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Old 10-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #161
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:41 AM   #162
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Anyone living in the northern States, and Canada should be using a full synthetic oil. Especially for the winter season!!! Easier starts, and no need to ever plug the car in.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:47 PM   #163
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I just had my oil done at Blackstone and after 6,000 miles on regular Castrol 5-20 (semi-synth) they said it would have gone more. They said I would be good to follow the OLM. I used Mobile 1 at the change and I'm going to run it till it tells me to change. At 6k I was down a little between the hash marks but not enough to add some. I'm old school on oil changes so it might be a challenge waiting for the monitor to come on.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:51 PM   #164
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guys, quick question, anyone here having problems closing their hood? Mine opens up fine, but when I lower the hood so that it touches the latch and try to push it down it doesn't close, or when I try to slam it down. I go inside the card, move the lever as if I am opening the hood and I slam in again in one single motion and the hood closes. Any feedback?
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #165
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guys, quick question, anyone here having problems closing their hood? Mine opens up fine, but when I lower the hood so that it touches the latch and try to push it down it doesn't close, or when I try to slam it down. I go inside the card, move the lever as if I am opening the hood and I slam in again in one single motion and the hood closes. Any feedback?
I have to slam mine. Being gentle with it, allowing it to lay in the latch, then pushing it down.....that never works. I have to drop it hard.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #166
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I have to slam mine. Being gentle with it, allowing it to lay in the latch, then pushing it down.....that never works. I have to drop it hard.
I am on my way to Ford dealership. This doesn't seem right.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #167
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I am on my way to Ford dealership. This doesn't seem right.
That doesn't bother me, as there could be much worse issues I could have with this car.....like the rattling in the headliner I get.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #168
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Chances are, the rubber hood bumpers are a bit too tight. They are on either side of the latch. You could try screwing them in 1/4-1/2 turn (clockwise).
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #169
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That doesn't bother me, as there could be much worse issues I could have with this car.....like the rattling in the headliner I get.

thank God I don't have any rattling. That would drive me nuts. The car is performing well.




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Chances are, the rubber hood bumpers are a bit too tight. They are on either side of the latch. You could try screwing them in 1/4-1/2 turn (clockwise).

It turns out that nothie is wrong with the hood/latch. You can't push in the bumper gently. This is by design to avoid bending the hood. So you havr to have a small drop to get it closed.

Since this i the oil thread and I hate 5w-20 as it's like using water, I've asked thr service advisor about using 5w-30, of course I told him that this is government nonsense, and he got the master mechanic to come out and talk to me. It turns out that 5w-30 is hands down better oil and it's better for your engine. So dealership will use 5w-30. The only thing where you would use the 5w-20 is if you are one of those goofs who starts the car and floors it right away lol, that was his exact comment. I always warm up the car, 5 min minimum or drive slow for a bit until the engine is fully warmed up and lubricated.

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #170
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Unleashed, sorry if I missed it, have you weighed in on the 5w-20 -v- 5w-30 preference for our foci?
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