Need to collect sample, Have no sample bottle. Help.

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Here’s the deal. I’m going on vacation and need to change my oil before I go. I don’t have a sample kit right now (but will next week). What is a suitable container to store the oil in until I can put into a proper sample bottle and send it off to the lab. Obviously, I want to minimize contamination to the maximum extent practicable.
 

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A mason jar would work too. If it were me I'd go out and buy a brand new one, then wash it thoroughly. It would then be extremely clean.
 
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You can also use an old baby food bottle. Just the right size and you can seal the cap and wrap it in some bubble wrap and a small box and send it like that. [Smile]
 
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I had this happen once and bought a small Pyrex dish with a lid. Make sure whatever you use can handle the extreme temps of freshly poured oil. Cheers, 3MP
 
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