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Ford Fusion EcoBoost Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil in a 2nd generation 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion with the EcoBoost 2.0L Turbo I4 engine.

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2014 Fusion EcoBoost 2.0L
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Twist Off Oil Filler Cap
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Lift Up Oil Dipstick

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and maybe also the refreshed 2017) Ford Fusion sedan in changing the motor oil and replacing the canister style oil filter on the EcoBoost 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fiesta, C-Max, Mustang, Escape, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a Torx T30 star bit screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, a 15mm socket, a 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench, a used oil catch container, an automotive funnel, a new oil filter and 6 U.S. quarts of SAE 5W-30 oil.


A few compatible oil filters for the 2.0L turbo I4 engine with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-102, Wix 51348, K&N PS-1002, Motorcraft FL-910S, Purolator PL10241, Royal Purple 10-2835, Bosch D3330, ACDelco PF53, Fram TG3614, Pennzoil HPZ-21 and Ecogard X241.

(These filters should also fit the 1.5L, 1.6L and 2.5L I4 engines. Please check the Amazon Part Finder website to verify.)

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Raise Front of Vehicle
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Under Engine Cover
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Loosen Counterclockwise
The first several steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the vehicle on a level surface and then turn off the engine.

Engage the emergency / parking brake and chock both sides of the rear wheels to prevent the car from moving.

The yellow plastic release lever for opening the hood is located on the right next to the driver side headlight.

Open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap and pull out the yellow plastic handled dipstick an inch or two.

Removing the oil filler cap and pulling up the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.

Raise the front end of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands.

Slide under the engine bay with the Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

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Torx T-30 Screws
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Removing Skid Plate Screws
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Still Removing Screws
The rigid fabric under engine cover (A.K.A. "splash guard" or "skid plate") is held in place by 11 screws and two plastic retaining clips.

Loosen the screws by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

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More Torx T-30 Screws
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Remove 11th Torx Screw
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11 Torx T-30 Screws
Set the 11 screws aside in a safe place.

There are still plastic retaining clips holding the under engine cover in place.

One clip is located near the front of the left side and the other is near the front of the right side.

Gently pry out the middle part of the clips to release the cover.

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Pry Out Plastic Clip
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Lower Left Side Cover
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Pry Out Right Side Clip
Slide the under engine cover out of the way and put it somewhere safe.
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Under Engine Cover Removed
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Oil Pan & Oil Filter
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Oil Drain Bolt - Rear of Pan
The silver metal oil drain bolt is located on the rear edge of the silver metal oil pan with the bolt head facing towards the rear of the car.

The oil filter is located just in front of the oil pan.

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Oil Filter Location - Front of Pan
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Used Oil Catch Basin
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Loosen Counterclockwise
Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt.

Loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it counterclockwise with a 15mm socket and 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench.

Be careful, the old oil might still hot enough to burn your fingers depending on how long you warmed up the engine.



 

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Drain Out Old Oil
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Tighten 15mm Clockwise
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Slide Basin Forward
Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip.

If the oil drain bolt is equipped with a crush washer, inspect it and replace it if necessary.

You can purchase a new crush washer at your Ford dealership's parts counter or at most auto parts stores.

Re-insert the oil drain bolt and spin it in a few turns in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the oil drain bolt by turning it clockwise with the 15mm socket and 3/8" drive ratcheting to just past hand tight or about 21 ft-lbs of torque.

Slide the used oil catch basin forward to just below the old oil filter.

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Spin Off Old Oil Filter
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Dip Finger In New Oil
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Lubricate Rubber O-Ring
Spin off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction.

If you have trouble loosening the old oil filter, you may need to use an oil filter wrench such as the Lisle 63600.

Allow the old oil to drain out from the filter receptacle for at least a few minutes.

I'd recommend buying the Mobil 1 M1-102 oil filter since it has the best reviews on Amazon.

Dip your pinky finger in to some new SAE 5W-30 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.

Lubricating the rubber o-ring will help it form a better seal and make it easier to remove during the next oil change.

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Tighten New Filter Clockwise
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Replace Under Engine Cover
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Lower Car From Stands
Spin on the new oil filter in the clockwise direction to about 1/3 to 1/2 turn past hand tight.

Double check that the oil drain bolt and the new oil filter are tight before moving on to the next steps.

Line up the under engine cover and re-attach it with the 11 Torx T-30 screws and push on the two plastic retaining clips.

Carefully lower the car from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

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Insert Automotive Funnel
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Pour In New SAE 5W-30 Oil
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Replace Oil Filler Cap
Insert the automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole.

It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to run an engine that has been over filled.

Running an engine that has been over filled with oil may cause damage to seals, gaskets or other components.

The EcoBoost 2.0L Turbo I4 engine's total capacity for an oil change with filter replacement is 5.7 U.S. quarts (or 5.4L).

I'd recommend slowly pouring in only about 5 quarts of the engine's 5.7 quart total capacity.

Temporarily replace the oil filler cap by twisting it on in the clockwise direction and push down the oil dipstick.

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Check Dipstick Oil Level
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Re-Insert Oil Dipstick
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Engine Oil Change Complete
Run the engine for a few minutes, turn it off and then allow the oil to drain back down to the pan for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, re-insert it and then pull it out again to check the oil level.

If necessary, slowly pour in more oil while repeatedly checking the level on the dipstick until it reaches at or just below the upper hole on the dipstick which indicates the "Full" or "Max" (maximum) line.

You may not need to pour in the entire 5.7 U.S. quarts of new oil in order for the oil level to reach the maximum line.

Once the oil is at the correct level, replace the dipstick and tighten the oil filler cap in the clockwise direction.

Be sure to record the oil change in your car's service records. It would also be a good idea to check your parking spot, garage or driveway for drops of oil which may indicate a leak from the drain bolt or the new filter.

For more, check out my other 2013-2016 Ford Fusion DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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