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Old 03-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #81
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"Per shop manual the spec is 20 ft lbs. Sounds high to me I would think 10 -15lbs would be better"

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Hmmm, well I guess now I'll get out my torque wrench next oil change and see if I've been doing it right all these years!
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Hmmm, well I guess now I'll get out my torque wrench next oil change and see if I've been doing it right all these years!
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #84
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Resetting the oil life monitoring system
1. Turn the ignition key to the on position. Do not start the engine.
For vehicles with push-button start, press and hold the START/STOP
button for two seconds without pressing the brake pedal. Do not attempt
to start the engine.
2. Press both the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time.
3. Keep both pedals fully pressed.
4. After three seconds, the Service: Oil reset in prog. message will be
displayed.
5. After 25 seconds, the Service: Oil reset complete message will be
displayed.
6. Release both the accelerator and brake pedals.
7. The Service: Oil reset complete message will no longer be
displayed.
8. Rotate the key to the off position.
For vehicles with push-button start, press the START/STOP button to
turn the vehicle off completely.
WOW!!!
Here's how to reset the oil life monitor on my Chevy:
1. Depress "RESET" button, and hold for 5 seconds.
2. Done

Wonder why Mother Ford makes it so involved???
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:01 PM   #85
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WOW!!!
Here's how to reset the oil life monitor on my Chevy:
1. Depress "RESET" button, and hold for 5 seconds.
2. Done

Wonder why Mother Ford makes it so involved???
The GM ignition has to be in the "on" position too, so the difference is holding a single button (which on my GM required removing an access panel) versus holding down the brake and accelerator pedals. We Focus owners are a hardy lot; I think we can handle it.
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Does it matter if the Service Oil light is on to be able to reset it? I mean, can you change oil earlier and still reset the light.
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Does it matter if the Service Oil light is on to be able to reset it? I mean, can you change oil earlier and still reset the light.
You can reset it whenever you wish and the Oil Life Montior starts to count to the next needed change from that point.
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http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/fi/storelocator.oap

Oil was 23.99 and filter was 5.99

Looks like it's 18.33 at wally world...
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Motorcraft...0-5qt/16940217

just want to say that quicklane uses the same oil filter and oil, and including labor for coupon price $24.99. way cheaper and less hassle than doing it yourself. also dont have to get rid of the crap oil too
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just want to say that quicklane uses the same oil filter and oil, and including labor for coupon price $24.99. way cheaper and less hassle than doing it yourself. also dont have to get rid of the crap oil too
I will NEVER use a "quickie" oil change place again. Their quality of work sucks. Their knowledge of the vehicle and simple mechanical knowledge is severely lacking. Those places have made one too many SIMPLE yet potentially damaging mistakes for me to ever go back.
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just want to say that quicklane uses the same oil filter and oil, and including labor for coupon price $24.99. way cheaper and less hassle than doing it yourself. also dont have to get rid of the crap oil too
How is it way cheaper? It's like $17 for a 5-qt jug at Walmart and around $7 for the filter. A little less than the coupon price you quoted and you know exactly what's going in your engine and that it's getting done right. I do both my cars at the same time and then drive 2 miles to Advance Auto Parts to dump the oil. I do it myself after the last time I went to a jiffy lube, they dumped oil all over the top of the engine which took miles to burn off...
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