Dont be afraid to put a little torque into that drain plug, but do be afraid to put too much. On that pan there is a drain plug located on the lower portion. You don't want it too hot as you'll be working very near a hot exhaust line. I was not sure about the plastic so I checked the plug after 1500 miles and not only was it leaking but I was able to losses with my hand, no wrench needed. Torque the oil drain plug to 25 to 30 foot-pounds. You do not need a photo. This process will not only tighten the drain plug, but it will also allow you to watch as the drain plug washer, O-ring or crush washer is seated.
Thanks for any help here. Put a new one on each time. . We're here to help with whateveve questions or concerns. Happy Easter to you all! After draining the oil install and tighten the drain plug to 18 foot-pound torque.
This is not rocket science. Dorman's Oil Drain Plugs are coated for high corrosion resistance and a long service life. Apr 12, 2015 If it was me Id just get as much out as you can and go from there,not a hole lot in torque con. The oil was pretty dirty looking, but I strained it and didn't fine any metal at all. Then I just pluck it out later with pliers. This car has a cast aluminum pan on it and I'm sure this is quickly going to be a case of stripped threads.
I strongly recommend changing the oil every 2500 or 3000 miles. He would find all sorts of honest work for the rest of us. Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out. Leave it for awhile to fully drain. If it were some quick lube place I would not be as surprised as a Ford dealer doing this. Consider that the manufacturer has a conflict of interest for this spec.
Good and snug by hand, but not gorilla tight. Do not over tighten the plug. Twice on an 8600 mile trip one loose drain plug and one loose oil filter and over filled the engine. Nothing in the owners guide. I had to use a filter wrench and hammer the ratchet to get the filter off too. You shouldn't really come on to them most are in soft aluminum or sheet metal pans. This is a 2008 Focus with the 2.
Installing a Heli-Coil may come across as frightening machine work to them and they may fear the plug coming out followed by loss of employment… I have only had my oil changed 5 times in my life. It is obvious that it was intended to stay put. Your email address must be entered above to receive notification. Remove headlight bulb in a counterclockwise manner, replace bulb. Part of the problem is I'd never have enough leverage room to use something with a long handle while lying under the car.
I really over tightened them by hand when I last rotated the tires. Changing the oil in the 2008 Ford Fusion 3. We know you love your Ford Focus and want to make sure it's taken care of maybe he or she even has a name? This is a 2008 Focus with the 2. They changed to aluminum on the later model years. Dorman's Oil Drain Plugs are coated for high corrosion resistance and a long service life.
I've had 3 wheels come off while going down the road. The washer is intended to prevent damage to the aluminum threads in the pan. Others are done in several stages. The engine was ruined or another shop botched an oil change later on a repaired pan and laid the blame on the shop that did the repair? Watch out for the hot exhaust! I think lack of proper training is a factor in these cases as well… and in some cases perhaps lack of integrity. For some strange reasion any other oil even oil that is more expensive will not stay in the engine between services. Just crush the washer a bit and you're there.
Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. The reason for the extra torque is because the basic oil pan is designed out of a thicker metal than an aluminum oil pan and can withstand a tighter oil drain plug. They'll take that sucker off! It just amazed me that anyone would over-tighten something that far. Look on the bottom and you will see the oil pan which holds the oil. So, possibly you have the year wrong? Your 1996 Passat will have a copper washer. I hope that will do some good.