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Escape oil filter location #4444627
06/29/17 07:23 AM
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I'm approaching a oil change on my 1.6 EB. After crawling under it the location of the filter is interesting. What was Ford engineering thinking? Usual YT warnings in the comment section.
I will be using the MC 910S filter.
I did go buy oil filter pliers just in case Hercules put the filter on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw_lcK4yfX0

Not as bad as replacing the battery.


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444641
06/29/17 07:37 AM
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Yep, the 1.6 EB Escape OF location has been posted here before at least once with similar comments. It's a dandy, or a doozy as the case may be. Don't know who did the engineering of the location, but it's steller. whistle

Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444648
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Been through this twice this month on C-Max's
They are worse- you need ramps. Go get a Fram Ultra and run it for two OCI's
And my last new car had bad orange grommets- that was a 2017- brittle and when I unscrewed the Torx screws the insides came out of them. It may be smart to get a pack from your Ford dealer before you take this on. It's a piece of cake really but I hate under panels. They resonate noise nicely too.
The oil filter was cranked but easily removed with the right tools. I didn't like the drain plug that faces the arse end.
That was a hassle and it was backed into a bracket that required a paper thin wrench. I don't think Ford wants an oil change to be easy unless you own a lift.

Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444661
06/29/17 07:49 AM
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Yeah, it looks like fun. If I take my time it should go OK. I will put it on ramps to give me more room. Even though I can crawl under it without them. Plus I can maneuver so when I pop the filter I wont take a bath in used oil.
That panel is a PITA! I have seen some with it removed and not replaced.


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: AirgunSavant] #4444751
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Been through this twice this month on C-Max's

C Max's is easy, it sticks staight down, underneath, easy to reach:




The 1.6L Ecoboost is sticking out sideways deep inside the bay, so I can see how its considered tough:


Last edited by oil_film_movies; 06/29/17 08:49 AM.
Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444797
06/29/17 09:39 AM
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That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.

Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444808
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Looks like the 1.6 also has an oil-to-water cooler filter housing - those things are incredibly frustrating to deal with


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444858
06/29/17 10:42 AM
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Piece of cake smile I don't like oil dripping on the hoses though. maybe mod a foil drip pan there.

I had a Mazda Protege' that really had an impossible oil filter location. It was just under the intake rams horn which was against the firewall, but then steering components and AC high side plumbing was under it!

It was here where I purchased my first, app specific, filter CAP-style wrench.


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444908
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Here's another yt of the topic filter location and a link to the 2013 thread where it was posted. My comments about it there stand. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3058337&page=all


Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: zzyzzx] #4444910
06/29/17 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.


Agreed. My 97 Escort was in a similar location but without all the hoses around it.
It was also accessible from the top OR the bottom.


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: Sayjac] #4444930
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Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Here's another yt of the topic filter location and a link to the 2013 thread where it was posted. My comments about it there stand.

Saw some of the video. Yes, change oil filter every OTHER oil change on this bad boy, using a double-life Fram Ultra. Plenty of capacity.

Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: oil_film_movies] #4444961
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^^^ I don't disagree, perfect application for FU every other oil change fci application. Depending on total oci, some other silicone adbv filters could work too. One caveat consideration would be if the vehicle still under vehicle warranty.

The latter video imo, shows what a pita location the filter is in. And that guy had a nice lift for the job too.


Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4444984
06/29/17 12:31 PM
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Yeah, looks like fun. I'm tempted to take it to Ford for a change and see if they change the filter.
It has a Napa ProSelect on it.


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Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: Lolvoguy] #4445575
06/29/17 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
That oil filter location is almost like it is on a Ford Escort.


Agreed. My 97 Escort was in a similar location but without all the hoses around it.
It was also accessible from the top OR the bottom.


I've only got experience with the Zetec Escorts, but they seem to be in a similar spot. A lot of people complain about the location on Zetecs but I've never personally had any real issues.

My 1983 Cavalier however, required removing the passenger side tire and dismantling most of the plastic wheel-well guards to get to it. That was one vehicle I was happy to take to a quick lube place.

Re: Escape oil filter location [Re: chiefsfan1] #4445731
06/30/17 07:26 AM
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This one looks to be slightly more difficult than the 2002 Grand Marquis. I would not let this stop me from changing the filter.


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