Oil Plug Being Difficult on '19 GT

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  1. Stang 19

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    Just completed my first change on my 19. Turned and it came right out. I found it easy, but definitely a different paradigm than the old metal bolt. The oil pan is plastic, so the threads wont likely last with anything metal being threaded.
     
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    Couldn't see one compatible for the plastic drain pan.
     
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    You may be right, I just selected 2019 Ford Mustang 5.0 from their selection menu and it showed several options so I assumed they would work, but now looking at the pictures the part that seals the hole looks completely different than how I remember our yellow plug looking.
     
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    I'm trying to remember, but aren't the drain plugs designed to be used with a 3/8" extension, it the square just plugs in.

    Also, I always did mine by hand. I enjoyed that.
     
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    The diff drain and fill plugs use a 3/8" ratchet (no sockets). Just put the square peg in the...square hole. Oil is just twist off by hand.
     
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    I use a small adjustable crescent wrench to loosen my plastic drain plug. I purchased two spare replacement units to use down the road but I have reused my orindinal plug 4 times so far with no issues. The ten quarts come flying out but the drain hole is so large that you can stick your thumb into the oil pan and pull more crud out if needed.
     
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    Is this not what they look like now? I googled and saw a few different ones, this is what it looked like on my GT350.
     
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    UPR offers a billet/magnetic one. Works great
     
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    +1 on the Ronin drain valve
     
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    Fumoto is supposed to have one available in a couple months.
     
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    I've been debating the Ronin drain valve. Thinking about pulling the trigger - Amazon even has it. I like the construction of it. I've spent $80 on things that did a lot less good.
     
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    That was the old design. Over torq was a issue that was said in another thread.


    As an update. I did not have a parts department opened at the time. So the car went to my friendly goodyear shop and they helped pop it off and use my oil and filter I had purchased. I feel defeated I could not remove that bugger. But I'm laying on my back and trying out these rhino ramps instead of jacks for usability to get under. I was avoiding breaking the clip which they were able to take care of fine.

    But my guys got the job done. I just will have to order the Ronin or other AE Bullit plug. This was so difficult I'm pretty bummed out I couldn't do that change myself. But hopefully next time.
     
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    The plastic pan and the plastic drain plug is the dumbest thing Ford has done in a long time. Ford has used threaded steel drain plugs and steel oil pans since 1932 and probably even before. The plastic pan contributes to more engine noise and the drain plug contributes to an oil mess if you're not careful when draining. Also God forbid, bottom out see how that works out for you.
     
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