COBB Tutorial: DIY Oil Change

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by COBB, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. COBB

    COBB Active Member

    I changed my oil for the first time last night, so I took some pictures to share the fun! For this oil change, I used the OEM filter and oil as recommended by the manual. - Ian

    13mm Socket or Wrench


    Oil Filter Wrench


    4.3 Quarts of Oil
    New Filter


    1. Pop the hood, undo the oil cap, and set it to the side.


    2. Identify the oil filter location and oil drain plug.


    3. Use the 13mm socket or wrench to remove the drain plug and drain the oil.


    The factory drain plug uses a rubber gasket to seal against the pan. This can probably be re-used a few times, but make sure you verify its condition.


    4. Re-insert the factory drain plug and seal. Then, use the filter wrench and remove the factory filter. There will be some oil in it and it is a tight squeeze, so be prepared for a small mess.


    5. Add some new oil to the new filter, then apply new oil to the filter seal.


    6. Verify the drain plug is secure, screw the factory filter back on tightly, then clean up the oil around the filter.


    7. Double check everything, lower the car, and add new oil! Down to about the "20" make on the 5th bottle worked perfectly for me, but verify on your dipstick.

    Joe Schmoe, eeboxer, bryramos and 3 others like this.
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  3. ST-in-Mich

    ST-in-Mich Member

    This is very helpful! I am planning on changing my own oil for the first time this weekend and this will be very easy to follow.
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The only thing to watch for are the clamps on the oil cooler.
    They tend to bite.
    You may want to turn them to save your hands.

    One other thing.
    The 4 quarts of oil are easy to find.
    It's the .3 quart that is always out of stock.

  5. smatty

    smatty Member

    I would totally change my own oil if I had access to a hydraulic lift!
    Murdered Fi-ST and LotusZX3 like this.
  6. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Oh the things I would do if I had my own lift...
    LuvfiestaST likes this.
  7. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    I changed mine two weeks ago, with a set of Rhino ramps and a large oil tray. I also replaced the drain plug with a quikvalve and extension from Fumoto. This way I'll never need to pull that plug again. I also purchase everything at Walmart (5 quart container of motorcraft semisynth + motorcraft oil filter) cost was $23.00. Wear safety glasses, vinyl gloves and you'll be fine. I'm an old man. If I can do it, anyone can. I had to use a special oil filter wrench, because a gorilla must have installed the first one at the Ford factory/[​IMG]
  8. wash

    wash Active Member

    That's actually not the "correct" filter.

    Ford says it needs a FL2057 or something which I can't find any info on.

    Until someone figures it out, I hope the fl910s is a good choice.
  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    FL-2057 is the filter fitted at the factory and is replaced in service by the FL-910S. There are no specs provided because this filter is only fitted at the factory and is not supplied through the Ford Customer Service Division.

    Per the information provided to dealerships "SERVICED BY BE8Z-6731-AB PER PNAEF" with that being the long number for a FL-910S.

    From Bob the oil Guy site linky here ;)
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  10. wash

    wash Active Member

    Well that's as clear as mud for anyone not working at a Ford dealership...
  11. mkeperson

    mkeperson Member

    As I have posted elsewhere, there is a great deal of inconsistency in Ford's manuals. In both the U.S. ST owners manual and the ST supplement, the specified oil filter is the FL-910S.

    From the website:

    Brand: Motorcraft

    Part Number: FL-2057
    No price is listed. It suggests calling your dealer.
    It is listed as for the 1.6l engine.

    Fortunately, with the FL-910S being $3.99 at Walmart, I am not going to spend too much time worrying! :)
  12. Jeff

    Jeff New Member

    I Spy a COBB tuning prototype rear motor mount
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  13. eeboxer

    eeboxer New Member

    thank you much for this.
  14. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    I'll be changin my oil later today.
    Found out on Thurs or Fri last week that the oil change service through the dealership here that I purchased has restrictions. I have to wait 3000 miles between oil changes. I should really look the contract closer. Blah.

    Anyways, I am not wanting to be restricted by their schedule, so I'm canceling that.
    I'll be using bosch distance plus performance oil filter D3330 (happens to be the same as my dodge neon) and valvoline synth blend 5w-20. It'll probably be the high mileage unless I can find the durablend at walmart.

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