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Title: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: JCALD on March 31, 2016, 04:50:32 PM
We all know what a POA it is to change the oil filter and the mess it makes all over the chassis.  I tried using a kid's diaper to catch the oil and it worked out great.

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Diaper installed under the oil filter.
(http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/04-MSM-IN-GRANBURY/IMG_4657.jpg)
Old filter ready to wrap.
(http://www.mazda-speed.com/albums/04-MSM-IN-GRANBURY/IMG_4658.jpg)
Old filter ready for disposal.


Title: Re: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: millsj on March 31, 2016, 05:31:11 PM
I've done the same and it does work pretty well.  You just have to make sure the diaper is placed properly.  That is sometimes easier said then done when working from the top.  I will say it works much better than newspaper. 


Title: Re: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: bigern79 on March 31, 2016, 06:11:37 PM
Good tip!  Do you guys typically take the wheel off to change the filter, or use go-go-gadget arms to reach from the top?  I've only done this once so far from the top.  It was a little messy and a pain, but worked fine.


Title: Re: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: millsj on March 31, 2016, 07:05:26 PM
I normally use my go-go gadget arm, but there is definitely better access with the tire removed. 


Title: Re: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: Fantasticmaxx on April 02, 2016, 03:46:18 PM
I usually get an oil filter wrench on it, and then tell my girlfriend to twist it (smaller arms) works out pretty good. either that, or I just go at it from the top and wince at the pain of getting all the obscure sharp edges jabbed into my forearms. both get the job done lol

Good idea with the diapers, my oil change is coming up too on both cars. Gonna grab me some from my nieces bag  :laugh:


Title: Re: CLEAN OIL CHANGE
Post by: SilverMiataRacer on April 02, 2016, 03:51:32 PM
I've used baby diapers for years to do the oil changes but recently after adding a new puppy to the family I discovered puppy pads should do a much better job.  Easier to get down in their and get more coverage.