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Old 01-17-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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I attempted to change the oil today on my 2017 F150 (2.7L). I had read a lot of reports that the oil plug was going to be a yellow plug that accepted a 3/8 ratchet to loosen it (based on prior year models). This was not the case. On the 2017 plug there is no female input for a ratchet. There is a tab in the middle. I could not seem to loosen this with just my fingers. The stabilizer bar is very much in the way and I just couldn't get good leverage on it. Does anyone have any input or ideas on this? I didn't want to break it loose. I put the cover back on and decided to seek advice first before proceeding.
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From what i remember... Mine was orange and I was able to twist it off with my fingers.
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Did you have to do some combo of pushing the wings on the side and turning at the same time? With the bar there I just don't see an easy way to do that. It's in the way of everything I try to do.
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Did you have to do some combo of pushing the wings on the side and turning at the same time? With the bar there I just don't see an easy way to do that. It's in the way of everything I try to do.
Slide a socket wrench extension in it for some extra leverage.
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My 2016 2.7 has the same thing. Mine was built in 10/16 in Kansas City.

I was also expecting there to be a square notch in the middle but found there to be as described.

I took oil a normal pair of adjustable Irwin Pliers and grabbed the blade as I also could not get with my fingers only. With the added leverage from the 12" plier it came loose with out any feeling I was going to inflict any harm.
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Can anyone add a photo of the new oil plug?
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I'm new here just registered so I'll try in a bit. I took a picture of it.

Thing is exactly like the old 2.7 plug but with the tab though the middle and no square recess.

It does come off with light pressure - and I used a set of small slip joint pliers on it as I didn't want to accidentally crank on it.

with a light pop (tabs coming off the ridges) it turned easy peasy. then came the flood
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Just twist and pull at the same time. You will not break it. It's a helix design with a short twist.

I went to the dealership to get a spare, will cost around $3 bucks and you will most likely get the old design with the 3/8 notch (or at least I did) but so far after several oil changes on my 2.7 the plug and o ring are hanging in there. No leaks with mine, 4 oil changes and coming up on the 5th.
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