I changed my oil in the 2013 FFH for the first time today, here are a couple points that will interest those who change their own oil.
- Gone are the thick plastic covers for the drain plug and oil filter from the 2010 that needed a 7mm and 10mm socket/nut driver to remove. Now there is a large cover (for airflow/sound) that is about 3' x 4' (approx of course) and goes under the entire engine, and is secured by 11 Torx T30 screws. So be sure you have one of these T30s on hand before you start, or you will be backing down off the ramps again to run to the auto store. Actually there are two other airflow/sound covers on the underside that are about 2' x 6' each and go down the length of the car on each side of the exhaust.
- Drain plug is 15mm (whereas the 2010 was 13mm) and is facing to the rear of the engine, so I assume that a car sitting level or on ramps would both be good for draining.
- Oil Filter is about the same place as the 2010, in front and easily accessible, points straight down.
- 2013 FFH takes 4.5 quarts as shown in the owner's manual, which is a different amount than is noted for the various engine sizes in the conventional Fusions (which all have different amounts based on each engine type). Oil filler cap specifies 5W-20 which is also noted in the owner's manual.
Edited by jeff_h, 26 January 2013 - 04:19 PM.