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Old 02-04-2010, 02:49 PM   #21
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how do i know if I have the right oil filter (right size or kind).
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #22
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^compare it too the old one
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:25 PM   #23
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If you got the NAPA filter (1315) you're good to go.
^^^It's actually made by WIX and cross references to the WIX 51315, which is what I've used exclusively since the first oil change.

Now...on that 5W20...
Take it back and exchange it for 5W30 which is what your car (SVT) requires.

You should have an SVT Owners Manual Supplement (which lists the oil and filter) to go along with the reqular fOCUS Owners Manual.
If not, you can download a PDF here:
http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WO3FOC/~MUS~LEN/42/03focsv1e.pdf
^^^Note. In 2004 the oil filter spec was superceded with the FL-2005, however they are awful hard to find now.
The WIX (listed earlier) matches the FL-2005 specs perfectly, which is why I (and several others on this forum) use it.

As far as transmission fluid, see here:
How-To: Getrag Transmission Fluid Flush
getrag fluid poll, what you usin?
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #24
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Call a different Napa store and ask them to look it up. Odds are good it's the correct one. Other parts stores can usually cross reference parts numbers from all sorts of manufacturers and tell you if the Napa one is right for the SVT.
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^^^It is the correct filter...mentioned just above your post.
I used that same Napa filter the one time that I couldn't find a WIX in stock anywhere.
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K&N filter and Quaker state full syn 5w20 in my zx3
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Amsoil Synthetic 0w-30 signature oil, Filter Amsoill # EA035, Trans oil Amsoils 5w-40 European oil. I did this complete change out 02/02/0...What a difference in the transmission...silky smooth.
I also use Amsoil. I also use it in my circle track car. since I changed over to Amsoil I gained 3ths of a second so I would say it was the oil.here is what Amsoil recomends for you car.

2003 FORD FOCUS 2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code [5]
LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS:
Engine Oil
Grade 1......API*
Signature Series 0W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil (SSOQT)
SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (ASLQT)
XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil (XLFQT)
All TEMPS......5W-30
Manual Transmission,6-SPD MT285......SLF [1]
AMSOIL European Car Formula 100% Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil (AFLQT)
SAE 10W-40 Synthetic High Performance Motor Oil (AMOQT)
SAE 15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Motor Oil (AMEQT)
Fluids
Power Steering Fluid......MA5
Synthetic Universal Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATFQT)
Brake Fluid......HB
AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN)
Clutch Fluid......

[1] spec. WSD-M2C200-C.
Manual transmission fluid formulated to meet



FILTERS:
Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EAO35)
Oil Filter WIX 51315 Oil Filter
Air Filter WIX 42524 Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter WIX 24808 Cabin Air Filter
Fuel Filter P551772 Fuel Filter
Transmission Filter




NGK PLUGS AND WIRESETS:
GPSERIES PLUG LTR5GP [1]
IXIRIDIUM PLUG LTR5IX-11 NGK4344 [1]
PREMIUMPLATINUM PLUG PTR5A-13 * [1]
WIRESET WIRESET RC-FDZ070 NGK52028

[1] DOHC



WIPER BLADES:
Blade Class Driver Passenger Rear
ExactFit T221 T191 T151 [1]
ExactFit T101 [2]
NeoForm T16220 T16190 T16140 [1]
Winter T37225 T37190 T37150 [1]

[1] Hatchback
[2] Station Wagon



CHASSIS LUBRICATION:
0 Fittings, 0 Plugs




CAPACITIES:
Engine, with filter..........4.5 quarts [1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........6.2 quarts
AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Manual Transmission, 6-SPD MT285..........4.3 pints

[1] After refill check oil level.



TORQUES:
Oil Drain Plug.....18 ft/lbs
Manual Transmission MTX-75
Fill Plug 33 ft/lbs
Drain Plug 33 ft/lbs
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:09 AM   #28
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