- Socket Set
- Drain Pan
- Piece Of Cardboard (Optional)
- Oil Filter Wrench (Optional)
- Brake Clean (Optional)
Lift your Mustang with either jacks and a jackstand or with a lift.
Locate your drain plug, place a bucket or drain pan under it, and loosen the drain plug and allow it to drain.
Take this time to inspect your drain plug & spray it down with brake clean.
Once the oil has slowed to a drip, install the drain plug back into the pan and tighten down. Make sure not to overtighten as stripping the threads may occur.
Locate your oil filter and slide your drain pan underneath it. Cut a strip of cardboard into a rectangle. Reach up and break loose your oil filter. Once the filter is loose, slide the piece of cardboard under the oil filter to catch any oil that may drip, and remove your oil filter.
Before you install your new oil filter, make sure that the filter gasket is not stuck to the mating surface as this could cause a major leak.
Apply a thin layer of oil on the oil filter rubber seal and twist onto the oil filter adapter. See your user manual for proper torque specs.
Loosen & remove the fill cap on the valve cover.
Using a funnel, pour the correct amount of oil into your fill tube.
For proper fluid capacities, check out our Mustang Fluid Capacities Charts
Replace your fill cap, check your work, and you're finished!