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Stupid Oil Change Questions.

28 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

I'm planning on doing my first solo oil change on my old mark 2 mondeo at the weekend and I've got a couple of stupid questions.

I'm using ramps to give me better access to the underside of the vehicle, firstly, should you remove the oil filler cap before you start draining the old oil? Does it make any difference?

Second question, once i've drained the oil and changed my filter, I'm going to want to reverse the car off the ramps before filling up with fresh oil. Is is ok to start the car and reverse it off the ramps when the car doesn't have any oil in it? or will such a short move not cause a problem?

Thannks in adavance, any other tips would be welcome.

Cam Or Chain Belt

14 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hi guys, I'm in the process of buying a mondeo and i'm not sure if its a chain belt or not? Can anyone help?

It's a 2000 (W), LX, A/C 2.0 Petrol Hatchback.

It's only done 50,000 miles, but it is nearly 12 years old.

Does anyone know if it would be chain? and either way, when it will need changing.