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Old 03-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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2011 Focus ... Where is the Oil Filter? What Oil Filter?

Either this weekend or next weekend I'm going to change the oil for the first time on my 2011. I'll be at 1300 or so miles so it's time for the first one.

The problem is ...

I can't find the oil filter. Maybe I'm missing something but I can't find it from the top or the bottom.

What model does it use?


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Old 03-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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2011 uses a motorcraft FL910. look directly in the center of the front of the engine, Its mounted there vertically, you can't miss it. Plus if your only at 1300 miles, you don't need to change the oil yet. unless you let it idle a lot.
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its under the engine at the front of the engine directly behind the front bumper
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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2011 uses a motorcraft FL910. look directly in the center of the front of the engine, Its mounted there vertically, you can't miss it. Plus if your only at 1300 miles, you don't need to change the oil yet. unless you let it idle a lot.
It is used like a taxi

Is it viewable from the top or bottom only?
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From the bottom...right behind the radiator
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Hi Miller88,

My name is Deysha with Ford Customer Service. The info provided by the other members is correct. You can also find your filter info in your owner guide, under the maintenance and specifications section.

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Old 03-24-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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Hi Miller88,

My name is Deysha with Ford Customer Service. The info provided by the other members is correct. You can also find your filter info in your owner guide, under the maintenance and specifications section.

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Thanks! I read that thing 5 times but haven't found it yet :/
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Maintenance & spec. info, at least in my manual, is limited to how to check oil level - what oil to use - and what oil filter number is specified for the car.

It's NOT like a BMW motorcycle manual that gives full instruction on ALL owner serviceable items in detail...
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Go stand directly in front of your car- right in front of the Ford blue oval. Now crouch down and scoot your head as far under the bumper as you can. Look directly up, and try not to hit your head on the filter.

As far as engine orientation of where it is: stand on the passenger side of the vehicle so you are standing at the front of the engine. On the right hand side of the engine which is the front of the vehicle, in the center of the engine at the bottom beside the oil pan is the oil filter.

This is one of the easiest cars on the planet to change oil. The only easier one I know of is the 12A and 13B rotaries from Mazda where the filter is on top of the engine- you don't even have to drain it.
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Yup - if your arm is long enough to reach the drain plug when you stretch underneath you don't even need to jack it (try from the side) - the filter is an easy reach from the front...
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