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Metal oil pan and drain plug?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by OriginalToken, May 20, 2018.

  1. OriginalToken

    OriginalToken Full Access Member

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    Howdy all.

    So I have had my Lightning Blue 2018 SCREW / 802A / Tec pkg (I think March 02, 2018 build date, but not sure) for about a month. In that time I have put 2800 miles on it, about 400 of them off road.

    I really meant to change my break-in oil at about 1200-1500 miles, but I have had so much fun with the truck I procrastinated a bit. But today I had the time and one of the grandsons bugging me to look under the truck, so I decided today is the day.

    I put it up on stands and took off the two access plates, the one for the oil filter and the one for the oil drain. I have watched a few videos and seen pictures here on the forum, so I was ready to pull the funny looking yellow plastic drain plug.

    But, I do not have a plastic drain pan or a plastic drain plug. I have an aluminium pan and a 15 mm drain plug.

    I am somewhat confused, have I been looking at the wrong threads / videos? Are the plastic bits only on the regular 3.5 and not the HO model in the Raptor?

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    What? That’s the first metal one I’ve seen...
     
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    Interesting


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  6. OriginalToken

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    To me it looks just like the 2015-16 3.5 L pan. I wonder if this is the fix for the leaking pans a few people have had?

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    Mine is the same
     
  8. OriginalToken

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    When was yours built, and did you just notice it or have you known for a while?

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    I remember seeing a thread stating that some time in February they made a switch to the aluminum pans
     
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    Mine was built in April 2018 and its a solid metal plug.

    see below

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    So now as your loyal Navy guy I have to get on the Army


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