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Old 01-20-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default The ultimate Miata drain pan

Wide and long, shallow enough to scoot under with moderate lift and cheap! Sturdy too. $3.97 at the Home Depot in the concrete section, look for the mini concrete tub.


This one will make a nice litter box.
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Apparently it relocates the oil pan to under the muffler as well . Seriously though it does look good. I will be picking one up when I am there next. The ones at Autozone are $12 and too tall. Thanks
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There may not be any in your's, but I've got oil in my diff.
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My neighbor who is a former mechanic loaned me this shallow extra large funnel device used for catching fluid. It fits into my smaller pan to make pouring easy. I can't find a picture of one online but it's designed to catch trans fluid from auto transmissions that don't have a drain plug, but a pan with 20 friggin bolts that makes a big friggin mess like my Suby and my wife's Sebring.

It fits right on top of my drain dolly under the lift too.

So you too could have my setup for about $3K that m2cupcar is doing for 4 bux!

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I use 55 gal drums cut down works great and beets trying to get rid of them.
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I use 55 gal drums cut down works great and beets trying to get rid of them.
Just make sure they're not empty when you're cutting them open with a plasma cutter.....and you film yourself doing it.
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Wide and long, shallow enough to scoot under with moderate lift and cheap! Sturdy too. $3.97 at the Home Depot in the concrete section, look for the mini concrete tub.


This one will make a nice litter box.
Actually, I am going to score a couple of these for grinding deer burger this weekend. Short enough to fit under the outlet of the grinder but heavy duty enough to hold 40 lbs of meat. Just picked up a new LEM 3/4hp grinder. 7-9 lbs of meat a minute. woot.

Good find!
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Actually, I am going to score a couple of these for grinding deer burger this weekend. Short enough to fit under the outlet of the grinder but heavy duty enough to hold 40 lbs of meat. Just picked up a new LEM 3/4hp grinder. 7-9 lbs of meat a minute. woot.

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I found one that fits under your silver car:

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There may not be any in your's, but I've got oil in my diff.
Miatas are fwd newb.

Thanks for the heads up, I found out the messy way that mine has a crack in it, so I'm in the market.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:07 PM   #11
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7-9 lbs of meat a minute.
And that's faster than you can eat it?

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I found one that fits under your silver car:
har-har. Hey now, it's not just a roller, it's a driver... proof:


AAMOF I just got through put the engine through it's bi-monthly running cycle to keep it healthy.
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We really need an invention to keep the oil from running down the side of the block when you remove the oil filter! God I hate that.
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like a man funnel......
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We really need an invention to keep the oil from running down the side of the block when you remove the oil filter!
Ran a remote filter mount in line with cooler lines on one of my race cars. Allowed the use of much larger filters too.
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Really.

I race motocross (maybe 3 times a year) and there is a product to stop oil dripping form the drain plugs.

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Really.

I race motocross (maybe 3 times a year) and there is a product to stop oil dripping form the drain plugs.

Is it just me, or do all of the parts above look like gay sex toys?
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LOL^^

And I just drain mine into the street redneck style. It came from the earth so by god Ima put dat **** back thur!
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Default Mini oil drainpan for oil filter...

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We really need an invention to keep the oil from running down the side of the block when you remove the oil filter! God I hate that.
I have given a lot of thought to this sh*t when I first got my miata!

Of every method I tried, this worked this best:

Cut the bottom 3" or 4" off a round gallon washer fluid jug and use it as a mini-drainpan under the oil filter - you can position it under the oil filter from under the hood (no underpan removal). Unscrew the filter and let it drain into said mini-drainpan. Remove filter with a rag wrapped 'round to catch any stray drips. Then carefully remove the mini-pan. It can be flexed enough to get it back out past the intake/TB even with quite a bit of oil without spillage - or if feeling tipsy, stuff a rag into it before pulling it...
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Diapers are good at catching oil.
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