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I would appreciate any suggestions as to what kind of oil catch pan I should use to minimize creating an oily mess on my garage floor.

I have a Blitz 15 Qt. Plastic oil catch pan but am concerned about the initial pressure of the oil hitting the shallow catch area of the pan.

I've never changed oil on a 996 so I don't know what to expect.

Thanks

Chaser

03 Carrera

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Mine is like the yellow one on the right. It is an open container.

Watch out if you have one like the black one on the left. It has a cover with a drain plug in the middle. The hole for the plug is so small that it can't always handle the large amount of oil that comes out of the engine quickly.

I always change the filter first. Replace the filter and screw the cannister on. Then I slide the pan over to the drain plug. That way when you drain the oil there is already some oil in the pan plus the filter, and I don't get oil splashing out of the pan.

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I have the black one in Jeff's photo on the left; it is about 15 years old and has many, many oil changes under it's belt. The flow of oil into the container is much better if the yellow pressure relief cap is open; I've never had it back up. This type is also good for holding the removed filter, filter housing, and drain plug (the large drain hole in the center has a screen to prevent the drain plug from falling in). I just let these things drop into the catch pan upon removing them. Since it is enclosed, moving the catch pan virtually eliminates spilling. --Brian

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Thanks for the quick reply and advice Tool Pants and Q-Ship.

I've located the yellow one, made by Blitz, at Autozone. $8.99. -- Chaser

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I've used the black one - worked fine except for the time I forgot to take out the white plug.

Likewise, but I knocked the drain plug into the hole and did not notice until it overflowed.

Griot's has a nice one I'm going to order. 16 quarts (I think) and a free replacement white plug. Great to reduce trips to oil recyclers. Yep, I lost my plug at the recycler's.

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I use the Black one and have not had any problems. It makes it easier for me to take the used oil to the recycler.

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I've used the black one - worked fine except for the time I forgot to take out the white plug.

Likewise, but I knocked the drain plug into the hole and did not notice until it overflowed.

Griot's has a nice one I'm going to order. 16 quarts (I think) and a free replacement white plug. Great to reduce trips to oil recyclers. Yep, I lost my plug at the recycler's.

FWIW, I pour the used oil into empty washer fluid containers (they have a nice tight cap) and/or the 5-quart containers that the new oil came in. Our county hazardous waste collection center likes to just collect the containers of used fluid, rather than emptying something and giving it back to you. --Brian

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I've used the black one - worked fine except for the time I forgot to take out the white plug.

Likewise, but I knocked the drain plug into the hole and did not notice until it overflowed.

Griot's has a nice one I'm going to order. 16 quarts (I think) and a free replacement white plug. Great to reduce trips to oil recyclers. Yep, I lost my plug at the recycler's.

FWIW, I pour the used oil into empty washer fluid containers (they have a nice tight cap) and/or the 5-quart containers that the new oil came in. Our county hazardous waste collection center likes to just collect the containers of used fluid, rather than emptying something and giving it back to you. --Brian

Take the used oil to PepBoys and they will let you keep your container...but in my experience you will have to pour the used oil in their recycle container yourself!!!

Best,

Gus

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I forgot to open the yellow cap (vent line) and almost overflowed the pan. The Black oil pan does just fine as long as the yellow and center are open. ;)

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I forgot to open the yellow cap (vent line) and almost overflowed the pan. The Black oil pan does just fine as long as the yellow and center are open. ;)
:lol: I've never done that.... :blush:

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