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Oil Drain Container 8L $6 (Instore/Pickup Only) @ Supercheap Auto

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Oil drain container now $6, used to be $12 or frequently had at 2 for $20.

Drain old oil, then pour it back into the original container after you are done. Remember to unscrew the side cap to vent the air when draining oil!

In stock everywhere.

Features
8 Litre capacity
Made from durable HDPE material
Screw cap ensures safe transportation & storage of used oil
Carry handle for ease of transporting

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  • Cheers

  • +6

    considering storing my Ozito Chainsaw in one of these to catch the chain oil that leaks.

    • +1

      Not a bad idea. I use alfoil.

    • +1

      Good idea, this thing is not good for car service, the edge is not high enough.

      • Ditto, and it doesn’t drain fast enough from the ‘pan’ into the container so oil can overflow and get messy. Cheapo 8L pan does a better job.

        • +1

          Do you open the drain plug?

          These work fine for me and I regularly drain oil hot.

          The question is can I be bothered cleaning them for $6 or do I buy 10 and just throw them out after each service….

          • -6

            @gumbs: Put them in a neighbour's bin late at night before garbage collection the next morning.

            • +10

              @abc12345: Suprecheap accept used oil for recycling.

              • @sn809:

                Suprecheap accept used oil for recycling.

                Is this at all SCAs? So you just bring this to the store and pour it into their drums I presume?

                • +4

                  @CVonC: They have a big yellow tip into which you place your used engine oil funneled into an old engine oil container.

                • +2

                  @CVonC: Check the store locator to see if the SCA store offers oil recycling.

                  You dont usually pour it into a drum, just leave the old oil in used oil containers and place them by a tip or in an area near the doorway. (Ask staff if unsure)

                  • @ATangk: What does one do if they don't have old used oil containers?

                    • @lordra: You buy oil. You drail old oil. You fill up car with new oil. You pour old oil in container which you first bought oil in.

                      • @ATangk: Nope, You keep some oil (the left over from the 5L container, or whatever it was and your car was like only taking 2.5L)

                        Are you saying you'd let the other 2.5 L oil go to waste ?? — such a waste.

                        Keep it for incase you end up having car oil leak/oil burn etc, or for your next service (on same or different car)

                        • @USER DC: No… keep the old oil in this container until you've finished with your original bottle.

              • @sn809: Mine doesn't, so I'll have to check the map. Thanks for the tip!

              • @sn809: ONLY in OIL packaging Containers otherwise they start cringing (when trying to give them oil in 2L Coke/soda waste bottles (so you can keep the spare oil in the original container for yourself). But some council recycling center way way far away from me do take it.

          • +1

            @gumbs: Use a Liner and then dispose of liner instead of throwing th e whole thing into waste.

          • @gumbs: I opened the drain plug (the one at the bottom of the ‘pan’) and my oil was warm I guess. I normally let engine run for 5 mins before servicing.

            • +1

              @zonra: I think he mean the cap on the side when you draining, by opening the cap and the plug, oil should drain much faster.

              • @Richardc: Sorry I mean the cap on the tray, you need to open the plug and the cap for it to drain fast enough so it doesn't over flow.

            • +1

              @zonra: Open both caps on the container, else you'll have what happened to you.

            • @zonra: 5 mins is not enough. Better to run to operating temp to get more dirt out.

              • +4

                @Franconian: My car is at operating temp in 5min, Ozbargain favourite 4 cyl Camry

                • +1

                  @Jackson: As Zonra said, 5mins is not enough. Coolant gauge might show as hot (only showing temp at top of head generally) oil takes longer, especially when idling. IMHO you need ~15 min drive to get oil hot, especially as engine gets older…
                  That said, I often just leave idling for 10mins as I'm lazy ;)

                • @Jackson: Driving for 5 mins or idling for 5 mins?

              • @Franconian: I always change oil when its cold, Just so I dont burn myself incase I touch any bit in short clearance that i get.

                I simply let the oil drain for longer, and change it sooner (5-7 months).

        • +1

          I have one of these which I use for oil changes. No problem with overflow. Just make sure the cap is open.

      • I've never had an issue with it

    • Don't all chainsaws leak? I have two, neither Ozito.

    • handy hint: store it upside down (with the oil cap firmly on)
      no leaks

  • Thanks! Picked one up.

  • why would you use this over a normal oil pan?

    Looks smaller than a normal oil pan. The bigger the catchment area the better when undoing the sump plug and also on windy days.

    • Because it actually has a shallow tray but then drains internally to itself, and you can put a rubber stopper into it and then pour the oil into something else and reuse. I have been using the standard SCA 5 and 8L drain pans and pouring the oil back into a old oil container for drop off at SCA can be a bit of a mess, funnels don't always fit right, oil is think and so the last bit takes a long time to drain, leaving you more work to clean up the mess.

      If this works as advertised I will pick one up

  • +4

    I've found the best thing to use are these low flexi tubs. They are low and flexible enough to easily get under your car and flex around areas with lower clearance areas. Wide enough to catch all oil and filter when it slips out of your hand. Walls are tall enough to catch any splashing. Then after you fill the engine with fresh oil you can flex one end to a point then pour the old oil into the now empty oil bottle for disposal.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ezy-storage-42l-oblong-assorted-...

    • 42L! You only need to empty it every few years

    • Only issue is the handles snapping

    • +2

      look like pain in the ass when pouring out into the oil bottle.

  • +1

    Don’t do what I did and drop the sump plug in the drain pan hole….

    • magnets are your friend

    • Invest in an oil drain valve and do away with removing sump plugs.

      • just need to be careful with vehicles that don't have an undercover, if a stick or something jumps up it can push the valve open and you're driving around with no oil.

        • Road gnomes are very rare around here

  • I've had mine for a while and it seems to leak (that or doesn't seal well).

    Also, make sure you store it out of the sun as the plastic can become super brittle (my first one did)

  • +3

    I just cut the top of the 10L bottle 5w30 after i finished it to use as a drain container. The walls are high enough and there's a valve to drain the oil for your convenience

    • +1

      That's actually a really good idea. And leaving the sides high will stop the wind blowing the oil around as it comes out of the sump (I'm in ACT, so I always get an annoying cross flow of wind that spatters the oil on draining).

      Thanks for the tip, that'll work out really well.

  • +2

    Just buy a $1 bucket from Bunnings. Cheap, simple, less mess, no probs.

    • exactly what I do too

    • What do you put the oil into before disposal please?

      I want to do an oil change on my bike. Only need 2L. My container is 4L od fresh oil. So I don't have an empty oil container to transport to the oil skip.

      • +1

        If youre doing this… just keep the old oil in the container until next time you do an oil change?

      • +1

        2L milk or juice bottle

        • Thanks, good idea!
          Those I can get plenty of!

          EDIT: Looks like I can't use your idea.

          From the SCA Site: "Soft plastic bottles like drink bottles and milk bottles are not suitable for carrying and transporting waste oils."

          Doesn't say I can't use them, but will they accept it in a milk carton is the question.

          • +1

            @lordra: They won't accept it, but you will just have to keep it until you can fill a standard 4L oil bottle

    • 9 litre bucket? I'd have thought it was quite tall to fit under car??

      • No probs at all but I jack the car up onto axle stands. Pour the used oil back into the bottle I just used for the oil change and then take it back to Supercheap to recycle. Easy Mc Peasy

  • -1

    With petrol prices going up you could use this to store a full container of petrol as backup whenever it is cheap

    • +2

      There is an invention called a jerry can for that purpose. They are fit for purpose because they also have a spout

      • +1

        This plastic is thin and brittle so may not be safe for fuel.

        I drain oil into this, than ball into original container. Then take to tip or sca.

  • Tried it today during a service, due to the warm temp of the oil and the oil being thick, it spits oil as it guzzles, messy asf.

    It's like an oil volcano.

    • Did you open the cap on the side?

      • Just to be clear the only reason why it would 'volcano' is if the air is coming out of the hole which you're draining the oil in, which means you forgot to open the relief cap.

        • That explains it, you mean the main lid ?

          • @callmechicky: yes. Both need to be open when draining (filling) oil.

            • +1

              @ATangk: explains it lol has me questioning if I should be servicing my own car

              • @callmechicky: Learn those lessons once and you'll never forget to do it again.

  • I have one of these. Not the best to be honest, just too shallow to catch the oil without making a mess. I think you're better off with just a old school pan.

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