Pics of 2.7L engine & underhood compartment in 2021 Bronco

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Common knowledge and I have a 2019 Raptor with a metal oil pan.

Search for 3.5 oil pan and you will see 2 different parts numbers one through Feb 2018 and then a new one starts on March 2018 with the later being metal.

That's news to me -- where did you get that info? (not a challenge, genuinely interested).

Our 2018 F-150 3.5 (10/17 build) has the plastic pan, as does our 2019 Coyote Mustang.
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Are there any positives or negatives of having the oil filter on top of the engine like this is?
No negatives , only positive My wifes last two Mercedes has had the top mounted filter and it's a breeze to change . Just unscrew and let it sit in the recessed (funnel) area and it will be all drained by the time you empty the pan . You can also use that area to pour the new oil in if you like . Also I use a suction tank that empties the oil through the dipstick tube the same way Mercedes does it at the dealerships . There's plenty of videos out there that show that method gets the oil out as good or better than the bottom drain plug . I haven't layed on the floor to change oil in a car in 15 years .

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That's news to me -- where did you get that info? (not a challenge, genuinely interested).

Our 2018 F-150 3.5 (10/17 build) has the plastic pan, as does our 2019 Coyote Mustang.
I know Ford temporarily switched to an aluminum pan while they were sorting out the leaking issues . I think they reinforched the area that was causing problems in the plastic pan then went back .
 

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I wonder if Ford is going to put an engine cover on these to give a little dressing up under the hood? New cars seem to have some level of spaghetti monster or Jackson Pollock going on under the hood...the turbo piping only adds to it.
I would think so.
 

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My 18 2.7 is plastic pan, oil change is easy. 2.3 is supposed to be a bit tougher because of oil filter access , but not a big deal. We are doing my sons Ranger this week, SomI will get some insight.
 

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I feel like the 2.7 and 2.3 look much cleaner under the hood of the F-150 and Ranger.
 

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That's about as easy as a modern turbocharged engine gets to work on. Looks like there's more room in the 2.3 engine bay but that's just for obvious reasons.
 

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2.3L engine bay, for reference.
 
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