Has anyone done a complete 2019 Ranger oil/filter change by themselves yet?

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  1. Msfitoy

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    That's what I thought...about to do my first change this weekend...I'm assuming that steering tire to full right should give me access without taking off the wheel right? Do I need an extended tool to reach in and grab the filter?
     
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    Turning the wheel isn't really required. I would say the perfect scenario would be a socket-type filter wrench and a few ratchet extensions. But there's enough room for the standard strap type wrench as well.
     
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    Sounds like this should be fairly easy job...and my first oil change without a jack...my other two cars are 3" off the ground :LOL:
     
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    I purchased the service manual as I do for every vehicle I own. There is a skid plate that needs to be removed below the engine to drain the oil without making a mess. No big deal.

    The hardest part was removing the filter. I did not remove the front left tire and I see no need to.

    After removing the plastic splash shield fasteners the challenge was unscrewing the filter from the factory. I ended up using a 3/8" socket wrench extension connected to a Cap Filter Wrench. The one I used (which no longer has a label) was larger than the 76mm cap filter wrench needed to install the Ford FL910S.

    Then I used the 76mm cap filter wrench to tighten the new filter 3/4 - 1 turn after contact. The issue is with the tire remaining on the vehicle, most normal people will not be physically strong enough to twist off the filter by hand. Ford did a great job with putting a tough a the base of the filter so that the oil runs down a gutter to your oil pan. Be slow and deliberate and you should not make a mess. Clean the trough when you are done so it doesn't collect dirt from the residual oil.
     
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    My oil change, as guesstimated by the computer is to be done at 16000km, I'm at 57% life on the oil. I'm currently at 7300km after 3.5 months. At this rate, it might be christmas for my first oil change.
     
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    https://www.mileagetracker.org/
     
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    #98 Jul 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 4:25 PM
    Did the oil change today. Wasn’t too bad. If you have a belly you’ll want to jack it up a bit or put it on ramps. I was able to get under there but I realized it might be time to take up jogging.

    A couple things: noted across a few posts to aggregate in one spot:
    • The skid plates bolts are 15mm
    • The oil pan drain bolt is also 15mm
    • The ADP-107 adapter uses a 3/4” open end
    • The 107N Valve uses a 17mm open end
    • The oil filter is on there TIGHT as everyone else said. I was able to get it off by wearing some of the orange gloves from Home Depot to get a good grip and get some leverage by using my left hand.
    • 6.2 quarts was perfect with the filter.
    • If you bought the fork tools to do the door panel, they work great to get the plastic rivers out of the fender.
    Remember to rest your oil life monitor!
     
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    How do you reset the oil monitor? Thanks!
     
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    Some pics you might find helpful:

    View from the fender with the inner liner removed, staring into the abyss of the removed oil filter. Note the old filter gasket was still attached here, remember to make sure it is removed (funny story behind this I'll share another time).

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    A view under the truck at how much room there is. If you are skinny, you won't have any issues. If you had a big breakfast, maybe wait a couple hours...

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    This is the skid plate you have to remove. FOUR 15mm bolts.
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    The Fumuto Brothers. The ADP-107 takes a 3/4" open end and the Valve itself takes a 17mm open end.

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    Its in the Gauge cluster menu. I don't remember the exact main menu (Settings?), but the submenu is Oil Life Reset or something similar. Not too hard to find.
     
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    Cool...thanks for all your pics and detailed info...I got side tracked with garage cleaning and postponed the oil change till next week end...this will coming in very handy:like::please:
     
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