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Old 08-18-2018, 12:53 PM
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Oil filter change mess?

When I change my oil and motorcraft oil filter it a big mess😬
I punched 3 holes with a awl in the filter bottom middle,lower side, top side and drain till stops.
Then when I unscrew the filter it flows over the top and makes a big mess.
What do I have to do so it doesn’t flow over top when I unscrew the filter.

 
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:27 PM
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My 88 ranger, my two 6.9 IDI trucks, and even the smallblock chevy in my boat all do the same when you remove the darned oil filter..I think it's just what vertically mounted oil filters do..

I just stick the pan under it, loosen it until it starts oozing out, and let it drain for a bit, then I remove the filter..
 
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Readgriff View Post
When I change my oil and motorcraft oil filter it a big mess😬
I punched 3 holes with a awl in the filter bottom middle,lower side, top side and drain till stops.
Then when I unscrew the filter it flows over the top and makes a big mess.
What do I have to do so it doesn’t flow over top when I unscrew the filter.
Try loosening the oil fill cap riight after punching the holes in the filter
 
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:16 PM
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I had the oil filler cap off and dip stick removed.
 
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:56 PM
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Someone has suggested using a vacuum on the oil fill to create negate pressure in the engine. This is suppose to eliminate this issue. I have never tried it, so can't say yea or nay.
 
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:35 PM
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I use a 1 gallon milk carton that I cut out the top on.

I hold it up and then unscrew it and let it drop into the plastic container.
 
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Punch in further. I only punch one hole in mine and get zero oil out the top when I thread it off. The key is, you have to go in through a couple layers. It also takes time to completely drain once you punch. I usually do it then walk away for a bit.
 
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Punch in further. I only punch one hole in mine and get zero oil out the top when I thread it off. The key is, you have to go in through a couple layers. It also takes time to completely drain once you punch. I usually do it then walk away for a bit.
Good advice Rodney.
I leave it and the drain plug open over night.
No messes here.
 
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Don't forget to add a quick change oil valve while you're at it. EZ-106.

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Punch in further. I only punch one hole in mine and get zero oil out the top when I thread it off. The key is, you have to go in through a couple layers. It also takes time to completely drain once you punch. I usually do it then walk away for a bit.

And have a glass of wine.....is what rodney left off....
 
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I use a 1 gallon milk carton that I cut out the top on.

I hold it up and then unscrew it and let it drop into the plastic container.
This is the same technique I follow, after punching a hole in the bottom and letting it drain. I have a very clean oil change this way.
 
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And have a glass of wine.....is what rodney left off....
Yes indeed! 🍷
 
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And have a glass of wine.....is what rodney left off....
Or a six pack. Either will work.
 
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When you say you only punch one hole where on the filter do you punch the hole?
I do have a easy drain valve installed works great ��
Thanks for the replies
 
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Originally Posted by Readgriff View Post
When you say you only punch one hole where on the filter do you punch the hole?
I do have a easy drain valve installed works great ��
Thanks for the replies
I punch from the center bottom straight up.....
 
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