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The service interval in the manual is 150K miles. Ford calls out a machine flush with no filter replacement. Good thing, since the filter is inaccessible without dropping the front subframe.
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The service interval in the manual is 150K miles. Ford calls out a machine flush with no filter replacement. Good thing, since the filter is inaccessible without dropping the front subframe.
It can be done by dropping the pan as much as possible then sucking out the fluid that is in the bottom of the sump. The magnet is accessible as well as it sits at the back of the pan. Put the front wheels on ramps. 7 Quarts to refill.

I suggest oil samples at 50,000 to monitor. At 150,000 this is what Black Stone said:

There's enough metal here that changing the oil out isn't a bad idea. It's doubtful that the metal any sort of problem as long as the transmission is shifting properly, but it will get abrasive at some point.
What we have here is likely just a combination of wear-in and the long oil run. Universal averages show typical wear levels for this type of engine after about 27,200 miles on the oil. Silicon is likely harmless factory sealers. The oil itself is okay with low insolubles and no moisture or coolant present. Check back in 50,000 miles or so.
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Are you saying you were able to change the filter this way?
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Old thread here but I've been looking into changing mine without dropping the sub-frame. Really haven't gone beyond the thought process but why not pull the transmission rear mount and jack it up for clearance while loosening the sub-frame bolts just enough so with the combination, be able to pull the pan? None of the filters I've seen listed have been screens so it seems that they need to be replaced. A side note, our quick lubes around here won't do a machine flush on these. Seems it's "difficult" to go under the rig to pull what they are passing off as a dipstick to run the lines into..... Same goes for the new F-150. When I get around to it, I'll take a few photos just in case my idea works.
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