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Old 05-16-2022, 10:56 PM   #1
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Axis/Vegas with V8 oil HELP!!

With the Axis/Vegas V8 where do you add oil?

Have you found going through the dash board any easier than trying to get oil into the engine through the engine hood opening?

Any other tips?

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Old 05-17-2022, 10:09 AM   #2
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With the Axis/Vegas V8 where do you add oil?

Have you found going through the dash board any easier than trying to get oil into the engine through the engine hood opening?

Any other tips?
I've done it both ways.

Adding the oil through the dash is easier, but removing and re-installing the writing desk adds time.

Personally, I favor using a funnel with a hose attached and adding oil from the front. It helps to have a second person hold the funnel. If I just need to add a small amount of oil, I use a quart oil bottle with a manual pump attached.

Two more tips for oil and filter change:

I added a Fumoto drain valve to make it neater and cleaner to drain oil. I also cut the top off of a two liter soda bottle and use that to grip the loosened oil filter. The bottle catches the filter oil and filter.
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:36 PM   #3
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:50 PM   #4
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Since no one has yet answered your original question, I will give it a shot: I think it is the black, unlabeled cap on the upper right, looking aft. Will change the oil next fall and unless I hear otherwise, that’s were I will fill. Ford’s diagram in the owners manual is near worthless.

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Old 05-17-2022, 03:06 PM   #5
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My 30 year tech gave me this as a gift. Works perfectly

QWORK Flexible Draining Oil Funnel, Reusable Foldable Oil Free Guide Tool Draining Funnel for Trucks, Motorcycles, Automobiles, 14.57x6.7Inch, 2 Pack(Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VWPJW3L...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:34 PM   #6
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I've done it both ways.

Adding the oil through the dash is easier, but removing and re-installing the writing desk adds time.

Personally, I favor using a funnel with a hose attached and adding oil from the front. It helps to have a second person hold the funnel. If I just need to add a small amount of oil, I use a quart oil bottle with a manual pump attached.

Two more tips for oil and filter change:

I added a Fumoto drain valve to make it neater and cleaner to drain oil. I also cut the top off of a two liter soda bottle and use that to grip the loosened oil filter. The bottle catches the filter oil and filter.

I seriously doubt you add oil through the dash on the 7.3L V8 engine of the 2020+ Vegas/Axis as the oil fill is behind the driver side radiator very front of the engine.

Fumoto drain valves will not work with the 7.3L V8 either.

Both of your comments relate to the old V10 engine.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:39 PM   #7
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With the Axis/Vegas V8 where do you add oil?

Have you found going through the dash board any easier than trying to get oil into the engine through the engine hood opening?

Any other tips?

Happy, check your Ford E350 owners manual (2021 MY pdf page 165). Thor adds an extension to it right behind radiator on driver side. Viewable with the hood up. I use a hose and funnel to add oil - slowly.

https://www.ford.com/support/vehicle...owner-manuals/



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Old 05-17-2022, 08:42 PM   #8
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I seriously doubt you add oil through the dash on the 7.3L V8 engine of the 2020+ Vegas/Axis as the oil fill is behind the driver side radiator very front of the engine.

Fumoto drain valves will not work with the 7.3L V8 either.

Both of your comments relate to the old V10 engine.
Your point is well taken on the oil fill.

According to the Fumoto website, the F106SX is the only valve that will work on the 7.3L V-8.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:45 PM   #9
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Here is a picture of the oil fill on 7.3L V8.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:51 PM   #10
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Your point is well taken on the oil fill.

According to the Fumoto website, the F106SX is the only valve that will work on the 7.3L V-8.
The regular F series Fumotos wonít work because the drain is recessed into the pan, and there isnít clearance to thread the valve in. The SX series valves might work.
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I use a cheap garden sprayer and service the oil from under the hood real easy
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:37 PM   #12
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I use a cheap garden sprayer and service the oil from under the hood real easy
Best idea.


But:
Why are you any of you adding oil?
Except for my big block Chevy using oil like they all do since 1965ish
I don't own another engine from concrete mixer to motorhome that uses a teaspoon in 15,000 miles.
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:31 PM   #13
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Sportcoupe you are correct. Some of my info is about the old engine.
I have found the new engine oil fill. Thanks for the several tips.

Our oil dip stick shows just at the low level mark. I prefer oil to be higher up the dip stick.

I do appreciate all the help from this forum.
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Old 05-22-2022, 12:03 PM   #14
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I use a cheap garden sprayer and service the oil from under the hood real easy
How long does that take?

Did you modify the sprayer so you wouldn't have to manually hold it in mid-air the entire time?

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Old 05-24-2022, 08:43 PM   #15
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I have a 2018 Vegas 25.5.


I have done it both ways. It is impossible to add oil through the front without getting oil all over the engine and the driveway. Maybe someone with longer arms could do it but I couldn't hold the end of the tube in the engine spout and the other end of the funnel up in the air and the oil container up in the air and pour the oil with my 3rd arm.


I use the through the top of the dash method: much easier once you make the original alterations to the dash under the desk.


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Old 05-24-2022, 09:58 PM   #16
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I have a 2018 Vegas 25.5.


I have done it both ways. It is impossible to add oil through the front without getting oil all over the engine and the driveway. Maybe someone with longer arms could do it but I couldn't hold the end of the tube in the engine spout and the other end of the funnel up in the air and the oil container up in the air and pour the oil with my 3rd arm.


I use the through the top of the dash method: much easier once you make the original alterations to the dash under the desk.


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This thread is for V8 oil changes, your 2018 has the V10. The V8 oil is added from under the hood.
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