Re: '97 4.0L Explorer Oil Change Question - newb
Generally, a steel oil pan is 25-30 ft-lbs, aluminum is 20-25. As far as oil splash, block it, use a rag, kinda use your imagination. Our car is a pontiac with a 3.8, I've yet to figure out how to change it's oil without making a mess.
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