🛠 11/22/21 Build Week Group

SPITmadFIRE

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First oil change is in the books! Things I learned for my 2.3L 7MT friends:

  • on my badlands at least, there’s plenty of space under the vehicle without lifting to do the whole oil change
  • the steel bash plate under the engine has four 15mm bolts — you only have to fully remove the rear ones. You can loosen the front two and just slide the plate out towards the rear
  • I used an oil filter socket and a decent extension to get to the oil filter from the wheel well. It helps to unclip the electrical connector from its bracket and move it out of the way, and remove one trim panel screw to bend the liner back
  • some oil will definitely run out of the oil filter housing when you unscrew the filter. The engineer who designed that oil runoff spout that connects to the frame deserves a case of beer
  • my 2.3L took exactly 6 quarts of oil to get the dipstick up to the top of the acceptable range; the manual states 6.2 quarts is a full fill, but it makes sense there’d be a few tenths of a quart hanging out in oil galleys and what not

All in all, a really easy job! This was the first change I did and I’m glad I did it right after break in — with only 1233 miles on the clock, the oil that came out was definitely murky. No glitter or metal bits, but there was definitely some assembly lube and other break in materials in the oil. Do your first oil changes well ahead of schedule, folks!!
 

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Hi 11/22 weekers!
How's your year so far? What fun adventures have you been on in your new rigs? Please share!!
And share all the cool mods...too!

Me.... snow wheeled with my son/jeep (Pulled him out 3 times! ;) Me..... 0!)
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And then last weekend.... We ran the Long Beach, WA with 60+ rigs of ALL types! It was awesome! I was the only Bronco. Felt like a Ford Ambassador! 😋 There were two cactus grey sports!

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No worries....went through a car was with undercarriage was to get the salt off!

This weekend we are headed to play in the mud and climb rocks at an off road course at Dirtfish in Issaquah, WA.

For mods: topographic hood wrap from Stickerfab, AWESOME Bronco rail from 67 Designs to hold two phones, a gopro and ipad for navigation, BRONCO lights on grill from Oracle, and the slider step from zroadz comes in this week!

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Got my lil dude off road trailer and getting it all ready to hit the trails this spring!

What have you done....Share!
Sorry, been MIA from 6G
Your mods look great. I really like the mountain image on the dash panel!
I'll load some pics of mine soon. Need to clean all of the bug cuts off first.
 

Bandit958

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Not good for me. My engine went out 2 weeks after picking it up. It’s now been almost 3 months and it’s still at the dealership with parts on back order.
which engine do you have?
 

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