Adventures In Oil Changes - Part II

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We need to lobby Ford to place the oil filter that can be changed from top, accessible from opened hood. This way one can change oil from apartment parking lot without having to deal with expensive or incompetent quick oil change places.





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Part II, since original post is closed for replies.

We need to lobby Ford to place the oil filter that can be changed from top, accessible from opened hood. This way one can change oil from apartment parking lot without having to deal with expensive or incompetent quick oil change places.
I doubt that can happen on these cars, although getting under there is a real chore in my opinion. Even without lowering, there's no way without ramps or jack stands.
 

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Part II, since original post is closed for replies.

We need to lobby Ford to place the oil filter that can be changed from top, accessible from opened hood. This way one can change oil from apartment parking lot without having to deal with expensive or incompetent quick oil change places.
If you are military or retired military go to Maxwell or Gunter to the Auto Craft Shop and use the lifts to change oil.
 

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Part II, since original post is closed for replies.

We need to lobby Ford to place the oil filter that can be changed from top, accessible from opened hood. This way one can change oil from apartment parking lot without having to deal with expensive or incompetent quick oil change places.
So you're asking for a engine redesign (= $$) because of something that an average person should be able to do easily ? Do you know how ridiculous (apologize for being blunt here) of a request that is ?
 

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You could get a remote oil filter kit.
 

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They would sooner kill the ICE V8 than redesign it. Get some rhino ramps for $40 and quit whining.
 

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Also, you have the filter on top... how are you draining the oil?

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quick jack and jack stands get you done in 20 min.


Ford already designed a mustang that doesn't require that annoying oil change lol
 
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If you are military or retired military go to Maxwell or Gunter to the Auto Craft Shop and use the lifts to change oil.
Yup, I do. I get on the Drive on ramp for quick oil & filter change. $7 lift and $3 oil disposal fee.

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So you're asking for a engine redesign (= $$) because of something that an average person should be able to do easily ? Do you know how ridiculous (apologize for being blunt here) of a request that is ?
I made a post in response to someone who lives in an apartment complex, unable to do self help oil change.

I noticed many manufacturers are placing oil filter on top side of engine. It shouldn't stop here, should make maintenance easier for owners.
 

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Never mind the oil filter . What about putting the 5.0 dipstick where the oil could be checked by a normal person. Right now it requires a 98 pound waif contortionist with pipe stem arms, x-ray vision and 3rd grade hands. It’s truly ridiculous.
 

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I made a post in response to someone who lives in an apartment complex, unable to do self help oil change.

I noticed many manufacturers are placing oil filter on top side of engine. It shouldn't stop here, should make maintenance easier for owners.
From someone who knows corporate / industrial reality I can tell you this is very last on their list of things they think about it - or it actually isn't because they do want you to come to their service departments for obvious reasons (but there is about 20 more reasons why I called this request ridiculous and they all come from reality - I'd love myself for filter to be more easily accesible).
 

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If the discussion is the oil filter location, just search out oil filter relocation kits.

Get the relocation kit, clear a spot
in the engine bay, mount the kit and now you have a vertical filter that can be unscrewed without the tissues and tears.

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Of course it does help to have a major brand automotive tech as a family member. Free rack time...
 

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Or just dig deep and spend the $$$ to do it right. ;)
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