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Please help need to change my oil!!

I just got a 1984 f-150, I cannot find the oil fill cap/ where to put oil in this. I just rebuilt a ranger w/ 2.3 but I am stumped.

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Older vehicles usually do not have an actual oil cap. They have a PCV Valve. It is usually round and will have a 1/2" hose recirculating vapors. If you turn this about 90-180 degrees it will come off. This is where the oil goes...

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How do i change the oil?

I'm assuming this is for a vehicle.
Read the owners manual and purchase the correct oil and oil filter for the vehicle before starting.
The workers at any automotive store can help with that also if you don't have the information needed.
I like to do the air filter at the same time,you don't have to but it's good to.
If possible it's always to change the oil warm NOT HOT!
Park the vehicle,put on the parking brake then open the hood/engine compartment.
Look for the oil fill cap and loosen but do not remove.
Directly under the engine there is an oil pan. On the pan there should be a bolt, make sure your not messing with the transmission.
Put a drain pan under the bolt then remove bolt letting the oil drain into the pan.
Once it is just barely dribbling out reinstall the drain bolt.
Some have what is called a crush washer,either way DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!!! If you do you could strip the threads then you will have BIG problems.
Now find the oil filter, put drain pan under that also and remove the oil filter. Sometimes people over-tighten them so it might be a little tough.
Once that is removed pour a little of the new oil into the filter and rub some on the rubber ring on the new filter. Now install new filter. It only has to be hand tight,you do not need to tighten it with a wrench of any kind.
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN BOLT HAS BEEN REINSTALLED then remove oil fill cap on the top of the engine and fill oil to manufacturer specs.
Check oil level with dip stick,if good reinstall oil fill cap and dispose of oil correctly at a recycle center.

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Light came on ranger truck pluged it in it said po456

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If it looks like durt oil needs to be changed.
You can also check the oil dip stick fo deposition.
Please let me know if you need more info. I am here to help
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Changing oil and filter

If you have never changed your oil before use care:

0.) Safely Jack up vechile
1.) remove oil filler cap
2.) remove oil drain plug on oil pan
3.) Let oil drain into a container
4.) Flush a quart of through with the drain plug removed to get any deposits out.
5.) remove and drain oil filter
6.) install new oil filter(make sure you put some oil on the filters gasket by hand)
7.)Install oil drain plug
8.) Re-fill with oil
9.) Put oil filler cap back on

Hope this helps and again use with care if you have never turned a wrench before, people get hurt easily by being careless while working under a car.

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