A bunch of folks have been asking for an oil change write up, so here ya go. LOTS of pics, so it will be a couple of posts.
3 gals of oil (your choice)
1 oil filter (again, your choice)
Drain pan large enough to hold 3 gals. I suggest a 15 qt pan for safety and environmental friendliness.
Funnel (preferably one with a little fluid capacity a large snout)
Rachet wrenchs (3/8" drive for the drain plug and I used a 1/2" drive for my strap wrench)
Filter removal tool (I used a strap wrench)
LONG extensions to get up to the oil filter (about 14 - 18" worth). Otherwise you have to either remove the air intake or the inner fender liner.
A 3/8" u-joint. Makes getting the drain plug off a much cleaner ordeal.
Make sure you let the engine cool down at least an hour before working. Just to make sure you don't burn yourself (middle ages style), but this still keeps the oil warm so it drains easier.
1 - Loosen, do not completely remove, the oil fill cap to allow the oil to drain easier.
2 - Place the drain pan under the engine oil pan and remove the drain plug with the 3/8" drive rachet w/ extension and u-joint. Allow it to drain completely. Clean the plug and area around the drain.
3 - Re-install the drain plug to 36 lb/ft.
4 - Use the oil filter removal tool of choice and the extensions to remove the oil filter. Be careful, it is full of oil and it you tip it at all, you will spill.
5 - Clean the area around the oil filter adapter.
6 - Place the new filter on the ground and support it and fill with oil up to the bottom of the threads. It will take a few times as the oil soaks into the media. Lube the seal with your finger with clean oil.
7 - Reinstall the filter. Tighten the filter until the filter seal contacts the adapter and then tighten another 1/2 turn. Do not overtighen, you'll stretch or strip the threads and then you have a whole different animal to deal with.
8 - Remove the oil filler cap and refill with the remaining oil from the 3 gals that you purchased.
9 - Wait a few minutes, check the oil level and then start the truck and check for leaks and makes sure no idiot lights come on.
10 - Let the truck cool and sit for a while and check the level again, adjust if needed. Record the mileage and, if so desired write it on the oil filter or other place.
11 - Take all the used motor oil to the recycling place and dispose of properly. (You are gonna do that.......right.)