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02-07-2008 08:02 AM
FocusStrider geez.. I'd get it changed right now.
02-07-2008 06:27 AM
Originally Posted by b16sir1991 View Post
I would suggest it every 30-40k miles.
really? ive had my car with a manual mtx-75, with 66k, and i checked my oil a mounth ago, and it looked like it was brand new, should i go ahead and change it anyways?
02-07-2008 06:12 AM
whynotthinkwhynot They use allens now??? What happened to just a square 1/2 ?? Sheesh I'm a dinosaur.
02-07-2008 12:22 AM
killer ZETEC sweet thanks guys. i'll get all this sorted out on sunday, so that'll be fixxed,lol.
02-06-2008 06:21 PM
TeamPrecisionIT Its not a 10-12mm allen, its an 8mm or maybe even 7mm. And those sizes come in most allen socket sets. Very quick and easy to do, so doing it every 30-40k miles should not be a big deal.
02-06-2008 04:34 PM
Jeff Wohlt Top plug is on the front side of the is just a flush seated black plug...about a 10-12mm allen wrench and the lower drain plug is next to the dogbone engine mount and faces the passenger side of the car. Get a light and you will see it.

2 qts will take care of it. Calls for 2.1 but no worries about the .1
02-06-2008 02:03 PM
penguin > take out the bottom plug. drain it. fill thru top plug...

I might add, take out the top plug first, as:

1) It will drain better/smoother, and

2) You want to have a full transmission if you discover you cannot remove the top fill plug for some reason or another.
02-06-2008 01:43 PM
killer ZETEC ok cool, but my big book of fixing focuses (thats what i call it lol) said it was a nut with a hex shape that needed a big ass allen wrench. what size did you use? and where the hell is the re fill plug (i dont have any pics to go off of so any would help ass tons. at least the fill up one, i can find the drain no prob.)
02-06-2008 01:36 PM
besthaticouldo ya...its not that hard man...

take out the bottom plug. drain it. fill thru top plug...

at least on SVT...i think zx3 is the same.
02-06-2008 01:35 PM
killer ZETEC ok so i definitly need to do mine. is this something i can do in my garage?
(ive only changed engine oil, not trans fluid.)
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