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    lufcd
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    Default when should I service my ford focus

    Hi
    i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    what's recommended?

    Cheers, all
    Chris




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    Happy Traveler
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    How about reading the owner's manual?
    Hint: your tires are probably flat by now and you are at least a year and a
    half overdue for an oil change...

    "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    > Hi
    > i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    > serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    > what's recommended?
    >
    > Cheers, all
    > Chris
    >




  3. #3
    Mike Hunter
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    Read your manual, all of you questions are answered therein.

    mike

    "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    > Hi
    > i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    > serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    > what's recommended?
    >
    > Cheers, all
    > Chris
    >




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    Jeff
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    lufcd wrote:
    > Hi
    > i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    > serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    > what's recommended?


    read your owner's manual.

    If you don't have a lot of miles or kilometers on the vehicle, ask your
    mechanic when you should bring it back for an oil change. With just
    short trips, water builds up in the oil. That's not good and you need
    more frequent oil changes.

    Jeff

    > Cheers, all
    > Chris
    >


  5. #5
    Sharon Cooke
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    lufcd wrote:
    > Hi
    > i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    > serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    > what's recommended?
    >
    > Cheers, all
    > Chris
    >


    Some people wait until a wheel falls off. Others get maintenance as
    scheduled in the OWNER'S MANUAL, by mileage or time.

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    Jeff
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    Phillip Mcracken wrote:
    > We had a guy who worked for our company around the time of the no tune up
    > ads for 100 000 miles by the major manufacturers who ran his car for 35 000
    > miles till the engine seized. He thought due to the marvel of modern
    > technology he could run his car till 100 000 miles without an oil change.
    > Supposedly when they remove the valve covers the inside was like charcoal
    > briquettes.


    Please don't do a Mike and top post. That makes it hard to follow threads.

    Anyway, he was right. He didn't need to change his oil until 100,000 mi.
    There was just the problem of the 35,000 rebuild and the 70,000 mi
    rebuild. I would doubt that my engine would seize after 35,000 with no
    oil change (assuming that I made sure the oil didn't run out, which may
    have happened), but I am not going to find out.

    There are some trucks that don't need oil changes. New oil is slowly
    pumped in and the old oil is pumped out into the fuel tank, like 1 liter
    every 1500 km or so. But this is only for big rigs.

    Jeff
    > "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    >> Hi
    >> i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    >> serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    >> what's recommended?
    >>
    >> Cheers, all
    >> Chris
    >>

    >
    >


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    Max Power
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    Default Re: when should I service my ford focus

    I followed the thread quite easily by clicking on them in order, maybe its
    because I use OE?


    "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6gbbi.2002$xg4.1051@trnddc08...
    > Phillip Mcracken wrote:
    >> We had a guy who worked for our company around the time of the no tune up
    >> ads for 100 000 miles by the major manufacturers who ran his car for 35
    >> 000 miles till the engine seized. He thought due to the marvel of modern
    >> technology he could run his car till 100 000 miles without an oil change.
    >> Supposedly when they remove the valve covers the inside was like charcoal
    >> briquettes.

    >
    > Please don't do a Mike and top post. That makes it hard to follow threads.
    >
    > Anyway, he was right. He didn't need to change his oil until 100,000 mi.
    > There was just the problem of the 35,000 rebuild and the 70,000 mi
    > rebuild. I would doubt that my engine would seize after 35,000 with no oil
    > change (assuming that I made sure the oil didn't run out, which may have
    > happened), but I am not going to find out.
    >
    > There are some trucks that don't need oil changes. New oil is slowly
    > pumped in and the old oil is pumped out into the fuel tank, like 1 liter
    > every 1500 km or so. But this is only for big rigs.
    >
    > Jeff
    >> "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    >>> Hi
    >>> i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    >>> serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    >>> what's recommended?
    >>>
    >>> Cheers, all
    >>> Chris
    >>>

    >>



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    Jeff
    Guest

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    Max Power wrote:
    > I followed the thread quite easily by clicking on them in order, maybe its
    > because I use OE?


    You shouldn't need to click on different messages. You should be able to
    follow the relevant parts of a thread with just one message.

    Jeff

    > "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:6gbbi.2002$xg4.1051@trnddc08...
    >> Phillip Mcracken wrote:
    >>> We had a guy who worked for our company around the time of the no tune up
    >>> ads for 100 000 miles by the major manufacturers who ran his car for 35
    >>> 000 miles till the engine seized. He thought due to the marvel of modern
    >>> technology he could run his car till 100 000 miles without an oil change.
    >>> Supposedly when they remove the valve covers the inside was like charcoal
    >>> briquettes.

    >> Please don't do a Mike and top post. That makes it hard to follow threads.
    >>
    >> Anyway, he was right. He didn't need to change his oil until 100,000 mi.
    >> There was just the problem of the 35,000 rebuild and the 70,000 mi
    >> rebuild. I would doubt that my engine would seize after 35,000 with no oil
    >> change (assuming that I made sure the oil didn't run out, which may have
    >> happened), but I am not going to find out.
    >>
    >> There are some trucks that don't need oil changes. New oil is slowly
    >> pumped in and the old oil is pumped out into the fuel tank, like 1 liter
    >> every 1500 km or so. But this is only for big rigs.
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >>> "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>> news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    >>>> Hi
    >>>> i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    >>>> serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    >>>> what's recommended?
    >>>>
    >>>> Cheers, all
    >>>> Chris
    >>>>

    >


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    petebert
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    Default Re: when should I service my ford focus

    by clicking on the bottom one? that'd be assuming that no one in the middle
    deleted the replys of others.


    "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7Kxbi.4776$wL5.3709@trndny04...
    > Max Power wrote:
    >> I followed the thread quite easily by clicking on them in order, maybe
    >> its because I use OE?

    >
    > You shouldn't need to click on different messages. You should be able to
    > follow the relevant parts of a thread with just one message.
    >
    > Jeff
    >
    >> "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6gbbi.2002$xg4.1051@trnddc08...
    >>> Phillip Mcracken wrote:
    >>>> We had a guy who worked for our company around the time of the no tune
    >>>> up ads for 100 000 miles by the major manufacturers who ran his car for
    >>>> 35 000 miles till the engine seized. He thought due to the marvel of
    >>>> modern technology he could run his car till 100 000 miles without an
    >>>> oil change. Supposedly when they remove the valve covers the inside was
    >>>> like charcoal briquettes.
    >>> Please don't do a Mike and top post. That makes it hard to follow
    >>> threads.
    >>>
    >>> Anyway, he was right. He didn't need to change his oil until 100,000 mi.
    >>> There was just the problem of the 35,000 rebuild and the 70,000 mi
    >>> rebuild. I would doubt that my engine would seize after 35,000 with no
    >>> oil change (assuming that I made sure the oil didn't run out, which may
    >>> have happened), but I am not going to find out.
    >>>
    >>> There are some trucks that don't need oil changes. New oil is slowly
    >>> pumped in and the old oil is pumped out into the fuel tank, like 1 liter
    >>> every 1500 km or so. But this is only for big rigs.
    >>>
    >>> Jeff
    >>>> "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>>> news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>> i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    >>>>> serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    >>>>> what's recommended?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Cheers, all
    >>>>> Chris
    >>>>>

    >>




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    Jeff
    Guest

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    petebert wrote:
    > by clicking on the bottom one? that'd be assuming that no one in the middle
    > deleted the replys of others.


    it also makes it easier to follow a conversation when one replies to
    specific parts of a previous person's post.

    Inline posting is considered proper netiquette.

    http://linux.sgms-centre.com/misc/netiquette.php

    Jeff

    > "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:7Kxbi.4776$wL5.3709@trndny04...
    >> Max Power wrote:
    >>> I followed the thread quite easily by clicking on them in order, maybe
    >>> its because I use OE?

    >> You shouldn't need to click on different messages. You should be able to
    >> follow the relevant parts of a thread with just one message.
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >>
    >>> "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:6gbbi.2002$xg4.1051@trnddc08...
    >>>> Phillip Mcracken wrote:
    >>>>> We had a guy who worked for our company around the time of the no tune
    >>>>> up ads for 100 000 miles by the major manufacturers who ran his car for
    >>>>> 35 000 miles till the engine seized. He thought due to the marvel of
    >>>>> modern technology he could run his car till 100 000 miles without an
    >>>>> oil change. Supposedly when they remove the valve covers the inside was
    >>>>> like charcoal briquettes.
    >>>> Please don't do a Mike and top post. That makes it hard to follow
    >>>> threads.
    >>>>
    >>>> Anyway, he was right. He didn't need to change his oil until 100,000 mi.
    >>>> There was just the problem of the 35,000 rebuild and the 70,000 mi
    >>>> rebuild. I would doubt that my engine would seize after 35,000 with no
    >>>> oil change (assuming that I made sure the oil didn't run out, which may
    >>>> have happened), but I am not going to find out.
    >>>>
    >>>> There are some trucks that don't need oil changes. New oil is slowly
    >>>> pumped in and the old oil is pumped out into the fuel tank, like 1 liter
    >>>> every 1500 km or so. But this is only for big rigs.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jeff
    >>>>> "lufcd" <lufcd@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:1181505948.391861.45520@g4g2000hsf.googlegrou ps.com...
    >>>>>> Hi
    >>>>>> i bought a new ford focus in October 2005. I haven't yet had it
    >>>>>> serviced. Does anyone know when I should get it serviced - i.e.
    >>>>>> what's recommended?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Cheers, all
    >>>>>> Chris
    >>>>>>

    >
    >


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