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I would not leave a non-ford oil filter on my truck. I also would not want to waste $100 worth of oil. The cheapest way out is to go buy a new oil container, that will hold 15 qts., drain/filter the oil going into the container. Pour it back in and rig something up to refilter it going back in. You might feel comfortable just pouring it back in also. This is not the best scenario, but one that would work. I have heard of the non-ford filters causing more problems than good.
No need to drain the oil to put in a oil filter. Inside the oil filter housing, on the bottom is a anti-drain valve/poppet. When the filter is in place, the filter applies pressure to the valve/poppet to stop oil from draining the oil filter housing.
When you loosen the oil filter cap all the way, the filter rises away from the valve/poppet and the oil drains back into the oil pan. So all he needs to do is loosen the cap/filter, wait about 2-3minutes for oil to drain, then pull out the cap/filter and replace with new filter.
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