DIY oil service

Discussion in 'DIY Writeups' started by MrRisk, Oct 8, 2019.

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Do you service your truck yourself?

  1. I do my own services.

  2. I take it to the dealership or service station.

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  1. MrRisk

    MrRisk Well-Known Member

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    Its that time, 10,000 Mile service.
    First things first I put this big boy up on the lift and inspected everything for damage/wear and tear. I didnt find anything alarming so I got started with the service.


    Pulled the plug and watched the nasty black oil drain out, I was not surprised to see it get on the crossmember.


    After draining the oil I found that Ford decided to locate the filter in what seemed to be the dumbest area possible.


    Upon further inspection I found that in the wheel arch there is a rubber mud guard that can be easily removed to make room for my oil filter wrench, needless to say it was much less terrible than I initially thought.


    Once again it seemed that a mess was going to be made, thankfully they thought ahead once again. Under the filter is a channel that helps the oil flow out of the back of the engine compartment which keeps the oil from going everywhere. After I replaced the filter I hosed the area down with some brake parts cleaner to rinse the residual oil out and we were back in business.


    My parts supplier recommended an FL-910S instead of the FL-400S, from what Ive read either work fine.


    And here is the obligatory post oil service photo.


    Cheers and I hope this will be helpful to at least one person in the future.
     
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  2. HenryMac

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    Thanks for the thread.

    What's the differences between FL-910S vs FL-400S,
     
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    MrRisk Well-Known Member

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    The FL-400S is slightly taller, only real difference.
     
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    Thanks, very helpful. I have always been one who liked pre filling the filter, not any more! Not user friendly when it's full of oil. Will be changing my "break in oil" this coming weekend.
     

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