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brycejb328 12-06-2013 9:35 AM

Oil filter and zip lock bag
 
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I am sure others have been doing this for ages. But this worked out awesome when changing the filter on the boat. Always seems some oil spills out of the filter (even when using rags under the filter) or I end up touching the boat with my oily hands when trying to get out of the boat with the oily filter in my hands.

This worked great, cracked the filter loose, held the bag underneath and spinned it the rest of the way off. No oil in the bilge, minimal oil on my hands, and I was able to put the new filter right back on instead of having to get the old one out of the boat right away.

bcrider 12-06-2013 9:45 AM

So simple. That's a good idea. I'll have to do that myself next time.

Greeko 12-06-2013 3:37 PM

Great Idea! I will do that as well next time!

JCat 12-06-2013 3:38 PM

Simple solution to a chronic problem. I need to remember this one.

Pad1Tai 12-06-2013 5:19 PM

I've been doing this for years and it save a big mess.. I still lay a few towels down on the carpet area.. There's a bit of chance you can get a drip or two on the rug..

PotatoShack 12-06-2013 5:39 PM

I have always used a plastic groc bag.

ilikebeaverandboats 12-06-2013 6:53 PM

sweet

srock 12-06-2013 9:42 PM

Yep. I use a garbage bag below.

alexair 12-07-2013 1:41 AM

I use a plastic flower pot proper size that match over the filter and storage this one after cleaning on the top on engine always.

downfortheride 12-07-2013 12:26 PM

Good work, I use the plastic bags we get from the store.

DatTexasBoy 12-07-2013 12:44 PM

I have done this also for a couple years. What I do not understand for the life of me is why they tighten the filter down so tight. I literally almost broke the bracket off my buddies boat because of this. Maybe it's a contest witht the people at the factory.

Geez!!!!!!!

sprocketeer 12-07-2013 2:02 PM

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Originally Posted by downfortheride (Post 1854981)
Good work, I use the plastic bags we get from the store.

I tried the a plastic bag from a store once... It had a hole in it.
I only use zip-lock bags now!

Kwclark 12-07-2013 5:16 PM

Thanks for the tip. I used to shove alluminum foil under my filter to catch the runnoff. I will do both now.

brycejb328 12-08-2013 11:50 AM

Being a very "neat" mechanic in a past profession. I appreciate anything that keeps me and the machine I am working on cleaner.

phathom 12-09-2013 2:04 AM

So very simple. I'm surprised I hadn't thought of or heard of this before for oil changes. I will definitely be using this trick from now on.

phathom 12-09-2013 2:04 AM

So very simple. I'm surprised I hadn't thought of or heard of this before for oil changes. I will definitely be using this trick from now on.

hatepain 12-09-2013 7:45 PM

Yeah I use a drawstring kitchen garbage bag. It too works well.

onthecreek 12-10-2013 9:41 AM

plastic bag definitely helps but spinning the filter when oil is running down it is a b!tch. would be nice if the filter manufacturers made the outside finish of the canisters rough rather than so smooth.

once the oil starts overflowing you can't move the bag or oil gets all over the bilge. so i've been spinning the filter by grabbing it with the bag. that of course it also very slippery. maybe there's a better way?

nelson 12-10-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by onthecreek (Post 1855250)
plastic bag definitely helps but spinning the filter when oil is running down it is a b!tch. would be nice if the filter manufacturers made the outside finish of the canisters rough rather than so smooth.

once the oil starts overflowing you can't move the bag or oil gets all over the bilge. so i've been spinning the filter by grabbing it with the bag. that of course it also very slippery. maybe there's a better way?

I was shown the bag trick 20 years ago been using it ever since. If you take a small punch and puncture a small drain hole in the bottom (if you have room) or lower side of the oil filter you can drain the filter into the bag then remove the filter without oil running down the filter. Down side is you have to wait for the filter to drain for a min. before you spin it off.

ottog1979 12-10-2013 10:31 AM

^ I like this idea!

brycejb328 12-10-2013 10:46 AM

I usually have a pair of those thin gloves with the rubberized coating on when I am working on stuff. so the slipperiness is not as issue.

Also, with the filter in the bag while unscrewing, I can unscrew the filter quickly and just let it drop into the bag. Without the bag I would turn it off slowly (while oil is dripping all over) so I didn't accidentally drop it once it release from the threads.

brycejb328 12-10-2013 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by nelson (Post 1855260)
I was shown the bag trick 20 years ago been using it ever since. If you take a small punch and puncture a small drain hole in the bottom (if you have room) or lower side of the oil filter you can drain the filter into the bag then remove the filter without oil running down the filter. Down side is you have to wait for the filter to drain for a min. before you spin it off.

I like it. I have punched a hole in a filter before, but its usually for a different reason

Kwclark 01-01-2014 5:57 PM

I did the bag trick last week and it worked beautiful. Barely a dropped spuilt.

dhcomp1 01-05-2014 9:22 PM

Try a 1 qt plastic paint container.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Argee-Ver...512/100404513#

It is rigid, you can grip the filter though it, and it doesn't leak.

You will never use a plastic bag again.

Break loose with filter wrench, then throw container on there and spin loose.

Even reuseable, if you feel like cleaning it.

downfortheride 01-05-2014 10:46 PM

Quote:

I tried the a plastic bag from a store once... It had a hole in it.
I only use zip-lock bags now!
You have to inspect the bag before action, LOL

alexair 01-06-2014 1:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhcomp1 (Post 1858085)
Try a 1 qt plastic paint container.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Argee-Ver...512/100404513#

It is rigid, you can grip the filter though it, and it doesn't leak.

You will never use a plastic bag again.

Break loose with filter wrench, then throw container on there and spin loose.

Even reuseable, if you feel like cleaning it.

Yep. This flower pot works even better, as for me.
http://www.polimerbyt.ru/newsite/pro...zpfatdhc7r.jpg


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