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Old 01-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #201
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The specification sheet calls for a fill of 4.5 quarts.

I have found that 5 quarts will go in if you use the longer filters.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #202
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Put 4.5 quarts in it and be done with it. Dip sticks arent always totally accurate. My Mach 1 is off with the correct amount of oil as well. Ive always used ford filters and have never had a problem either. Ill be using ford oil in the focus as well. My mustang gets mobil 1 and a ford filter, but it only has the oil changed once a year in spring when it comes out of storage.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:20 PM   #203
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Thanks for the reply's, I think I was just not waiting long enough to check the stick... apparently you need to let it sit for 5 min's before the hole where the stick goes clears of oil.

In the future though I think i will just dump 4.5 Quarts in and leave it. Easier that way
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:58 PM   #204
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but it only has the oil changed once a year in spring when it comes out of storage.
You should change your oil the day you put it into storage, not the day you take it out. Fresh oil during storage is better. When you bring it out in the spring, all you have to do is take the car for an extended drive. 30 minutes should do. This will condition the oil for all year use.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:20 AM   #205
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Oil had around 800 miles on it this year. I dont think its contaminated by any means. Plus being mobil 1 full synthetic it looks as clean as the oil Im replacing it with. I like to change it for the fresh filter in spring. I just make sure before i start it to hold the gas pedal to the floor and crank the engine a few times to get oil back up top. Then I start as normal.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #206
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Please add to the OP:

Mobil1 5 quart jugs at Wal-Mart are $24.97.

It appears that the correct oil for the Focus is only available in stores, however. Best deal around for quality full synthetic!


Also to be added to the OP: Someone mentioned that there is a longer filter available for more element surface area, but I can't find the part number after scanning the pages of this thread. Anyone have this? Can it be added to the part #'s and prices list too? Thanks!!
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Mobil1 5 quart jugs at Wal-Mart are $24.97.

It appears that the correct oil for the Focus is only available in stores, however. Best deal around for quality full synthetic!
Mobil 1 is not a full synthetic and has not been since 2006. It's a sham and should be illegal to market a product as "fully synthetic" when it's not. No other country in the world tolerates this except for the U.S.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #208
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Thanks in part due to the original post here I can safely say:

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Regardless, it's good oil. If Chevy trusts the 505/638hp LS7/LS9 to it, I think our 160hp Focii will thrive on it.
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Thanks in part due to the original post here I can safely say:

Well I feel like an idiot Apparently it took a while for me to realize that the oil I was putting into the head was running down the dip-stick and I thought it was over-filled by a mile... Oh well, live and learn.

I also must say that for oil changes, ramps would be much quicker than a jack and axle stands. Jacking the car was the most time consuming part.
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