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:
Shop towels or rags:
Diesel rated oil...I use Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40:
3/4" wrench for the oil drain plug:
Drain Pan (the bigger 15-16qt ones from the auto parts):
Oil Filter (I always use Motorcraft filters):
And while not needed...a creeper is nice:
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:
Next, go underneath the truck and position the drain pan underneath the oil drain plug:
Using the 3/4" wrench, loosen and remove the oil drain plug:
Let the oil drain out into the pan:
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:
Finish loosening the filter cap by hand and remove the oil filter:
The oil filter snaps into the cap....pull the cap off of the filter separating the two:
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:
Next take the new filter out of the box. The new filter comes with a new o-ring as well as instructions:
Lube up the new o-ring with clean oil:
And install the o-ring onto the cap:
Now, snap the new filter into the filter cap:
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.