Duratec 35 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and filter in a 2007 to 2010 Ford Edge CUV equipped with the 3.5L Duratec 35 V6 engine.
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Ford Duratec 35 3.5L V6
Oil Filler Cap 5W-20
Oil Filler Cap Removed
automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners
of the first generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and possibly also
the updated 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Ford Edge CUV equipped with the
Duratec 35 3.5L V6 engine in changing the motor oil and filter.
Owners of other Ford vehicles with the Duratec 35 engine such as the Flex, Fusion Sport, Taurus X, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Sable, and the Lincoln MKX may also find this guide to be helpful.
The owners manual for this 2010 Ford Edge lists the 3.5L V6 engine's oil capacity as 5.5 U.S. quarts. The recommended oil weight listed on the oil filler cap is SAE 5W-20.
To complete this procedure you'll need a new oil filter such as the Motorcraft FL500S, a 15mm socket with a ratcheting wrench and an oil catch container.
A few other compatible oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: Royal Purple 20-500, Mobil 1 M1-212, Wix 57502, Purolator PSL22500, Bosch 3502, Hastings LF641, Fram XG10575 and K&N PS-2011.
A floor jack and jack stands are not necessary unless you require the extra clearance to get under the vehicle.
Passenger Side of Engine
Oil Filter Location
Oil Pan & Drain Bolt
|The first step is
to warm up the engine for a few minutes to suspend as many of the
contaminants within the oil and allow it to drain out more quickly when you
remove the oil drain bolt.
I was able to slide under the car without raising it up on a jack. If you need more clearance, raise up the passenger side with a floor jack and secure it with jack stands.
The 15mm oil drain bolt and the oil filter are located near the rear of the engine's underside closer to the passenger side.
It was relatively easy to spin off the old filter by hand, but it's always a good idea to have an oil filter wrench handy just in case.
Removing 15mm Bolt
Twisting Off Oil Filter
New 5W-20 Oil
|Before removing the
15mm oil drain bolt at the rear edge of the oil pan, be sure to have your
oil catch container in place.
Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes.
Take off the oil filler cap to allow the oil to drain more quickly.
Once the old oil has drained out, replace the 15mm drain bolt and tighten it just past hand tight.
Don't over tighten it or you may damage the oil pan or the threads.
Move the oil catch container forward under the oil filter and then twist off the filter.
If you have trouble removing the old filter because it is on too tight, you may need to use a wrench such as the Lisle 63600.
Some oil will leak out of the old filter. Allow the old oil to leak out for a minute or two.
I recommend buying the OEM Ford Motorcraft FL500S oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.
Make sure that the rubber o-ring gasket from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine.
Before screwing on the new oil filter, place a thin bead of new oil on the rubber o-ring at the top of the filter.
This allows it to create a better seal and makes it easier to twist if off during the next oil change.
Twist on the filter to just past hand tight.
Do not use an oil filter wrench to tighten the filter as it may cause damage.
Fill With New Oil
Pull Oil Dipstick
Check Oil Level
|Once you are sure
that the new oil filter and the oil drain bolt are securely in place, pour
in about 4 to 4.5 U.S. quarts of new SAE 5W-20
Then run the engine for a minute, shut it off, allow the new oil to drain down to the pan for a few minutes, and check the oil level on the dipstick.
Keep adding a small amount of new oil until the level on the dipstick reaches the "Full" mark.
The engine's capacity is 5.5 U.S. quarts but you may need less than that depending on how long the old oil was allowed to drain out.
It's easier to add more oil than it is to drain it out if you've added too much.
better to run an engine with slightly less oil than required than to have
too much oil in the engine which can cause damage to the seal and create
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