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Old 04-23-2011
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I made a big mess LOL

Hi all,
i was all prepared for a tranny oil change and wow while draining , the oil over shot my 18 inch drainpan by a foot coming out sideways. I was really wanting to avoid a mess but oh well, the change went very well with a pump as suggested. I didnt spill a drop there!! my 89 mazda r1 hold just shy of 6 pints. In the future, i dont wanna line my drain pan directly under drain plug.....i gotta account for a horizontal pour ...you all have a nice Easter


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I'm betting my mess was bigger when the oil filter got double gasketed on our 07 Explorer.

4 out of 5 quarts on the drive way in under 30 seconds. That was not fun to clean up.
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how did you clean it??
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Brake and parts cleaner, Then power wash it eventually.
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Kitty litter to soak up the majority of it, then some super concentrated cleaner (blue liquid, makes simple green look weak), then power washed the driveway.

I cleaned it up asap though so I didn't have any staining or residual oil left all over the place that really needed "cleaned up" after the kitty litter.
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