Maintaining a healthy engine is crucial for the longevity and performance of your 2021+ Ford Bronco. In today's video, I'll walk you through the essential steps of priming your oil pump and executing an oil change. Whether you're a seasoned car enthusiast or a beginner in the world of automotive care, these tips will ensure your engine runs smoothly for years to come with the help of these oil change kits.
Before you begin the oil change process, it's important to gather all the necessary tools and supplies. Make sure to have specific motor oil (Motul Synthetic Engine Oil 5W30 Eco-Lite), Motorcraft oil filters, Oil Drain Plugs, an oil pan, a drain bucket, and a pump to prevent any potential spills. This careful preparation sets the stage for a clean and efficient oil change process.
Safety is always a top priority when working on any vehicle. Be sure to use the parking brake to prevent any accidental rolling of your Bronco. Additionally, consider installing hood struts for easier access in future maintenance tasks. This focus on safety ensures a hassle-free oil change experience.
Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of the oil change process:
Removing the Under Tray: This step is crucial in accessing the oil pan for draining the old oil. Follow the demonstrated process to ensure it's clear and accessible for you.
Locating the Drain Plug: Properly identifying the drain plug is essential. Note the color coding for different models, making it easy for you to locate it on your own vehicle.
Changing the Oil Filter: Simplify this step by understanding the differences between models and following the process for your specific model. Pay close attention to properly lubricating the O-rings and ensuring a secure fit.
Priming the Oil Pump: This is a crucial step that's often overlooked in other oil change tutorials. Understand why it's important and follow the demonstrated process effectively.
Adding Fresh Oil: Carefully add the recommended amount of oil.
Checking Oil Levels and Resetting Reminder: After adding the oil, be sure to check levels and reset the oil service reminder, ensuring a comprehensive oil change.
Consider using a fluid transfer pump for safe oil disposal. Also, remember to check and replace engine and cabin air filters, especially if you're an off-road enthusiast. By following this comprehensive guide, you're equipped with the knowledge and confidence to perform a successful oil change on your 2021+ Ford Bronco.