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Every car forum needs to have a lengthy topic, which goes on forever, and often strays off topic. Can we trust the onboard oil change light? Is the algorithm sophisticated enough to truly know if I'm a regular driver, or if I am a severe duty driver? Who does their own oil change? What do you use? Who is allowing the dealer to do it? Anyone going to a "lube shop" like Oil Can Henry's, Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, Oil Changers? Who is using only Motorcraft? Anyone like "boutique oil", K&N filters, and fancy magnets? Let's hear it all.
It has been mentioned in various threads that the 2014+ TC cannot be lifted on ramps because of low clearance below the front bumper assembly. I was considering making my own ramps with a shallower angle, but came up with this solution instead. This version is a little crude, made up of lumber I had on hand, but it works with my ramps, so I will assemble a more permanent version of it. This system essentially changes the angle of the ramp by adding 2 layers of 2 X 10 under the front of the ramp (2 x 12 would be better). I suppose other brands of ramps might require some tweaking. Of course, do all this at your own risk, on a flat and solid surface. Doing this also changes how the ramp sits when loaded, in such a way that it was not designed for, making it more tippy.
Hello! We recently purchased a 2017 Transit Connect LWB Cargo Van with the 2.5L motor and optional Trailering Package, in which we plan to pull a 10' Teardrop trailer on long extended camping trips. The plan is to cross the desert. The owner's manual calls for the use of 5W-20 oil. Lacking both an oil and trans cooler (to my knowledge), I am concerned that 5W-20 will be too light for the possible work load we could encounter on long grades in high temps, with the viscosity thinning out. In another used vehicle we own, I replaced the 5W-20 that was used with 5W-30 Mobil 1 Full Synthetic oil, with no problems. On a visit to the local Ford Dealer, I asked the Service Dept Manager this question, and he replied that I shouldn't have any problem, and that is what he would do. But he seemed vague, and inattentive, so I wasn't secure in his assertion. Do you think switching up to 5W-30 Mobil 1 Full Synthetic oil would be prudent in our Transit Connect, and it wouldn't cause any problems other than slightly decreased fuel mileage (such as "setting the Check Engine Light, etc?). Your thoughts and experienced opinion is valued here, as we hope this vehicle will serve us for many years and problem-free miles. Thank you! Doug
Please add your drain plug info to this. There is more to read about some of this topic @ " Oil '' however I can only speak to 2010-2013 TCs so I post here.... 2 liters use a M14 x 1.5 pitch engine oil drain plug. The factory stock plug is an iron non - magnetic needing a 13mm wrench for removal . The plug port faces the rear of van, not down. The alum pan has a slight recess @ drain port. The factory iron plug has a " face " dia of 28.5 mm & uses a rubber O-ring 23mm od with a 13mm id & is 2.6mm thick when new. I just did my first oil & filter change @ 1,369 miles as it was a quart low & I wanted the factory oil out. The oil capacity is listed as 4.5 qt. I read many reviews about magnetic drain plug brands & went with Mishimoto, having the best reviews. Their M14 x 1.5 magnetic needs a 24mm wrench for removal which some people do not like, but I prefer. It has a 24mm " face'' to the pan vs stock of 28.5 mm " face" to pan. ...This alum magnetic plug has a very tough built in O-ring & replaceable washer. Mishimoto part # MMOD-1415B or if you prefer, UPC 748354807608 @ both Amazon & eBay for about $ 16 .......Please add more choices... like the part numbers for the flip valve types that you have used on your TC ?