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Old 02-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #51
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Changed the oil with 1300 on the clock to get the break in oil out and it came out like water.
What do you mean, it was really runny? Was the oil hot? I am not sure its necessary to change the oil that soon, but I have the same concerns about "break in oil." Waiting till the light comes on doesn't sit well with me on the first oil change.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #52
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Yep, very runny..and I chuckled when I saw the filter....for those of you old enough to remember the generic craze that is exactly what the factory oil filter looks like....alll white that just says "Ford" on it...not sure if it is the same as the Motorcraft FL 910-S but piece of mind was worth that $4!

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:15 PM   #53
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Yep, very runny..and I chuckled when I saw the filter....for those of you old enough to remember the generic craze that is exactly what the factory oil filter looks like....alll white that just says "Ford" on it...not sure if it is the same as the Motorcraft FL 910-S but piece of mind was worth that $4!
So when I need the oil changed, I will bring the car over too your garage Greg.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #54
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Yes sir!
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #55
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If the S stands for Silicon Anti Drain Back Valve as nibyak states it is a better filter. The silicon is a more expensive, higher heat material than the nitrile rubber and withstands more heat cycles (more mileage). This is one of the improvements that allows the filter to last the 7,500-10,000 mile recomended service life.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #56
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So wifey goes in to the local dealer today to pick up the filter, oil and a drain plug gasket. (Probably for the last time.)

They had the filter but had to order the oil (were all confused cuz she asked for the synthetic blend like in the pic at the start of this thread)

Then, when she asked for the drain plug gasket they told her that she had to buy the whole drain plug with the gasket; they come as one piece.

WTF? In my 30 years of changing oil that's a new one on me.

Is that true?? If so, my opinion of my move from Jap back to NA is getting worse every day.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #57
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So wifey goes in to the local dealer today to pick up the filter, oil and a drain plug gasket. (Probably for the last time.)

They had the filter but had to order the oil (were all confused cuz she asked for the synthetic blend like in the pic at the start of this thread)

Then, when she asked for the drain plug gasket they told her that she had to buy the whole drain plug with the gasket; they come as one piece.

WTF? In my 30 years of changing oil that's a new one on me.

Is that true?? If so, my opinion of my move from Jap back to NA is getting worse every day.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #58
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So wifey goes in to the local dealer today to pick up the filter, oil and a drain plug gasket. (Probably for the last time.)

They had the filter but had to order the oil (were all confused cuz she asked for the synthetic blend like in the pic at the start of this thread)

Then, when she asked for the drain plug gasket they told her that she had to buy the whole drain plug with the gasket; they come as one piece.

WTF? In my 30 years of changing oil that's a new one on me.

Is that true?? If so, my opinion of my move from Jap back to NA is getting worse every day.
I'm confused by your reaction...

What the dealer said was correct. The drain plug and (rubber) gasket are not separate items. For a normal oil change, there is absolutely no reason to replace the gasket.

What's wrong with that???
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #59
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I'm confused by your reaction...

What the dealer said was correct. The drain plug and (rubber) gasket are not separate items. For a normal oil change, there is absolutely no reason to replace the gasket.

What's wrong with that???
If there's no need to replace the gasket, that would be fine. But it would be a first, in my experience. In every car I've owned the crush ring, be it plastic or metal, has to be replaced at every change.
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If there's no need to replace the gasket, that would be fine. But it would be a first, in my experience. In every car I've owned the crush ring, be it plastic or metal, has to be replaced at every change.
I've also replaced my fair share of crush washers. I was pleasantly surprised when I changed the oil on the Focus.
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