The is a competent compact offering available in coupe and sedan flavors. 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. For your convenience, our locations are open late and on weekends. 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. Let the oil drain and when it's dripping slowly, wipe the smooth surface with a towel to clean it.
In this view, up is towards the front of the car: Now get under the car and find the filter and drain plug. The 2010 is offered with just one engine, a 2. So, for the large panel, put fingers one left, one right at each of the upper two corners. Good luck and have fun! Remove the oil cap and pop out the dip stick: Jack the car up, or drive up on your ramps. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Focus for potential trouble spots. Pay what dealers pay by using this option! The differences are very small. This product is superior to anything you can get mixed with your fuel from the gas station pump.
Drive your car around a little bit to warm up the oil. Apply gentle outward pressure, toward the seat. Appropriate one will be sent based on your vehicle. Pop the hood and take the plastic engine cover off optional. Many engines that run 5w-20 could 5w-30 or 10w-30 without any problems. The C-Max is one of them. While waiting for the oil to drain, preload your filter.
Check your level again the next day and top off again if necessary. Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year. About 4 feet back from the front, you will find a large, black, flat area, with a bolt at the end of it. Now remove the oil filter. It might have been from the oil that I let drain from the filter, in which case the filter did its job, but I'm still glad I got it out of there. That is in keeping with my thought for it as well.
Depending on what jack you have, your jack points could be different, but here is the jack point I chose, and the part where the jack stand goes: Next remove the bottom cover using your Torx bit. Pour the old oil into the now empty oil containers, and put your oil stained paper towels and old filter in a plastic bag or two. Look at your owner's manual. Schedule your Ford Focus oil change appointment online and let our oil experts take care of your car's engine. For some strange reasion any other oil even oil that is more expensive will not stay in the engine between services.
According to the 2004 Ford Focus Owner Guide 5W-20 With engine oil filter change : For the 2. You will need some consumables and tools before starting: Pictured are a hydraulic floor jack, jack stands, and a drain pan. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Focus and that the filter is being changed too. I've probably fixed water leaking through the cowl on a good 100 Focuses. Your example of 10w-40 vs 5w-20 is very different compared to 5w-20 vs 10w-30.
Do not go by vehicle's oil life monitor when using this oil. If she's not, then no, because it's very likely nothing will happen. Keep an eye on it. I don't recommend one, though. Addendum: Some people say you should wait 5000 miles before your first oil change. However, I also found metal flakes in the oil.
Go by distance or time except with turbo. I still agree with you that 5w-20 is optimal considering the technology with the lower viscosity oils. Plenty of room and although the undertray sounds like a diaster it's really not - fairly easy to put back on - just slides back in and in with the torx. A good forum for the focus is I am on there, good crew! The filter is towards the front of the car and the plug is towards the rear: Place the drain pan under the drain plug. If it did, remove it.
Some people like drive-on ramps; I chose the jack and stand because they are 1 cheaper, and 2 allow you to take off the wheel for suspension and brake maintenance. Drain at 6 months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. Open your new filter, insert the funnel, and pour oil slowly into it to allow the paper filter element to become saturated. I still agree with you that 5w-20 is optimal considering the technology with the lower viscosity oils. Use your funnel and add 5 quarts. Go by distance or time.
Let it sit to soak up the oil, and add more new oil. Don't worry about changing the filter again, there isn't enough oil in it to matter. Keep your car running newer, longer. Also take your finger and add a ring of oil to the gasket: We preload the filter like this because if we didn't, there would be a time when you first start the car where the engine is not fully lubricated, due to the oil having to first fill and saturate the filter before being able to pass. It's just the plug I'm worried about. Ford requires a fuel filter change every 30k on this vehicle as well, and the cabin air filter needs to be done every 15k.