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Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« on: June 28, 2008, 02:02:05 pm »
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.

You'll need:

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.

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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.)
« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 10:29:11 pm by Cumminalong »

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 04:46:16 am »
Was this Bobby's truck, didn't he get a smarty??

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 04:49:47 am »
I can't believe you had requests on an oil change DIY.

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 05:06:02 am »
Hey some folks really dont know and all they need is a little guidance, and a good kick in the arse!

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 06:02:54 pm »
 :banging:

Oil drain plug puts out oil faster than my catch pan can drain it into the holding tank...

Now to figure out how to get oil off of cement...
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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 06:14:07 pm »
Does your catch pan have a relief cap on the top? If so, make sure that's open. It will let the pan fill faster just like it lets it empty faster.
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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 07:08:34 pm »
I have the same problem. I take out the plug all together. The oil fills to the brim of the tank, but doesn't spill over. Just don't let your oil plug fall down into the hole.

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 11:36:16 pm »



 :whistling:

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 02:19:15 am »
I can't believe you had requests on an oil change DIY.

There was that other dummy who wanted the muffler DIY.  :whistling:

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Re: Oil Change - 5.9 CTD
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 02:44:14 am »
:banging:

Oil drain plug puts out oil faster than my catch pan can drain it into the holding tank...

Now to figure out how to get oil off of cement...

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