It ain't the can
Scott, the reply as to hot oil or no, was no because the hot oil may damage the seals in the pump, not damage the container, which by the way my container is 2 1/2 gallons.
You could use any size can you want.
In reading the remarks about the older Top Sider, was mentioned if the slurping sound isn't heard in 15-20 minutes, you should----.
With my 12 volt powered oil pump, it slurps the crankcase empty in 2-3 minutes, not 15-20.
Thanks but no thanks, my unite appears to be the best kid on the block and about 1/2 the price.
Happy Trails Beep Beep from Houston!!!
Donald, El Cheapo