Originally Posted by blackbetty
first run your truck for about 10 mins to get the oil warm and able to flow better.
raise your truck and get a drip pan, to catch the oil...
remove the plug in your oil pan as shown here...
then let it all drain out, preferably into a strainer to check for excessive metal fragments for signs of wear
then plug it up, move to the oil filter and remove it with the drain pan again. when installing the new one, take some old oil and lube up the gasket, never is it a good idea to install a dry gasket on a oil filter.
install your filter to a turn past hand tight.
fill your engine with synthentic oil as required to the manufacturer's capacities, 6/7 quarts depending on year and size of motor.
check for leaks over the next two days....and thats about it...
Two things that are wrong here: Filter should be spun on until the gasket touches and then tightened 1 full turn (or whatever amount of turns it says on the filter).
NOT HAND TIGHT AND THEN 1 FULL TURN!!! You will have trouble for sure next time if you do that.
The oil filter should at least have had some oil poured into it.
I cant believe only 1 person noticed this!
I'm a red seal mechanic, and have much experience in this department.