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Old 04-27-2018, 08:11 AM
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Any Practical Way To Measure Out 13 Quarts Of Oil?

I have noticed that 5 gallon containers of engine oil are better priced than smaller units. Anyone have a practical way to measure out and pour 13 quarts without making a mess? Thanks....
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:22 AM
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5 gallons or 5 quarts? Pour two of the 5 quart containers in and then do the back and forth with the third of pouring and checking. Unless you really found a 5 gallon bucket of motor oil.
 
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A 98 cent painters cup could measure out a quart for you.
 
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Oddly, I've never seen diesel oil in 5Q containers, only gas engine oil. Now, I do buy all my oil in gallons, and every one that I've had, from multiple brands, all have Liter/Quart markings down the side of the container. I start out with 4 gallons, and for the 3 subsequent oil changes, I only need to buy 3 gallons. That's how I measure out the last Q I need for oil changes, and I usually pour the majority of this quart into the new,empty oil filter.
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:54 PM
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Motorcraft diesel oil is in 5 qt containers at Walmart. I get two of those and three one quart containers.
 
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I just use a 1 gal. DELO bottle and fill it 3 times +1qt...I got a bunch of the DELO 5 gal pails from tractor supply..they had a bunch of CJ4 so I decided to start hoarding CJ4...
 
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dump two of the 5 gallon jugs into the engine. Then using one of the two empty containers, pour 3 quarts into one of the empty containers. Or, you can find 3 each one quart oil bottles and fill them. Or find a one gallon oil container and pour 3 quarts into it.

Go to one of the local auto shops that change oil and I bet they will give you all the empty one quart or one gallon or 5 quart containers you want.

I have a similar problem with parents Escape turbo as it uses 4.7 quarts of oil. I got a quart bottle and measure out .3 of a quart into it from the 5 quart bottle. That leaves 4.3 quarts in the 5 quart container.
 
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Guys, I think the OP is talking about these. I was always curious how you'd measure if using them too...

 
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dump two of the 5 gallon jugs into the engine.
Larry, start with 40 quarts of oil?
 
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On farm we used 55gal drums and had a hand crank to fill smaller container when doing tractors and such. If they made a hand crank for a 5gal bucket that'd be slick, cut into your cost for a bit thought. Points for cool factor...
 
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For the guys who are doing their own oil changes, what are you using to capture the used oil when you change it? If it holds 13 quarts, if you bought a brand new one could you mark 13 quarts to measure it out and never use it for the old oil? Just a thought, I still have the dealership do mine to keep the warranty forever.
 
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I use a 5 gal bucket, slap lid on it and then over to local autoparts for recycle
 
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For the guys who are doing their own oil changes, what are you using to capture the used oil when you change it?
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.
 
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Originally Posted by Karl4Cat View Post
Larry, start with 40 quarts of oil?
ooooooops......was before first cup of coffee.........lol

He needs to go get some used 4 or 5 quart containers from oil change place and fill them from the 5 gal pail huh?
 
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Harbor Freight has a hand pump for the 5 gal buckets for $14.99...I have 2 of them..one for my DELO buckets, and one for my hydraulic fluid buckets..
 
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