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6.4L Oil Change

I am getting ready to change the oil on my 6.4L myself for the first time hopefully this evening. Dealer performed the first 2 changes.

I remember reading in a thread several weeks ago to break the filter seal with the drain plug removed as the filter hold a quart or so of oil.

I tried searching for the thread but nothing came up. Anything else in particular I should do? Do in need to place oil on the seals silimliar to a spin on filter or not? I have already purchased a motorcraft filter, the copper washer, and the oil. Also have a 30m lift I will be using. Anything else I should be on the lookout for?
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Sounds like you have it covered.

I change my filter before draining the pan....as you note, let's the oil drain out of the filter housing first. Do put some oil on the new O ring on the oil filter cap.

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Is it a 30mm or 36mm socket? I'm thinking 36.

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it is a 36

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Make sure your drain pan is big enough It sucks using one that gets brim full.

Here's what I do:
1. loosen oil filter
2. remove drain plug
3. change filter, lube new o-ring, reinstall until cap bottoms out (going by the torque spec can sometimes leave the cap loose due to o-ring resistance)
4. reinstall drain plug, torque to spec (I tend to over-tighten and strip things)
5. add 14 quarts of oil, run a few minutes, check level, usually all mine needs

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so does the oil filter screw on like other vehicles? Also if your facing the truck there are 2 canisters. Is the oil filter the canister on the left or right?

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on the right towards the rear. the canister filter clips into the cap then screws back down onto the housing

the other one is the secondary fuel filter housing

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oil filter is on the passengers side.

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Make sure your drain pan is big enough It sucks using one that gets brim full.

Here's what I do:
1. loosen oil filter
2. remove drain plug
3. change filter, lube new o-ring, reinstall until cap bottoms out (going by the torque spec can sometimes leave the cap loose due to o-ring resistance)
4. reinstall drain plug, torque to spec (I tend to over-tighten and strip things)
5. add 14 quarts of oil, run a few minutes, check level, usually all mine needs
14 quarts? It says it holds 15.


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