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Walmart is your friend when it comes to oil. Usually can't find it cheaper. Most five qt jugs are $20-$30. Finding one that meets the specs will take a little bit of research but I think there's threads on this form about it already. I want to say there's a Castrol one that does but don't quote me.

As far as replacing the drain valve, I don't totally understand why people are so eager to do this. Is the factory plug so bad that people are spending $200 to replace it? I just never had any issues with factory oil plugs. I think I'm owing ever had to replace one once in my life because when torque down it was still dripping.
You don’t torque down this plug. It’s twist in plastic with an o-ring. It’s not a lifetime part, so if Ford expects you to replace it anyway you might as well get one that makes it more convenient to change you oil and not spill everywhere.
Just ordered the Ronin plug today from amazon,$170 plus tax, boy you guys are lucky down south. Retired last month so trying to save money on the oil changes, but this is quite a hit. For the oil, called a few dealers and they will only sell in 1 qt bottles. The only 5 qt jug I saw that met the ford specs was from Mobil at $60. Are there other oils that meet the spec at a cheaper price or is Mobil the go to oil?
You should be good as long as you use an oil rated API SP.
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It locks with the spring wave. The spring wave makes it more solid in my opinion than the factory plug which just quarter turns and has no tension.

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The two tangs on the factory plug snap into grooves to keep the plug from backing out under vibration. I was curious if the Ronin plug was anti-rotated as well, or just held in with the spring load. Really prefer a mechanical locking method vs. friction locking.

I've noticed that the UPR plugs and other aftermarket plugs are anti-rotated like the OEN plug.
 

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Laura Z. Wrote an article for Bronco Ford spec fluids…

https://thebronconation.com/the-recommended-fluids-filters-and-components-of-the-2021-ford-bronco/

According to Ford they specify 5W-30 WSS-M2C961-A1.
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So whatever oil you chose make sure you see the Ford WSS-M2C861-A1 spec that meets or exceeds this specification.

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Ford via Bronco Nation article for all fluids
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I still can't get over how they recommend a synthetic blend instead of full synthetic. It seems like the consensus is to go full synthetic. Wish I knew it was simply cost cutting or there was more to it.
 

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The two tangs on the factory plug snap into grooves to keep the plug from backing out under vibration. I was curious if the Ronin plug was anti-rotated as well, or just held in with the spring load. Really prefer a mechanical locking method vs. friction locking.

I've noticed that the UPR plugs and other aftermarket plugs are anti-rotated like the OEN plug.
The installation instructions call for inserting the Ronin plug with a groove it has in it at the 7 - 8 o'clock position then rotating it clockwise to 12 while pushing it in. It sits the same way the original plug does, but uses the spring washer to ensure that it won't vibrate out.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to ask the early users if they are still happy with their aftermarket oil drain plugs.

So, are you still happy with your aftermarket oil drain plugs? I was planning to just reuse my factory plastic but since it needs to be replaced sooner than later, probably going with an aftermarket. Those who do shorter interval oil changes will end up saving money with a better plug. So the question is, IS your Plug working OK?

Really hoping to hear about the Fumoto (?) that is being beta tested.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to ask the early users if they are still happy with their aftermarket oil drain plugs.

So, are you still happy with your aftermarket oil drain plugs? I was planning to just reuse my factory plastic but since it needs to be replaced sooner than later, probably going with an aftermarket. Those who do shorter interval oil changes will end up saving money with a better plug. So the question is, IS your Plug working OK?

Really hoping to hear about the Fumoto (?) that is being beta tested.
I installed the Ronin plug during my first oil change. Seems to be doing the job. No leaking. I haven’t gotten to change #2 yet so I can’t really give a good answer, sorry. I’m excited at the idea of that oil not coming at me at 100mph.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to ask the early users if they are still happy with their aftermarket oil drain plugs.

So, are you still happy with your aftermarket oil drain plugs? I was planning to just reuse my factory plastic but since it needs to be replaced sooner than later, probably going with an aftermarket. Those who do shorter interval oil changes will end up saving money with a better plug. So the question is, IS your Plug working OK?

Really hoping to hear about the Fumoto (?) that is being beta tested.
I just did my first change. And boy did that factory plug (with hot oil) real make a helluva mess.
Installed the Ronin, was concerned because it doesn’t “lock in” like the factory, seems a bit loose but I’m trusting the spring washer to do what it is designed to do.
no leaks while run testing, so should be fine.
still makes me nervous though!
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I just did my first change. And boy did that factory plug (with hot oil) real make a helluva mess.
Installed the Ronin, was concerned because it doesn’t “lock in” like the factory, seems a bit loose but I’m trusting the spring washer to do what it is designed to do.
no leaks while run testing, so should be fine.
still makes me nervous though!
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The Ronin plug should not be loose, so if you can, tighten it hard by HAND only ... the spring is supposed to crush .... the only reason to take it off later is to see if the magnet has caught any metal shavings, otherwise its install and forget.
If you do take it off, make sure you order a new spring before doing it.
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