Changing Oil - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum This forum is for discussion of the Ford Escape, C-MAX, the Ford Escape Hybrid and the Mercury Mariner.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2009, 12:15   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Changing Oil

Hello, I have a 2001 Ford Escape XLT 6 cyl. I'm trying to change the oil in it, but can't seem to get the right size wrench for the job. Can anyone please tell me what size I need?
fordescape27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-16-2009, 13:25   #2 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,844
Re: Changing Oil

Most of them are 15mm if it hasn't been changed.
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 00:06   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 28
Re: Changing Oil

My queston is Why?? I have a classic car and like to change the oil on that myself. But there are options for the Escape that make changing it myself impractical. In CA you can get an oil change at Firestone for less than $25 using the required 5/20 synthetic blend. I'm pretty sure you can't buy the oil for that price at the local auto parts store. They use Kendall oil, which is good stuff. They then use the rack time to check for additional work you may need, and that's how they justify it. If you don't let them change your muffler bearings, it's a great deal. I go to Firestone and occassionally the dealer every 5,000 miles, but have never changed the oil myslef on my Escape.

Just my two cents.
k9byte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 18:59   #4 (permalink)
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,475
Re: Changing Oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by k9byte View Post
My queston is Why?? I have a classic car and like to change the oil on that myself. But there are options for the Escape that make changing it myself impractical. In CA you can get an oil change at Firestone for less than $25 using the required 5/20 synthetic blend. I'm pretty sure you can't buy the oil for that price at the local auto parts store. They use Kendall oil, which is good stuff. They then use the rack time to check for additional work you may need, and that's how they justify it. If you don't let them change your muffler bearings, it's a great deal. I go to Firestone and occassionally the dealer every 5,000 miles, but have never changed the oil myslef on my Escape.

Just my two cents.
Changing your own oil can add piece of mind from say, previously bad fast lube experiences. I change the oil on all my vehicles, no matter how old or new they might be.

For the price, time and labour, yes a fast lube makes sense. I had one place charged with negligence and fraud several years ago because I was paying for a synthetic oil change and decided to send away for an oil analysis after only 4600miles and it came back OVERDUE for a change. This so called oil was suppose to be Mobil1, but the analysis folks said that the oil properties didn't match theirs on file for Mobil1 products. I verified that the engine was operating normally, and after it checked out fine the owner admitted to authorities that he was installing regular oil instead of the product that he was suppose to have installed.

The doors closed shortly thereafter and it say empty for nearly a year before another lube company bought the place. As reputable as some of these places might seem, there's still nothing that satisfies as well as a job that you know was done right, even if you have to do it yourself.

Just my three cents.
__________________
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 19:22   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 28
Re: Changing Oil

Touche'
I have to agree that it's sometimes worth the peace of mind to just do it yourself. I'll freely admit to feeling that way myself about a lot of maintenance and repairs. And I never go to the "quick lube" places anymore. I can't beleive anyone still does. Do they not read the paper or listen to the news? The local Firestone treats us well, even if they try to sell us stuff sometimes. We just say "no thanks" and all is well.

Do you rotate your own tires?
k9byte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 19:23   #6 (permalink)
2002 F150 XLT
 
Bert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,844
Re: Changing Oil

And you know what's being put in. Even if you take your own oil, you can't be sure they'll use it. Like 360CI does, use a good oil. He uses nothing but Amsoil.
Bert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 19:55   #7 (permalink)
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,475
Re: Changing Oil

Quote:
Originally Posted by k9byte View Post
Touche'
I have to agree that it's sometimes worth the peace of mind to just do it yourself. I'll freely admit to feeling that way myself about a lot of maintenance and repairs. And I never go to the "quick lube" places anymore. I can't beleive anyone still does. Do they not read the paper or listen to the news? The local Firestone treats us well, even if they try to sell us stuff sometimes. We just say "no thanks" and all is well.

Do you rotate your own tires?
A Mr. Lube was fined a few years ago. A lady went in with her Sable, and the associate added oil to the coolant reservoir, and after he realized his mistake he only added 2.5 or so quarts to the crankcase before the lady took off. Her engine died within a few hundred miles and the coolant was also compromised. The Lube shop manager didn't want to take the blame and finally admitted that some of his employees were trained by other inexperienced employees for a minimal amount of time before they were working on their own. It was a good write up.

Unless I need to lift the vehicle up more than a couple feet to do any work, I'll take it to a dealer, otherwise, I'll do it myself with my large homemade ramps.

Actually, I do rotate my own tires. The one exception is my Durango, as rotations are included every 8,000kms with the purchase of a new set of tires. There's no maximum mileage limit either. I've put on 70,000kms on the tires and they still look hardly worn at all!

All I need to get now is a tire changer and balance machine and I'll be all set toward being entirely self sufficient for my automotive needs. A 10K vehicle lift would also be handy, but I'd have to raise the garage...hmmm.
__________________
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 20:59   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
hurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 96
Re: Changing Oil

My 2002 XLS 4-cyl uses a 13mm wrench. Torque is 18-ft/lbs.

As for doing it yourself, that's my preference. I took my Ranger to a quicky-lube once: 3 mos later when I did the next oil change, I found that they did not install a new oil filter. Not sure about the 3.0 V6, but the 2.0L I-4 is easy: the oil drain plug is simply accessed from the front of the vehicle & the oil filter is easy enough to remove.
hurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Escape | C-MAX | Mercury Mariner Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:00.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.