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Old 10-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #21
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Are dealer oil changes part of the power train warranty or something? Just wondering why people are bringing to dealer?
Well for me it makes sense for your warranty. But also for financial reasons. I did my first oil change at 1K miles. I bought Motorcraft oil filter and 5W-30 Motorcraft oil from Walmart and it was like $35 or more. It's only $39.95 for an oil change and tire rotation at your dealer. So it's just cheaper to go to the dealer and like one of the other members said it gives you documented service records of your vehicle.
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Are dealer oil changes part of the power train warranty or something? Just wondering why people are bringing to dealer?
There is a simple answer: Most people don't do oil changes.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #23
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It's easy enough to do on your own and for the cost and knowing it will be done right, I'd take the dealer out of the equation.
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It's easy enough to do on your own...
Most people don't have the tools or even the knowledge to do their own oil changes.

I do it myself but I consider it to be a pain in the ass.
(If I had a lift or a pit, that would be a different story...)
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Well for me it makes sense for your warranty. But also for financial reasons. I did my first oil change at 1K miles. I bought Motorcraft oil filter and 5W-30 Motorcraft oil from Walmart and it was like $35 or more. It's only $39.95 for an oil change and tire rotation at your dealer. So it's just cheaper to go to the dealer and like one of the other members said it gives you documented service records of your vehicle.
I can do my own oil changes, but I would much rather spend $29.95 (after mail-in rebate) to have a tire rotation and multi-point inspection.
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Tire rotation at 1k miles?

I just checked my manual and it says 4.5 quarts. I have 2014 st so is my manual wrong also? Or it needs 5.7 quarts of oil.

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Old 11-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #27
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Tire rotation at 1k miles?

I just checked my manual and it says 4.5 quarts. I have 2014 st so is my manual wrong also? Or it needs 5.7 quarts of oil.

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Look at the ST owners guide supplement for the proper oil change information.

If you only read the base Focus owners guide you will be mistaken into believing that the ST takes only 4.5 quarts of 5W20 like the N/A duratec 2.0 L GDI. The ST requires 5.7 quarts of 5W30 oil as stated in the specific maintenance section of the ST owners guide supplement.

It's still on page 26 of the 2014 ST owners guide supplement which should also be in your glovebox as well as on owner.ford.com

If you put only 4.5 quarts of oil in it then you can risk damage to the engine.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:30 AM   #28
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Look at the ST owners guide supplement for the proper oil change information.

If you only read the base Focus owners guide you will be mistaken into believing that the ST takes only 4.5 quarts of 5W20 like the N/A duratec 2.0 L GDI. The ST requires 5.7 quarts of 5W30 oil as stated in the specific maintenance section of the ST owners guide supplement.

It's still on page 26 of the 2014 ST owners guide supplement which should also be in your glovebox as well as on owner.ford.com

If you put only 4.5 quarts of oil in it then you can risk damage to the engine.
oh yeah I checked the supplement and it's 5.7! so confusing when they give you a manual and then a supplement manual for corrections!

this car guy said after 1k miles don't go full synthetic yet, use some detergent? oil like quaker state or dino oil, then after that use synthetic. I think most board member just went full synthetic after 1k or 2k right? probably just something minor.

so syn blend should be good enough for daily driving? full syn for track days?
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Hey okaythen,

It looks as though you were able to find the answer you were looking for, but please don't hesitate to reach out should you find yourself with another question.

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I change my own oil , i use Castrol edge which is the recommended oil for Fords

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6 quart of Full synthetic 5w30 Castrol cost me 40 dollars meanwhile 6 quarts of Motorcraft full synthetic would run me around 60 dollars
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