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Old 01-07-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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First oil change.

I did the first oil change on my 377TS today even though it only has 388 miles and 13.6 hours on the engine. The reason I we ahead and changed is because it sat on the dealers lot for over 6 months before I bought it and I sure they didn't follow the owners manual that says every 7500 miles or 6 months which ever comes first. At Least I have a reference point to go off of now. Easy oil change the only thing I figured out is it's best to buy 7 quart bottles vs one 5 quart bottle and 2 singles. The quart bottles are easy to pour into the oil spout with out spilling. No was to pour the five quart bottle because of the space. I tried using my Hand pump from my boat lower unit but turned out to be more of a pain then it was worth and still left about 2 quarts in the bottle that I had to pour into an empty quart bottle. Now to do the generator.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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I always like changing oil after receiving a new driven rig.
Great you are thinking ahead.

Years ago I added a Fumoto valve in place of the oil pan drain bolt.
You may find a need in the future to get one.
I replacement mine about 3 years ago and makes oil change even easier.

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Old 01-08-2016, 12:17 PM   #3
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Just curious but what brand and weight of oil did you use??
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Just curious but what brand and weight of oil did you use??
Ford Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20 from Walmart
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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I used Motorcraft oil and filter. 5w20 synthetic blend. It's what was recommended in the owners manual. I think for 2016 someone said they have gone to 5w30. Don't know why. I have always use Motorcraft oil and filters in all my Ford products except my Diesels and I used Rotella diesel oil in those.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:16 PM   #6
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Wallmart has a cheap fix for oil fill. It is a cap for the oil container that has a clear plastic tube to insert into the engine filler neck. No more spills or mess. About $3.
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I had a friend with a diesel pusher watch me change oil in my Georgetown using quart bottles.

After I did the oil change he said why don't you use the 5 qt jugs?
I told him because I had no room to tilt the large 4qt or 5 qt jugs inside my engine compartment without spilling.
With that said he gave me a flexible spout that comes with his DIF additive.
He said just screw it on the top of the gallon jug and just squeeze the gallon jug instead of pouring it.

Well I took the flex spout home and used it when I did my next oil change.
It really worked perfectly. I used a 5 qt jug and 2 single qts to total my 7 qt capacity.


Here is a picture of the flex spout which you can get probably for free at any large truck stop if you look around at the diesel pumps. The spout fits quart and gallon jugs.
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To insure everyone understands what makes it easy is the jug stays like it is sitting on the ground in the engine compartment and you squeeze the jug to make the oil go up into the flex and into the engine fill spout.
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Our old 2008 said 5W20 on the filler cap but the new 2016 says 5W30 on the cap.. Boy I have a lot of 5/20 left..
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Our old 2008 said 5W20 on the filler cap but the new 2016 says 5W30 on the cap.. Boy I have a lot of 5/20 left..
I wonder if the change in oil viscosity is because of the transmission have a 6 speed or they decided it needed a thicker oil because of the engine heat
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