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I do not have a drive and park my car on my street that is not flat, this means I have to carry my oil in my boot and check it at my gym as they have a nice flat car park! Problem is the cap untightend once and some leaked in my boot, probably because I have other things in there too and must all move around. What is the best way of securing a 5 litre bottle of oil in my boot? I also carry 5 litres of fuel (just incase!). Should really secure this too, any suggestions?

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A box just big enough to put the oil and fuel in, together they will not fall over when secured by the box.
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An unused draw........real handy and does not slide around the boot.
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Thanks I will look around for a good sized box
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Get into Wilko and get one of their nice plastic ones. My Mrs has her boot full of them.She uses them as compartments for different stuff. School work, our shopping, Mum's shopping etc.
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A thin sheet of memory foam laid on top of the carpet stops anything (like plastic boxes) sliding around in the boot when getting frisky on a twisty!
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I have always found sticky back Velcro useful for keeping things like fuel cans in place in the boot. I have just used the hook side to cling to the carpet.
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I have a plastic box in the back for oil, windscreen wash, loose stuff - works a treat
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I shove all of my stuff between the back of the back seats and the netting thingy that clips into the sidewalls. If I didn't have that, I'd get velcro like gil_147 said and stick it to the bottom of a plastic hinge topped stacking box.
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personally i would keep oil in garage /shed and put petrol in before it runs low PROBLEM sorted and it cost nowt
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I found a red/black velcro strap on the left side of the boot, presumably it originally held the handbook. I looped that through the handle of an oil container, which held it tight against the carpet. It was necessary to carry the oil container because the engine needed topping up one litre every 600km.

Then I took apart the engine, honed the cylinders, and replaced the piston rings. Now the dipstick still shows 'full' after 5000km so I leave the oil at home

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