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In Topic: Stupid Oil Change Questions.

04 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

Probably just over an hour in total. I was taking it slowly trying to make sure I did everything right. I left it draining for a good 15-20 minutes, the majority flowed out in less than a minute, but then there was a slow trickle and then dripping for ages. It was a bit of a struggle getting the filter off, it's not in the most accessable of places, but eventually I managed to get it to turn using all my force! (I'm not very strong). I quite enjoyed doing it actually, it's a nice feeling to know that you've done it yourself. I'm looking forward to doing it again next year, lol.

In Topic: Stupid Oil Change Questions.

04 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for all your help guys, I did it on saturday and everything went well. I actually work for a ford main dealer (in the office, don't know much about cars) so I got all the parts inc oil from here so they certainly should be the correct stuff.

In Topic: Stupid Oil Change Questions.

01 March 2013 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for all the responses guys, and especially to FOCA for that epic answer! they've been very helpful.  

I will take the cap off and I think i'll fill up with most of the oil while still on the ramp then reverse off and top up as neccessary as BigD suggested. I tried to buy a new washer, but I had to buy the bolt as well as they don't sell them seperate! Cost 7 quid! :-O but I got it anyway, better to be safe than sorry I suppose.

In Topic: Cam Or Chain Belt

23 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for the replies. I've got it changed now and it only cost me £140! I actually work for a Ford main dealer and even with my staff discount it would have cost me nearly double that.