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post #1 of 66 Old 01-05-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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2.0L Oil Change is Very Easy

I changed my oil early at 3900 miles since its a new engine. I used a WIX filter and 5.7 quarts of 5w30 Mobile 1. This is a really easy car to change the oil. After easily removing the lower engine fascia cover (8 torx bolts and 2 hex head bolts) the filter is easily accessed. The filter is located in a vertical position on the front of the engine. A end cap style removal tool or a strap (woven) style removal tool is needed to loosen the filter.
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post #2 of 66 Old 01-05-2013, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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It took exactly 6 quarts for the oil to register at the top of the hash marks on the dip stick. The escape was on a level surface also.
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post #3 of 66 Old 01-07-2013, 07:55 PM
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Nice! Good to see we have a DIY'er on the forum.

An actual step-by-step DIY of how you did it would be great for first timers.
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post #4 of 66 Old 01-08-2013, 11:32 PM
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thanks alan
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post #5 of 66 Old 01-09-2013, 03:19 PM
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Much appreciated. Once I get my Escape I think I will do my own oil changes just out of curiosity to see how the oil and engine shavings are in the first few oil changes i do.

Usually the first few oil changes you do determine the life of your engine.
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post #6 of 66 Old 01-09-2013, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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I think the engine runs smoother or with more ease with the new mobile 1. The old oil seemed to have good viscosity but it had a bit of metallic color to it. I am glad I changed it before 4K. I reset the oil schedule in the computer after the change. I was sorry to see a small oil filter on a car with a oil lubricated turbo. I suppose its sufficient. Alan
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I think the engine runs smoother or with more ease with the new mobile 1. The old oil seemed to have good viscosity but it had a bit of metallic color to it. I am glad I changed it before 4K. I reset the oil schedule in the computer after the change. I was sorry to see a small oil filter on a car with a oil lubricated turbo. I suppose its sufficient. Alan
i have been meaning to bring that up, different brand of oil.

i think owners here should experiment with different brands of higher end oil, such as mobil, motul, royal purple, etc just to see the differences and how it may improve our cars.

if it was up to me i would start with a motul 8100 that is appropriate for our vehicles engine
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post #8 of 66 Old 01-09-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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This is the first time I used Mobile 1. I read very good reviews on it at bob the oil guy forum, so I though I would try it. I alway have used royal purple in my 70 Mach 1 with a 500+ hp 418 Windsor motor. RP is very good oil but it is very expensive and I don't like the color. I put Mobile 1 in my Mach 1 also. Ill see in the spring if I like it in the 418W. Motor Oil 101 - Bob is the Oil Guy
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I usually buy Motul 8100 since my supplier gets them for a price close to Castrol Syntec. Really good stuff and won't put a hole in your wallet like RP, Amsoil or other higher brands.
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I've been using Mobil 1 since it's inception, and it has worked extremely well for me. And I religiously change oil every 3,000 miles (Of course with 2 new Fords now, apparently I only have to change oil every 7,500 miles :-P)
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