Hi just saw your Question and the answer is 4. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford F-150 oil filter wrench. When changing the oil, the drain plug requires 17 pound-feet of torque. But now 8-2014 it happen again on different spark-plug. They warned me that the next failure would require a head removal, and significant cost. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your F-150.
This time I had to have it towed to a shop to install a helicoil repair. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your F-150 for potential trouble spots. Clean and inspect the mating surfaces. Drove off and it blew on same spark-plug that was fixed, now the problem is that the new ring that was suppose to hold spark-plug in place fell in cylinder when spark-plug blewoff. Amsoil recommended 0W-20 motor oil for maximum performance, or 5W-20 for general performance.
The cause of the fire was undetermined. The filter needed to be changed every 25,000 miles. The fire department was called to the scene and a fire report was filed. The oil filter should be changed every 25,000 miles. Had it towed home, checked the threads and replaced the plug and coil. Known to be a common problem with Ford 5.
The mechanic there said that it droped a rod and the crankshaft was shot. My husband is a retired veteran and this whole situation has caused his ptsd to be triggered. Nauseated family members riding in truck. They offered no other assistance. The vehicle was driven home where a mechanic inspected the failure and advised the contact that the plugs were fractured and were blown from the compartment. If your F-150 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your F-150. After talking to him, he said that this is a fairly frequent occurrence.
The truck was completely off and no one was in it, and there are only 2 sets of keys one in my pocket and the other at home. When adding transmission fluid to your F-150, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. But I am lucky that the engine compartment did not catch fire from gas and vapors in the engine area. Here's the overall on this procedure. My son and his friends were coming back to tucson Arizona when this happened. My local exhaust shops say this is a very common problem and usually happens before 100K miles so I should feel lucky I have 138K.
It has coil over plugs, meaning each cylinder has its own coil mounted to the plug. Luckly I was close to home. The 2000 F-150 with a 4. Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. While driving 40 mph, a popping noise came from the engine and the vehicle began to drive roughly. Upon inspection found plug and coil damaged by fuel rail. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed.
The manufacturer was not notified. I owned a 1999 E150 that did the same thing and the exhaust smells in the cab were so bad I had to get it repaired. Firefighters called to the scene said they have never seen anything like it before. I had to remove the wire cover mounted on the passenger side of the firewall above the engine and one of… My brother mechanic said that my 1997 F-150 Triton V-8 4x4 has two oxygen sensors. If the transmission fluid level on your F-150 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
I have attached the fire report and photos. Later that day I had a tow truck pull it up to a trusted shop about 60 miles away. Just very disappointed with the way Ford made these heads. They tried to use a fire extinguisher to the fire to no success. This also occurred several months ago on cylinder 3. Gas also blowing out of cylinder hole, and luckily no fire started.
The vehicle was not repaired. The cost of this was for a rebuilt engine by jasper's becasue a donor truck engine would be prone to the same failure. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your F-150. My truck was out of the state when this happened. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40.