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oil changes yourself?

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#1 OFFLINE   richy


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:45 PM

I've always done my own oil changes on my cars, including the '11 MKX for the last 6.5 years.

The '16 was made in April of '16 and sat through 5 seasons. It was time to change it regardless of mileage. (only 1100 km now). I always run AMSOIL and ordered in their best synthetic and a wix filter.

I watched a video of an F150 with the 2.7 EB and figured I was all set. The oil did seem to gush out quickly in the video but I thought my collection funnel and plastic container would work. (It has for every other car)

When I removed the plug, I was dumbfounded at the terrific rate at which the oil dumped! It very quickly filled the funnel and then proceeded to overflow with Gusto! I bet at least 2 quarts skilled onto the floor. I was not a happy camper!

Who changes their own oil on their EB? What collection container do you use that can handle the volume?

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#2 OFFLINE   akirby


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

We have free maintenance on the MKX so I haven't tried it yet (also 3.7L), but on all the other vehicles I just use a large rubbermaid pan with an integrated oil filter holder - no funnel.

#3 OFFLINE   enigma-2


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

You could just install a Fumoto valve and hose. Easy to control flow into a conventional pan or empty plastic oil containers. :kookie:


Edited by enigma-2, 17 July 2017 - 02:01 PM.

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