When I tackled this job I drained the old fluid like you normally would through the drain plug, left the plug out, filled with new fluid until it started pouring out, obviously the car must be leveled. An oil leak isn't just messy, it's also a concern. Your engine oil is like blood to your body. Once you have it hand-tight, use your 15mm socket to snug it down slightly. The 10227 is supplied with billet steel rotors and features an anodized hard coated aluminum body and a phosphate coated cast iron cover for improved pump performance and durability. Those filters are right up there with Mobil 1 Like I always use Royal Purple.
These limited-edition models will be available at the beginning of the 2004 model year. Before adding oil to your Mustang, make sure that your engine was cold and that your car was parked on a level surface when you checked the oil level otherwise you won't be able to tell if your Mustang has a low oil level. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 2005-2014. Synthesis is using a chemical process to convert these hydrocarbons to what we want them to be. The oil change interval is every 10,000 miles according to the service light. Almost two hours later my local dealership gave me a call back stating I can use Mercon V because their suppliers said it's safe. Four-bar link rear suspension and power rack-and-pinion steering are standard on all Mustang models.
Follow the manufacture's recommendation on oil weight. Changing your oil is a pretty straightforward and easy job to carry out on this car. Pet Rock recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Oh, and ChrisYellowV6, thats exactly what i said about using 10w30 on my higher millage car. I continue to use Motorcraft oil filters though.
Remove the filter the rest of the way, but be careful when you remove it because it is deceptively heavy since it is filled with oil. You can look on other brand's 5w20 bottles and see if it meets the Ford standard. It will make your next oil change much easier. The legendary Mustang is a preferred racer on local tracks all over the country. It covers the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 V6 Mustangs some 5th generation and some 6th generation Mustangs. There's nothing unusual about changing the oil on the v6 Mustang, but this article will cover the whole thing so you can easily buy the parts and tools you need before you get started. The 5W-30 is best for cold winters.
Have a shop rag handy to wipe up any spills. The filter fitting will expand a bit as the engine gets hot, so if you tighten it too much, it will be a real bear to take it off at the next oil change interval. Motorcraft automatic transmission fluid with Mercon® V provides superior wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam. The Mustang is fitted with an emergency trunk release handle to guard against trunk entrapment. My stang shifts perfectly fine. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated.
This video shows you where the oil fill cap is located on your Mustang and how to add oil. I use Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W-20 and a Wix filter. I have a 2014 V6 Mustang. ??? I believe Jiffy Lube uses Quaker State 5W-30, in case thats where you were getting it done. Use what Ford meant you to use in your Stang! Position under the oil pan, giving yourself a little room for the oil to come out. For most Fords, if your oil level is at the minimum mark on your dipstick, you should add about a quart of oil.
Some folks also use the unconventional method of piercing the filter with a lone bladed screwdriver to gain some torque advantage to breaking it free. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 2005-2014. This is especially true with the Ford Mustang. If it smells burnt or has metallic flake in it, you waited much too long to change it. Add a little oil to the seal and threads of the new filter to assist in the install.
I believe it works the best, but I have used the Quakers state synthetic blend for high horsepower engines 5w-30 that works great,it felt like i could rev my engine to higher rpm's but I changed mine back to 5w20 mobil safer in my standards. Use a 15mm socket to remove the drain plug. I change it at 3,000 to 3,500 because it sees stop and go traffic from time to time, as well as several hour trips back and forth to college and my fiancees house. Every Melling oil pump is engineered and assembled to the highest production standards from high quality materials. For 2004, both V-6 and V-8 engines have improved refinement with stiffer accessory drive brackets and improved bearings to reduce variability.
And of course, higher mileage engines need a thicker oil to get the same baby butt smooth. Combustion chambers are shaped for optimum power and fuel efficiency, and aluminum upper main, upper thrust and rod bearings help improve engine durability. This article calls for synthetic oil. The convertible top features a scratch-resistant glass rear window and optional black semi-hard boot, which protects the top from dust when lowered and provides an aerodynamic exterior appearance. Step 6 — Insert your new oil filter Before you replace the oil filter, add a bit of fresh oil into the new filter. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. The filter is in a horizontal position on the driver's side near the harmonic balancer.
When you get it loose, stop turning and let the oil drain down into your pan for a bit. When you do a cold start, the oil viscocity is real low when the oil is like this and gets better once the car hits operating temps. Mustang uses a modified MacPherson strut front suspension to allow each wheel to react to road imperfections independently, while its weight balance of 57 percent front, 43 percent rear contributes to agility. Every Melling high performance oil pump is individually tested for pressure and flow under actual engine operating conditions. Put a 15mm socket onto the plug bolt and remove. Valvoline is also a good brand oil that I would recommend, but mobil is cheaper. The Melling 10176 high performance oil pump is a standard volume upgrade of the M176.