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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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Posts: 207
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
06/06/18 12:37 PM
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Posts: 4,459
Storrs, Connecticut
jeepman3071 Offline
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Storrs, Connecticut
Looks good! thumbsup


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (34k) - 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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Posts: 298
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: 441
Utah, USA
28oz Offline
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Utah, USA
Very nice!


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1990 Nissan 300zx - Castrol Edge Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779103
06/06/18 12:50 PM
06/06/18 12:50 PM
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Posts: 5,094
Virginia
bbhero Offline
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Virginia
Like the members stated... Looks great indeed. Chevron Supreme is a very good oil.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Quaker State High Mileage 5w30 Purolator Boss 14610
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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: 7,757
New York
pbm Offline
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New York
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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Posts: 654
NY
mx5miata Offline
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NY
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
06/06/18 02:12 PM
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Posts: 13,850
Illinois
tig1 Offline
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Illinois
What was the OCI and wt of oil?


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 58K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779180
06/06/18 02:16 PM
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Posts: 10,862
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
Cleaner than tig1's Focus...

crackmeup Sorry tig


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 85k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k 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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VA
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VA
NICE...


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779195
06/06/18 02:24 PM
06/06/18 02:24 PM
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Posts: 9,091
Maricopa, AZ
dave1251 Offline
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Maricopa, AZ
Nice.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: tomcruise] #4779223
06/06/18 02:41 PM
06/06/18 02:41 PM
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Posts: 30,603
NY
demarpaint Offline
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NY
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
06/06/18 02:42 PM
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Posts: 6,725
Hudson, NH
LeakySeals Offline
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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 165k M1 5w30
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 152k ST HM 10w30
Re: 2009 Ford Focus under valve cover 152k [Re: pbm] #4779231
06/06/18 02:45 PM
06/06/18 02:45 PM
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Posts: 2,410
MN
tmorris1 Offline
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MN
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
06/06/18 03:13 PM
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US
JLTD Offline
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US
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.

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