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03-22-2017 12:56 PM
heyjayman That's odd. When I change the oil on my '13 Focus, the oil light goes out after a couple of seconds. I have been using Pennzoil Platinum or Pennzoil Platinum Ultra 5W-20 and the Ford oil filter.
03-21-2017 12:26 PM
iceflow
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Originally Posted by Ohsix View Post
I just changed oil on my 2016 2.0
I noticed a larger amount of oil flowing from the oil filter mount on the engine
After removing the filter .
I had a 2012 Fusion with a 2.5 very little oil flow .after removing filter
What I noticed the first time I changed oil was how long it took for the oil pressure light to go off. I've never bothered with a 'filter pre-fill' on any of my vehicles and never had an issue, but I do now on this one, and may as well on the others. My ramps have extensions that allow me to just get the car high enough to reach the drain plug so it was not a case of the vehicle being perched too high on the ramps. I also note that it drains completely. I have to put back the full 4.5 qts. It also uses the same filter as my sons Mazda 6 which is a 2.5 ltr, motor and 5 qt capacity sump.
03-21-2017 09:52 AM
Ohsix I just changed oil on my 2016 2.0
I noticed a larger amount of oil flowing from the oil filter mount on the engine
After removing the filter .
I had a 2012 Fusion with a 2.5 very little oil flow .after removing filter
03-17-2017 11:10 PM
sailor Never used anything else on mine, factory fill of Motorcraft semi-synthetic is reasonably priced from the right source here.

They spec. decent lubricants for all the factory fills - obviously you can go to a full synthetic if you want something better for engine oil.
03-17-2017 11:06 PM
stefcio007
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What brand name is used?

Don't know what's avail. down under, here an associated (owned) brand is std. fill for all the vehicles, and it's avail. from more locations than just Dealers.
It's the Motorcraft brand, unsure of quality but businesses who were there were buying it.
03-17-2017 09:21 PM
pig4bill I used a pump/scavenger on my 2012. I can't remember the brand name but it's fairly large and cost about $60 10 years ago.
03-14-2017 03:13 PM
iceflow
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Has anyone tried?

Tube down the dipstick one is common for boating use and it works there (even a surprisingly small one).

IMHO for these it's no advantage though, since the filter isn't accessible from above.
yes, I have one and tried it on the Focus. You cannot get the tube down far enough to reach the sump. It bottoms out pretty soon after it goes into the oil dipstick tube. The dipstick tube must narrow at some point. The plus on using the extractor would be less risk of mess and oil running over your (gloved) hand when you pull the plug. On my Mazda MPV it will literally pull every drop out of the sump. Undo the sump plug to check and not one drop of oil appeared. OK had I left the plug out for several minutes maybe, I think you get the drift.
03-14-2017 01:37 PM
sailor
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Originally Posted by stefcio007 View Post
I live next to a Ford Parts Superstore. It's right next to the (now defunct) manufacturing plant and noticed that they also sell their own Ford branded oils. Anyone used these?
What brand name is used?

Don't know what's avail. down under, here an associated (owned) brand is std. fill for all the vehicles, and it's avail. from more locations than just Dealers.
03-14-2017 01:34 PM
sailor Has anyone tried?

Tube down the dipstick one is common for boating use and it works there (even a surprisingly small one).

IMHO for these it's no advantage though, since the filter isn't accessible from above.
03-14-2017 11:35 AM
iceflow
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
I also am interested in this.
Can it fit in and work through the fill hole? Or does it HAVE to go in the dipstick?
so my ?? for the Turbo ST engine, not the regular 2.0.
On Amazon, too many reviews of all the extractors having failures from a large enough percentage I would worry about buying one.

I am certain I can use my hand vacuum tool and a bottle (for FREE). Only issue would be the bottle I have is about 2 quarts, not six.
But the seal is just a two hole butyl bottle stopper, (with chemistry lab fittings).. so easy as pie to pull and drain.
What I need to do is check the fill hole clearance.. To see if any easy path to the bottom.
If so, I would buy an aluminum tube to slip down there, and use a short flex line with it. (less issues with line collapse. plus the Al tube can take the heat of a hot engine better)

may check this clearance thing today..

ADDED: checked the oil fill opening. No go. blocked to any tubing wanting to hit bottom. Then the dip stick tube is too small for 3/8" diameter tubing. (1/4" would have to be very thin wall to work well, and then it would collapse..)
I think it is going to be getting under the car for all time. Unless I can find a thin wall tubing which is flexible and strong to resist collapsing. An aluminum tube is out. The shaft of the dipstick tube bends.. and I would hate to bend it wrong screwing around with a stiff aluminum tube.
Agreed, Topsider no good on these vehicles. Tube will not go far enough into the sump.
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