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richy

oil changes yourself?

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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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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.

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

 

https://www.fumotooildrainvalve.com/?target=model_product&modelId=333191

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Can anyone say if this oil is better then Amsoil and compare the two 0w20 Weights....They have an eneos brand and a Statina or somthing similar brand ??

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