One of the 2 hoses behind the bumper of my truck is covered in oil. I usually add a quart of oil every 1200 miles. I have the relocation from the factory for the oil filter. Does anyone else have this problem or have had this problem and resolved it? Suggestions are also welcome.
Mine leaked for years, now that I replaced the engine I replaced the hoses as well. They are routed behind the PS pump and are a PITA to get off on both ends, rockauto has the whole setup, the hoses actually are joined at one end with a block so you buy the whole thing but I can't remember the price off hand, seems like it wasn't too bad though between $50 and $100.
It's not really that hard of a project. Mine leaked for a while, then got bad enough that oil was running down the skid plate, so I replaced the cooler hose. It would have been an hour project had one of the top bolts not broken...It took me an additional hour to get the rusted, large, allen bolt out to remove the cooler, then had to get the broken bolt out, re-install everything, and fill it with coolant again. The whole project ended up taking about 4 hours, but that shouldn't happen normally.
***Note: If replacing the hose, make sure all 4 rubber sealing rings come out with the old hose, and that the new hose has new rings installed.
changed mine years ago. the aftermarket lines didnt fit right and cracked the adapter on the block. when i went to ford for a new adapter they dont make the style with cooler lines so now my oil filter is right on the block. alot nicer to have the filter away from the fender but i wish i didnt spend $150 on new lines that ended up being worthless.
On my 4.6 there would be no putting the filter "back" on the block.
There's barely any room up there and I'd have to remove the front skid plate at every oil change.
I worry a little about it getting damaged behind the bumper, but if I take a hit on the bumper that bad I'll have bigger problems than the oil filter....
9 MPG is worth the look from the guy at the parts counter when he asks "engine size" and you say 7.5!
1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to «Section 100-02».
µ 2. Remove the drain plug and drain the engine oil.
µ 3. If equipped with an oil cooler, remove the two nuts and disconnect the remote oil filter adapter from the oil cooler.
µ 4. If the vehicle is not equipped with an oil cooler, disconnect the oil pressure sender electrical connector.
µ 5. Remove the two nuts and disconnect the remote oil filter adapter.
µ 6. Remove the oil filter.
µ 7. Remove the bolts, and remove the remote oil filter adapter.
µ 1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.
l Fill the engine with Super Premium SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil XO-5W30-QSP or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C153-G.
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