Sadly, and I'm as guilty as the next guy, many of us 7. The last thing you want to do is over-tighten the drain plug and strip the threads on the oil pan. You want a nice clean smooth surface for the oil filter gasket to mate to. Because then you'll have to pull the engine to replace the oil pan. Step 5 - Label and record mileage if you want to You can use a black Sharpie to write the date and mileage on your 7. Remove the loose oil filler cap and use a funnel with a neck small enough to fit down into the oil filler tube and big enough to hold a significant amount of oil—over a quart. I've also pushed it out to past a 7,500 mile oil change interval and drained the blackest nastiest stuff I've ever seen in a vehicle.
But basically here's how it goes. Step 9 - Remove the old oil filter Here's where things get interesting. And as long as you only tighten your oil filter like you're supposed to— hand tight plus a quarter turn with the oil filter wrench—you'll never have a problem. It comes without the oil drain nipple. Remember to put a new crush washer on the oil drain plug.
Though that engine failed to live up to the 7. The tip of the screwdriver got stuck in the metal filter and I couldn't get it out fast enough. And with the nipple on the end you can slip a clear hose over it and drain your oil right into a smaller container to be put out or taken to recycling. Today, that unit of measure is used to define how powerful an engine is. Step 4 - Safety First. I'm assuming you're like me and don't have access to fancy lifts or tools or 25 gallon telescoping drain funnels that never spill a drop of oil. And if that doesn't deter you, pounding into the bottom of your oil filter with a hammer causes stress on the oil filter housing threads that the oil filter screws into.
If we're being honest, when we forget to buy that little oil drain plug washer most of us just reuse the old one and cross our fingers that it doesn't leak. Any multiple of 5K on any of my vehicles and I'm changing oil that weekend. I personally use Shell Rotella 5W40 Synthetic motor oil. Regardless, apparently neither of them are as thick or sturdy as the original 7. Step 2 - Protect the cement There's nothing like oil seeping down into concrete to stain it beyond recovery.
So I've always maintained that if you can change it out relatively simply, why wouldn't you? And I leave the cap on loose because I don't like to have my oil filler tube open to the outside in case anything falls into it. . This is not to be confused with overall capacity, which I detail in that. And I still splash a little oil. If you're a stickler, it may be time to head to the junkyard and find an original dipstick replacement. The oil fills the hole.
Verify the correct interval in your owner's manual. This will help the oil filter seal to the oil filter housing surface without sticking to it from all the heat. The oil capacity for a 1999 Ford F350 7. Plus, with this oil filter wrench, I can grab onto the old filter as I'm unscrewing it and avoid the splashing and streaming oil down my arm. They have an oil capacity of 7. The owner of this site may be a member of various diesel related forums which may be referenced on these pages.
But that's just me—do what works for you. Not only that , but the spout on this one makes it much easier to pour your old 7. Site information: This site, www. If housing Lid is needed, use 24232 2. And once I changed all that old oil, my 7.
And you can control the flow if you need to switch containers. Axle lubricant quantities should not need to be checked unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. Ford continued production runs of the 7. But that's only around 4. The axle lubricant should be changed any time the rear axle has been submerged in water. Any car's maintenance for that matter. After all of that, I've settled into a personal rule-of-thumb.
Step 6 - Loosen your oil filler cap But don't remove it yet. Trust me on this—a 10,000 pound vehicle, rolling over any part of you won't end well. I know, I know—the first time I saw it I thought the same thing. This left me with an extra quart of oil for future use. There's an entire driveway mechanic culture out there that's using a screwdriver and hammer to puncture a hole in the bottom of the old oil filter to drain it.
And over twenty years later there are still reportedly over two million 7. Here's the I use from Amazon. And that brings us to. And I'll take a little oil down my forearm over replacing an oil filter housing any day. The 5W40 has wintertime starting advantages, but is good for year round use, even in hot climates. Just screw this baby into your oil pan to replace your stock 7. The manufacturer's names or trademarks used herein are referenced solely for identification purposes and are not intended by superdutypsd.