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I do all my oil changes and filter changes myself. I order it all from dieselfilter.com like mentioned before. They have the motorcraft oil filter you are looking for the FL-2051 i believe it is. I buy my stuff in bulk, so like 3 oil filters- both fuel filters-air filter at once. So, you are good for awhile, plus it is a lot cheaper and free shipping if you buy over a certain amount.
Tips for the oil plug is use a ratchet with a small extension for some room and dont force anything, once you break the seal, you can just use your fingures. i also use a 5 gallon bucket, but i take the sawzall and cut about 4/5 inches off it so I can slide it under the truck without tipping it, 13 quarts is a lot and when the bucket tips over you have a mess, trust me, been there. Also, hold the bucket up to the drain, because of the angle of it, the oil shoots right out at first, than you can put the bucket down.
For the filter, make sure you have a good size container or some cardboard handy, i have yet been able to get the filter off without oil coming out all over the place. I loosen it, and let it drain for abit before i total screw it off. Have rags handy.
When putting the oil plug back in, just snug it up to the stopper, member it is plastic, so it can break.
make sure you put roughly 1 quart into the filter before the new one is installed, that 13 quarts considers that 1 quart added to the filter.
For maintance recorders, if you are that concern about it, there is a site through ford where you can log all your maintance of your vehical, just have to keep receipts.
ps. the dip stick does sucks!!! Do they make a aftermarket one, anyone know of????