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Old 01-23-2017, 07:37 PM   #1
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I am having someone change the motor oil in my FR3 and cannot find anywhere in my paperwork what kind of oil to use and how many quarts. Also need to know the air filer type. Where do I look for this info. Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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It will be in your Ford Owners Manual under specifications. It's the same kind of book you get when you buy a new car. If you can't find your owners manual you can see it on line here.

https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...s/sitemap.html

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Old 01-24-2017, 07:01 AM   #3
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I am having someone change the motor oil in my FR3 and cannot find anywhere in my paperwork what kind of oil to use and how many quarts. Also need to know the air filer type. Where do I look for this info. Thanks.
Jeanne

THIS is the recommended oil filter.

5W20 premium synthetic between 6 and 7 quarts. Probably want to get all quart containers because of the refill location...

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And why not change oil in you generator as well? (no filter, at least not on mine, Onan 4000QG) and I am in South Florida I put 1.5 quarts of premium synthetic SAE-30.
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5w-20 synthetic. I like the Pennzoil Platinum. Usually takes 6.5 quarts for mine.

FL-820S filter.

You can buy the 5qt jugs, but youll need to use a transfer pump as previously mentioned. The spout location is less than ideal.

Changing the oil in the genset happens at the same time. Mine is usually a once a year change, and I run Rotella T6 5w-40 in the genset.
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Thanks for the great info.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:32 AM   #6
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I just changed the oil in my Forester that has the E-450 V-10 6.8 L. Exactly 6qts in mine... but I heard anywhere to 6 to 7 qts. Mobile1 full synthetic. The dealers use a blend from what I hear.. Good luck..


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Old 01-25-2017, 04:09 AM   #7
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On my 2014 V-10, Ford recommends Ford Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20, Oil Filter is a Motorcraft FL-820-S, Ford P/N F1AZ-6731-BD FL-820S.

Walmart carries 5 qt jugs and then buy another quart. Mines takes about 7 quarts though. Start out with 6 and then top it off.

If you want to make it really easy NEXT TIME, get a Fumoto valve and replace the plug.
Next time all you need is a small hose and a couple of gallon jugs. The oil filter, however, holds oil no matter what you do although it is at least vertical.
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5w-20 synthetic. I like the Pennzoil Platinum. Usually takes 6.5 quarts for mine.



FL-820S filter.



You can buy the 5qt jugs, but youll need to use a transfer pump as previously mentioned. The spout location is less than ideal.



Changing the oil in the genset happens at the same time. Mine is usually a once a year change, and I run Rotella T6 5w-40 in the genset.


I bought 5-20 and when I went to change it the filler tube cap said 5-30 so off I go and got 7 liters...changed both oil and filter...tried a hand pump to pump oil in got fed up with the slow pump and cut off a litre bottle and used that as a funnel.
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