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Old 09-25-2013, 08:45 AM
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Plastic oil pan and oil change question

I am a new guy to the 6.7. I changed my oil for the first time last night. To my surprise the oil pan is plastic as is the drain plug. Of course I am used to all metal parts.

That drain plug seems like it isn't held in there by much, just a little more than a quarter turn from off to shut.

Plus the drain hole is huge, the oil comes out like a fire hose.

Does anyone have a fix or an idea on how to prevent the oil from going everywhere when the plug is removed? I use a standard flat oil collection container. I could engineer osmething, but wanted to know if the forum had anything already established.

I went to qwikvalve.com to get their ball valve setup(I have used these in the past and they work well) but there is not one made for the 6.7.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:04 PM
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What year is your truck? mine has a steel oil pan!
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'11 and early '12 trucks have a plastic pan with plastic plug. Late '12 and newer trucks have a metal pan and threaded drain plug (on the same side as the filter). SPE has put everything into a kit to change out the plastic pan with the newer metal one. Quickvalve makes a valve for the metal pan 6.7. You need to select 2013 to get it to show up on the search. Search results :: Qwik Valve
http://spediesel.com/steel-upgrade-p-1377.html
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Who thought it would be a good idea to put a plastic oil pan on a diesel engine?
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My 2011 still has the plastic oil pan with the plastic drain plug. I figured I would not change it out until she starts to leak. I started out using a regular oil drain container and what a mess it created since it would not capture the oil fast enough. I went to Home Depot and bought a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. The 5 gallon bucket works wonders and have not had a drop of oil on the garage floor since.
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Who thought it would be a good idea to put a plastic oil pan on a diesel engine?

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:08 AM
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Thanks for the replies. My truck is a '12 F350 Lariat.
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Take an old1 gallon jug and cut it up in such a way that it "guides" the oil into the pan. I can show you a picture of what I made. The first one we did at the dealer the tech working on it pulled the plug and went straight to the shower!
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Just wanted to add to this thread.

I was looking at my water separator today and took a pic of the oil pan and plug. I have a 13 and it does appear to be a metal pan but no more yellow oil plug. Anyone else with a 13 have the same? I assume so. I wonder why they got rid of it. Anyone with a 14 have the yellow plug back or same as mine?

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:16 PM
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Use a 5 gal bucket to drain your old oil in. Will have to trim the top a little (unless you are lifted), but it will slide right under the pan. 1/4 turn on the plug and let her buck. Did not spill a drop last change.
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