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oil filling funnels?

For all the years that I've owned 911s, you'd think I wouldn't need to ask this question. What do you guys use to add oil so as to prevent its dripping all over the place? I have never found a funnel the fits right. I have an old fashion multi-quart can with a flexible metal hose connected to the bottom, but it is difficult to balance in the right place. One of those long-necked funnels?
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I use a home made deal, a plastic Mobil 1 bottle I cut in half, the cap side fits perfectly and no spills.
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I use one of these. Stays in the filler so you don't have to hold it. Just pour slowly so it doesn't overflow.
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What Pete said. ^^^^^
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For all the years that I've owned 911s, you'd think I wouldn't need to ask this question. What do you guys use to add oil so as to prevent its dripping all over the place? I have never found a funnel the fits right. I have an old fashion multi-quart can with a flexible metal hose connected to the bottom, but it is difficult to balance in the right place. One of those long-necked funnels?
Ok, I admit to have used something similar. I think it was my dads....or granddad's...at one time, been in the "family" for awhile. Other than being plenty long enough, it was a pain in the ass trying to balance the damn thing. A victim of the carnage, it has gone on to better things.

The next time I have the opportunity (hopefully soon!) to put oil into a 930, I may spring for one of those new fangled plastic things.
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I had a "Radiator Funnel" that was just perfect -shorter than the blue funnel above but with a bigger diameter outlet so the oil flowed pretty fast. Yellow with the top of the funnel at an angle. Unfortunately, it's been misplaced in a recent move so I'm looking for a replacement. If I find one, I'll post the details and attach a picture. In the meantime, I bought one just like the blue funnel above which I think is intended to fill automatic transmissions.
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Funnel Buddy.
Several in the shop, one installed in home garage. Very handy.
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That's too easy, I make a game out of it and do it funnel free. If you're really good, you can warm the oil up first.....
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ditto. two fingers over the open cap until its in place. remove fingers to fill. then wipe on pants or shirt.
funnel would just drip out somewhere


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I'm using this one ... works fine for me
it's a 45 bend. not clear on the picture
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I'm using this one ... works fine for me
it's a 45 bend. not clear on the picture
Wow! That is pretty cool. You can stand next to the car and not even have to bend over to pour oil in. Very nice.
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I go funnel-less.
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So, I have to ask [because I know some of your were trying to figure out how to make this another oil thread]: which oil flows better in this type of funnel: Mobil-1 or Brad Penn?

Just kidding - - of course...

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I'm using this one ... works fine for me
it's a 45 bend. not clear on the picture
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...and not even have to bend over to pour oil in...
hmm... @ 13qts and juan meeelyun dollahs / case... I ALWAYS feel like I'm bending over when I pour oil in
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Funnels suck.. you have to clean them out afterwards or they collect dust and dirt you have to clean out before using them again anyway, and they drip oil all over the place in the meantime.
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I stole the one off this guy's head. Works good.
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