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Old 09-06-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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Oil filter location

Doing my first oil change on a Mustang today (have done hundreds over the years so this isn't a newbie question). Where is the oil filter on the 2015? Is it that filter under the little plastic flap that's held up by a little screw? That one looks like it's attached to the transmission oil cooler.....not what you'd typically see.

Maybe I need to have fewer beers before I start these things......and also get a Haynes manual.
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I checked through the whole owner's manual, and there is NOTHING that shows where the oil filter resides............odd, I thought. Sorry I can't help you here.
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Sounds like you have a performance pack car and yes that's where it's at.


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Nope. Not a performance pack. I've never seen an oil filter screwed into such a thing. Looks like a bare aluminum block and it has hoses coming off of it. Usually the filter screws right up to the engine block.....this is different to me .
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That sounds like you're describing the external all cooler. The lines coming out of it would be coolant lines.


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DBLHELX..............sounds like you should be SURE before you tear into this project!
When you find the filter, let us know where it is?
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Of course. Not touching it until I find out. Kind of ridiculous this isn't so obvious. Nobody in here has changed oil yet and can shed some light?
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Of course. Not touching it until I find out. Kind of ridiculous this isn't so obvious. Nobody in here has changed oil yet and can shed some light?
You got me curious, so I GOOGLED it, and there still was no information on where the filter is! It's got to be there somehere, right?
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I've Googled like crazy. This is nuts. I've changed oil sooooooooooooooooo many times. It was so dam hot today I just didn't feel like sweating under the car and taking off a dozen screws and tabs to remove the under panels. I was hoping it was right there or online with a pretty picture. This is embarrassing lol
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I'm sure you've figured it out by now, but you have to take the plastic cover off and it's up in front of the engine down low.
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Well since it's the same Coyote 5.0 as our 11-14's it would be towards the very front of the motor, slightly drivers side. You need to remove the whole large plastic belly pan. Which is like a 2 minute job.
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I've changed my oil on my 2015. There is a small plastic flap attached by a small screw. Remove the screw and pull that flap down, and you will see the filter.

Good luck not getting oil on your arm or face too. Even with a rag the oil spills out.


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I've changed my oil on my 2015. There is a small plastic flap attached by a small screw. Remove the screw and pull that flap down, and you will see the filter.

Good luck not getting oil on your arm or face too. Even with a rag the oil spills out.


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Finally someone who has changed a 15. Was yours a small white filter and attached to some bare aluminum thing.

As far as spills.....after I loosen the filter I placenta plastic bag around it and remove the filter. All the oil goes into the bag.
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I tried the bag but it still got caught since there's so little space, and the oil spilled out. It did get most but not all.
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Finally someone who has changed a 15. Was yours a small white filter and attached to some bare aluminum thing.

As far as spills.....after I loosen the filter I placenta plastic bag around it and remove the filter. All the oil goes into the bag.
Yes filter was white. You'll see it right away after getting the plastic flap down.
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