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#2270824 - 04/02/11 02:54 PM noobie 2005 oil change experience = win
Geoff_93Vic Offline

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Registered: 10/10/00
Posts: 3229
Loc: Atlanta, GA USA
sorry about the noob comments, today was the 1st oil change w/ my 2005 LX. holy crap, this is NICE compared to my '93 & '98. first note was the oil filter "gutter" that channels the oil right into the pan & (wow) away from my eyes. who woulda thunk it ? i had to take it off (nice clips) & clean it. again blown away the fuggin' thing has a CALENDAR to track changes ? is the world coming to an end ? this is all TOO logical...bahahaha !

then i remove the oil pan nut (of course, last oil-jockey tightened it w/ a impact wrench!) & amazed the oil comes out in a focused flow, pretty fast. some valley or baffles in the pan to get it out more efficiently ? again, NICE.

anyhow, thought i would share. which engineer do i thank for these minor miracles ? could it be the late, great Ned Nuss (R.I.P) ?

OIL PAN 'GUTTER' W/ CALENDAR:
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Geoff in the ATL.
2005 P74 bought 02/01/11. TOTALLED IN 2013. ADTR ported upper plenum. Looking for '06 mustang 18" "fanblades".
� 1998 P74 w/ SCT XCalibrator tuned, Brembo rotors, Dorman intake.
� 1993 P73 aka "Bernie" with some mods: 1998+ rotors [12.4"], calipers, hoses, end links, lower ball joints & tie-rod ends. SVO headers, Catco converters, X-pipe, Magnaflow SS mufflers, FRPP 3.73s, Traction-Lok. AMMX driveshaft, extended tailshaft housing and slip yoke. 77mm pro-m meter, heat shield & CAI tube, 70mm FRPP t-body, pulleys. TransGO kit, B&M tranny cooler, Black Magic e-fan, Aluminum rad. Tokico gas shocks, NN�EE PI springs. 11.25" Mark 8 converter & 6-bolt flexplate. SCT tuned.

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#2270838 - 04/02/11 03:29 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Geoff_93Vic Offline

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Registered: 10/10/00
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Loc: Atlanta, GA USA
glad i checked after the oil drain. off to parts store to get 6 quarts of 5W-20 Mobil 1 full syn.
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Geoff in the ATL.
2005 P74 bought 02/01/11. TOTALLED IN 2013. ADTR ported upper plenum. Looking for '06 mustang 18" "fanblades".
� 1998 P74 w/ SCT XCalibrator tuned, Brembo rotors, Dorman intake.
� 1993 P73 aka "Bernie" with some mods: 1998+ rotors [12.4"], calipers, hoses, end links, lower ball joints & tie-rod ends. SVO headers, Catco converters, X-pipe, Magnaflow SS mufflers, FRPP 3.73s, Traction-Lok. AMMX driveshaft, extended tailshaft housing and slip yoke. 77mm pro-m meter, heat shield & CAI tube, 70mm FRPP t-body, pulleys. TransGO kit, B&M tranny cooler, Black Magic e-fan, Aluminum rad. Tokico gas shocks, NN�EE PI springs. 11.25" Mark 8 converter & 6-bolt flexplate. SCT tuned.

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#2271194 - 04/03/11 04:08 AM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
BigMerc96 Offline

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Registered: 06/05/10
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I've changed the oil on my buddy's '05, his doesn't have the oil gutter thingy, so oil just spills on the steering rack. BUT, not having to work around the steering linkages to reach the filter like my '96 was nice.
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2006 Audi A6 ~132k miles, stock.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS HPP ~100k miles, slowly acquiring modifications.
1997 Town Car Cartier ~145k miles, Ported Plenum, Gutted Airbox, Contour E-fan Retrofit, Dual exhaust with Magnaflows, cats deleted, MSD Ignition, KYB Gas-A-Justs, P71 front bar, air ride reinstated, Projector retrofit, Caddy 4-note horn retrofit, Wood rim steering wheel retrofit, holistic weight reduction as the parts fall off..
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 117,485mi. R.I.P. 7/14/12 frown

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#2271819 - 04/04/11 02:36 AM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
BlaineB Offline
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Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 4379
Loc: Indiana
I've never seen one on the car. I thought they were an additional option but then I've also heard that they came with the cars standard after a certain year. But probably like the engine covers, they are either tossed or stolen for the vehicles still in service.

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#2271862 - 04/04/11 08:00 AM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
hlbly Offline
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Registered: 04/21/03
Posts: 356
Loc: Knoxville TN
The gutter Ford calls a "shield"-#5W1Z-6N634-AA. Looks like a handy accessory if it's not in the way of something else.
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2008 Crown Vic P71 (former Sault St. Marie, Ontario PD).
2010 Crown Victoria P7B SAP (former Federal).

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#2271864 - 04/04/11 08:03 AM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
hlbly Offline
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Registered: 04/21/03
Posts: 356
Loc: Knoxville TN
The shield is described as an "oil cooler shield" in the Ford parts catalog but is clearly an accessory of the oil filter in the catalog illustration.

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#2271939 - 04/04/11 11:00 AM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Xerses Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 780
Loc: Ste-Therese, Quebec, Canada
Is the shield something that stays under the car, or is used to perform the oil change and remove after?
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2006 P71 - SOLD!
Owner of a 2014 Subcompact, half the size & half the weight of my old P71, but 1/4th the gas! Will eventually rejoin the Crown Vic family.

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#2272052 - 04/04/11 02:14 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Geoff_93Vic Offline

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it stays on under the car w/ these 2 clips built into the underside of the thing. engineered to clip onto 2 of the stock piping by the oil filter threads. i think oil pump or AC lines. i will try for another pic or two to show clips & installed when car is back from the body shop.
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Geoff in the ATL.
2005 P74 bought 02/01/11. TOTALLED IN 2013. ADTR ported upper plenum. Looking for '06 mustang 18" "fanblades".
� 1998 P74 w/ SCT XCalibrator tuned, Brembo rotors, Dorman intake.
� 1993 P73 aka "Bernie" with some mods: 1998+ rotors [12.4"], calipers, hoses, end links, lower ball joints & tie-rod ends. SVO headers, Catco converters, X-pipe, Magnaflow SS mufflers, FRPP 3.73s, Traction-Lok. AMMX driveshaft, extended tailshaft housing and slip yoke. 77mm pro-m meter, heat shield & CAI tube, 70mm FRPP t-body, pulleys. TransGO kit, B&M tranny cooler, Black Magic e-fan, Aluminum rad. Tokico gas shocks, NN�EE PI springs. 11.25" Mark 8 converter & 6-bolt flexplate. SCT tuned.

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#2272074 - 04/04/11 02:48 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Xerses Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 780
Loc: Ste-Therese, Quebec, Canada
Thanks! I imagine it can be bought and added to a P71.
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2006 P71 - SOLD!
Owner of a 2014 Subcompact, half the size & half the weight of my old P71, but 1/4th the gas! Will eventually rejoin the Crown Vic family.

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#2272124 - 04/04/11 04:29 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
BlaineB Offline
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Registered: 09/21/06
Posts: 4379
Loc: Indiana
What about a pre-2003 model, will it work?

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#2272174 - 04/04/11 06:10 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Danny_Boy Offline

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Registered: 12/11/03
Posts: 2777
Loc: Franklinville NY
interesting...

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#2272319 - 04/04/11 10:05 PM Re: noobie 2005 oil change experience = win [Re: Geoff_93Vic]
Geoff_93Vic Offline

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Registered: 10/10/00
Posts: 3229
Loc: Atlanta, GA USA
good Qs...i kinda want one for my '98. will try on '98 & '93 for fun.
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Geoff in the ATL.
2005 P74 bought 02/01/11. TOTALLED IN 2013. ADTR ported upper plenum. Looking for '06 mustang 18" "fanblades".
� 1998 P74 w/ SCT XCalibrator tuned, Brembo rotors, Dorman intake.
� 1993 P73 aka "Bernie" with some mods: 1998+ rotors [12.4"], calipers, hoses, end links, lower ball joints & tie-rod ends. SVO headers, Catco converters, X-pipe, Magnaflow SS mufflers, FRPP 3.73s, Traction-Lok. AMMX driveshaft, extended tailshaft housing and slip yoke. 77mm pro-m meter, heat shield & CAI tube, 70mm FRPP t-body, pulleys. TransGO kit, B&M tranny cooler, Black Magic e-fan, Aluminum rad. Tokico gas shocks, NN�EE PI springs. 11.25" Mark 8 converter & 6-bolt flexplate. SCT tuned.

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