Guess how you change the oil in the new Ranger

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    So I'm also,looking at the Ranger and found out today that you have to remove the front left wheel, remove some push pins and pull down a flap just to get to the horizontal oil filter...

    What a cluster!
     
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    Oh man. That sucks.
     
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    Really, the sounds ridiculous. I have a hard time comprehending how stupid that sounds. Wonder if it’s possible to reach the filter from the top of the engine bay instead of from underneath.
     
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    I read on the ranger forum that that was inaccurately reported. You can change the oil filter without removing the tire. You just have to cut the wheel and remove an access panel. It was also inaccurately reported that the panel had something like nine tabs and it is only four or something like that.
     
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    Still a pain in the ass.
     
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    Sounds pretty easy to me, crank the wheel hard over and open an access panel. No Big Deal!
     
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    Since the recommended maintenance interval also calls for rotating the tires with every oil change this has been blown way out of proportion. "OMG, I have to remove the wheel to do an oil change!!! Damn you Ford!"
    "OK, oil change done, now time to rotate my wheels - I do it MYSELF because I don't trust anyone else! It's easy with a decent jack and some stands!"
     
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    Not worried about it since I am getting a JT :giggle:
     
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    You have to remove plastic trim rivets. How many times will you be able to do that before you have to replace them? Then there's a panel flapping in the way. And that's after cranking the wheel one direction to make space.

    No, that doesn't sound awful, but it is a pain in the ass and it's totally unnecessary. My wife's 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the same way. It has TWO panels that need to be moved to do the oil change, and the oil filter is in such a funky position that it's hard to do on your back in the driveway without slicing your wrist. No reason for it to be designed like that whatsoever!

    Compare that to the 3.6L engine in the JL....I can literally change my oil and filter in 3 minutes start to finish.
     
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