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Old 01-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #21
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This should be a sticky thread. Thanks for the detailed instructions!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #22
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I just did my first oil change (on any car) following this guide. It was very easy although I had a couple of issues. Ordered the oil filter from Advance and went to pick it up. They gave me a 910 and assured me it was the exact same thing as the 910S, the S was just part of their part number, even though I saw one at Walmart and it actually said it was a 910S on the box and filter. Left and bought from Walmart. Next I took the filter off before draining the pan. Either there is always a lot of oil that spills out when removing the filter or that should be after draining. Lastly, the picture of the oil draining doesn't do justice to how far out it sprays at first, glad I had a mat down to catch it otherwise my driveway would have been a mess. Oh, also, I had to take the little brush guard thing off to get the cover off. Not sure how to do it otherwise.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #23
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thanks for the write up with pics. very helpful
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:35 PM   #24
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I believe the "S" designation in the Motrocraft filter if for a silicone anti-drainback valve, which I assume is an improvement over the older model.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #25
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Oil Change

This is what is used in the general aviation industry to keep filters from sticking due to heat. Growing up I used whatever oil I was using in the car. This stuff is thicker and makes removing the filter a breeze (not that it is ever hard). One tube will probably last you a lifetime. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/search...REASE&search=1

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So I changed my oil yesterday (@600miles) and was shocked at how dirty the oil was with shavings. I was also surprised at how easy it was to change the oil and filter in this car. I used ramps not jacks. I Put in Full Synthetic Mobil 1 5w-20 and I have to say the car runs smoother. Might be philisologicial. Any questions shoot and I will try to answer! Sh
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #27
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Nice tutorial, thank you!
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Houten View Post
How does cranking the engine with accelerator floored work with the push start?
I think the car only goes into accessory mode without the brake pressed...?
This.

Anyone?

Getting ready to the 1st oil change and never charged the filters before.

Regarding the oil life system monitor....is it only to reset a dummy light? Or does this need to be done every change?
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reset it every time you do an oil and filter change...the directions are in the owners manual, its easy...remember, if you don't re-set it, and the onboard computer logs this information (that you've gont a long time without oil changes) the manufacturer could give you a hard time about warranty work on the engine if you ever needed it
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I had these in another thread . . but will toss them in here as well. Great information.

I also, having changed oil in my own cars for well over 40 years, have never pre-charged an oil filter. I think, perhaps at one time, it had merit. But with the new oils we are now using I wouldn't worry too much.

By the way, during a testing protocol of a new sport bike we filled the motor with good synthetic, ran it until it was hot, drained the oil, restarted the motor and pinned it on redline for an hour. The current crop of synthetics are amazing. I use Amsoil, primarily because they sponsor our AMA Superbike team, but all of them are amazing.

I also sent the samples of the factory oil to both Amsoil and Blackstone testing to get baseline readings on the Focus.







































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