In this video I'll help you avoid having a huge mess to deal with when changing your oil on the latest generation F-150 EcoBoost engines. The latest generation F-150 EcoBoost engines have a completely different style drain plug than other engines and if you're not careful you have a disaster on your hands and everything else. You can use this video to learn how to change F-150 EcoBoost oil without making a huge mess.

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    • Robert Shivas
      Robert Shivas

      Just one more helpful tip for anyone who reads this. Do not I repeat do not change your oil when there's 40-50 mile an hour wind gust. You will deeply regret your decisions. I'm sitting here covered in oil my driveway is covered in oil and less than 10% went into the catch can. Apparently synthetic oil is really really light, oh and it burns when you get it in your eyes. On a positive note it never reached my tire. Good luck to anyone who is doing this. PS great video though. Going to check out the rest of your content after I clean up the colossal mess.

      about 2 months ago
    • Curtis Tyler
      Curtis Tyler In reply to Robert Shivas

      Lol! I’ve done that man, I feel ya

      about 7 days ago
    • Donald Kinder
      Donald Kinder In reply to Robert Shivas

      Ford sure builds some fucked up shit. Lmao

      about 15 days ago
    • Robert Shivas
      Robert Shivas In reply to Robert Shivas

      @John Smith yeah in my 47 years of being on this Earth this was the first time this is ever happened to me. And I've changed a lot of oil in my days. It does help to know that I'm not the only one. I have recently purchased a plug that will let you gradually release the oil, it is a bit pricey, but you know I need it to be worth it. Oh and I will never change oil in gale force winds again.

      about 2 months ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith In reply to Robert Shivas

      Been there, done that!

      about 2 months ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Robert Shivas

      And THIS is why I do these!

      about 2 months ago
    • Jeff Justus
      Jeff Justus

      Plastic oil plug ??? Cheaper parts, more expensive price tag.

      about 8 hours ago
    • Georgi Georgiev
      Georgi Georgiev

      Good tips but try the Ronin factory oil drai plug. Pretty much no mess. I am sure there are also any other possibly even better drain plugs for easy and clean oil change

      about 1 day ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Georgi Georgiev

      I have recently installed a Ronin

      about 1 day ago
    • uNkLeRaRa4
      uNkLeRaRa4

      Ronin FTW

      about 1 day ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to uNkLeRaRa4

      Agreed

      about 1 day ago
    • Andy's Shop
      Andy's Shop

      Oil changes should be simple. Ford over engineers every single thing. On my 99 Tahoe, all I have to do is remove the drain plug. No air dam to remove, no PLASTIC OIL PAN, no mess. This is why my next truck is gonna be a Chevy with a V8. Simple maintinance and incredible reliability.

      about 3 days ago
    • Mike Foehr
      Mike Foehr

      Now I know why I love my 13 Tacoma. Oil drain bolt is right on the bottom of the pan and filter is under the hood.

      about 3 days ago
    • PostalBound
      PostalBound

      Fumoto valve with downspout much easier.

      about 4 days ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to PostalBound

      Which they don't make for this pan

      about 4 days ago
    • HowieThree
      HowieThree

      I just bought a 2018 3.5 EcoBoost F150 Supercrew , was looking for the Fuel filter location any ideas ? When I came across your channel , Thanks for the oil change info . Reccomend making sure the oil filter "O-ring" comes out with the old filter . Can be a messy expensive mistake .

      about 4 days ago
    • KARLOZ LOPEZ
      KARLOZ LOPEZ In reply to HowieThree

      Look inside your wife's vagina

      about 2 days ago
    • Glock Man
      Glock Man

      Only reason I change oil at home, great weed killer along fence line.
      Would like to thank my shop teacher in the 70s for teaching us this tidbit. We never had to weedwip the baseball field

      about 5 days ago
    • M P
      M P

      Best advice i can give anyone...dont buy an F150 with ecoboost. Second if someone gives you and F150 with ecoboost sale it to someone you really dont like. There you go

      about 6 days ago
    • FOG It
      FOG It

      The panels in the bottom are to improve the aerodynamics of the underside of the truck and there by improving the fuel mileage while at speed.

      about 7 days ago
    • David G
      David G

      Why on Earth you'll buy an f150 with this kind of engine

      about 7 days ago
    • Greg Warren
      Greg Warren In reply to David G

      Drive the 3.5L Ecobeast one time and you'll know the answer.

      about 6 days ago
    • DrDennis77
      DrDennis77

      Replace plug with one of those after market brass plugs with a lever you flip open. Some even have a hose you attach! Made it simple fi r my Silverado with 8 qts

      about 8 days ago
    • Kenneth Niswonger
      Kenneth Niswonger

      That's kinda jacked. My 13 Taurus SHO with the 3.5 EcoBoost is the easiest oil change I have ever done. Filter is super easy to access and the plug is just a normal plug.

      about 9 days ago
    • FloridaCoastalGuy
      FloridaCoastalGuy

      This is a 3.5L Ecoboost oil change.

      about 10 days ago
    • Dan O
      Dan O In reply to FloridaCoastalGuy

      Great point. The 2.7L Ecoboost has the same weird oil plug, but uses a cartridge style oil filter that is replaced from above.

      about 7 days ago
    • KGSJR
      KGSJR

      The purpose of it is to keep debris from catching on shit and ripping it off. Ford's pretty smart about oil filter and drain plug placement. NOT! Much like a lot of other parts, you gotta take 5 off to get to the one you need. For Example 7 houts to RnR a Radiator on a Taurus. That's bullshit especially at dealer rates.

      about 10 days ago
    • Devo Dar
      Devo Dar

      Why would you put that back on? Get a different plug with a 90 degree portion so next time you just open it up and it pours downward.

      about 11 days ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Devo Dar

      Because there's not a 90 degree plug made for this pan.

      about 11 days ago
    • This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ
      This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ

      Warning the ecoboost are fine engines.You must watch 🤮

      about 17 days ago
    • Donald Kinder
      Donald Kinder In reply to This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ

      @This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ lmao. Ur opinion don't mean shit. Fuckin moron the people that buy them matters. Ford trucks have the worst resale value of any brand

      about 15 days ago
    • This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ
      This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ In reply to This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ

      @Donald Kinder I say they are great engines and my opinion matters 😂

      about 15 days ago
    • Donald Kinder
      Donald Kinder In reply to This Is Me Can’t u see It’s a CZ

      Yeah right. Lmao there's mechanics on here saying the eco boost ford engine's. Are a pos

      about 15 days ago
    • Claudio Pardo
      Claudio Pardo

      You should really wear rubber gloves. Oil has carcinogens in it.

      about 17 days ago
    • Curtis Tyler
      Curtis Tyler In reply to Claudio Pardo

      Claudio Pardo I was thinking that too, I don’t think the guys at prompto are aware of that either. All the chemicals in motor oil attack the nervous system and it raises the chances of cancer

      about 7 days ago
    • Dennis Holliday
      Dennis Holliday

      Ford designs for drain plug is stupid the engineer must be smoking too much pot the drain plug leak to

      about 21 day ago
    • 8 year old
      8 year old In reply to Dennis Holliday

      Stupid for people buying it

      about 16 days ago
    • Minh Tran
      Minh Tran

      They went back to metal oil pan and metal plug for my 2018 F-150.

      about 22 days ago
    • FirstToken
      FirstToken In reply to Minh Tran

      The change over date for the Raptor was either 26 or 28 Feb, 2018, all Raptors built after that date have the metal pan and plug. I am not sure if the same date applies to other F-150's with the 3.5.

      about 18 days ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Minh Tran

      Yep

      about 22 days ago
    • Snowcat123
      Snowcat123

      Plastic drain plug😂😂😂 What a piece of shit😂😂😂

      about 23 days ago
    • Jason R
      Jason R

      Its easier to get a large oil funnel, cut to base of the funnel off about half way down for a larger diameter hole....pull the plug slowly and align the funnel to catch it and direct it down

      about 29 days ago
    • Brandon Oberg
      Brandon Oberg

      You just saved my neighbors day and no F Bombs

      about 1 month ago
    • Todd Griffis
      Todd Griffis

      Why did Ford change that drain plug? My 2014 3.5 isn’t like that... crazy

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Todd Griffis

      That's a good question. However they have already changed them back to a more traditional set up

      about 1 month ago
    • FloridaCoastalGuy
      FloridaCoastalGuy

      This video is for a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, not the 2.7L engine.
      The 2.7L EcoBoost Oil Filter is on the top of the engine.

      about 1 month ago
    • Alan Holmes
      Alan Holmes

      Wear gloves and hold a large mouth funnel up to the hole after you remove the plug. This will funnel the oil right into your drain pan. Great video though 💯

      about 1 month ago
    • KGSJR
      KGSJR In reply to Alan Holmes

      Yep, Chevrolet 4.3 back in the day had a funnel like diverter attached below the Filter to run it away from the Cross member and other components.

      about 10 days ago
    • I photoU
      I photoU

      i made a deflector out of a 90 degree down spout of a gutter cut it in half slide it above the oil drain use a small clamp to hold it place no more shooting across the floor, no more holding the drain plug until half the oil dribbles out.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to I photoU

      Very nice!

      about 1 month ago
    • HotRodRay
      HotRodRay

      Hey. Get an 8" funnel with a handle on the side and hold it up there. THIMK ahede.

      about 1 month ago
    • HotRodRay
      HotRodRay

      household rubber gloves with the cuffs turned toward the palms stops the oil from running up/down your arm.

      about 1 month ago