nail hole in oil filter

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nail hole in oil filter

Post by clem » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:40 pm

Just got finished doing some oil changes and remembered a little trick, punch a hole in the oil filter (hammer and nail) before removing the filter lets it drain, so you don't get oil down your elbow! :redneck:
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Re: nail hole in oil filter

Post by EBSTEVE » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:56 pm

Good tip, another is use aluminum foil to direct the oil if needed to keep stuff clean. On my motorcycle the oil filter is above the header so if I don't use foil I have a huge mess.
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Re: nail hole in oil filter

Post by flatlander42 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:10 am

We used to punch a hole in the oil filters on the garbage trucks we changed oil on. That was a Ton of oil in those filters. Way easier!

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Re: nail hole in oil filter

Post by tekatlarge » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:39 pm

Let me add 1 more oil filter tip.
Take a small gallon size trash bag and wrap it over the filter, unscrew the filter and the oil spillage runs into the trash bag.
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