Ford Explorer: Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / General Procedures - Engine Oil Draining and Filling

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / General Procedures - Engine Oil Draining and Filling

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Oil Drain Equipment


  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the pin-type retainers, bolts and the rear underbody shield.
    • Remove the oil pan drain plug and drain the engine oil.
      Use the General Equipment: Oil Drain Equipment
    • Install the oil drain plug.
      Torque: 20 lb.ft (27 Nm)
  1. Remove and discard the engine oil filter.
    Use the General Equipment: Oil Drain Equipment


  1. Lubricate the new engine oil filter sealing surface with clean engine oil and install.
      Stage 1:  71 (8 Nm)
      Stage 2:  180°
  1. Install the rear underbody shield, bolts and the pin-type retainers.
    Torque: 22 (2.5 Nm)
  1. Fill the engine with clean engine oil.
    Refer to: Specifications (303-01A Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Specifications).

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