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#1 frostman83

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

i have the filter and the oil. 

what tools do i need to complete the job? i have a socket set but wondering if anything else will come in handy?



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#2 stef123

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:23 PM

If it's got an under shield/cover fitted you will need torx bit sockets - I can't remember what size (t30?)
Apart from that you should be fine

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

13mm socket and probably a oil filter wrench or screwdriver if your a bit of an animal

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

yep,  t30 torx bit to remove the engine undertray and 13mm for the socket. the oil filter should remove by hand if youre wearing latex gloves



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

Cheers guys. Will I need a new washer and sump plug?

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Best to get a sump plug washer off ebay`, ford only seem to sell the washer with a new sump plug which is £5 or £6!



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

The sump plugs with the rubber washer can be used a few times no problem.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

i have the filter and the oil. 
what tools do i need to complete the job? i have a socket set but wondering if anything else will come in handy?

a can of wynnes engine flush costs under 10 pounds and is great for using before draining the old oil,

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

a can of wynnes engine flush costs under 10 pounds and is great for using before draining the old oil,WYN51265_zpsaaorlzvg.jpg


I would save the tenner and use it towards a good quality fully synthetic oil. Personally I can't see why modern engines using quality oil and serviced at the correct interval need flushing.
As Hyundai a said (in 2009 when they advised against the use of flushing products), an unusually dirty engine is not a normal problem.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:55 PM

I would save the tenner and use it towards a good quality fully synthetic oil. Personally I can't see why modern engines using quality oil and serviced at the correct interval need flushing.
As Hyundai a said (in 2009 when they advised against the use of flushing products), an unusually dirty engine is not a normal problem.

Hyundai use solvent based glue to hold it all together thats there problem :lol: what about diesel engines with EGR valves in operation causing excessive carbon deposits to build up in the oil slowly leading to a blocked turbo oil feed pipe, :)

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:09 PM

Hyundai use solvent based glue to hold it all together thats there problem :lol: what about diesel engines with EGR valves in operation causing excessive carbon deposits to build up in the oil slowly leading to a blocked turbo oil feed pipe, :)


Ford have used an undersized oil feed, that's their problem :lol: I know of many diesels with hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock which have egr valves and have had nothing major done to them.

I have always been wary about engine flushes stripping out more than is good. My opinion is unless the engine needs a flush, leave it alone. Modern oils contain detergents so changed on time or before they should be doing the cleaning.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

Just a quickie guys.
Am I correct in assuming 4.3l is the max fill up for the new oil?
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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

Ford on the ti vct flush the engine as part of the emissions service before changing the oil

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

Did the oil change all was fine. The old oil was dark and had a strong petrol smell to it.
Thanks for all the help on here.
WHat do you guys recommend for spark plugs?

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

glad to here you did the change with success....   did you put a film of oil onto the rubber filter seal prior to fitting, if not dont worry...

 i must be a animal then, as i must over tighten the filter due to every time i do a change its impossible to remove by hand lol

 

as i dont have a petrol i carnt help you, but ppl do upgrade the plugs for a better spark etc.... maybe a ngk iridium or something of its equivalent.... 

 

sorry i carnt help any further



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