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Old 06-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #121
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how is that not accurate? if the guy is too lazy to read through a very detailed how to or if he did read through it and still can't figure it out then his best bet is to leave it alone before he does damage to his car...sometimes the truth hurts but needs to be said.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #122
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I just picked up my 2012 Ti HB on Friday and am sizing up the oil change task but I have a question.

I don't have a garage with lift so I'd need to change the oil/filter without the aid of a lift and I don't think I'm going to be able to handle this task without lifting the front end enough to crawl under. Now, the problem is, if you lift the front up, and I'm thinking of using ramps to lift both front wheels about 8 inches, the car will be unlevel so how would that effect the oil draining? That is, with the nose up in this way will I be able to completely drain the oil?

I've looked through this thread and there's some pictures on about page 3 that seem to show the filter is to the front and the drain plug is to the rear and if that's true then lifting the front end would actually be better for draining -- is my observation correct with the filter to the front and the drain plug to the rear?


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My driveway is on a pretty good incline, so what i do is put the ramps on the incline (facing downward), and prop my car up on them. At that point the car is sitting fairly level and i have tons of room to get under it. I'm sure its not necessary, but I do it anyway because its easier than pulling the falcon out of our garage in order to use the only flat surface available (it takes about 30 minutes to move our falcon out, about 25 minutes of which are spent peeling out in front of the house and ripping around town, haha).
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #123
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Just what I was wondering. How hard it was to change the oil and filter. :)
Check out the instructions earlier in the thread. Aside from the felt aero cover under the powertrain which is admittedly a slight pain in the ass, it's the easiest oil change you'll ever do.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:14 AM   #124
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Just what I was wondering. How hard it was to change the oil and filter. :)
You're welcome PKII332.

I'm glad the original instructions answered your question. ;)
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:38 AM   #125
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You're welcome PKII332.

I'm glad the original instructions answered your question. ;)
I don't even own one yet but its nice to see how easy its gonna be. My ZX2 isn't too bad but the oil filter isn't on the bottom.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #126
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^^ if you have to ask that question after 10 pages and all the how to's and tips in here you have no business doing your own oil changes, take it to the dealer.
It wasn't a question. It what I was thinking to myself before I seen the answer. Gee whiz. Unfriendly people in here.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #127
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Great thread! Just got my first Ford and my first car that is not JDM
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great thread! Just got my first ford and my first car that is not jdm
jdm?
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JDM= Japanese domestic market. Aka a japanese car, ex; Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, etc.
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I did my second oil change this past weekend and after draining the oil I attempted to install a quick drain valve instead of putting the OEM plug back in, but as I was threading it on it was hitting a bump in the case so I couldn't screw the valve all the way on. So, I had to put the OEM plug back in. It looks like I need a kind of stand-off extension about 3/4 inch or so.

Anyway, after changing the oil (Mobil-1 5W-20) I rotated the tires for a second time as well. Car just past 10K miles and I'm averaging a bit over 37mpg for the entire 10K miles...


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