Advertisement
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Home Who's Online Today's Posts HP Calculator CompD Gift Shop Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Competition Diesel.Com - Bringing The BEST Together > Tech Area-Ford > Ford Tech > Ford How-To
Register Members List Timeslips EFI Live Library Invite Your Friends FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ford How-To Post your installs and Modifications here!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
DCSpecial
 
DCSpecial's Avatar

Name: DCSpecial
Title: Mr. Sinister
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Psych Ward
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 3,898
Changing Oil and Oil Filter on a 6.0 PSD

Was changing oil and filters on all the work trucks a couple weeks ago and decided to take some pics for a How-To for anyone interested in changing their own oil that hasn't done this before.

Here's some of the tools and supplies that you will need.

As always, when working on a vehicle...safety glasses:
Click the image to open in full size.

Shop towels or rags:
Click the image to open in full size.

Diesel rated oil...I use Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40:
Click the image to open in full size.

3/4" wrench for the oil drain plug:
Click the image to open in full size.

Drain Pan (the bigger 15-16qt ones from the auto parts):
Click the image to open in full size.

Oil Filter (I always use Motorcraft filters):
Click the image to open in full size.

Funnel:
Click the image to open in full size.

And while not needed...a creeper is nice:
Click the image to open in full size.


Optional:
Latex Gloves....will help keep you clean and from getting used motor oil on them.

Be sure to allow the motor to sit for at least 20mins if you have been driving it. This will give the oil in the upper parts of the motor time to drain down into the oil pan and for the oil to cool off some.



I always start by cleaning and removing the oil fill cap:
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.


Next, go underneath the truck and position the drain pan underneath the oil drain plug:
Click the image to open in full size.


Using the 3/4" wrench, loosen and remove the oil drain plug:
Click the image to open in full size.

Let the oil drain out into the pan:
Click the image to open in full size.


While the oil is draining, I got back up top and change the oil filter. The oil filter on the 6.0 PSD is located on top of the motor in the middle. I use an adjustable crescent wrench to loosen the filter cap:
Click the image to open in full size.

Finish loosening the filter cap by hand and remove the oil filter:
Click the image to open in full size.

The oil filter snaps into the cap....pull the cap off of the filter separating the two:
Click the image to open in full size.

There is an o-ring on the cap...remove the o-ring. You may need to use a small screwdriver or pick to be able to get the o-ring out of the groove:
Click the image to open in full size.

Next take the new filter out of the box. The new filter comes with a new o-ring as well as instructions:
Click the image to open in full size.

Lube up the new o-ring with clean oil:
Click the image to open in full size.

And install the o-ring onto the cap:
Click the image to open in full size.

Now, snap the new filter into the filter cap:
Click the image to open in full size.

Next, reinstall the filter cap with the new filter. Be sure not to overtighten the filter cap.


With the oil filter changed, and all of the old oil now having drained you can choose to do the next step which is optional.

I normally like to hand thread the drain plug back in, and pour one quart of fresh motor oil in. Let it sit for a few minutes and then pull the drain plug and let that drain. This helps to flush out more of the old/dirty motor oil, IMO.

Now, you're ready to re-install the drain plug (again be sure not to over tighten).

With the drain plug in, you can start pouring in the fresh oil through a funnel in the oil fill neck.



15qts. of oil is what it the 6.0L PSD's capacity is.

With all the oil in, re-install the oil fill cap, check the level on the oil dipstick and you're done.


Be sure to properly dispose of the used motor oil. Many auto parts and service centers have used oil drop-offs.
__________________
DC
Moderator
2001 F-350 7.3 4x4 CC SWB
2007 F-350 6.0 4x4 SC LWB, Lightly Modded
Special Thanks to: TS Performance, DPPI, Power Slot, Southern Polyurethanes Inc, Silverline Exhaust, Dick Cepek Tires.
Rest of the Fleet: 99 F-450, 00 F-450, 01 F-350, 02 F-350, 02 F-550, 04 F-450, 06 F-450

Last edited by DCSpecial; 12-29-2008 at 10:23 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #2
f250superduty

Name: f250superduty
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 1
awesome. i must agree with you on the safety goggles/glasses. eyes are one of the most important things to protect.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
Mike Hickman
 
Mike Hickman's Avatar

Name: Mike Hickman
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Antonio Tx
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 22
Do you need to use a torque set at 14 lbs wrench or just be carefully with the filter cap ? This is what I have been hearing not sure .
 
Old 10-08-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
DCSpecial
 
DCSpecial's Avatar

Name: DCSpecial
Title: Mr. Sinister
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Psych Ward
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 3,898
I've never used a torque wrench.....I just am sure not to over tighten it.
__________________
DC
Moderator
2001 F-350 7.3 4x4 CC SWB
2007 F-350 6.0 4x4 SC LWB, Lightly Modded
Special Thanks to: TS Performance, DPPI, Power Slot, Southern Polyurethanes Inc, Silverline Exhaust, Dick Cepek Tires.
Rest of the Fleet: 99 F-450, 00 F-450, 01 F-350, 02 F-350, 02 F-550, 04 F-450, 06 F-450
 
Old 03-29-2008, 09:24 AM   #5
jokremsreiter

Name: jokremsreiter
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 1
Filter

Save money by using the Fram filter. If you look at the filter it has the exact part number and stamp that the Ford filter has. Saves about 10 bucks.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
ralphinnj

Name: ralphinnj
Title: Diesel Enthusiast
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 200
Great write up.
__________________
Black 2003 F350 DRW (almost nothing stock)

Other rides:

Black 2006 SRT8 300C (Mopar exhaust and CAI)
Black 2008 SRT8 Jeep (Mopar exhaust and CAI)
Black 2008 E550 4MATIC sedan

Pictures: http://community.webshots.com/user/ralphinnj
 
Old 10-16-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
PSDPlayer
 
PSDPlayer's Avatar

Name: PSDPlayer
Title: Captain Negativity!
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 3,284
Motorcraft filter at Walmart for 17 dollars now.
__________________
Direct Injection Performance
Website:www.gogodiesel.com
Forums:forums.gogodiesel.com
Email: Doug@GoGoDiesel.com
Phone:954-275-6801

05 CC LB DRW Lariat 4x2 Dropped 3/6. SCT With only a race file.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
720Deere

Name: 720Deere
Title: Dumbass
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Maryland
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 86
Fresh Rotella.....check. Savings account for new injectors.....check!

Nice write-up but I would stay away from the Rotella on a 6.0 if I were you.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
DCSpecial
 
DCSpecial's Avatar

Name: DCSpecial
Title: Mr. Sinister
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Psych Ward
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 3,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by 720Deere View Post
Fresh Rotella.....check. Savings account for new injectors.....check!

Nice write-up but I would stay away from the Rotella on a 6.0 if I were you.

You may have missed the last pic I posted where I said I no longer use Rotella and use this:

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
DC
Moderator
2001 F-350 7.3 4x4 CC SWB
2007 F-350 6.0 4x4 SC LWB, Lightly Modded
Special Thanks to: TS Performance, DPPI, Power Slot, Southern Polyurethanes Inc, Silverline Exhaust, Dick Cepek Tires.
Rest of the Fleet: 99 F-450, 00 F-450, 01 F-350, 02 F-350, 02 F-550, 04 F-450, 06 F-450
 
Old 10-16-2008, 07:56 PM   #10
720Deere

Name: 720Deere
Title: Dumbass
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Maryland
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 86
Yeah I missed that the first pass through. Sorry about that! The Valvoline is tough to beat. I originally used Rotella and my injectors made a ton of noise in the upper rpms. As soon as I switched to Premium Blue Extreme all that noise went away and cold starts were 200% better.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 09:20 PM   #11
Bobus
 
Bobus's Avatar

Name: Bobus
Title: Powerstroked
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sturgis, So. Dak.
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 2,638
Ford has actually tried to Deny Warranty Work on mine and my dads '06 6.0l's because we are running Rotella 15-40 in them.. Ford says Motorcraft 10-30..

Also, My father is a firm beleiver in this.. On his ole 6.9/7.3 IDI's every other oil change he'd drain the oil, then put 3 gallons diesel fuel in run it for a few minutes, and drain...Help clean it out..Can this be done on the 7.3/6.0 PSD?
__________________
Bob

'07 F350 6.0l CC LB 4x4
 
Old 10-16-2008, 09:36 PM   #12
720Deere

Name: 720Deere
Title: Dumbass
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Maryland
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 86
I bet your injectors would absolutely love that! If you use good oil there should be nothing to clean out. Modern diesel oils are way better than those oil sludge commercials you see on TV.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 09:37 PM   #13
DCSpecial
 
DCSpecial's Avatar

Name: DCSpecial
Title: Mr. Sinister
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Psych Ward
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 3,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by 720Deere View Post
Yeah I missed that the first pass through. Sorry about that! The Valvoline is tough to beat. I originally used Rotella and my injectors made a ton of noise in the upper rpms. As soon as I switched to Premium Blue Extreme all that noise went away and cold starts were 200% better.

Yep, all my trucks run better on the Valvoline (six 7.3s and three 6.0s). Need to get some of the Extreme Blue for my 07 as she'll be seeing plowing duty now.
__________________
DC
Moderator
2001 F-350 7.3 4x4 CC SWB
2007 F-350 6.0 4x4 SC LWB, Lightly Modded
Special Thanks to: TS Performance, DPPI, Power Slot, Southern Polyurethanes Inc, Silverline Exhaust, Dick Cepek Tires.
Rest of the Fleet: 99 F-450, 00 F-450, 01 F-350, 02 F-350, 02 F-550, 04 F-450, 06 F-450
 
Old 01-11-2009, 09:36 AM   #14
billg22

Name: billg22
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CT
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 5
great write up.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:28 PM   #15
postal4yall

Name: postal4yall
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Oct 2009
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 1
Nice Post. This is my first powerstroke and I have 16 qts of rottella I am going to be taking back now. I found the page b/c I was looking for the filter on the bottom and couldn't find the thing. Thanks for the help.
Rob
 
Old 02-19-2010, 01:46 AM   #16
88_50

Name: 88_50
Title: Rookie
Status: Not Here
Join Date: Feb 2010
Member`s Gallery
Posts: 11
Great post. I dont remember what I put in mine...but I know what I will start using now

Thanks
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.

 
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.3.8.6
Copyright ©2006 - 2014, CompetitionDiesel.com
all information found on this site is property of www.competitiondiesel.com