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06-21-2017 06:00 AM
Ductape91
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
I have owned THREE Fords with the odd bolt which seems to have no replaceable washer.
so 20 years of them, 157,000 miles of 3K to 5K oil changes. All me doing my own oil changes.
Never a problem.

The only thing I would suggest is use a SIX point socket, not a twelve, nor a twelve point wrench. Save those bolt corners!
Most of my cars were old, 80s and 90s. Never saw a molded bolt on them.
I used my wrench that rotates multiple six sided sockets on it, can't afford to be rounding off bolts and such.
06-20-2017 09:28 PM
Elizabeth
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Originally Posted by Ductape91 View Post
I just changed my oil on my focus this weekend and noticed the drain bolt doesn't have a sealing washer on it(has rubber molded on the back of the bolt for sealing).
When I checked my service info on my CD i found nothing regarding changing the oil so I grabbed my assorted washers hoping I would have the right one but didn't even need them.
Doesn't leak a drop there after checking it over the last few days.
Am i supposed to replace the whole bolt each time I change the oil?
I have owned THREE Fords with the odd bolt which seems to have no replaceable washer.
so 20 years of them, 157,000 miles of 3K to 5K oil changes. All me doing my own oil changes.
Never a problem.

The only thing I would suggest is use a SIX point socket, not a twelve, nor a twelve point wrench. Save those bolt corners!
06-19-2017 09:37 PM
Gi_Jo_Nathan Yeah you can get replacement rubber washers. I've only ever had to replace once.
06-19-2017 08:43 PM
Jburks
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Originally Posted by Ductape91 View Post
I just changed my oil on my focus this weekend and noticed the drain bolt doesn't have a sealing washer on it(has rubber molded on the back of the bolt for sealing).
When I checked my service info on my CD i found nothing regarding changing the oil so I grabbed my assorted washers hoping I would have the right one but didn't even need them.
Doesn't leak a drop there after checking it over the last few days.
Am i supposed to replace the whole bolt each time I change the oil?
no, as long as the rubber on the plug is fine you can keep reusing the bolt.
06-19-2017 08:09 PM
Ductape91 I just changed my oil on my focus this weekend and noticed the drain bolt doesn't have a sealing washer on it(has rubber molded on the back of the bolt for sealing).
When I checked my service info on my CD i found nothing regarding changing the oil so I grabbed my assorted washers hoping I would have the right one but didn't even need them.
Doesn't leak a drop there after checking it over the last few days.
Am i supposed to replace the whole bolt each time I change the oil?
06-09-2017 08:58 PM
Jburks
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
Took my car to a Ford 'quicklane.. once. To change my Winter wheels to my Summer wheels.
Gee 'quick' and the wait time? TWO HOURS.
Nothing quick about that.
Make an appointment? oh noooo they do not 'do' appointments.
The first time, was also the last. Even though I never waited.
no argument there. their wait time sucks! One of the reasons i'm doing it myself from now on.
06-09-2017 08:41 PM
Elizabeth
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Originally Posted by Jburks View Post
Quicklane. I've never had any issues taking it to them.
Took my car to a Ford 'quicklane.. once. To change my Winter wheels to my Summer wheels.
Gee 'quick' and the wait time? TWO HOURS.
Nothing quick about that.
Make an appointment? oh noooo they do not 'do' appointments.
The first time, was also the last. Even though I never waited.
06-09-2017 04:27 PM
Jburks
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Originally Posted by Gi_Jo_Nathan View Post
To be honest I'm kind of surprised you would mod your car the way you do, and then let some monkey with a wrench change your oil. Just saying.

I use Mobile 1 synthetic with a Ford 400S filter.
I know. I used to do all my own oil changes but i got a bunch of free ones, like 2 years worth when i bought the car so i've been taking it to them. Now that those are gone i'm going to start doing it myself again. I'm under my car like every other weekend it seems so i always inspect the work done by the Quicklane. I've never had any issues taking it to them.
06-08-2017 08:22 PM
Gi_Jo_Nathan
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Originally Posted by Jburks View Post
So i've been having my oil change done at the Ford Quick Lane since my car was new...
To be honest I'm kind of surprised you would mod your car the way you do, and then let some monkey with a wrench change your oil. Just saying.

I use Mobile 1 synthetic with a Ford 400S filter.
06-08-2017 01:03 PM
sailor Covering a wide range of situations approaches the optimum for oil life, only a preponderance of hwy miles is better for long life.

A thousand miles on the hwy would tend to extend the interval, not reduce it, since unless your cooling system malfunctions for an overheat situation the engine continues to operate in it's normal temperature zone.

10k is the max mileage suggested by Ford, despite use that may extend 'real' intervals necessary beyond that (safety rule so it gets changed despite any errors). The type of use that shortens intervals the most is local short trips where it never gets the chance to fully warm up.

The most 'severe' use & short change interval as a result I've seen posted here was from a member who categorized his normal use as 'less than a mile' to & from work. Now THAT is definitely a short trip.
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