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Old 11-16-2007, 03:47 AM
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Newb question

I just recently bought my first diesel, and have a few questions that over time I will ask the memebers here. For now, i was wondering about oil changes. The price to have the dealer do it is pretty steep, so I would like to do it myself.

My question is this, I know that on the diesels you should fill the oil filter with oil prior to installing, but on this motor I think the oil filter is on top. That would be a problem, I would think that this is not required on the 06 motor.

Am I correct or not?

Thanks

No need for now, everything was just done, oil, fuel filters, air filters and tranny, egr.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:16 AM
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Since the oil filter housing has a drain valve that opens when you remove the lid I'm not sure that it would even stay in. I've never done that to mine and never had any problems--105K. Just change it every 5K miles with good oil and Racor manufactured filters (Motorcraft FL2016, Fram CH9549 are easy and available at Chinamart). Non-Racor filters can cause you problems because of the way the oil bypass is manufactured and patented in the filter housing.
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You are correct - the oil filter is on top. Just drain the oil - replace the filter element - and then add your oil. You are just replacing the filter element on the 6.0 it isn't a self contained filter so you can't pre-fill it.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:37 AM
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k, thanks. I was pretty sure it would make a mess and could not for the life of me see how you could do it with the 6.0. others yes, but not this one.
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GDT,
The only thing you need to oil during the filter change is the oil filter cover o-ring. Apply a light coating to it prior to putting it in the cover. Some say this isn't really necessary but I'd err' on the side of caution.

Here's a link for the change that pretty much covers it CHANGING ENGINE OIL

Amp
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I wouldn't sweat it too much man...it's easier than you think.

I was concerned at first, being this is my first diesel, but it's pretty straight forward.

Good luck!
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