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Old 11-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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First change at 3K miles; plan the second and subsequent at 5K intervals, ignoring the oil change monitor and relying on 45 years of motor/ing experience instead.

Ford’s semi-synthetic handles 5K intervals just fine in street use. I’d go full synthetic if I were spending time on the track, but I don’t have the $$ to replace used-up Goodyears several times a year! Anybody wanna sponsor some track days?
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #12
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where do you guys go to buy the oil filter for focus ST?

and any good syn oil from sam's club or costoc will do right? and the 5w30 depends on where you are, I am in Vegas so 5w30 or 10w40 should work fine?
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #13
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Use what the owner manual tells you. Yeah pretty much any oil will be fine but just stick to one brand of oil (just a personal opinion).
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:23 AM   #14
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oh yeah I heard about that too, try stick to one brand of oil and don't change back and forth, why is that exactly?

our oil filter is Motorcraft FL-910, so just use that part number and get the filter in any car shop right? but get a decent brand filter.

Do you guys just change oil in dealer, I used to buy my own oil and filter and change it in dealer, (Mitsubishi)

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Old 11-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #15
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oh yeah I heard about that too, try stick to one brand of oil and don't change back and forth, why is that exactly?

our oil filter is Motorcraft FL-910, so just use that part number and get the filter in any car shop right? but get a decent brand filter.

Do you guys just change oil in dealer, I used to buy my own oil and filter and change it in dealer, (Mitsubishi)
I use Mobil 1 5W-30. Any quality oil in the proper weight will work fine. Brand is your preference, but changing brands is not harmful as long as you're still using good oil.

I buy the Motorcraft filter from wherever has the best deal. They're very good filters.

I change the oil in my driveway. I've never had a dealer do an oil change on any vehicle I own.
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The filter for the ST is the FL-910S. I don't know what the 'S' designator represents, but ford support told me to use an 'S' during an online chat. I get them for about $5-6 at Walmart.
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S means silicone anti-drain back valve.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #18
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Well, what does the owners manual say?
I agree....Here's what Mr. Ford says.....

472 Scheduled Maintenance
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®
Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® that
determines when the engine oil needs to be changed based on how your
vehicle is used. By using several important factors in its calculations,
the monitor helps reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduce
environmental waste at the same time. This means you won’t have to
remember to change the oil on a mileage-based schedule; the vehicle
lets you know when an oil change is due by displaying ENGINE OIL
CHANGE DUE or OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display.
The following table is intended to provide examples of vehicle use and
its impact on engine oil change intervals; it is provided as a guideline
only. Actual engine oil change intervals depend on several factors and
generally decrease with severity of use.
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Use what the owner manual tells you. Yeah pretty much any oil will be fine but just stick to one brand of oil (just a personal opinion).
ST requires special oil ........ Per the supplemental 2014 ST Manual....

Motorcraft® SAE 5W-30
Premium Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
•Motorcraft® SAE 5W-30
Full Synthetic Motor Oil
•XO-5W30-QSP (US)
•CXO-5W30-LSP12 (Canada)
•XO-5W30-QFS (US)
•CXO-5W30-LFS12 (Canada) /
WSS-M2C946-A with API
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Special? Just standard Motorcraft semi-synthetic blend or full-synthetic oil. We've yet to determine what the factory fill is.
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