Oil and Filter Change
Changing the oil and filter is pretty easy and easier than a lot of V8's.
Things you will need.
If the engine is cold, then it is a good idea to take it out for a short drive to warm the oil up, especially if you are taking an oil sample.
I prefer to use the drive up ramps instead of jacking the car up.
The drain plug is located on the driver's side of the oil pan.
Place the drain pan under the drain plug.
Remove the drain plug.
If you are taking an oil sample, let the oil flow for a few seconds before collecting the oil.
After the oil is drained, replace the drain plug, manual calls for 19 lbs of torque.
Next is the oil filter
To keep from having to clean a bunch of oil where the oil runs down when removing the filter,
I place some foil underneath for easy cleanup.
Back the filter off with the filter wrench
Allow the oil to drain from the filter and remove, there will still be quit a
bit of oil in the filter when you remove it. Try to keep the bottom up while removing to keep from spilling.
Take the new filter and put a thin film of new oil on the rubber gasket.
Install the new filter. Everybody says to only turn the filter 1/4 turn after the seal contacts the engine.
Hard part is done. Pour in the 5 quarts of oil.
Put the oil cap back on.
Start the engine and let it run for a few seconds, this will allow the oil filter to fill back up with oil.
Wait a minute for the oil to drain back down to the oil pan and check the oil level.
Credits: Some of the photos were taken by my assistant, Leah.
Odds and ends
©2021 BULLITT Archive: Mustang and Mustang Bullitt are registered trademarks of the Ford Motor Company. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners