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atherm3

Oil Type - Full Service - 1.6 Duratec 23K

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

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

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