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post #1 of 14 Old Jul 29th, 2010, 4:16 pm Thread Starter
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Having recently purchased a 2002 LT I decided to change all of the Oil to make sure I got of to a good start.
When draining the gearbox I had to find something to direct the old oil into a bowl, I came across a bit of roofing lead from which I cut and shaped a suitable chute for the old oil to go down.
The advantage of lead it is easy to work with and is rigid enough to be bent into a shape that will stay in place.
Not one drop of oil spilled.
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Good on you. The first time I changed the fluid I used a bent piece of card board,



Then I used cat litter.
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Just changed mine today, wish I had read your post first. I have a whole roll of flashing lead and that would have worked great. Instead I went through a roll of paper towels and a mess on my garage floor.

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In addition to all the tips and suggestions for draining fluids on your scoots, one good one that I use (kudos to my bud, Dave Moore, for the tip) is to spread one or two puppy training pads under the scoot. You can get a 12 or 24 count package of 'em at your friendly Wal-Mart. They're not gonna capture a huge amount of fluids, but will take care of small drips and spillages and keep your work area clean for the next service.
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In addition to all the tips and suggestions for draining fluids on your scoots, one good one that I use (kudos to my bud, Dave Moore, for the tip) is to spread one or two puppy training pads under the scoot. You can get a 12 or 24 count package of 'em at your friendly Wal-Mart. They're not gonna capture a huge amount of fluids, but will take care of small drips and spillages and keep your work area clean for the next service.
Not true I dumped a full oil filter from an LT on 1 pad & it sucked it all up with plenty of room for more oil.

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This was my solution, posted years ago, and demonstrated at CCR Santa Fe.


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I just drain mine on my weeds in my driveway let it soak for a little and light it. Looks even better if you do it right at dark.

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I just drain mine on my weeds in my driveway let it soak for a little and light it. Looks even better if you do it right at dark.
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I just drain mine on my weeds in my driveway let it soak for a little and light it. Looks even better if you do it right at dark.

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I just drain mine on my weeds in my driveway let it soak for a little and light it. Looks even better if you do it right at dark.
Do you have to move the bike outta the way first?

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Do you have to move the bike outta the way first?
That's why I let it soak for a little bit. By the time I fill it back up and put the peg back on & ride it in the garage it's time for a fire with some thick black smoke. The next time I'm making my home made asphalt I'll take some pic's.

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This was my solution, posted years ago,
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I just drain mine on my weeds in my driveway let it soak for a little and light it. Looks even better if you do it right at dark.

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When draining the gearbox I had to find something to direct the old oil into a bowl, I came across a bit of roofing lead from which I cut and shaped a suitable chute for the old oil to go down.
The advantage of lead it is easy to work with and is rigid enough to be bent into a shape that will stay in place.
Not one drop of oil spilled.
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