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Old 03-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #961
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since I've got a bucket of oil dry (cheap cat litter) in the Entropy Lab, I'll be able to skip going outside in teh cold to take a leak
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #962
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Techron bottle oil-fill funnel



An empty Techron bottle with the bottom cut off makes a perfect oil-fill funnel for most motorcycles. The long neck allows it to reach those hard to reach filler holes. The fact that it's thin allows it to fit inside the oil fill hole.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:55 AM   #963
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An empty Techron bottle with the bottom cut off makes a perfect oil-fill funnel for most motorcycles. The long neck allows it to reach those hard to reach filler holes. The fact that it's thin allows it to fit inside the oil fill hole.
Ah, great idea! Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #964
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #965
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An empty Techron bottle with the bottom cut off makes a perfect oil-fill funnel for most motorcycles. The long neck allows it to reach those hard to reach filler holes. The fact that it's thin allows it to fit inside the oil fill hole.
These are also SUPER handy for when you want to pour seafoam into your car's tank and that metal flippy valve won't let you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #966
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A little saliva goes a long way too.
As we say in the lab.. "If you lick it before you stick it, it goes in the hole easier!"

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:01 AM   #967
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Plastic shopping bags are great for keeping funnels clean when you're not using them
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:35 AM   #968
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Plastic shopping bags are great for keeping funnels clean when you're not using them
I don't know why I didn't think of that . Desert winds and dust make for lots of ugly funnels. I love my supply of plastic bags, hope they don't get banned.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:40 AM   #969
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Plastic shopping bags are great for keeping funnels clean when you're not using them
Dammit. Now you tell me.


...he says while looking a the little puddle in the corner of the garage where he stores the funnels...
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:40 AM   #970
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I don't know why I didn't think of that . Desert winds and dust make for lots of ugly funnels. I love my supply of plastic bags, hope they don't get banned.
Why not try a Home Depot Orange bucket with LID to keep your funnels and grease gun etc.



I put my used oil in a 5 gallon jug to aid recycling. Some places don't want your old plastic bottles. This way I just pour and done.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:26 PM   #971
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I use an old kitty litter jug with the tip in the spout of the jug and rags filling the top of the funnel to keep dust out.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #972
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I use an old kitty litter jug with the tip in the spout of the jug and rags filling the top of the funnel to keep dust out.
Cutting out the side of a litter jug makes for a good temporary parts cleaner tank.

Also handy for storing water.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:25 PM   #973
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An empty Techron bottle with the bottom cut off makes a perfect oil-fill funnel for most motorcycles. The long neck allows it to reach those hard to reach filler holes. The fact that it's thin allows it to fit inside the oil fill hole.
And the small screw-on lid is the only thing I've found that will take the place of the old-style plastic 5 gal gas carrier screw-on vent. My OEM vent cover split and this lid does the trick.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #974
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Color your tools to match drawer they go in

Got this one from Bicycling magazine.

They said to color your tools to correspond to the drawer they belong in. This way a friend can help clean up after a repair. Red = Red Blue = Blue etc.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #975
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Got this one from Bicycling magazine.

They said to color your tools to correspond to the drawer they belong in. This way a friend can help clean up after a repair. Red = Red Blue = Blue etc.
Actually, I have seen around common work area places guys who will paint all their tools with a swath of some obnoxious color like pink or orange. That way your friend doesnt put them back in HIS drawer after a repair. Keeps those high price tools both easily spotable AND well, who wants nasty painted tools so no one steals your good shit.
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