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Old 10-04-2007, 06:28 PM
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I have a new F150 and am in the process of performing the 10 hr maintenance. The manual says to change the oil, but I can not get the oil drain plug off. I have tried a 9/16ths and a 14mm socket but to no avail. Are there special tools...or am I just not able to get it. I've never had this much trouble with a car, even a new one.

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Old 10-04-2007, 07:51 PM
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I did not have any problem with my 2004 F150. I think maybe I had to use a deep socket, but nothing special. It is up inside the rubber boot on the backside of the motor, below the powerhead. Anyway, the last few times, I have sucked the oil out thru the dipstick tube instead of draining it out the drain plug. I used a 12volt oil pump that I got from Boaters World. Good luck!
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I had a 2004 F150 and a deep socket has to go up at just the right angle....I don't remember the size...
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That drain plug should come out EASY with an extension or deep well seocket. Please make sure you are on the right one (as mentioned, it is inside that rubber boot out the stern side) of the motor.

Use a new O-ring when you put it in.

Take care.

Also, I believe it is 14mm.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:54 PM
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Did mine today. New Lower unit Oil, New Plugs, NEw Fuel Filter, cleaned motor fuel filter, new Oil filter and oil. 14mm is right for the drainplug. Tilt the motor all the way up and you can remove without spilling oil. Then I have a hose that fits snug inside rubber drain, lower engien and oil drains out easily. Someone has a screw in fitting for this purpose. I used new gaskets on the lower end but I think my dealer gave me the wrong washer for the oil drain plug. The current one is a crush washer and they gave me a fibrous one? I reused the original gasket and will follow up with them for correct washer. Can be changed without spilling a drop of oil.
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i just changed my oil and am trying to change my lower unit oil but all i see is the screw that says oil level next to it. where is the second lower unit oil screw on motor?
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on the bottom of the nose cone, towards the cone side (front).
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Btw, for the guys who are changing oil now as part of the spring chores, you should do it in the fall instead.

Oil will become acidic as you use it. If you leave that in the engine all winter, it's not ideal. If you do the oil change in the fall, you leave fresh oil in the motor and you avoid that issue.

Maybe it isn't significant, but it can't hurt. Besides, there is enough to do in the spring, just make it part of winterizing instead.

I know the OP just hit 10 hours, so it doesn't apply there.
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Glad I read this. Tilting up the motor(s) and then removing the drain bolt, never occurred to me. It's always been a struggle to reduce spilling as the oil comes gushing out of the drain after removing the bolt. Now I should be able to just tilt the motor slowly down and be ready for the draining.

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where is the drain plug? UI used a fluid extractor today to change - 150 4 stoke - 2004
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