This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 Ford Focus. You can only use the engine oil supplied by the Ford Dealer. Second pic is after I poured both out, so just a thin coating on the white cap, with flash : Please note that color alone does not indicate bad oil, indeed some brands of oil come out of the can nearly black when new anyone know what color brand new Motocraft oil is? For some strange reasion any other oil even oil that is more expensive will not stay in the engine between services. The Focus doesn't use a crush washer; it has an integrated gasket in the plug. Pay what dealers pay by using this option! If there are none, reinstall the cover remember to slide it in the mounting features first , then the spoiler, then lower your car to a level position. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
Also the old oil did not look homogeneous in color, which is impossible to capture with a camera. Here are pics of the new oil and the removed oil first pic is caps about half full, no flash. If it did, remove it. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, with the stick offering slightly better fuel economy along with a more-satisfying driving experience. The Courtesy Cab company 1st video clip on the page uses this religiously in all of their cabs and avoids major injection cleaning from this product. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Focus.
Be sure the pan is back far enough to catch the oil since due to pressure it comes out in an arc towards the back of the car. Torque the plug to 20 ft-lb, or if you have experience with torque tools, estimate. Oil is cheap, engines are not. While waiting for the oil to drain, preload your filter. Guaranteed up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first, before needing to be changed. Some people don't like preloading the filter because it introduces some unfiltered oil into the engine before returning to the filter again. Then click Checkout after you've added your last item to the cart.
I would not use the included scissor jack in the spare tire compartment because it will scratch the paint off the rail. And cars got along fine without them. I do have another bolt that is for the sump so ebay says! Keep your hand out of the way and continue unscrewing until it comes out and the oil starts to drain. He's been driving and working on Fords since the 1950s. If she's not, then no, because it's very likely nothing will happen. It is a lot of potential faff for a very simple task.
Have an extra quart handy to top off when necessary. I've seen maybe 3 with the filter, the rest had the housing for it but no filter. Pour entire bottle in the gas tank about every 4,000 miles to clean out the fuel injection or carburetor and lines. Lasts up to 1 year or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some service centers offer a power flush where they disconnect a trans line, suck out the old fluid and circulate new fluid in, all without removing the pan. You're good to go for another 5000+ miles! Factory spec is 5w30 oil.
Use your 15mm wrench or socket and loosen the drain plug. In this view, up is towards the front of the car: Now get under the car and find the filter and drain plug. If you did have one, it wouldn't be mileage-specific. I put them on my bench in a little pattern to keep track. Pop the hood and take the plastic engine cover off optional.
Maintains warranty requiring any of those oil specifications in owner's manual. Most have a free loaner program. The ramps are certainly faster though. Open your new filter, insert the funnel, and pour oil slowly into it to allow the paper filter element to become saturated. We'll see in a day or two. Take my observations as you will. Don't worry about changing the filter again, there isn't enough oil in it to matter.
Drive your car around a little bit to warm up the oil. Get home and park on a level surface, put the car into gear, and engage the hand brake. . Chances are, unless you have records, the fluid has never been changed before. The 5 longer screws go on the spoiler and on the sides of the cover. If you don't know what 20 ft-lb feels like, rent a torque wrench from a local auto parts store. There's no minimum or maximum orders.
I don't recommend one, though. I still agree with you that 5w-20 is optimal considering the technology with the lower viscosity oils. A task that is 'regularly' carried out as well. This lowers the viscosity makes it more watery so that it is easier to drain. My boyfriend says it shouldnt matter and that it should be fine, but my point is then why do they make different types of oil if it doesnt matter? Garage might well be good to keep in mind. That's a slight exaggeration but still, its a small pain in the bum compared to anything else ive worked on! Highly recommended over any other 20W oils. Is the difference enough to talk about? It's still pretty easy - honestly.