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#1 atherm3

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:01 PM

Hi all, I call on your collective expertise again.

Looking to provide my own oil for my full service and MOT (non ford garage but approved parts) but wanted to know a few things so I get it right now and in the future. I know I need 5w30, can people tell me about their preferences and also

How much oil do I need (4 or 5l)
Semi (lol) or synthetic?
Best for engine longevity?
Should I get a magnetic sump while I'm on?
Also should I get an engine cleaner to mix in at the garage before they change the oil?

I generally drive town with few m/way miles, I do use the town bypass daily to avoid traffic but the engine is only running 30 minutes a time.

I should also add it's a focus mk 2.5

Thanks in advance.

Mark.

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#2 karlos1987

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

I personally don't bother with the engine flushes. A regular oil change is enough. Every 6-12 months.

I've always been told fully synthetic is better.

My focus takes something like 4,2 litres. I'd buy 5l then you should have.some spare incase you need to top up.

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#3 karlos1987

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

As to preference of brand I go for what I can afford at the time.

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#4 atherm3

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:33 PM

Thanks Karlos :)

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#5 higgsy

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

4 litres was the perfect amount for my focus when I changed it, didn't even need to open the extra litre I had bought. Official dry capacity of the 1.6 is 4.1 litres. I would always go for an oil that meets ford specs and fully synthetic, for example I used petronas syntium FR, which is specifically for Fords. I wouldn't us engine flush as karlos says.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

ford oil for 5ltr is cheaper.......



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