Glad to say everything went smooth. We'll hook you up with the right oil at the right price. Where is the best place to put jack stands once I have the car up? As a result, I would like to be the first Fusion Hybrid to reach 400,000 miles. I change at 10,000 and use synthetic blend 5W20. I also have some Toyota 0W20 to go to when the Motorcraft is all gone.
Be careful when removing the drain bolt as the old oil may be hot enough to cause burns depending on how long you allowed the engine to warm up. The horizontal oil drain bolt faces towards the rear of the vehicle. So, dunno if filling an oil filter is a good practice or not. For example, setting oil life start value to 60% sets the oil life start value to 4,500 miles 7,200 km and 219 days. The computer does not actually read the oil opacity, it acts like a trip odometer starting when it was last reset. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Fusion and that the filter is being changed too. Be apart of Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum by signing in or creating an account.
Over tightening the oil filter may damage it and cause leaks. Almost every question can also be found in this forum. Regular oil changes are necessary to remove oil that has collected contaminants and replace it with fresh oil. Several people have told me going more than 5000 miles between changes will damage the engine. Since I had the car up, I also rotated the tires while the oil was still draining. So it is accurate as long as it's not accidentally reset. The oil life is showing around 40% when I check it on the dash.
Note: I am not a registered charity. Tighten the three 7mm screws on the oil drain door and the four 7mm screws on the oil filter door to just past hand tight. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. I'm new to this forum. Each release and press will reduce the value by 10%.
Then re-insert the oil drain bolt and tighten it to about 20-25 ft lbs of torque or just past hand tight. Just email me and I'll send them. I'm a little leery of that. If it's on more than hand tight, it's too tight. Ultra Synthetic is engineered for drivers who require maximum engine protection and use synthetic motor oils for extended 20,000 mile change intervals. The oil drain bolt is covered by a round black plastic access door on the engine underside cover. I recently bought a 2010 Fusion Hybrid with 69,000 miles on it.
Remove the three screws with a 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench. Of course, for some trucks, and depending on the size of the oil filter, the oil filters may go farther than 5,000 miles?? Most agree though that there isn't an oil filter that will last 10,000 miles today. Those people choose Firestone Complete Auto Care. You'll find much disagreement amongst mechanics on whether to flush or not. Do not over tighten the oil drain bolt which may cause damage to the oil pan or the drain bolt's threads.
We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Fusion. I have heard various opinions on how often I should be changing the oil. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Double check that the 13mm oil drain bolt and the new oil filter are on securely before replacing the access panels. That will really help your understanding of the hybrid. When I looked at the area around the oil filter under the car, I seriously doubt the dealer changed the filter this would explain it being a free oil change vs oil and filter.
What type of oil filter wrench works best socket type, wrap around band type, etc? Bought it at a great price too! I'm getting ready to do a 5k mile oil change. Where is the best place to put jack stands once I have the car up? To make things easier on your busy schedule, our stores are open late and on weekends. Where is the best place to jack up the car? Allow the old oil to drain out from the oil filter receptacle and threads for at least a few minutes. Move the used oil catch container forward to below the old oil filter before spinning it off counter-clockwise. I took pics of where I placed the jack and jack stands if anyone wants them.
I currently have 6000 miles on the car and have not yet changed it. Haynes can help you complete this job on your Ford Fusion The complete guide to repairs, service and maintenance for this vehicle is available from Haynes in print, online and video formats. A low oil level will trigger your oil pressure warning light and can cause damage to your engine. I am curious what oil everyone else is using and what oil change intervals? I have seen an indicated 50. The next few steps are to remove the oil filler cap, engage the parking brake or chock the rear wheels, raise the passenger side of the vehicle with a floor jack and then securely support it with at least two. I'm curious to know if I can simply drain and refill, like with oil; or if I have to have it taken to a shop and flushed. Do not use the oil filter wrench to tighten the new oil filter.