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Old 06-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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I have to learn how to do this anyway so today I'm going to change the oil but I have a Couple Questions to ask

How many quarts of oil do I need?

I know where to pour the oil but I just want make sure to?

Is it hard to find to Bolt that Drain the oil?

And I'm going with Mobile 1 what y'all think?
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You can find many of these answers in your car's manual and on google.
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Go to iihs.net/fsm it has the ford workshop manual for free, not sure if oil change is in there though
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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5 quarts of oil

Depending on your driving style, oil may differ

Read manual to find the correct oil grade and weight

Not hard to find the oil plug. Just locate the oil pan, you'll find the bolt.

Don't forget the oil filter

Last but not least, sounds like you don't know what you're doing, don't f--- up the perfect car LOL.
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5 quarts of oil

Depending on your driving style, oil may differ

Read manual to find the correct oil grade and weight

Not hard to find the oil plug. Just locate the oil pan, you'll find the bolt.

Don't forget the oil filter

Last but not least, sounds like you don't know what you're doing, don't f--- up the perfect car LOL.
I'm just asking because I looked it up and I see people say 5 and 6
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5 quarts of oil

Depending on your driving style, oil may differ

Read manual to find the correct oil grade and weight

Not hard to find the oil plug. Just locate the oil pan, you'll find the bolt.

Don't forget the oil filter

Last but not least, sounds like you don't know what you're doing, don't f--- up the perfect car LOL.
isn't it 6 quarts?
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isn't it 6 quarts?
That's what I'm saying
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im pretty sure its supposed to be 6, but i guess that depends on how well you drain the old stuff... to be safe you can do 5, drive around the block, park on a flat level area, check the dip stick and add more until in the appropriate range
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im pretty sure its supposed to be 6, but i guess that depends on how well you drain the old stuff... to be safe you can do 5, drive around the block, park on a flat level area, check the dip stick and add more until in the appropriate range
Yeah that is the best thing to do I did get 6 quarts

The other question I have is how do I restart percentage
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Hold down the reset button on the steering wheel.
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The worst part when I did mine when getting the splash guard out of the way b/c I didn't wanna remove it completely!
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The worst part when I did mine when getting the splash guard out of the way b/c I didn't wanna remove it completely!
I was just looking, it looks like it should be pretty aside from that splash shield.
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The worst part when I did mine when getting the splash guard out of the way b/c I didn't wanna remove it completely!
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I was just looking, it looks like it should be pretty aside from that splash shield.
Pretty aside?
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Pretty simple**

Darn autocorrect.
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Pretty simple**

Darn autocorrect.
Yea it's simple to take off but I didn't want to take it off completely & it got in the way!
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You will need a filter wrench

How are you going to raise the car?
Do you have ramps?
A floor jack?
Jack stands?

If Rhino Ramps you just drive up on them but be sure they do not slip. (Best to put a rubber mat under them)

A Floor Jack you can slide under the car and look for the flat cross member plate. Just be sure you have "JACK STANDS" in case the floor jack slips. If the jack won't go under the car you need to get a couple of two by fours to drive onto that will allow the jack to fit under the car.

Be sure you have all of the proper tools such as a filter wrench, A wrench to remove the drain plug, a pan to catch the oil ( Auto Zone and places like that carry nice flat oil catch pans that work great for changing oil)

Best of all advise:::(Get someone that knows what they are doing to show you how to do it the first time you do this)

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Hold down the reset button on the steering wheel.
I didn't work
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I didn't work
How long did u hold it for? I did it I'm mine just hold it & till it resets.
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Steering Wheel ????

They must have changed something on the 2013's because my info and reset buttons are on the left side of the dash on my 2012.

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They must have changed something on the 2013's because my info and reset buttons are on the left side of the dash on my 2012.
Yea my 12 had it next to the light knob on the left but my 13 has all those buttons on the steering wheel.
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How do I restart the percentage
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Did your Mustang come with an owners manual?

If not, go here and download a free PDF copy:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owner-manuals/

Many of your questions are answered here. As a new Mustang owner, I'd strongly suggest you read through this book and get to know and understand the operation of all its features. However, the manual is incorrect as to the engine oil fill: it's 6 quarts with an oil filter change. If you add only 5, you will show low on the dip stick after starting the engine, after the oil change. Ford added an extra quart to the oil pan to allow for extended oil change intervals (up to 10,000 using semi-synthetic; longer if you use full synthetic). Don't wish to start any oil changing wars here, simply follow the owners manual guide.

If you have not changed the oil yet, you might want to have a zip lock baggie ready to wrap around the oil filter as you unscrew it. Because it is vertical on the engine, it will dump out oil as you unscew it. Having a baggie over it will capture this oil, keeping it from dumping onto the floor. I alway place a tarp underneath the enine whenever I change the oil. Keeps the floor nice and clean in case of a spill.
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Just to give some info to everyone this form a funnel is the best thing ever invented for an oil change in a tight area like where our filter is.

http://www.formafunnel.com/whereToBuy.html
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Just to give some info to everyone this form a funnel is the best thing ever invented for an oil change in a tight area like where our filter is.

Form-A-FunnelŪ Flexible Draining Tool

This is what i've used for my last two oil changes. Works perfect with no mess. I bought mine from my local NAPA store.
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Thank you everyone I got it lol!
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Just to give some info to everyone this form a funnel is the best thing ever invented for an oil change in a tight area like where our filter is.

http://www.formafunnel.com/whereToBuy.html
That's pretty BA!
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Did your Mustang come with an owners manual?

If not, go here and download a free PDF copy:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owner-manuals/

Many of your questions are answered here. As a new Mustang owner, I'd strongly suggest you read through this book and get to know and understand the operation of all its features. However, the manual is incorrect as to the engine oil fill: it's 6 quarts with an oil filter change. If you add only 5, you will show low on the dip stick after starting the engine, after the oil change. Ford added an extra quart to the oil pan to allow for extended oil change intervals (up to 10,000 using semi-synthetic; longer if you use full synthetic). Don't wish to start any oil changing wars here, simply follow the owners manual guide.

If you have not changed the oil yet, you might want to have a zip lock baggie ready to wrap around the oil filter as you unscrew it. Because it is vertical on the engine, it will dump out oil as you unscew it. Having a baggie over it will capture this oil, keeping it from dumping onto the floor. I alway place a tarp underneath the enine whenever I change the oil. Keeps the floor nice and clean in case of a spill.
Manual says 6. It's specs on the Internet that say 5. 6 is indeed correct.
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That's pretty BA!
I know my brother got it for me for my car as a Christmas present tight after I bought my car. It makes the oil change mess free. The position of our oil filter was not thought out very good lol
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Looks like the same thing we use in the field as splints, just without the foam padding
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I know my brother got it for me for my car as a Christmas present tight after I bought my car. It makes the oil change mess free. The position of our oil filter was not thought out very good lol
That's awesome I might have to get me one soon! I also saw a drain plug on AM that I was thinking of getting..it has a lever & releases the oil so it's quick an easy! These 2 combined would make my life easy! Haha.
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