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2015 Foreman Oil Change Mess

When I drain engine oil on my 2015 Foreman, all goes well until towards the end of the drain. Once the stream of oil slows down, it no longer goes cleanly through the hole in the skid plate. The result being that quite a bit of oil is deposited on the top of the skid plate. After the oil change is done, oil drips off the skid plate onto the floor for the next couple of days. I would like to avoid this and have one idea, but am open to others.

My thought was to make a short length of pipe that is threaded at one end with the same threads as the oil drain hole. I could screw it in the drain hole once the oil stream starts to be reduced. I might give this a try. Does anyone know what the thread size is in the drain hole? Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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I used to use brake cleaner on my /16 Rubi & let it drain in the oil pan with the oil. For the amount of bother, thats the easiest solution IMO.


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if it were me ?, I would look for some kinda large rubber open doughnut thick enough to place between the skid plate and drain plug, this way no oil will drip on the skid plate.

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I used to use brake cleaner on my /16 Rubi & let it drain in the oil pan with the oil. For the amount of bother, thats the easiest solution IMO.
I guess you mean to use a spray can of brake cleaner and try to spray some of it on the top of the skid plate, allowing the mix of oil and brake cleaner to drip down into the oil pan. If you meant something different, please let me know.

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if it were me ?, I would look for some kinda large rubber open doughnut thick enough to place between the skid plate and drain plug, this way no oil will drip on the skid plate.
That's not a bad idea, Shadetree. I'll keep my eye out for something like that.

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I ordered one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/H1-Sponge-M...c/282709616660

I may have to cut the hole a little larger, but it might work. Worth a try.

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I ordered one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/H1-Sponge-M...c/282709616660

I may have to cut the hole a little larger, but it might work. Worth a try.
not solid enough, oil will seep right past it once it soaks a bit of oil up.

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When I drain engine oil on my 2015 Foreman, all goes well until towards the end of the drain. Once the stream of oil slows down, it no longer goes cleanly through the hole in the skid plate. The result being that quite a bit of oil is deposited on the top of the skid plate. After the oil change is done, oil drips off the skid plate onto the floor for the next couple of days. I would like to avoid this and have one idea, but am open to others.

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I just took the extra time to carefully ring the top of the skid plate in a circle around the drain hole with rag material. The material soaked up and stopped the oil from spreading and pooling up there. Then I just pulled the soaked rag down and chucked it in the trash. Worked for me.
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Yes thats exactly what i mean. The can of brake cleaner dilutes the oil nicely.


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When I drain engine oil on my 2015 Foreman, all goes well until towards the end of the drain. Once the stream of oil slows down, it no longer goes cleanly through the hole in the skid plate. The result being that quite a bit of oil is deposited on the top of the skid plate. After the oil change is done, oil drips off the skid plate onto the floor for the next couple of days. I would like to avoid this and have one idea, but am open to others.

My thought was to make a short length of pipe that is threaded at one end with the same threads as the oil drain hole. I could screw it in the drain hole once the oil stream starts to be reduced. I might give this a try. Does anyone know what the thread size is in the drain hole? Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I just took the extra time to carefully ring the top of the skid plate in a circle around the drain hole with rag material. The material soaked up and stopped the oil from spreading and pooling up there. Then I just pulled the soaked rag down and chucked it in the trash. Worked for me.
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Exactly what I was going to recommend trying. Best solutions are the simplest.
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