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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change Virgin No More!

Did the oil change on my 4.6. THAT WAS FUN! Could ford make it anymore a pain to get a simple oil filter out????? JEESH.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 02:34 PM
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The first time I did mine I told myself I would be buying an oil filter relocation kit, that has yet to happen LOL.

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At least the k member has that drip opening in the middle. My 89 doesn't and a pint of oil stays on it until you let it back on the ground level then it spills.

Yeah, you would think they could have come up with a filter adapter that works well with our cars, I did my 97 Cougar and my 00 Grand Marquis, and the GM is cake, the Cougar is, well, a puzzle every time

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Did the oil change on my 4.6. THAT WAS FUN! Could ford make it anymore a pain to get a simple oil filter out????? JEESH.

I feel your pain and I hear ya . Still have cuts on my hands LOL wife came outside and said what in the @ell are you cussing about

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I haven't done an oil change on my '97 I got a month ago as it was just changed before I bought it. I can tell you it doesn't look any harder to do than my '97 Mountaineeer. The lower radiator hose is right in front of the filter along with the sway bar. It is at an odd angle on top of that.
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Taking off the plastic guard on the bottom of the rad. did make it bearable but still. JEESH! I like this car but I miss my 94 Caprice (old cop car) more every day, ha ha ha

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wanna make changing your filter easier?


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Heh Still trying to see how to make changing the oil filter hard on one of these cars??

First oil change on my '96 (4.6L) and i'm like `why are people complaining?' The only reason i want too i like to go with a Remote setup is since for some reason, the FL1A's are like a 1/3 of the price and as of now, all i need is the adapter for the engine
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Just did the one on the 91 F350. What a joy.
460. It sticks out the front of the engine.

You would think they could have made it easier but the car was never supposed to have a V8 in it to begin with.

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... the car was never supposed to have a V8 in it to begin with.
I always thought that Ford had intended the 5.0L engine to be part of the MN12 platform from the beginning but delays in the redesign of the intake manifold threw a wrench in the plans.


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the first time i did my oil change.....it wasnt that bad, until i got the filter!!!!

i did it on a lift too MUCH easier!

Wrecked my 94LX looking to get another car.
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I've got a relocation kit just waiting to go in, but I need a few more parts to modify it so the lines stay close to the wheel well (away from the oversize tire). I had one once before, made it soooo much easier to install...


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I've got a relocater kit, just not sure where to put it yet.... I think I may relocate my battery to the truck and put it there.

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I always dent and scuff the filter pulling it out of the car, but putting it in is much easier for me.

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I haven't done an oil change on my '97 I got a month ago as it was just changed before I bought it. I can tell you it doesn't look any harder to do than my '97 Mountaineeer. The lower radiator hose is right in front of the filter along with the sway bar. It is at an odd angle on top of that.
I stand corrected form my post above.

I had a hell of a time. Of coarse it didn't help that dumass me got dis ordinated at the odd angle I was trying to remove the filter and tightened the damn thing instead.

You should have seen the mangled mess of a filter after I was done I'll be installing a filter relocation kit the next time I change the oil
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I stand corrected form my post above.

I had a hell of a time. Of coarse it didn't help that dumass me got dis ordinated at the odd angle I was trying to remove the filter and tightened the damn thing instead.

You should have seen the mangled mess of a filter after I was done I'll be installing a filter relocation kit the next time I change the oil
Amen. Besides the usual difficult time changing the filter, I have an 89 SC sway bar installed. It takes a slightyly different "route" from one side to the other and blocks the filter even more than the stock bar does! I was reminded of this when I had to re-install the relocation kit yesterday after the first one got cracks in it.


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Glad you got it fixed. I'm going to have custom made hoses for mine. Where I work we have a shop that makes hydraulic & industrial hose assemblies & I happen to be the one that recommends the correct hose and types the orders

I also get everything at cost so I'm going to be sporting Teflon lined braided stainless steel lines
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I am ohhh soooooooo envious..... Be sure and take pics as its put in.... and the finished job of course.


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It will be a while. I put Mobile 1 in.
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I also get everything at cost so I'm going to be sporting Teflon lined braided stainless steel lines
It's the only way to fly that same hose i'm using for the PS pressure line on my '89 XR7.. and other then the adapter fittings themselves Seeping a abit (mostly the Pump one, and i uses the Teflon paste, and Hydraulic Reinforced O-rings) the hose itself is holding up very nicely

But yah.. if i do a Remote Filter (on any of my cars) i'll use rubber hose to make up the Lengths and determine the routing.. then remove them, send them to the Shop that does Hydraulic/industrial hoses and such.. and have them made up in the Teflon lined SS with Crimped ends..

The SS braided rubber hose you can get is nice and all.. but they're bulky (Diameter) and also the ends don't do it for me either...
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Oil changes on 4.6 MN12s are easy.I can have that filter out in about 5 seconds.

Untill I upgrade the sway bar there is no reason for a relocate kit.

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I lost my oil change virginity at 14, on an old escort.

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