Advertisement



DIY oil service

Do you service your truck yourself?

  • I do my own services.

  • I take it to the dealership or service station.


Results are only viewable after voting.

MrRisk

Well-Known Member
First Name
Nick
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
202
Reaction score
568
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
Ranger XLT
Occupation
Mechanic
Vehicle Showcase
1
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.
6E8B0348-8406-4C56-A37E-65919475196F.jpeg


Pulled the plug and watched the nasty black oil drain out, I was not surprised to see it get on the crossmember.
94641E66-1C1D-4C59-8DF5-22F4A116B357.jpeg


After draining the oil I found that Ford decided to locate the filter in what seemed to be the dumbest area possible.
F48C0FC4-B0E2-4555-8086-AEBC2845B727.jpeg


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.
DF85C928-21A6-4406-8E18-4E5C9B1ECB1C.jpeg


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.
F86C6B01-42F9-4F1E-9370-3CE45A795DA5.jpeg


My parts supplier recommended an FL-910S instead of the FL-400S, from what Ive read either work fine.
42B4AFCF-3DE3-4064-88EC-5BFA13EF2211.jpeg


And here is the obligatory post oil service photo.
1206698F-429F-4971-8A12-FE6E118DF56B.jpeg


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



Advertisement



 
OP
MrRisk

MrRisk

Well-Known Member
First Name
Nick
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
202
Reaction score
568
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
Ranger XLT
Occupation
Mechanic
Vehicle Showcase
1
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Thanks for the thread.

What's the differences between FL-910S vs FL-400S,
The FL-400S is slightly taller, only real difference.
 

SFB

Active Member
First Name
Daniel
Joined
Sep 14, 2019
Messages
35
Reaction score
40
Location
Fullerton California
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger Crew XLT Sport Black on Black with Magnetic trim, package 302A
Vehicle Showcase
1
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.
6E8B0348-8406-4C56-A37E-65919475196F.jpeg


Pulled the plug and watched the nasty black oil drain out, I was not surprised to see it get on the crossmember.
94641E66-1C1D-4C59-8DF5-22F4A116B357.jpeg


After draining the oil I found that Ford decided to locate the filter in what seemed to be the dumbest area possible.
F48C0FC4-B0E2-4555-8086-AEBC2845B727.jpeg


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.
DF85C928-21A6-4406-8E18-4E5C9B1ECB1C.jpeg


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.
F86C6B01-42F9-4F1E-9370-3CE45A795DA5.jpeg


My parts supplier recommended an FL-910S instead of the FL-400S, from what Ive read either work fine.
42B4AFCF-3DE3-4064-88EC-5BFA13EF2211.jpeg


And here is the obligatory post oil service photo.
1206698F-429F-4971-8A12-FE6E118DF56B.jpeg


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

Rob R

Member
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
13
Location
Phila
Vehicle(s)
2019 ford Ranger XLT
Occupation
Septa Railroad
Thanks for the thread.

What's the differences between FL-910S vs FL-400S,
I just had to research that myself when I owned my 69 camaro I always used the truck 350 filter over the car because I liked the bigger filter and more one capacity.. So I looked up the difference between the two on motor craft web site the 910 had a higher pressure rating which is better so the filter doesn’t bypass as much oil as the 400.. learned something new today for the first time never thought there was a pressure difference..
 

PNW_Ranger87

Well-Known Member
First Name
Erik
Joined
Oct 10, 2019
Messages
554
Reaction score
617
Location
Renton, WA
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger XLT 4X4
Occupation
Parts Specialist
I just had to research that myself when I owned my 69 camaro I always used the truck 350 filter over the car because I liked the bigger filter and more one capacity.. So I looked up the difference between the two on motor craft web site the 910 had a higher pressure rating which is better so the filter doesn’t bypass as much oil as the 400.. learned something new today for the first time never thought there was a pressure difference..
Yep! Lower volume, higher pressure! :like:

Nice photos! Doing my first change tomorrow at ~2K miles. :sunglasses:
 

Rob R

Member
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
13
Location
Phila
Vehicle(s)
2019 ford Ranger XLT
Occupation
Septa Railroad
Yep! Lower volume, higher pressure! :like:

Nice photos! Doing my first change tomorrow at ~2K miles. :sunglasses:
Have not changed mine yet have 3123 on it thought about it. I never waited this long to change any oil but I think it’s running synthetic and was going to push it till 5 k or maybe just do it at 3500
 

PNW_Ranger87

Well-Known Member
First Name
Erik
Joined
Oct 10, 2019
Messages
554
Reaction score
617
Location
Renton, WA
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger XLT 4X4
Occupation
Parts Specialist
Have not changed mine yet have 3123 on it thought about it. I never waited this long to change any oil but I think it’s running synthetic and was going to push it till 5 k or maybe just do it at 3500
I believe the factory uses the Motorcraft Synthetic Blend. I know that we use Motorcraft SynBlend in our standard oil changes. I'm switching to Motorcraft Full Synthetic and plan on changing the oil every 6K miles.
 

HenryMac

Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Sep 14, 2019
Messages
1,377
Reaction score
1,860
Location
Central Colorado
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger SuperCab XL - STX - FX4 - Magnetic
Vehicle Showcase
1
.... the difference between the two on motor craft web site the 910 had a higher pressure rating which is better so the filter doesn’t bypass as much oil as the 400....
How much higher pressure? That will mean a higher likelihood of oil leakage at seals.
 

Rob R

Member
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
13
Location
Phila
Vehicle(s)
2019 ford Ranger XLT
Occupation
Septa Railroad
How much higher pressure? That will mean a higher likelihood of oil leakage at seals.
910. Was 20 psi and the 400 was 14.5 psi
 

Rob R

Member
First Name
Rob
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
13
Location
Phila
Vehicle(s)
2019 ford Ranger XLT
Occupation
Septa Railroad
Once everything is drained, I like to crank the engine over to get every drop out.:thumbsup:
Cool I like that Parts Truck let me know when the parts are available LOL
 

Toytec

Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Dec 16, 2018
Messages
367
Reaction score
515
Location
Central NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 XLT 302a S/cab 4X4 w/diff lock MG
Occupation
Automotive technician, Retired.
Nice thread. Thanks. I'm a petroleum transfer specialist myself (oil changer) and wondering that once I get it up on the lift will the oil filter be more accessible, Guess not I see.
I have a quick lane within walking distance from where I work and was planning on using up the points on the first 3 services just to get the records in the system.
Just a thought, has anyone requested full synthetic other than blend at one of these places? Were the points the same regardless?
 

Advertisement






Advertisement




Top