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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    • Jameson Ahern
      Jameson Ahern

      Wish I had watched this video BEFORE I turned my garage floor into a black lake. Tried to use a funnel to direct the flow into my oil pan. Huge fail. Funnel didn't have a large enough diameter so the oil went over the sides and onto the floor. ARG!

      about 24 days ago
    • Ralph Kasnowski
      Ralph Kasnowski

      glad I watched this first I would have had a mess

      about 15 days ago
    • gunzblazing16
      gunzblazing16

      For those who may not know, the valvomax oil drain system is perfect for these f-150's. It replaces your oil drain plug and allows you to drain directly into your container. NO MESS!

      about 23 days ago
    • Dan Gunn
      Dan Gunn

      Good video. I have to change my oil soon. I think I'll try using a piece of 2 inch or maybe 3 inch pvc pipe with a 90 degree fitting on it to direct the oil down into my drain pain. Or a plastic bucket with a piece of plastic fastened to the inside wall of the bucket to deflect the oil down into the bucket. Wish me luck.

      about 24 days ago
    • mark Norton
      mark Norton

      This drain plug design isn’t just on the Ecoboost engines. The 2017 or 18 have this design as well and so does some of the 6.7 Powerstrokes. It’s a good video, but if you do it right you will not make a mess by just by letting the drain plug go.

      about 24 days ago
    • Scrum Thebum2
      Scrum Thebum2

      Passenger front tire wearing horrible

      about 27 days ago
    • Scrum Thebum2
      Scrum Thebum2 In reply to Scrum Thebum2

      Oh my bad ! good video 👍

      about 27 days ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Scrum Thebum2

      I get that come in often however it's just the lighting

      about 27 days ago
    • お尻のウィザード Wizard of Ass
      お尻のウィザード Wizard of Ass

      Why a plastic drain plug? Ford built tough my ass

      about 29 days ago
    • FacepalmDaily
      FacepalmDaily

      Stupid design. Almost as stupid as the design of the old 2000 era Silverados. They mounted the oil filter right next to the oil pan, with no room for you to wrap your hand around the filter completely to torque it off and because of the positioning of the frame, you could get an oil filter wrench on it, either.

      about 1 month ago
    • FacepalmDaily
      FacepalmDaily

      That is quite possibly the dumbest sh** I have ever seen in my life.

      Not your video..... I mean a sideways pointing, plastic drain plug!?!?!?! A plastic drain plug????? PLASTIC!?!?!??! WTF were you thinking, Ford?

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Thompson
      Richard Thompson

      guessing you never changed 10 gallons on a cat diesel are a cummings get a funnel to catch and direct it to drain pan

      about 1 month ago
    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop

      Maybe just the video but that front right tire's tread looking like bad uneven wear

      about 1 month ago
    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop In reply to Botak Bishop

      @Mid-South Outdoor Life will do...

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Botak Bishop

      @Botak Bishop Stay tuned for the follow up video

      about 1 month ago
    • Botak Bishop
      Botak Bishop In reply to Botak Bishop

      @Mid-South Outdoor Life cool. Just curious. Good vid. Wonder if there's a short, nipple, and elbow with a plug a guy could put in place of that stock plug?

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Botak Bishop

      Dozens of people have said the same. However it was just the lighting

      about 1 month ago
    • James M.
      James M.

      I have the 2017 3.5 non eco. without the stupid plastic plug.
      I changed my normal metal plug to a Fumoto Valve with nipple and run a 8" clear hose off of that right into an empty jug. Been doing that to all my vehicles for a looong time.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr. Kym Holley
      Mr. Kym Holley

      Sir, that was a really good video! I just bought my first F-150 and I do plan on changing my oil as well.
      Thank you again. I did subscribe.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Mr. Kym Holley

      Thank you! Ford went back to a more traditional pan and plug sometime in late 2018

      about 1 month ago
    • Tim Richards
      Tim Richards

      I’m going to invest in the Ronin easy oil drain have you seen that yet.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to Tim Richards

      Yes! And I will be releasing a video on it very very!

      about 1 month ago
    • Jonathan Pino
      Jonathan Pino

      Oil filter for 2.7L is on top...MB style.....whats different about this one??

      about 1 month ago
    • don wilson
      don wilson

      I hate EcoBoost.

      about 1 month ago
    • Danny Rumbles
      Danny Rumbles

      This is the most ridiculously designed oil pan / drain plug I’ve ever seen. It was clearly designed without considering the rest of the truck wrapped around it. Ford should be ashamed.

      about 1 month ago
    • papa bits
      papa bits

      Jiffy lube here I come

      about 2 months ago
    • papa bits
      papa bits

      Ford should care but they don’t!

      about 2 months ago
    • Ss Russ
      Ss Russ

      I thought ford engineers where suppose to be smart....another way for ford to get
      More shop business because a lot of people dont want to miss with that 1.. I am a retired mechanic and that plug is stupid

      about 2 months ago
    • Ss Russ
      Ss Russ In reply to Ss Russ

      @James M. ouch.... NO reason for that BS...I really think they do it that way to make more money at the stealerships

      about 1 month ago
    • James M.
      James M. In reply to Ss Russ

      Spark plugs are hidden deep under the intake. To replace plugs will cost $1,000. No ATF Dip Stick either.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vee Dub
      Vee Dub

      Been building trucks for 100 years and this is the best design they’ve got?

      about 2 months ago
    • RCMods
      RCMods

      Did Ford change it for the 2018?

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

      I believe mid way through the 2018 build cycle they changed it again

      about 2 months ago
    • Rickey Driskill
      Rickey Driskill

      Guess the engineers were not smart enough to just put a plug that points straight down that isn't over a damn skid plate or frame rail.

      about 2 months ago
    • hector nadal
      hector nadal In reply to Rickey Driskill

      Even them are dumbs.

      about 1 month ago
    • MASTER MECHANIC Felipe
      MASTER MECHANIC Felipe

      terrible design

      about 2 months ago
    • Bobby James
      Bobby James

      Pretty smart to use a plastic drain plug on a plastic pan

      about 2 months ago
    • Joe SC
      Joe SC

      I've done these oil changes many time on the floor and lift. The trick is to use a good size drain pan and position the drain about 1 to 2 feet from the drain plug and just pull the drain plug, then just slowly start moving the drain pan closer to the drain. I tried the letting it out slowly method but got tired of hot oil running down my arm.

      about 2 months ago
    • Joe SC
      Joe SC

      Ford is always trying to reinvent the wheel. Give me a break!

      about 2 months ago
    • D Koo5
      D Koo5

      You also need a splash pad for your catch pan. Cut to fit pan. No more oil splash on your garage floor.


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      about 2 months ago
    • this guy's name is Matt
      this guy's name is Matt

      Theres some really good tips in this comment section. Heres one i learned. Same problem, but on a totally different make and model. First time sucked, what i did on the 2nd was, i took a funnel and cut the top to match the surrounds of the drain plug, then cut a spot out where i could stick my fingers in the rotate. It was a lot of pressure so i kept my fingers in the spot for access until it lessened. Was about 95% cleaner on that second change. Ironicly, to add oil was almost as much of a pain in the ass and the cuts on the funnel actually worked out in aiding in putting in the oil. (Oh, and i used a pretty large funnel...helped in it staying stuck where i wanted it)

      about 2 months ago
    • C-K Refinishers
      C-K Refinishers

      Wait!!! He didnt add any oil!!!!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Mid-South Outdoor Life
      Mid-South Outdoor Life In reply to C-K Refinishers

      Lol.

      about 2 months ago