Set your truck straight with this how-to. If you want to speed this up by several years, get one dynamometer for each engine. Step 8 - Let the oil drain to a trickle I never have the patience to let it drain out to a stop—then reinstall the oil drain plug. Step 2 - Choosing a brand of oil Ford does not require that you to use a specific brand. According to the 2004 F150 owners manual :. Shut the motor off, let sit for a minute … or two and check the oil.
Although the cleanest and most powerful engine supplied to Ford by International, it would also be the last as Ford would begin offering their own design beginning the 2011 model year. But basically here's how it goes. Undo the cover bolts and remove the high pressure oil pump, remove and discard all gaskets, seals and O rings. This requirement is pretty much obsolete in gasoline engines. I wasn't able to find torque specs on the Reservoir Plug. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford F-250 Super Duty oil filter wrench. And if you get sucked into a discussion on which one's the best oil filter for your own 7.
Step 2 - Protect the cement There's nothing like oil seeping down into concrete to stain it beyond recovery. This article applies to the Ford F-150 and F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Can't afford to start your own engine-testing facilitiy? And that brings us to. Also the spacer is going…. I keep my phone handy just in case I get pinned. It's in order to save themselves from streaming oil down their forearms, trying to remove a full and slippery oil filter. Now, this is easier said than done, lying on your back with an oil filter full of oil, trying not to tip it and spill oil.
I talk about the 7. An Example of 5W-20 Motorcraft Engine Oil Most Ford engines require 5W-20 motor oil. Engine Oil F250 Super Duty,F350 Super Duty,6. Strapped ratchet, round metal strap, big socket style. Any car's maintenance for that matter.
If you're a stickler, it may be time to head to the junkyard and find an original dipstick replacement. I've changed my oil on a sloped driveway, but I wasn't happy about being underneath my truck when I did it. I've personally seen low mileage engine failures when heavier oils were used. If your vehicle was originally charged with R12 refrigerant, for example, the oil type specified, 'mineral', will not apply. However, since most of us aren't draining the oil rails to get every last drop out, we'll stick with the 15 quarts number above. Strict emissions regulations and the overall questionable reliability of the 6. I've changed my 207k mile 2002 7.
I lay down a tarp then my oil catch pan and then my oil drain pan. Don't tighten it too much! The last thing you want to do is over-tighten the drain plug and strip the threads on the oil pan. Forums and videos are full of people loving it and others hating and making fun of those of us who do it. This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and Ford F-250 Super Duty. And if you want to really dig down into the nitty gritty of the how and what an oil filter does, you can torture yourself with this. There are even several threads strongly suggesting that you save some of your dirty oil and send it into a lab to be tested.
. This article applies to the Ford F-150. Step 3 - Position your tools and parts within easy grasp You're gonna be on your back under a 10,000 pound vehicle. Trust me, I've panicked, tying to get the oil drain plug back in, as the oil level crested my old, too small, drain pan. Then the next time you change your oil, draining it will be as simple as rotating the lever.
All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. So, answering the age-old question. Passages and clearances on modern engines have become so small that thicker oils are hard to force through these small openings. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your F-250 Super Duty and that the filter is being changed too. However, I do love Bill Hewitt of Powerstroke Help's 7. And with the nipple on the end you can slip a clear hose over it and drain your oil right into a smaller container to be put out or taken to recycling.