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Old 11-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #461
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Ok, my options are:

5w20 regular blend Multigrade (Quaker, Valvoline, Castrol)
5w20 semisynthetic motorcraft
5w30 synthetic (Castrol, Mobil 1, Valvoline, Quaker, Penzzoil)

I'm gonna start looking for 0w20 but I live in Cancun.... We never got a cold day ever
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5W20 Semi-Blend Motorcraft.

I only suggested 0W20 if you're not able to source 5W20. You just see 0W20 shine over 5W20 in old conditions. Not like it applies to you lol.
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I run royal purple full syn 5w20 and that's not the only brand who makes a full syn 5w20 O'Reilly has them (I work there)


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I know I have to, but I really wanted to get a full synthetic oil at my first oil chance at 1500km..... But well! I have to go with the semisynthetic blend 5w20 motorcraft
AutoZone has ship-to-store, I believe.
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In Mexico?
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Didn't see the Cancun post...carry on.
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Semisyn will do you just fine if you are unable to source Full Syn. Semisyn is what it is filled with from factory. and as mentioned above, no to the 5W30. just no.
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I run royal purple full syn 5w20 and that's not the only brand who makes a full syn 5w20 O'Reilly has them (I work there)


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Didn't see the Cancun post...carry on.
Anyway I'm gonna stop there and see if they can get me the 5w20 synthetic oil I want! Good point!
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hey all. i'm going to attempt my 1st ever oil change on a car myself today. not going to have anyone to help me so... I was a bit concerned about what he said in the instructions
" If you want to avoid some of the start-up clatter, crank the engine for a few seconds with the accelerator floored. Gas is shut off when you do this but the oil pump should fill the filter."
what does he mean by crank the engine a few seconds? it won't start the way it normally does? and when exactly do I floor the gas? I'm afraid the car will fly off the stands and wreck the house lol.

also I didn't see instructions for the drain plug. i see the red arrow but what am I supposed to do with it?

also is a torque wrench enough or do I need that 15mm wrench he's using?

thanks
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hey all. i'm going to attempt my 1st ever oil change on a car myself today. not going to have anyone to help me so... I was a bit concerned about what he said in the instructions
" If you want to avoid some of the start-up clatter, crank the engine for a few seconds with the accelerator floored. Gas is shut off when you do this but the oil pump should fill the filter."
what does he mean by crank the engine a few seconds? it won't start the way it normally does? and when exactly do I floor the gas? I'm afraid the car will fly off the stands and wreck the house lol.

also I didn't see instructions for the drain plug. i see the red arrow but what am I supposed to do with it?

also is a torque wrench enough or do I need that 15mm wrench he's using?

thanks
You will need a 15mm wrench to remove the drain plug. Wait until all the oil has drained out and then screw it back in. A torque wrench is optional but recommended for reinstalling the drain plug. Torque to 20 foot pounds. If you don't have a torque wrench, be careful not to overtighten the drain plug. The oil sump is aluminum and can strip out.

The best way to avoid the clatter is to preload the new oil filter with oil before you spin it on. Just insert a funnel in the new filter and slowly add oil until it soaks it all up.
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