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2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k #4779077
06/06/18 12:28 PM
06/06/18 12:28 PM
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Oklahoma
tomcruise Offline OP
tomcruise  Offline OP

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Oklahoma
Dad sent me a picture when he replaced the valve cover gasket on their Focus. Has usually gotten Chevron supreme most of it's life.


2016 Ford F150 Xlt 2.7L
Pennzoil Platinum Euro L 0w40
Motorcraft FL2062
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779089
06/06/18 12:37 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Looks good! thumbsup


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (182k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (38k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779092
06/06/18 12:42 PM
06/06/18 12:42 PM
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Maryland
walterjay Offline
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Maryland
That thing looks great!

Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779101
06/06/18 12:47 PM
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Posts: 547
Utah, USA
28oz Online content
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Utah, USA
Very nice!


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1990 Nissan 300zx VG30DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest VQ35DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Rotella T6 5W-40
2005 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan - Havoline HM 5W-20
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779103
06/06/18 12:50 PM
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Virginia
bbhero Offline
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Like the members stated... Looks great indeed. Chevron Supreme is a very good oil.


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Havoline high mileage 5w30 Microgard 57356
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Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779127
06/06/18 01:21 PM
06/06/18 01:21 PM
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Posts: 8,054
New York
pbm Offline
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I recently had a friend replace the VCG on the 2006 Focus ZXW (wagon) that I bought with 106K after noticing some oil in the spark plug hole on cylinder 4. It wasn't quite that clean but close enough to make me think that the PO did regular OCIs. Mine had slightly more varnish but still looked great.

Those Duratec (Mazda designed) motors are tough little units and can run a long time with just a modicum of care.


'Journalism is Dead'
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779169
06/06/18 02:10 PM
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NY
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oh yeah nice and clean, looks great. Always knew there is nothing wrong with a quality dino oil. please make 0w20 conventional.


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779173
06/06/18 02:12 PM
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Illinois
tig1 Offline
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What was the OCI and wt of oil?


2007 Ford Fusion 242,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 70K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
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MC filters

Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779180
06/06/18 02:16 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Cleaner than tig1's Focus...

crackmeup Sorry tig


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 95k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779181
06/06/18 02:16 PM
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MURICA
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MURICA
NICE...


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Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779195
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Maricopa Arizona
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Nice.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779223
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NY
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Looks good to me.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779225
06/06/18 02:42 PM
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Hudson, NH
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Hudson, NH
Pics like these make me think oil brand doesn't matter anymore. All modern oils are good..


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 167k M1 0w40
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 170k ST HM 10w30
05 Malibu Classic 111k M1 5w30
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: pbm] #4779231
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MN
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Originally Posted By: pbm
I recently had a friend replace the VCG on the 2006 Focus ZXW (wagon) that I bought with 106K after noticing some oil in the spark plug hole on cylinder 4. It wasn't quite that clean but close enough to make me think that the PO did regular OCIs. Mine had slightly more varnish but still looked great.

Those Duratec (Mazda designed) motors are tough little units and can run a long time with just a modicum of care.

I have a 2006 Hatchback that just turned 200k. I changed the plugs and noticed a little oil in spark plug hole #4 as well. Looked like new oil and there isn't enough to worry about yet, but will keep an eye on it. Looking through the fill hole looks like new. These are definitely good engines. Doesn't move from the full mark with over 10k OCI.

Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tig1] #4779260
06/06/18 03:13 PM
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JLTD Online shocked
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Does look great!

Originally Posted By: tig1
What was the OCI and wt of oil?


Yes please...details man, details!

Last edited by JLTD; 06/06/18 03:14 PM.

I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 147k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 53k, OE5w30/Wix

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