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post #1 of 15 Old 02-05-2009, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 Oil Change

Please don't laugh at me guys. This is my first diesel. I've never owned or driven one until now. Bought it two months ago: 2007 6.0 Powerstroke. I LOVE IT!
I want to change the oil myself, just like I've always done on the "gassers" I've owned over the years. But I don't want to mess anything up. I'm not sure exactly how to do it...or even the best oil to use. It only has 12k miles on it. It would be a bummer to void my warranty because I didn't know what I was doing.
Does anyone have any oil recommendations?
Does anyone know of a website with photos or video of changing the oil on one of these trucks?

Thanks in advance for all your help.
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START WITH USING A FACTORY FILTER FL-2016,THEN I USE 15W-40 IN MINE,FIRST PULL THE FILTER AND LEAVE IT OUT WHILE THE OIL IS DRAINING!!!THEN INSTALL NEW FILTER AND 16QTS OF OIL...WHILE YOU UNDER THERE IT WOULDNT HURT TO DRAIN THE WATER SEPERATOR.I BELIEVE ITS A 6 OR 7mm ALLEN SCREW IN THE SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP...
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Nothing to it...............

The best oil is still (forever) in debate, I use Rottella and have had no problems.
Use ONLY motor craft filters Oh, and make sure you have a BIG drain pan (it holds a bit more oil than yer old gasser )

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START WITH USING A FACTORY FILTER FL-2016,THEN I USE 15W-40 IN MINE,FIRST PULL THE FILTER AND LEAVE IT OUT WHILE THE OIL IS DRAINING!!!THEN INSTALL NEW FILTER AND 16QTS OF OIL...WHILE YOU UNDER THERE IT WOULDNT HURT TO DRAIN THE WATER SEPERATOR.I BELIEVE ITS A 6 OR 7mm ALLEN SCREW IN THE SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP...
Adding to this, if you are going to drain the seperator, let a slight bit of diesel come out too just to make sure you got all the water out. (you can tell the dirrerence by the color)

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Also, my truck 2 F250s only hold 14qts of rotella T 15/40...
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I fill mine til it says full on MY dipstick. Never been able to get more than 15 qts. in there.

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Yea thats wierd mine is right on the full line with 16.I do pull the oil filter out first and i make sure the truck is hot...Thats kinda wierd...
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I pull my filter first and drain while hot...........


Never been able to get more than 15qts in, but it's usually about 14qts to reach the full mark

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Motorcraft 15w-40. You need 3 5qt jugs
Motorcraft FL-2016

5 gallon drain pail.

Get the engine hot and drain away.
You need a 36mm axle nut socket or a LARGE crescent wrench to get the oil filter out.

It takes a 6mm allen head socket to drain the Primary fuel/water separator filter.

Its easy and fun.
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make sure you add oil to the new filter first befor installing.....you never want to start a motor on a dry filter....it takes to long for oil to be pumped in...filtered and then sent to the rest of the motor

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