Hilux diesel 97 - 05 Oil filter change mess solved

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 10:38
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This is not my original idea it's a big thank-you to whoever posted it up here in some distant past post I could not find.

As you unscrew the oil filter on these diesels they drop about 250ml, someone said they put a Chinese take-away type rectangular container under the oil filter and it captured the oil.

Well bugger me how easy it was. The container rests on a chassis rail and an electrical cable and it was my first ever oil change with not one single drop drop on garage floor (not that I'd notice it by now ...)

Though I suggest you put the lid on afterward for the tricky extraction of the container.

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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 14:14

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 14:14
Chinese take-away type rectangular

Yep i use the THAI food take-away containers lol,they hav heaps of diff uses..

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Reply By: Wherehegon - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:41

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:41
No worrys Porl, I remember you asking the question. I had been doing that way for years when I owned the lux, took me a while to work out a way to stop the mess from running all over the front diff etc. Glad it made it easier for you. WHG
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:56

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 15:56
such a simple tip, such a huge difference, just didn't look like anything would sit there until I tried it, thanks again.
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Reply By: trainslux - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:00

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 10:00
Ive been using the dairy soft containers for years.
Perfect size, for old filter removal, and the new one with its few drips.

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