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Oil Change Info for 2013+ Hybrid/Energi


Best Answer FordService , 21 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Hi everyone,

 

It appears that all of these questions you guys have thrown my way have resulted in some interesting discoveries. The oil recommendations in most of the printed materials for the 2014 Fusion Hybrid are incorrect. 5W-20 is still the recommended oil.

 

I did get complete confirmation that using 0W-20 oil is fine. It will not hurt anything and will not void your warranty, so long as you are having it changed at the appropriate intervals. 

 

I'm sorry that it took this big, drawn-out conversation to get to the bottom of this, but at least it makes sense that your oil caps say 5W-20. 

 

Thanks for all of your great questions!

 

Ashley

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#181 OFFLINE   StopTheExcuses

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

 

3 panels?  I started the thread with info about the 2013 FFH, which has one large fiberglass-type cover on the bottom of the engine.  Once that's out of the way, everything is accessible.  I think the 2014 and 2015 are probably the same, but can't say for sure.

Maybe its the 14 and up but I thought I read one large panel and two small panels that users said are best removed with a flat head screwdriver in a prying motion.  And, as Hybridbear mentions, users report pictures and a write up somewhere around the first post but I'm missing the link. 









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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

Jeff - did you post pictures of this? I know you've done some excellent tutorials with pics but I can't find any for the oil change in the early pages of this thread.

No, I only did pics of the air filter -- but below is a youtube clip that a regular on the Energi forum posted, same process applies to the FFH.  And *now* watching that video I think I know what the OP is talking about with the '3' panels.    There is one large fiberglass type of panel, about 3 foot x 4 foot, you can't miss that one!  The other two (for which one would need the screwdriver) are the two small plastic clips that help hold the thing in place at the factory before they buzz in all the screws.  Those are easy to pop out, just pry down on the tab with a screwdriver, and if you end up busting one of two off (like I did with the FFH) it doesn't hurt anything, just means you won't have those handly clips to use for holding the big panel in place when you buzz the screws back in.

 


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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

No, I only did pics of the air filter -- but below is a youtube clip that a regular on the Energi forum posted, same process applies to the FFH.  And *now* watching that video I think I know what the OP is talking about with the '3' panels.    There is one large fiberglass type of panel, about 3 foot x 4 foot, you can't miss that one!  The other two (for which one would need the screwdriver) are the two small plastic clips that help hold the thing in place at the factory before they buzz in all the screws.  Those are easy to pop out, just pry down on the tab with a screwdriver, and if you end up busting one of two off (like I did with the FFH) it doesn't hurt anything, just means you won't have those handly clips to use for holding the big panel in place when you buzz the screws back in.

 

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 11:24 PM

I had to see if things were the same so I went back to my local rural Ford Dealer's Quick Lane and asked to have my oil/filter changed.  I was in luck, no line and I was rolled right in, once again I had my 5-quart Mobil 1 full synthetic and Motorcraft filter with me.  Same guy checked me in and because it was slow he listened to what I wanted; don't mess with my air pressure in my tires, don't look at my air cleaner (K&N), check my belly pan for eCVT leaks and only put in 4-1/2 quarts of Mobil 1 oil - this instantly was conveyed to the pit crew.

 

Feeling like things were under control I walked over to the new cars and sat in a 2015 Edge Sport with the new 2.7l V-6 EB (next car research), then hurried back.  I was just in time to catch the pit crew pouring in the oil and I reminded them that no matter what they see on the dipstick DO NOT put in more than 4.5 quarts of oil, of course they told me they don't have a way to measure it - just like last time.  I had them hand me the 5-qt jug of oil and looked at how much they'd used and told'em that was enough, I can always add some later but too much is too much, they agreed. 

I asked about the eCVT leaking and the one senior guy said it looked fine but whoever put the last oil filter on didn't tighten it enough, there was a bit of leakage from there but he'd wiped it up real clean.  I love these guys.  That was when I told him he did the last oil/filter change, what a funny look he got on his face. I thanked him for wiping it clean.  BTW, they like the Redline hood struts.

 

This was a better experience, only 25 minutes, only one oil change and the underside of the car was all wiped clean, all for $18 plus my oil/filter costs at Walmart. 

 

One more note, I have 43k miles on my FFH and have changed the oil more often than recommended, this was the 6th time.  This was also the longest I've let it go, 10,400 miles (yes, I had to reset the oil reminder on the way home from this last trip, put it at 10%).  At no time in 43k miles has the Atkinson engine used enough oil to take the oil level below the full mark on the dipstick - it does not use oil.  I think that is fantastic.  :)


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 10:58 AM

I was just in time to catch the pit crew pouring in the oil and I reminded them that no matter what they see on the dipstick DO NOT put in more than 4.5 quarts of oil, of course they told me they don't have a way to measure it - just like last time.  I had them hand me the 5-qt jug of oil and looked at how much they'd used and told'em that was enough, I can always add some later but too much is too much, they agreed. 


What a lame excuse!

I would have showed them the scale on the side of the jug and said "measurement is built in" :)
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Posted 23 August 2015 - 11:20 AM

You moved their cheese again but they seemed to handle it better this time. After a couple more times you will probably have them fully adjusted.


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 11:54 AM

What a lame excuse!

I would have showed them the scale on the side of the jug and said "measurement is built in" :)

Silly, isn't it...  Next time I'll take in 5 individual quarts, one only half full.

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You moved their cheese again but they seemed to handle it better this time. After a couple more times you will probably have them fully adjusted.

They weren't so busy on this occasion, but you've probably noticed how difficult certain simple things can be these days. 

At the same time the cars are becoming more difficult to service and repair. 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

I would have showed them the scale on the side of the jug and said "measurement is built in" :)

 

You mean there are markings on the side to show how much is left in the container???

 


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