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Old 05-01-2013, 03:55 PM
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Changed the oil myself this time on my 2011 6.7L, what an adventure!

So I changed my own oil for the first time on this truck, at my dealer in TX I paid $49.99 for oil changes. But I have moved to AZ and the local dealers want $129.99+ so I decided to change it myself and use rotella T6 Full Synthetic based on many positive reviews on here. Well I placed my oil container about 3-4 feet back thanks to the forum again, but what I didn't realize was how fast the oil drained! It filled the "top funnel" portion of my 15qt container in about 15 seconds and started over flowing EVERYWHERE!! (See pictures) Now I am looking to purchase a fumoto valve and the website says "2012 and on, 2011 N/A", (see picture) does anyone know of a solution for the 2011 or does the 2012 and on fit? Thanks!

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This might be because the 2011 had the plastic oil pan with the plastic quarter turn plug? I'm not sure if they made the switch to metal during mid model year or not. But, I read that some 2011's were being upgraded to a metal pan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:23 AM
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I use a 5 gallon bucket, Works good
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:48 AM
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at my dealer in TX I paid $49.99 for oil changes. ]
Where in Austin did you get $49.99 oil changes?? Please tell me. That's a heck of a deal!!


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I use a 5 gallon bucket, Works good
That's what I do too.



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Old 05-02-2013, 07:53 AM
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I use a 5 gallon bucket, Works good
yep best 3$ oil pan you can get works great !
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It's a great deal! Riata Ford, they did great work!! Didn't realize just how good the deal was until I started calling dealers in AZ.


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Just got mine done for $145. I'd rather have the dealer do it instead of doing it myself, will help down the road if I need warranty work and it's all on their records. I have a feeling if I do it myself they'll try get out of warranty repairs...


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Old 05-02-2013, 08:27 AM
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the only person that changes my oil is me, my buddy took his 250 gasser to the ford dealer fast lane the drained the oil changed the filter started it up with no oil in it and ran it for 45 seconds... no bueno
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:42 AM
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I have done all oil changes on my personal vehicles before as well. You can't beat $49.99 on your own and the proof for warranty as previously stated. I had a 2006 Ranger that I bought brand new and did all the oil changes myself and they tried to say I used the wrong oil weight and caused my truck to blow blue smoke out of the exhaust, thank god I had the receipts to prove them wrong and get it "fixed". Long story short ended up trading it in because I was so pissed! Moral of the story save your receipts for all work you do yourself!


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Old 05-02-2013, 08:47 AM
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very true i have receipts from anything i ever do, its a great selling point when you whip out a folder with everything you have done to the vehicle and also can save your azz in some situations. where in az are you located?
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