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Old 02-07-2011, 07:59 PM
ClintW2003XLT ClintW2003XLT is offline
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

I always take the filter off and replace it from above on my 3.0 its alot easier then from the bottom
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

I hate that angled mount. I will be changing my oil tomorrow and I use the same oil and filter.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:34 PM
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i think ill be doing this this week...to save myself 5 bucks lol

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i thuink u should add list of type pf places that will recycle oil
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

that filter is a bitch if it wont come off easy and you have to go the old screw driver way, there is like no room
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

I never knew that about keeping the cap on when draining the oil. i work at a garage and that's what we do. and Does it really matter?

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You dont remove the fill cap before draining the oil?

My father in law always say it helps "purge" the oil out
Why does it really matter?
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

Tractors is soooo dumb! Didncha' know they put the filter above the starter so the truck starts smoother. I just love that they but a funnel below the filter so you wont have to find one everytime you put oil in your truck. I tore that stupid funnel off and just cover the starter with a walmart bag. Damn thing was in my way!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

how tight is that oil filter on can i take it off by hand or will i need a tool?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:37 PM
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how tight is that oil filter on can i take it off by hand or will i need a tool?
Really depends on who put it on last, you can do it by hand but LasT time I had to stab mine with a screwdriver to get it twisted off

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Old 04-06-2012, 02:39 PM
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The dealer ship hopefully they didn't crank it to bad
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

if they did, they make wrenches specifically for oil filters, available at your chain auto shop

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or you can stab it with a screwdriver but be prepared or a mess underneath
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:56 PM
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Lol the screw driver sounds fun i have about 1000 miles before i have to change it
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

Two things I would recommend when doing an oil and filter change. Always take the filter off first as this alows the oil in the internal passages to the filter to drain down into the oil pan. Then you can drain the oil from the pan and this way you get a little more of the dirty oil out of the engine. The other thing is to put at least some oil into the filter before putting it on as this allows the engine's bearing to get oil pressure sooner when you re-start the engine.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:06 AM
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I believe the best way to remove oil filter is from wheel well between tire and fender!!! Just lift mud protector thing up with one hand and reach in with other hand to remove oil filter. Easy access at perfect angle too 

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: HOW TO: Change oil on 3.0

The oil filter on the 3.0 is easy compared to my Dads 2000 5.4L Ford F-150 4X4. In fact, we always get our hand cut when changing the oil and filter on the F-150 and then change the oil and filter in the Ranger afterwards which is a piece of cake. Just get it from the top, thats how we do it.
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