Oil Filter Changes... Here is a tip!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pryker, May 10, 2004.

  1. pryker

    pryker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Being a Dodge/Cummins owner I frequent the TDR website. Here is something that I learned from that site that I now use on my lawn equipment as well (Lazer Z)...

    When changing the oil filter try the following:

    1. Loosen the filter with a wrench/hands
    2. Before removing slip a ziplock style baggy over the oil filter so it completly covers it
    3. Spin off the filter and then close the ziplock baggy
    4. All oil is contained in the baggy and usually none spills.

    Just used this on my Lazer Z and worked flawlessly. No oil anywhere. Hope that helps!
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Thats a good idea. Think I'll try it next oil change.
  3. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Good idea.. def going to try that out. Thanks
  4. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    Thanks for the tip. I am always making a mess.
  5. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Like my oil to be on the warm side when I change it. Does the plastic not get affected by the heat?
  6. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Thanks for the tip. Changed the oil filter/oil, use a Hefty zip-lock freezer bag, oil was pretty warm, did not melt the bag.
  7. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Kool........wanted to check before making a mess.
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Here is another tip. Fill the new filter with oil before you put it on. Instant oil pressure that way. Do the same with your diesel fuel filters.
  9. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Good tip Pryker. Im always making a mess when changing oil filters on my diesels. That oil is so black & messy. Necer seems to fail to run down my arm while laying on my back :mad: .
    Thanks for the tip, Ill use it next time
  10. leadarrows

    leadarrows LawnSite Senior Member
    from N/A
    Messages: 925

    Over thirty years turning wrenches in countless locations,trade schools .......and yet I still learn new things. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

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