Pull out the yellow handled engine oil level dipstick and check the level. And yes all factory oil filters from ford are installed very tightly and usually the drain plug is loose. I know I could have gone further, but the dealership did the first change for free so what the heck. Allow the old oil to drain out from the oil filter receptacle and threads for at least a few minutes. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40.
The key is to follow what your owner's manual says. It requires no plug-in charging, and Ford claims it's the most fuel-efficient hybrid sedan in America at 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Double check that the old oil filter's rubber o-ring gasket came off with the filter and did not stay attached to the engine. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Remove the three screws with a 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench.
If the oil level on the dipstick is below the upper end of the hash marks, add a little more oil to the engine. Oh, and by the way, my 2011 F-150 that I got in April last year has about 6,000 km on it and the oil life has maybe 15% remaining. The oil drain bolt is covered by a round black plastic access door on the engine underside cover. Check the package for specific features of individual filters. My dealer's part's department still doesn't seem to know the difference. The first step is to warm up the engine for a few minutes to help suspend any contaminants within the old oil. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Fusion for potential trouble spots.
Loosen the oil drain bolt with a 13mm socket and ratcheting wrench. The overall physical size dirfrience only amounts to. Gather up a used oil catch container, a 7mm socket, a 13mm socket and a ratcheting wrench before sliding underneath the passenger side of the engine. The original filter had no markings at all but the one just installed is definately marked the 500s which is just what the owners manual calls for. I believe the manual says to change it based on the vehicle's computer. You may able to remove the old oil filter by hand or you might need an oil filter wrench such as the. I have a 2002 Excursion with a v10.
Open the oil drain door and locate the dark grey oil drain bolt on the back side of the silver oil pan. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes. Next lower the vehicle from the jack stands and insert an automotive funnel into the oil filler hole. Don't forget to record the mileage and oil change details in your car's service record book. I drive mostly highway miles.
I ran into this at the dealership i work at when i got to work on a new 2009 Escape v6 with this filter on it. Idle engine for 5 minutes and check for leaks. Will be easy oil changes from this point forward. Please help support this website by shopping at. I will be glad when the 500 filter starts showing up at normal retail outlets. Do not use the oil filter wrench to tighten the new oil filter.
I have a 33' travel trailer that I am guessing weights about 10k loaded. These calculations have been made … on trips to Florida from Georgia. Both 4- and 6-cylinder models are again available, with 4-cylinder models coming standard with front-wheel drive and V6 models featuring an available all-wheel drive system. The engine uses a compact and lightweight dual-overhead cam valvetrain for increased peak power and smooth operation, and despite a rather high 10. To complete this oil change, the following items are needed: a floor jack, jack stands, a 7mm socket, a 13mm socket, a ratcheting wrench, a used oil catch container, an automotive funnel, 5 quarts of new oil, and a new oil filter. The hybrid is the only exception, as it's only available with a continuously variable automatic transmission. I always buy the oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.
If I had not asked specifically for the 500-s filter, they would have sold me the 820-s filter. Then run the engine for a few minutes, shut it off, and let it sit for a few minutes. Broke the 15 Flute filter cap wrench and had to buy one of those metal claw filter wrenches to get the damn thing off. The key is to follow what your owner's manual says. Most agree though that there isn't an oil filter that will last 10,000 miles today.
Used motor oil should not come in contact with bare skin. The rubber o-ring on the new oil filter needs to be lubricated in order to help it form a better seal, prevent leaks and make it easier to remove during the next oil change. Two oil changes now and both times they tried selling me the 820 filter. Anyhow this is what he shows in his parts application listing. The Sport also gets improved suspension and steering components, 18-inch wheels and unique styling cues inside and out. If I use 89 octane fuel I will get about 8. Under the 2007 model though, only the 820-s filter is listed.