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Okay.

I've changed oil in vehicles well over 200 hundred times. Matter of fact, no vehicle I've ever owned has had it's oil changed by anyone other than me. (I'm 31). This is a first for me. I dropped the engine drain plug in the drain pan. It plugged the single hole in the drain pan. Where else would 3 gallons of oil go? All over my f***ing driveway!

Man, I feel like such an idiot.

7 rolls of paper towels, a 25 lbs bag of kitty litter, a bottle of dawn, and a can of enginer degreaser, and I managed to get the stain up.
 

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Its happened to the best of us! Glad you got it all cleaned up.
 

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It happens to the best of us..... I have forgotten to put the drain plug back in after putting the new oil in....
 

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This is the EPA. :D

I have your ISP and we'll be at your home soon conducting a full investigation. :D

This appears to be the 2nd worst oil spill in history (1st being the 1989 EXXON Valdez incident). :D



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Ahhh yes. I've had my own share of "oil incidents". Glad you got it cleaned up.
 

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gsbrockman said:
This is the EPA. :D

I have your ISP and we'll be at your home soon conducting a full investigation. :D

This appears to be the 2nd worst oil spill in history (1st being the 1989 EXXON Valdez incident). :D



Greg
Ouch! Feel da burn!
 

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ouch i know how that feels at my shop my uncle said he drained the oil pan well he didnt and it went everywhere
 

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Ahhh yes. I've had my own share of "oil incidents". Glad you got it cleaned up.
:metoo: Its really great when you get a facefull of the $hit!
 

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I did that one before . . . granted I reached in and grabbed it before it spilled over, I had just run the engine, damn that bitch was hot.
 

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You deserve a beer after that mess!!! :drink:
 

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At least you knew there was 3 gallons in there, I tried to use my pan that I had used for years on my toyotas. NOW thats what you call a green horn. Love my diesel!!!!!!!!
 

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Been there, done that and ruined a t-shirt.
Did that when I forgot to open the air vent on the drain bucket.

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sell oil to fuel company's !

I think that amount of oil would solve the oil problem in our country !

I know why our fuel prices are going down... you sold that oil to the oil companies and they made fuel out of it !

Dave.....

PS. been there done that... I feel your pain
 

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i wonder what that book is in the glove compartment ????
Ouch.

Or that 9,000 page dealer manual I've got on my computer.
 

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I did the same exact thing in August 1995 with my first Cummins Ram. I bet it was the same pan even with the yellow plug in the middle that's not big enough and the little yellow breather plug on the rim that doesn't allow the air out fast enough anyhow. I bet I even said the same line of words. The Mrs, being a tad religious, didn't care for my rant outside. After that, I held the plug to the oil pan and regulated the flow until about half of the oil was out.
One of those rags has a waist band with Fruit of the Loom on the tag. You musta really been scramblin'!!!
 

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I used to juggle old washer fluid bottles in the stream. I did get it all over my hands and crap, but it sure beats gallons on the ground, haha. Now I use a 5 gallon bucket, much much easier, just don't drop the plug in there, hah.
 

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I used to juggle old washer fluid bottles in the stream. I did get it all over my hands and crap, but it sure beats gallons on the ground, haha. Now I use a 5 gallon bucket, much much easier, just don't drop the plug in there, hah.
Good idea! I've got one of those orange home depot buckets in mind. I've got a magnet I can use if I drop the drain plug.
 
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