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I'm about to do my first oil change on my 2019 F-250. This is also my first diesel engine oil change. Any tips on things to pay attention too? Sorry for the newbie question. Thanks
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Pretty standard, just more oil. When you take the plugs out it does shoot out a little far.


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If you don't like to get messy get it done at a dealership. Otherwise go slow and get ready for some fun.
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Pretty standard, just more oil. When you take the plugs out it does shoot out a little far.


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"PLUGS" ? How many plugs are there? Ive thought about changing the oil myself. Dealer wants $150!

Im guessing its just oil and a filter or does something else need replaced?
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"PLUGS" ? How many plugs are there? Ive thought about changing the oil myself. Dealer wants $150!

Im guessing its just oil and a filter or does something else need replaced?

Consider most people are using their phones to respond. Hence there's a ton of "auto-correct" and a lot less proof reading when responses are posted.



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If you have a cat or a friend with one, a Tidy-Cat bucket is just about perfect for catching the oil. And itís easy to pour out of too since it has corners. Loosen the filter first and let the cooler drain into the bucket. Youíll get a pretty good splash if the filter slips out of your hand into the bucket so try not to do that.... After the filter is off and the housing has drained wipe off the gasket seating surface ensuring the old gasket left with the filter. Then screw on the new filter with oiled gasket and tighten it pretty snug but donít put a cheater on the filter wrench or anything like that.

Fish the old filter out of your bucket and turn it upside down to drain into anything that will hold a quart or so of oil. Then put the bucket under the pan and drain the crankcase. Reinstall the drain plug add 13qts of 10w30, 5w40, or 15w40 diesel oil and your good to go after checking for leaks.

If itís 4x4 donít forget to grease the front u-joints while your under there.

I might have gotten away without it, but I did pull the front tires up on a stack of 2 2x8ís so the bucket would easily slide in and out under the trailing arm.

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Any disadvantages for taking a hammer and screw driver and punching a hole in the filter to drain it?
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I'm about to do my first oil change on my 2019 F-250. This is also my first diesel engine oil change. Any tips on things to pay attention too? Sorry for the newbie question. Thanks
Not sure if it is all that different from the 2011-2016 but that said, diesel oil is super slippery and quite messy. Make sure you let the oil filter drain a bit before you pull it off or you'll be covered in oil. My method is:

1. get a 5 gallon bucket
2. get some cardboard
3. lay the cardboard down and put the 5 gallon bucket near the plug on the pan
4. slowly loosen plug and get ready, the oil coming out will be quick and does have some distance so be ready to move the bucket to catch it
5. after about 30 seconds the oil will come out pretty standard, just sit the bucket there
6. when it is done put the plug back in
7. loosen the oil filter a few turn until oil starts to bleed out
8. let it bleed for a few minutes over the bucket
9. unscrew it all the way, still messy but less than just trying to pull it off in one shot
10. put some clean oil on the filter gasket, fill the filter with a quart of oil and put it back on
11. hand tight then an oil wrench for about 1 turn
12. fill the oil
13. reset truck maintenance setting
14. clean up and done deal

Takes me about 30 minutes or so only because draining 13qts of oil takes a while. The actual procedure is quite easy and far more financially smart than going to a dealer

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Any disadvantages for taking a hammer and screw driver and punching a hole in the filter to drain it?
That is pretty much what I do. Not with a screw driver, but with an awl. I have a Fumoto valve on the oil pan drain so I run a tube from it to the bucket under the filter and let them both drain at the same time.


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"PLUGS" ? How many plugs are there? Ive thought about changing the oil myself. Dealer wants $150!



Im guessing its just oil and a filter or does something else need replaced?


Plugs was a typo, just one.


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