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Old 05-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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Today i changed my oil on my 1999 ford ranger 3.0l and figured i would share with all of you who may not know how.

Tools you will need:
1.oil pan
2.socket wrench
3. 16mm socket
4.oil filter wrench (optional)
5.funnel (optional)
6. 5w-20 motor oil (preferably motorcraft synthetic)
7. Oil filter (I use K&N PS-2009)

first place the oil pan underneath the oil drain plug located on the oil pan as shown



When thats finished draining replace the plug and locate your oil filter which is in a tight enough place where i couldnt even fit my camera but its pretty easy to see from under the truck.

Once you've located the filter place the oil pan underneath it and remove it and your oil is drained.

Grab your new filter and oil my baby only gets motorcraft synthetic and k&n filters



(i have a ford ranger not a mazda for anyone that sees the outline spraypaint mazda symbol)
Lube the new filter by dipping your finger in the new oil and rubbing some in and around the filter and O ring, then replace your filter with the new one
Go as hand tight as possible and with the filter wrench (if you have one) go 1/4-1/2 turn

Once your new Filter is on you can remove your oil fill cap located on the valve cover



Place your funnel in the oil filler neck and pour 4.5qts of oil in, put the cap back on, check your oil and your done!

Hope this helps for any beginner ranger owners, good luck!
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:32 AM
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Nice! Plan on doing my next oil change myself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:48 AM
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If you plan on using K&N oil filters they're available online from amazon for under $10
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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you know there's already a how to, yeah?

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...oil-3-0-a.html
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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yes i saw that when i made the post but it's listed under general tech and when i went on 3.0 tech to see what size socket i would need instead of playing the guessing game i couldnt find anything so i made a second post under 3.0 tech
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:06 AM
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yes i saw that when i made the post but it's listed under general tech and when i went on 3.0 tech to see what size socket i would need instead of playing the guessing game i couldnt find anything so i made a second post under 3.0 tech
Much appreciated!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:13 AM
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The oil filter is the biggest pain in the ass to get to, took me like 3 hours to change because the filter was pretty much stuck on.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:21 AM
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Yeah the oil filter is in a really dumb spot I used a towel to wrap my arm in because the header is right in the way (found that out the hard way), and grip gloves and even after i unscrewed it i couldnt get the damn thing out. i just droped it into the pan -__-
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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yes i saw that when i made the post but it's listed under general tech and when i went on 3.0 tech to see what size socket i would need instead of playing the guessing game i couldnt find anything so i made a second post under 3.0 tech
I always end up taking 3 or 4 wrenches with me under the vehicle because I can never remember the size from car to car.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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for the filter, you can get to it a bit easier through the wheel well. you can then pour the residual oil out, then pull the filter out with your arm.

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yes i saw that when i made the post but it's listed under general tech and when i went on 3.0 tech to see what size socket i would need instead of playing the guessing game i couldnt find anything so i made a second post under 3.0 tech
i don't get it. you saw the thread i posted, but decided not to look in it and then make the same thread instead?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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i've found the easy way (for me),is to remove filter from up top,in engine bay.
just be careful bringing it up,then dump the old oil in pan.
i've tryed underneath,and it's a pain in the ass.
i change my oil every 3000 miles,so for me,removeing filter from above is easier.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: changing oil 3.0

I literally tried everything to get it out the first time, it ended up coming out looking nothing like an oil filter. It didn't help that the last time the oil was changed, they didn't lube the seal so it was stuck on.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:17 PM
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I remove my filter from the top too. No matter how hard I try I still get the starter all oily every time I change mine. I even wrapped it in a plastic bag when I removed the filter and it still had a little bit of oil on it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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Wheel well wtf! (If you don't have gap guards lol..

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:16 PM
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for the filter, you can get to it a bit easier through the wheel well. you can then pour the residual oil out, then pull the filter out with your arm.

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i don't get it. you saw the thread i posted, but decided not to look in it and then make the same thread instead?
I only saw it after the forum showed me it when I went to make this thread. I didn't mean to draw attention away, or put your post down. I only noticed that i couldn't find it under 3.0 tech so I figured it would be a bit easier to find for those of us with 3.0's. My apologies, I'm still learning to use the forum.
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