Originally Posted by HouTxEngr
Pictures are great. Here's a full description of a 2010 F150 XLT 4.6 oil change:
- Using a set of ramps, pull the truck up on top and lock the emergency brake. Put xmission in park.
- I've installed a oil pan drain valve, so after putting the catch pan under this valve, I open the valve and drain the pan.
- Using a 1-qt zip-loc plastic bag, I surround the lossened oil filter, then remove it (the bag catches the oil).
- I put ~1/3 qt of oil in the FL-820 filter, then screw it on hand tight. Using a filter wrench, I tighten one full turn.
- Close the oil pan drain valve.
- Pull all the stuff out from under the truck.
- Following the book, I put 6 qts of 5W-30 full syn (Wal-mart Super-Tech).
- To fill the oil filter, I press the throttle to the floor and crank for 10 seconds, then go ahead and start the engine and roll it off the stands.
Oil change costs me $23. total, and I KNOW it was done right!
It's not really necessary to put the oil in the filter and do the crank for 10 second thing. There is enough lubricant in the engine to protect it while it is restarted and fills the filter. Certainly no worse than the dry cranking. You would also want to oil the gasket on the filter. Finally, when you spin on the new filter, forget the full turn with a wrench. As you spin it on, it only need 3/4 turn after it makes contact. Over tightening can cause it to leak and a dry gasket can cause it to weld itself to the fitting.
Look up Bobtheoilguy.com to learn more than you ever wanted to know about oil.