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Old 09-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #131
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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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Ca you please provide the link to the product that you were trying to use that didn't fit? There are several companies that make this product and I would like to get this quick drain plug as well, just want to make sure that it works.

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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.
Brian,

If you bought the Fumoto valve (F-107 or F-107N), you will need the ADP-107 adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-Valve-A...I1YKCXNGBOJW6P
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #133
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This is what I was looking for as well. Thank you



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Old 09-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #134
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Brian,

If you bought the Fumoto valve (F-107 or F-107N), you will need the ADP-107 adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-Valve-A...I1YKCXNGBOJW6P
To further this, there's a F-107SW that combines the valve and adapter.

http://www.qwikvalve.com/product.php?productid=16284

I'll be going this route for when I do my next oil change. Tired of dealing with drain plugs.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #135
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HI Brian,

Ca you please provide the link to the product that you were trying to use that didn't fit? There are several companies that make this product and I would like to get this quick drain plug as well, just want to make sure that it works.

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Brian,

If you bought the Fumoto valve (F-107 or F-107N), you will need the ADP-107 adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-Valve-A...I1YKCXNGBOJW6P

I'll have to double check but I do think it is the Fumoto valve. The adapter looks about right to me. I'll double check and let you know. Of course, now that I've just changed the oil I won't need it for another 3-4 months...


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Old 09-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #136
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Great to see a filter in the vertical position! Who'd a thunk it? Great design and about time.
It's a crappy design compared to my old BMW. It's filter was under the hood with a cannister element. There's no oil in it when you change it, so at worst a few drops might fall out if you're not careful.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:08 PM   #137
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great instructions, does anyone know if there are any grease fittings on car? didn't see or feel any when i did break-in oil change . thanks
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #138
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great instructions, does anyone know if there are any grease fittings on car? didn't see or feel any when i did break-in oil change . thanks
No grease fittings, just like pretty much every car/truck sold these days.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:29 AM   #139
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Just did my first oil change on the 2012 Focus. Thought I'd help those who haven't done it yet.

What you'll need: 15mm wrench, T30 torx, 1.25 gallons of 5W-20 Oil, Oil Filter ( FL-910S )




Raise the car. I used a floor jack at the front driver jack point (see manual), then braced with a jack stand to prevent getting killed. I think ramps would be easier.


Remove the felt panel by removing the 8 torx bolts. If you remove the bolt shown at the red arrow last (front center of car), the panel will stay up nicely. Supported by the notches shown with the yellow arrows.
Don't bother considering cutting a hole in the felt panel to get access to the oil filter. You'll need to remove the panel to get to the drain plug anyway. It comes off easy enough.




Change the oil filter and drain the oil. I didn't need an oil filter wrench because the oil filter is VERY accessible and could grab it with two hands. When replacing the filter, wet the rubber gasket on the new filter with oil, wipe away any dirt on the gasket surface of the engine and screw the new filter in until it touches the gasket surface. THEN screw by hand 3/4 of a turn more. Don't forget to put the drain plug back in (20 ft/lbs per Ford shop manual - Oil pan drain plug/Part# 6730/ Torque 27 Nm (20 lb-ft)).




Put 4 quarts of oil in, start the engine and check for leaks. Do this before lowering the car. 4 quarts will fill it enough to measure halfway between the two holes on the dipstick. If you want to avoid some of the start-up clatter, crank the engine for a few seconds with the accelerator floored. Gas is shut off when you do this but the oil pump should fill the filter. After making sure you have no leaks, replace the felt panel, lower the car and top off the oil. Mine took exactly 4.5 quarts to reach the top of the hash marks on the dipstick.



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.

As of 2/20/2012...
5qts. Motorcraft 5w-20 Synthetic Blend - 21.99
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18.33 at Walmart
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5qts. Mobil1 5W-20 Synthetic - 36.99
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...T|GRP2046_____

FL-910S oil filter - 3.97 at Walmart
Since there's no "Thanks" button I just wanted to give a big thanks!
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:30 AM   #140
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Sorry, I forgot to ask one question: Is there a big difference between the Motorcraft Synthetic Blend versus let's say conventional 5W-20 oil?
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