Recent Topics
2013 Nissan Rogue, 5,100 miles, Supertech Conv
by TheOilWizard
06/22/18 01:46 PM
NC License Plates
by Zee09
06/22/18 01:31 PM
BITOG Hotline!
by Duffyjr
06/22/18 01:30 PM
Switching Additives: Flush/Rinse?
by Phishin
06/22/18 12:46 PM
increasing viscosity
by VQLT
06/22/18 12:31 PM
Who's up on their metallurgy?
by earlyre
06/22/18 11:56 AM
Replaced halogen headlight with LED
by gman2304
06/22/18 11:18 AM
Web Archive
by Duffyjr
06/22/18 10:25 AM
Sonoma This weekend!
by racin4ds
06/22/18 10:22 AM
low water pressure on new kitchen faucet
by Joe1
06/22/18 09:40 AM
Flashing third tail light
by Brigadier
06/22/18 08:59 AM
Intermittent AC Cooling
by Gebo
06/22/18 08:59 AM
Who includes full size spare in tire rotation?
by Parlay_Slow
06/22/18 08:45 AM
Crude and foul behavior
by mjoekingz28
06/22/18 08:31 AM
Best Off The Shelf Car Wash Liquid ?
by ChrisD46
06/22/18 08:30 AM
Wrecking Yards
by Snagglefoot
06/22/18 08:26 AM
F1 - 2018 French Grand Prix
by gofast182
06/22/18 08:14 AM
AAP 25% Off
by Egg_Head
06/22/18 06:03 AM
GM Ecotec 2.4 - Cracked Exhaust Manifold
by The Critic
06/22/18 05:05 AM
Half Price - Shell Helix HX7, Castrol Edge and GTX
by SR5
06/22/18 03:59 AM
Newest Members
Fatbrowndog0822, DRNJR, ZEK, Dudewayne, kmdz
65294 Registered Users
Who's Online
87 registered (andyd, 2K2AcuraTL, 92saturnsl2, 4WD, Ag76, 12 invisible), 1562 Guests and 36 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65294 Members
67 Forums
285769 Topics
4769305 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4444627 - 06/29/17 08:23 AM Escape oil filter location
chiefsfan1 Offline


Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 1152
Loc: Missouri
I'm approaching a oil change on my 1.6 EB. After crawling under it the location of the filter is interesting. What was Ford engineering thinking? Usual YT warnings in the comment section.
I will be using the MC 910S filter.
I did go buy oil filter pliers just in case Hercules put the filter on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw_lcK4yfX0

Not as bad as replacing the battery.
_________________________
MacBean Clan Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don't touch this cat without a shield).


2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD

Top
#4444641 - 06/29/17 08:37 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12267
Loc: The Old North State
Yep, the 1.6 EB Escape OF location has been posted here before at least once with similar comments. It's a dandy, or a doozy as the case may be. Don't know who did the engineering of the location, but it's steller. whistle

Top
#4444648 - 06/29/17 08:40 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Been through this twice this month on C-Max's
They are worse- you need ramps. Go get a Fram Ultra and run it for two OCI's
And my last new car had bad orange grommets- that was a 2017- brittle and when I unscrewed the Torx screws the insides came out of them. It may be smart to get a pack from your Ford dealer before you take this on. It's a piece of cake really but I hate under panels. They resonate noise nicely too.
The oil filter was cranked but easily removed with the right tools. I didn't like the drain plug that faces the arse end.
That was a hassle and it was backed into a bracket that required a paper thin wrench. I don't think Ford wants an oil change to be easy unless you own a lift.

Top
#4444661 - 06/29/17 08:49 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
chiefsfan1 Offline


Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 1152
Loc: Missouri
Yeah, it looks like fun. If I take my time it should go OK. I will put it on ramps to give me more room. Even though I can crawl under it without them. Plus I can maneuver so when I pop the filter I wont take a bath in used oil.
That panel is a PITA! I have seen some with it removed and not replaced.
_________________________
MacBean Clan Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don't touch this cat without a shield).


2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD

Top
#4444751 - 06/29/17 09:47 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: AirgunSavant]
oil_film_movies Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2569
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Been through this twice this month on C-Max's

C Max's is easy, it sticks staight down, underneath, easy to reach:




The 1.6L Ecoboost is sticking out sideways deep inside the bay, so I can see how its considered tough:



Edited by oil_film_movies (06/29/17 09:49 AM)

Top
#4444797 - 06/29/17 10:39 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4372
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.

Top
#4444808 - 06/29/17 10:53 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 12704
Loc: Onondaga County
Looks like the 1.6 also has an oil-to-water cooler filter housing - those things are incredibly frustrating to deal with
_________________________
18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep Cherokee
01 Ford F-350 XL 4x4 5M

Top
#4444858 - 06/29/17 11:42 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Piece of cake smile I don't like oil dripping on the hoses though. maybe mod a foil drip pan there.

I had a Mazda Protege' that really had an impossible oil filter location. It was just under the intake rams horn which was against the firewall, but then steering components and AC high side plumbing was under it!

It was here where I purchased my first, app specific, filter CAP-style wrench.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

Top
#4444908 - 06/29/17 12:22 PM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12267
Loc: The Old North State
Here's another yt of the topic filter location and a link to the 2013 thread where it was posted. My comments about it there stand. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3058337&page=all


Top
#4444910 - 06/29/17 12:27 PM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: zzyzzx]
Lolvoguy Offline


Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2338
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.


Agreed. My 97 Escort was in a similar location but without all the hoses around it.
It was also accessible from the top OR the bottom.
_________________________
06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
03 Suzuki SV650S- One night stand

Top
#4444930 - 06/29/17 12:47 PM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: Sayjac]
oil_film_movies Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2569
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Here's another yt of the topic filter location and a link to the 2013 thread where it was posted. My comments about it there stand.

Saw some of the video. Yes, change oil filter every OTHER oil change on this bad boy, using a double-life Fram Ultra. Plenty of capacity.

Top
#4444961 - 06/29/17 01:08 PM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: oil_film_movies]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12267
Loc: The Old North State
^^^ I don't disagree, perfect application for FU every other oil change fci application. Depending on total oci, some other silicone adbv filters could work too. One caveat consideration would be if the vehicle still under vehicle warranty.

The latter video imo, shows what a pita location the filter is in. And that guy had a nice lift for the job too.


Top
#4444984 - 06/29/17 01:31 PM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
chiefsfan1 Offline


Registered: 09/27/14
Posts: 1152
Loc: Missouri
Yeah, looks like fun. I'm tempted to take it to Ford for a change and see if they change the filter.
It has a Napa ProSelect on it.
_________________________
MacBean Clan Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don't touch this cat without a shield).


2011 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 I4
2014 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost AWD

Top
#4445575 - 06/30/17 12:35 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: Lolvoguy]
BironDanmum Offline


Registered: 05/28/17
Posts: 72
Loc: CBUS OH
Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.


Agreed. My 97 Escort was in a similar location but without all the hoses around it.
It was also accessible from the top OR the bottom.


I've only got experience with the Zetec Escorts, but they seem to be in a similar spot. A lot of people complain about the location on Zetecs but I've never personally had any real issues.

My 1983 Cavalier however, required removing the passenger side tire and dismantling most of the plastic wheel-well guards to get to it. That was one vehicle I was happy to take to a quick lube place.

Top
#4445731 - 06/30/17 08:26 AM Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1]
WellOiled Offline


Registered: 10/03/15
Posts: 1358
Loc: Houston, Texas
This one looks to be slightly more difficult than the 2002 Grand Marquis. I would not let this stop me from changing the filter.
_________________________
2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
NAPA Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >