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Old 09-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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6.0 Oil Filter Drain -- Is there one?

I'm about to do an oil change on my 08 6.0. I have never dealt with canister oil filters before, only spin-ons. I'm trying to avoid making a huge mess in the driveway.

I googled for oil changes on the 6.0, but all seem to be for the F-series, which has the filter on top of the engine. I had read somewhere that there is a oil canister drain plug on the E-series, but no one said where it is. The Owner's Guide Supplement for the PSD makes no mention of a drain for the canister, and it only talks about removing the filter on the truck engines.

On the oil filter mount, there is a bolt toward the front of the oil filter mount. Is this it?

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Re: 6.0 Oil Filter Drain -- Is there one?

I'm having a hard time figuring out your photo. It doesn't look like a stock oil filter and I don't know what it is showing.

Ok, finally figured it out. Stock oil filter can interfere with the front driveshaft. It looks like Quigley has added a block to rotate the filter out of the way. That bolt secures the Ford filter block to the Quigley adapter. Don't remove it.

The Ford black plastic filter housing has aluminum plug in the end. It needs an Allen key for removal. But, with the filter housing rotated like that, removing the drain plug won't do much good, 1/2 the oil will still be there to give you a nice, hot bath when you remove the filter housing.

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Re: 6.0 Oil Filter Drain -- Is there one?

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Ok, finally figured it out. Stock oil filter can interfere with the front driveshaft. It looks like Quigley has added a block to rotate the filter out of the way. That bolt secures the Ford filter block to the Quigley adapter. Don't remove it.

The Ford black plastic filter housing has aluminum plug in the end. It needs an Allen key for removal. But, with the filter housing rotated like that, removing the drain plug won't do much good, 1/2 the oil will still be there to give you a nice, hot bath when you remove the filter housing.

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Thanks much, Mike. I just learned something about my van!

You are correct: If the filter canister was mounted vertically, it looks like it would hit the front driveshaft. So yes, the filter is mounted horizontally with the aluminum plug facing the rear of the van.

I was wondering about that plug. I'll take it out to get as much as I can out before loosening the canister.We'll see how much of a mess it makes tomorrow. Pouring down rain here today.
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