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Make sure you choose an oil that is CJ4 rated. Not all oil works in diesel engines. The oil designed for gas engines will not suspend the soot that a diesel produces.
Your owners manual will suggest different weights of oil depending on your operational temps and type of work you doing.
Shell Rotella, Chevron Delo 400 are two of the more popular oils. Also you can find the Motorcraft diesel oil in places like Walmart also.
Your engine holds 13 qts. So your drain pan should be able to hold that much. I usually use a 5 gallon bucket. It fits under the truck and comes really close to the bottom of the drain pan, So you can catch the start of the stream when it is really gushing and the last part of the stream when it's just a dribble.
I also usually "Punch" my oil filter and let it drain before I try and remove it. It can make a real mess if it's full of oil and you are trying to spin it off.
2015 F350 CC SRW LWB Lariat, Leveled, BAKflip, Ultra Predator wheels with Toyo A/T 295/65R20, Firestone Airbags and onboard compressor
2011 F350 CC SRW LWB Lariat - Gone