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Old 10-07-2018, 11:06 PM   #1
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Oil Change 2018 Vegas

I read some posts about the hassles of a DIY oil change and came up with an interesting solution for my Vegas. First I took off the dog house cover that separates the engine compartment and the cab interior.
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Next using my newly acquired hood keys (thanks for the help guys) raised up the hood and found the oil filter tube. I cut the plastic tab securing the filler tube (see picture with yellow circle and red arrow).
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Went back inside and while using a small channel lock wrench to loosen clamp (see picture with clamp circled in yellow with red arrow) pulled the oil filler tube off and turned it 180 degrees, so that it comes back toward interior of dog house cover.
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Now all I have to do is take the dog house off and using a funnel with a short hose refill the oil after draining.
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Hope this helps someone!
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:33 AM   #2
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That's a nice fix. I would definitely do this if my dog house in 2018 24.1 Vegas wasn't such a pain to remove. Will use the desk for now.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Oil Change 2018 Vegas

The oil drain plug (5/8Ē or 16mm) and filter are next to each other in the center of the chassis.
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The oil filter for the 6.8L ford V10 is a FL-820S
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Donít forget to warm up the engine before draining the oil, in case you are a 🤡 like me.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:20 PM   #4
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After turning the oil filler tube around, it was literally the easiest oil change I have ever done!
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:43 AM   #5
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just did my first oil change on her at 4k. question, I checked dip stick before and looked a quart low. changed oil and refiled to 6qt per manual and still comes up a quart low. do you think this is because of the extra long dipstick not reading correctly? I do push the dip stick all the way back in when checking I made sure of that like 5 times.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:24 AM   #6
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Havenít done mine yet. I would be hesitant to add more than 6 as our beloved Thor may have modified the full tube but not the dip stick. Something that requires more investigation when it allows.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:36 AM   #7
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2016 axis oil change .drain oil and change filter 10 minutes. open hood insert hose clamped to funnel dump in 6 quarts of oil. 10 min . start engine let run 2 min.close and lock hood. done.can't get any easier then that.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:02 AM   #8
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My 2018 manual said 7 Qts, after oil change and warming up the dipstick read normal.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:31 AM   #9
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My 2018 manual said 7 Qts, after oil change and warming up the dipstick read normal.
I read 7qts for the 6.2 engine and 6qts for the 6.8 and I have the 6.8
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:36 PM   #10
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I may have overfilled mine
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