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Ford Edge 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

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 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 5W-20.

To complete this procedure you'll need a new oil filter such as the Purolator L22500 or PL22500, a 15mm socket or wrench and an oil catch container. A floor jack & 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 and 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. Some oil will leak out of the old filter. 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 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 oil. Then run the engine for a minute, shut it off, let it sit 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. It's also 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 leaks.

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