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Old 06-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #131
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All these threads are identical no matter if I saw them 10 years ago or yesterday on every car forum I've been on but really the bottom line is change your oil regularly with a good quality oil and most likely you'll never have an issue.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #132
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OMFG! This is epic...Get in a comfortable chair with something to drink, and enjoy this thread from beginning to end. Just a warning, don't drink anything that will burn when it shoots out your nose-that sucks. And no milk either, that's just gross.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=287658
Thanks, now I want some flapjacks...

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Anyone know the thread pitch and length of the oil drain plug? I'm looking at getting a Fumoto for the Ti.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #133
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Thanks, now I want some flapjacks...

Back to oil change related...
Anyone know the thread pitch and length of the oil drain plug? I'm looking at getting a Fumoto for the Ti.
I just asked the Google what this is, and found out that this invention is brilliant. Why have I never thought of this?
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #134
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I just asked the Google what this is, and found out that this invention is brilliant. Why have I never thought of this?
I had one on my subie. With the nipple, I could slip a tube on it and drain w/o lifting the car.

Looks like we need the F-106N. Ima be ordering one up.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #135
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Better yet, just get a Pella Oil extraction pump http://www.pelaproducts.com/ and be done with it. Never jack the car up and never remove your drain plug again. Used one on all of my TDI VW's, works like a charm.
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I know Ford recommends 7500 miles oil change for a 2009 Focus. I own one. However, I learned over two years ago that some '09 Focus owners were having problems with their tires wearing unevenly. I asked my dealer's Service Manager about the tire rotaion. He recommended every 5000. So, every 5000 miles I have the oil change AND tires rotated. In the past I have used Pennzoil. On my Focus I am staying with the Ford blended oil and Ford Oil Filter. I have just about 26000 miles on my Focus. It seems to running pretty good.
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Anyone know the thread pitch and length of the oil drain plug? I'm looking at getting a Fumoto for the Ti.
M12-1.75 Thread for our drain plugs

I had one of these on my Equinox. It was nice to have. I bought it from RockAuto, so it wasn't a Fumoto.
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Anyone ever have any trust issues with those valves?
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Anyone ever have any trust issues with those valves?
Even though I haven't owned one personally, I wouldn't have a trust issue with the valves. We use similarly designed drains on many aircraft in order to get quick access to oil for our oil analysis programs.
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Anyone ever have any trust issues with those valves?
I wouldn't have any trust issues with these. The Fumoto valves look to be high quality. The one I had on my Equinox was from RockAuto and it only cost me a few dollars and it never leaked.
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