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Just dropped in exactly 5.7 litres as the manual says and it was right on the the top of the line on the dipstick. It seems that Ford may have overfilled it from the factory as it seemed to be dangerously close to the top hole on the dipstick, if not a little past it.

So I'm good to go until the spring with my penzoil platinum, wix filter, and my newly installed fumoto quick release valve--good thread on that as well.


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One small correction. The oil pan bolt is like a 14 or 15mm.
My oil pan drain nut is 16mm, 15mm socket will not go on it.

And with 6 qts the dipstick measures just below the top hole. So not over filled but it is very close.

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I over filled by dumping in exactly 6 qts just recently. It was over by about 1/8" on the dipstick. I didnt notice it at first though. Ran it a couple of days and checked and that's when I saw the overage. I dropped the filter, dumped that oil and now it's just below the top line.

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I over filled by dumping in exactly 6 qts just recently. It was over by about 1/8" on the dipstick. I didnt notice it at first though. Ran it a couple of days and checked and that's when I saw the overage. I dropped the filter, dumped that oil and now it's just below the top line.
Mine is right on the top hole, so I probably won't dump any. But on the next changes I'll probably only do 5.7 or 5.8, more oil for the other cars cause the mustang isn't burning any between oil changes.
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Some good tips guys!

One thing I suggest is to set up the drain pan etc while it warming up, then crack the drain plug loose so it's finger tight. Then shut her down when its warmed up and undo the plug.

The reason this is the best technique is because more particles will be in suspension when the hot oil is dumped.

With modern, low viscosity oils even the small particles drop to the bottom quickly when the engine is shut down and you really want get that crap out!

Try it, you'll see.

Oh, if the plug is too hot get some gloves on!

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My oil pan drain nut is 16mm, 15mm socket will not go on it.

And with 6 qts the dipstick measures just below the top hole. So not over filled but it is very close.
Good `ol Ford. Now they are using different size bolts on different cars. The 16mm socket just spins on mine. Remember when they used to say don`t buy a car that was built on a Friday or Monday? The logic was that on Friday the workers were in a big hurry to get done for the weekend, & on Monday, they were still hung over from the weekend. Either way- something was bound to get messed up on the assembly line. Wonder if that is still true today?

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