Make sure you use the correct floor jack and jack stand locations when working under your Mustang. When the oil has stopped draining, replace the drain plug. Simply click on the button below, and then follow the directions to prepare a complete and printable list of filters and fluid capacities for your vehicle. If you are changing the belt, make sure you have a diagram to reinstall the belt. I highly recommend installing one if you don't like squeezing into hard to get at places. Purchase enough quarts of oil to cover your needs. You need it for your engine to survive.
The measurements are not a huge difference but they may be enough to prevent a swap. Crappy stuff if you ask me, like penzoil, it has additives that gum up your engine and causes oil pumps to go out and many other problems when cars get high milage. Read on to learn exactly how you perform this job in the comfort of your own garage. Keep the spout towards the top of the bottle, as it allows the quart to be nearly level before oil starts to pour out of it. I have only used my oil wrench on my mustang once, thats cause i took my car to jiffy lube and they didn't lubricate it. At this mileage, I would reccomend going to a thicker oil, 5W-30 being sufficcent. Your engine oil is like blood to your body.
Usually the target level is indicated by crosshatching as well as a couple of holes. You need no special tools or mechanical know-how; in fact, the most difficult part of this job just may be choosing which brand and weight of oil you should use. I believe Jiffy Lube uses Quaker State 5W-30, in case thats where you were getting it done. You can avoid this by making a funnel or guide out of aluminum foil and placing it under the drain plug to channel the oil away from the chassis. Powertrain The standard Mustang engine is a 3. The filter is strongest at that point, and the ridges help provide better grip for the wrench. I like to use a large ziplock bag around the filter to minimize the mess.
You can choose synthetic or standard oil. Make a note of your mileage, and change your oil again at the next recommended interval. The special interior also includes unique floor mats with an embroidered 40th Anniversary logo and a matching badge on the center console. If an autoparts store can't tell you, call the dealership for the make of your car. I highly recommend it to anyone, you won't be sorry. Answer 5 quarts will be over the dip stick full limit. With its 40th anniversary on April 17, 2004, the original pony car keeps getting better.
Changing your oil is a pretty straightforward and easy job to carry out on this car. The oil will still be very warm so use caution. Installing the New Filter 10. Be extra carefull when starting the car. Don't do it to fast, or she might bleed. Mustang uses a modified MacPherson strut front suspension to allow each wheel to react to road imperfections independently, while its weight balance of 57 percent front, 43 percent rear contributes to agility.
Do not get to close as if the belt is installed incorrectly it can jump out and bite you tata G Unless you are doing a complete rebuild of the engine this a very relative question. With its low profile, long hood and short rear deck, the first Mustang promised affordable performance, style and enough options for buyers to express their own personalities. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. In either case, make sure that you chock the rear wheels, on the front and back sides of the tires. Once you have it hand-tight, use your 15mm socket to snug it down slightly. Standard comfort and convenience features include air conditioning, power windows and door locks, tilt steering column, full-length center floor console, remote keyless entry system and interval windshield wipers.
If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford Mustang oil filter wrench. These last two are not recommended methods because if that doesn't do the trick, you won't be able to drive the car anywhere to have it removed. Hand-tighten the new filter into place. It includes pictures, parts and all the tools needed. In order to protect the differential from wear and damage, it is advised to place a block of wood on the jack so it is between the jack and the differential.
If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Once again, the higher the number, the thicker the oil would be. Either push or pull the braker bar and the tensioner will either tighten the serpentine belt or loosen it. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 2005-2014. Check the oil cap in your engine for the required oil weight and to keep things in spec with the manufacturer's guidelines, then use motorcraft oil.
Checking the Oil Level 12. Position under the oil pan, giving yourself a little room for the oil to come out. The Mustang is fitted with an emergency trunk release handle to guard against trunk entrapment. Use your filter wrench to turn it counter-clockwise. Remove the dipstick, wipe it off, then return it to the tube, and pull it out again. Design and Equipment Mustang represents affordable performance and style.
All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. The cars offer as standard the interior upgrade package that includes a four-way head restraint, painted center console surround and shifter bezel in metallic gray, along with brushed aluminum door lock knobs, shift boot trim ring and pedals. The easiest way is to start with the front of the car. I think I remember that correctly, if anyone has knows about this, please feel free to correct any mistakes or make additional comments. Start with the rear end, jacking up the differential slightly in order to remove the jackstands and then lower the rear end. Is your car making a mess? When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Mustang and that the filter is being changed too. Place the ramps in front of the front wheels, and very slowly and carefully drive onto the ramps.