4.6L Oil Filter Change Question - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



2004 - 2008 F150 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Ford F150's with 5.4 V8, 4.6 V8 engine

4.6L Oil Filter Change Question

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-12-2008, 04:19 PM
Rusty Bumper Rusty Bumper is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Rusty Bumper is starting off with a positive reputation.
4.6L Oil Filter Change Question

There's a plastic catch tray under the oil filter on the 4.6L 4X4. It feels like there's an oil drain outlet on the right rear of the tray. With the front wheels on ramps, will the oil drain neatly out the back of the tray into a catch container when I carefully loosen the filter or am I dreaming? Can I expect a mess of does this tray work?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-12-2008, 05:42 PM
FatalErrorz FatalErrorz is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 411
FatalErrorz is starting off with a positive reputation.
No idea what that's for, but the simple answer is "no" if it's the same one on my 5.4... I saw it AFTER I took the filter off of course, and ummmm...anyway. Oil went all down my skid plate, and I had 2 drips going on that of course wouldn't BOTH get caught by my drain pan...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-12-2008, 06:51 PM
Twinsdad98 Twinsdad98 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 680
Twinsdad98 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I agree with Fatal- It doesn't catch any oil, so I wouldn't expect it to. I took mine off to change my front axle lube and haven't put it back on!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2008, 07:25 PM
SUPERDUTY_untouchabl's Avatar
SUPERDUTY_untouchabl SUPERDUTY_untouchabl is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,442
SUPERDUTY_untouchabl is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I just set a pan on it to catch the oil when I change mine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Rusty Bumper Rusty Bumper is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 69
Rusty Bumper is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SUPERDUTY_untouchabl View Post
I just set a pan on it to catch the oil when I change mine.
Sounds like a plan. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-12-2008, 09:08 PM
Frd67cobra's Avatar
Frd67cobra Frd67cobra is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 267
Frd67cobra is starting off with a positive reputation.
That tray in theory is supposed to channel the oil towards the front and into your drain pan. However, during my first oil change, I found that when the filter is just about to pop off the oil runs down the back side of that pan and onto your driveway if your pan isn't big enough or positioned to catch the oil from the front AND back of the tray.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil filter adapter seal caverjoe 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 8 12-01-2014 09:57 AM
2012 Ecoboost First Oil change schmart 2009 - 2014 F150 5 06-22-2014 09:20 AM
cd tray jeremy007 1997 - 2003 F150 1 04-06-2011 04:02 PM
Getting OIL FILTER off 2010 F150 4.6 V8 2V 4-speed gregsf150stx 2009 - 2014 F150 14 01-29-2011 06:41 AM
Rear main seal is weeping, is this normal? Highmark18 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 1 04-07-2006 12:07 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2008, 46l, f150, filter, ford, housing, oil, replace

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 PM.