The dipsticks will show full at say 8 qts. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford Expedition oil filter wrench. Be sure to position the oil catch container directly below the oil drain bolt. So I poured in 5 quarts of oil, ran the engine for a minute, let it sit for a few minutes, and checked the oil level on the dipstick. I have used Fram for 15 years and never had one fail, but not saying it can't happen.
I found it easiest to access the old oil filter on the Ford 5. Owners of other Ford vehicles equipped with the 5. Don't over tighten the oil drain bolt or it may damage the oil pan. I assume no responsibility for damage to your vehicles, property, persons, or pets. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. Donations are not tax deductible. Some engines are worse than others at this but they all function very well when not topped off with oil.
Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Expedition for potential trouble spots. If you sleep better with the dipstick reading full, ok. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Expedition. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Here's something you will encounter with piston aviation engines. The owner's manual calls for 6 quarts of oil for an oil change with a new filter. I end up puting 7 quarts in and adding a Quart at about the 2000 mile mark.
The oil filter white cylinder in the pictures above can be seen from underneath the engine and through the front bumper area. The prior owner used synthetic oil so I am going to use it as well, Mobil 1 is what I got. It runs very well at 9 and can be ran all the way down to 4. Lubricating the o-ring on the new filter allows it to create a better seal, prevents oil leaks, and makes it easier to remove it during the next oil change. Anyone know who makes the filters for Ford? Oil disapears no oil in driveway, no smoke where it goes is any one's guess. To remove the oil pan drain bolt, use a and ratchet and turn it counter clockwise. I noted that Fram has a new Xtended Guard filter advertised as being designed for use with full synthetic oil, suposedly allows longer time between changes.
The old oil filter is located closer to the driver side of the vehicle and is mounted horizontally with the round top of the filter facing the front bumper and the threaded open end facing the rear of the Expedition. Please help support this website by shopping at. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2004 Ford Expedition. This guide is for illustrative purposes only. If it is too difficult to turn the old oil filter, you may need an oil filter wrench such as the. After a while you learn to just top it off at 6. One of the planes I fly will hold 12 qts but that would be a waste since it just blows it out.
Anyway I am trying to confirm the proper oil filter for the 5. So you change the oil and filter and top it off at 8 qts. It's a good idea to check the oil level on the dipstick a few times over the next several days and look for any oil leaks on your driveway or garage floor. The 2003-2006 Expedition's jack point is indicated by a small arrow cutout in the metal. Some oil will leak out of the old filter, so be sure to have the oil catch container or some rags below the front part of the engine. The oil pan drain bolt is located near the rear of the engine's underside.
The first step is to warm up the engine for a few minutes and then jack up one side of the vehicle the passenger side is best for most vehicles and support it with at least two. I work at Team Ford Las Vegas we put 7. But that is a last resort. . Don't use an oil filter wrench to tighten the new oil filter or you may damage it or the oil filter receptacle's threads.
To remove the old oil filter, grab it with clean dry hands and twist it in a counter clockwise direction. When the stick says it's at 8, I add a quart to make it 9. Removing the oil filler cap from the top of the engine also helps the old oil to drain out faster. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Note: I am not a registered charity. If your Expedition is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Expedition. Prepare the new oil filter by placing a tiny bit of new engine oil on the rubber o-ring with your finger.
Your engine can't read the dipstick though and only knows when there is too much crankcase pressure or there is foaming from the crank splashing the oil. A couple hours of flying and it's down to 6. For more of my related automotive guides or reviews, click on the following links: , , , , , , , , , , , , and. In a pinch, some people drive a screwdriver into the old oil filter and use that to twist it off. Wow thats significantly higher than recommended! For this oil change, I chose a oil filter from Amazon since it has excellent reviews. Please note, I am not a professional mechanic. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil.
Warming up the engine allows the old oil to flow out more quickly and suspends more of the contaminants that may be in the motor. The owner's manual for this 2003 Ford Expedition recommends using 6 quarts of when changing the motor oil and filter in both the 5. If you have any doubts, do not proceed and consult a professional. I am going to change the engine oil for the first time since I bought my 2005 Expy. Anyone have experience with this filter? Kinda like the hot dog companies and the hot dog bun companies. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Expedition and that the filter is being changed too. Then I replaced the oil filler cap and the dipstick.