Draining Old Oil from Your Mower with a 4-Litre Bottle Hack
Updated: Oct 22
Introduction: Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to drain the old oil from your mower? Look no further! With this simple hack using a 4-litre oil or milk bottle, you can make the task a breeze. Let's dive in!
4-litre oil or milk bottle
Newspaper or a drop cloth (optional)
Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace Find a flat surface to work on, preferably outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Lay down some newspaper or a drop cloth to catch any spills.
Step 2: Cut the Side off the Bottle
Take your clean, empty 4-litre oil or milk bottle and use scissors or a utility knife to carefully cut the side off.
You'll want to remove about a third of the bottle's side, leaving the handle intact. This will create a large, open area to catch the old oil as it drains from your mower.
Step 3: Position the Bottle
Place the cut bottle under the oil drain plug of your mower. The open side should face up and the handle should be pointed away from the mower for easy handling. Make sure the bottle is stable and secure before proceeding.
Step 4: Drain the Old Oil
Put on your gloves to protect your hands. Carefully remove the oil drain plug from your mower and allow the old oil to flow into the bottle. Be patient, as this process might take a minute or two.
Step 5: Refill your mower with fresh oil according to the manufacturer's recommendations and re use this empty bottle on step 6.
Step 6: Dispose of the Old Oil Once all the old oil has drained into the bottle from the mower, carefully lift the bottle by the handle, making sure not to spill any oil. I always pour old oil into the new oil bottle that is left over from step 5, put the lid on, then I take the bottle on my next visit to the recycling centre.
Conclusion: And there you have it – a simple and efficient method to drain the old oil from your mower using a 4-litre bottle! With this easy hack, you'll be able to maintain your mower cheaply and keep your lawn looking great all season long.