of tubing. Then drain right back into empty gallon jugs. Not a drip on the floor with this method.
Until you take the filter off.
I've tried punching a hole in it, made a mess.
Tried just unscrewing it, made a mess.
The oil drain plug (stock) works fine for draining, the quart or so of oil in the system above the filter is where I get the mess from...

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Originally Posted by GT4point6 View Post
Until you take the filter off.
I've tried punching a hole in it, made a mess.
Tried just unscrewing it, made a mess.
The oil drain plug (stock) works fine for draining, the quart or so of oil in the system above the filter is where I get the mess from...

Now back to our regularly scheduled post...

I pierce my filter with a long punch over a small pan. (There are a couple layers you need to pierce which is why I say "long" punch.) It drains completely over about 5 minutes. Then I thread it off cleanly. Zero mess.
 
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Originally Posted by GT4point6 View Post
Until you take the filter off.
I've tried punching a hole in it, made a mess.
Tried just unscrewing it, made a mess.
The oil drain plug (stock) works fine for draining, the quart or so of oil in the system above the filter is where I get the mess from...

Now back to our regularly scheduled post...
Cut the bottom off of an empty gallon milk jug. Keep the lid on. Hold the milk jug under the filter while you spin it off. It will drop into the jug and the jug will catch any extra oil. I still punch a hole in the filter to drain most of it. Then I spin it off after it stops dripping.
 
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:02 AM
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OK guys. The original question was how to measure out 13 quarts. So when I asked how those who do their own oil changes it wasn't about anything other than finding a way to measure out 13 quarts. Because if the container will hold all of the old oil it would hold the new oil, but can you measure it? Is it transparent so you could see how much oil was in it?
 
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Originally Posted by razehm
OK guys. The original question was how to measure out 13 quarts. So when I asked how those who do their own oil changes it wasn't about anything other than finding a way to measure out 13 quarts. Because if the container will hold all of the old oil it would hold the new oil, but can you measure it? Is it transparent so you could see how much oil was in it?
Like I said: Walmart sells a painter cup for less than a dollar. It's transparent and has lots of different markings on it, a quart being one of them. Use it.
 
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As I recall, my gallon jug of Valvoline PBE has a gauge on the side. I eyeballed it, checked the dipstick, ran the engine, checked the dipstick again then added a bit more. Not very exact but it got my oil to just below the full level of the dipstick.
 
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Originally Posted by cangim View Post
I use a 5 gal bucket, slap lid on it and then over to local autoparts for recycle
^^^^this^^^^

You can use your 5 gallon oil pail for this...after you empty it of course.

I prefer to use a 2.5 gallon jug of oil and a 1 gallon. I use the extra qt in a lawn mower or something or for topping off.

this way I donít have to find a way to dispose of the pail either.
 
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Grab an old windshield washer jug........Now take your 13 quarts and divide by 4....so 3.25 quarts. Now go to kitchen and grab wifes favorite measuring cup......measure out 3.25 quarts of water and put into washer fluid jug......Mark a line where water level ends up at. Drain water and let washer fluid jug dry........now when changing your oil.....use a funnel and pour oil from large 5 gallon container...into wind shield washer jug up to the previously marked line..pout into truck and repeat 4 times...voila an evenly/easily measured 13 quarts.
 
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13 Quart Measurement - easy

Just measure 3.25 gallons ... used a converter I found on Google.
 
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Originally Posted by HRTKD View Post
As I recall, my gallon jug of Valvoline PBE has a gauge on the side. I eyeballed it, checked the dipstick, ran the engine, checked the dipstick again then added a bit more. Not very exact but it got my oil to just below the full level of the dipstick.
This is the only correct way to do it and it has worked for decades. No need to redraw the wheel.
 
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:08 PM
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My oil comes in gallons, and I use a pint of oil additive. So I just put in 3 gal, 1 pint of additive, and refill the additive jug with fresh oil and pour that in = 13 qts. If you don't use additive get the paint 'mix n measure' mentioned above. They come in quart through 5 gal sizes.
 
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