How to Change the Oil for a Ford Mustang

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(How to) – Over the weekend I had some time to get under my Mustang's hood and change the oil. Its generally an easy task if you have the right parts. I have compiled a few key photos to ease you along the process. Changing your Mustang's oil can save you money, around $30 or so. In time that can add up to a new performance part or money for gas.

Here's a quick list of what you'll need for the installation:

  • Socket sized to fit oil plug
  • Socket Wrench
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Drain Pan
  • Vehicle Ramp or Jack
  • Large Ziplock Bag
  • Latex Gloves

It's best to change a Mustang's oil when it's warm. Warm oil will flow better, helping you drain as much used oil as possible. It will also help to carry residual sludge out should there be any in the oil passages. Wait at least 15 minutes between shutting the engine down and starting the oil change to let the Mustang cool down so you dont get burnt by any hot surfaces.

After the oil install I like to check the engine levels again after the first drive as the oil filter should be full and it gives the chance for the oil to run through the system. Top off with more fluids if needed.

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