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Member Since 07 Mar 2013
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In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Focus, Self Service?

08 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

I would recommend getting castrol magnatec 5w-30, get the 4 litres plus two one litre topups, you should really only need about 4.5 litres as the engine capacity if 5.6 but youll never get it out completely unless you remove the sump.


Ok will do! 

Although I do have a Pela 6000 oil extractor pump that I use for servicing my smart fortwo (no sump drain plug, oil has to be sucked up through dip stick).

Could I use that on the focus to perhaps? Or even just to get the last bit out?

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Focus, Self Service?

08 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

Ignore my last message lol


Just checked the Mobil web site, entered my reg and thats the oil it came up with! Seems a good price?

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Focus, Self Service?

08 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

Cheer's again!


Just another quickie, my owners manual says to use 5W-30 oil.


Is this suitable?


In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Focus, Self Service?

07 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

By service you mean oil,filters right? There should be no need for a haynes manual for these, it wont take anymore than an hour an half, get it warm, drain the oil while that is draining change the filters, fill it back up and bobs your uncle, ford parts arent bad, but you can buy any brand of oil as long as its the right grade the book probably suggests ford or **** oil, and as for filters there will be no benefit to using ford filters, so you can save a bit more for yourself there, good luck.


Yeah, just oil & filters really. It had all new pads & disc 18 months ago & had a major service then, so it should be ok.


Any good guide's for changing the fuel filter & pollen filter? Or best leave those for the garage?


Cheers again :-)