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Old 02-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #61
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I've never had to replace an oil plug o-ring on a Ford. Had a 2000 F150 for 11 years. My '88 Ranger had a plastic "crush" ring and I think I replaced that once in the 12 years I owned that. But if you've got another car, go to a hardware store when you remove the plug and buy another o-ring to keep "murphy's law" from biting you in the a$$.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:56 AM   #62
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The gasket is part of the drain plug. If you don't loose the drain plug you don't need to change the gasket.
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I have 200 miles on my focus. I have always heard to change the oil for a new engine around 500 miles. what is everyones opinion on this ? I do mainly highway driving so I was thinking I'd change the filter and oil around 1000 miles ?
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I have 200 miles on my focus. I have always heard to change the oil for a new engine around 500 miles. what is everyones opinion on this ? I do mainly highway driving so I was thinking I'd change the filter and oil around 1000 miles ?
Go here. Anyone who had an opinion posted it there.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280370
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #65
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #66
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No one using K&N Oil filters? I been using them for years, very quality filters.
I have seen some bench tests on other brands where they cut the filters in half to see whats inside... most like fram and puralator were junk.
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i used k&n for a while, but as i get older, 10 bux for an oil filter isnt for me anymore. ill take the 2 dollar stp.

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Is there a torque spec for the oil drain plug?
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Is there a torque spec for the oil drain plug?
Nothing in the manual on it that I see. Acura shows 29 ft/lbs for steel plug in an aluminum pan, but some of their forum members think that's too much.

Educated guess after trying it on another bolt...20-25 ft/lbs.

I look forward to hearing the answer from some of the members that have access to the Ford service information.

EDIT: I PM'd another FF member who might know and asked if he could get the official spec.
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