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2012 ford fiesta oil filter



This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the 2016 model year) Ford Fiesta sedan or hatchback in changing the motor oil and replacing the canister style oil filter on the Duratec 1.6 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Owners of other Ford vehicles equipped with the Sigma series of engines including the Zetec or Duratec versions with 1.4L, 1.5L, 1.6L and 1.7L variants including the Focus, Fusion, Puma, EcoSport C-Max and Mondeo may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a 13mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench, a used oil catch container, a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench (optional), an automotive funnel, a new oil filter and 5 U.S. quarts (or 4.1L) of new SAE 5W-20 oil.


A few compatible replacement oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-102 . Motorcraft FL-910S . Royal Purple 10-2835, Wix 51348 . Purolator PL10241 . Fram PH3614, Bosch D3330, ACDelco PF53 and Pennzoil PZ-21.

The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the vehicle on a level surface and then turn off the engine.

Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly.

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

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

If you prefer, you can instead use automotive ramps to make more working room under the engine.

Slide under the front passenger side of the engine bay and locate the silver metal oil pan.

The oil drain bolt is located on the rear edge of the oil pan facing towards the back of the car.

The round canister style oil filter is located just in front of the oil pan near some rubber coolant hoses.

Slide the used oil catch container to just below the drain bolt.

Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt. The old oil may still be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine in the first step.

Loosen the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction with a 13mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratcheting wrench.

Remove the bolt and 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 new washers at your Ford dealership's parts counter or at most auto parts stores.

Clean the area around the oil drain hole and re-insert the drain bolt.

Tighten the oil drain bolt in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 20 ft-lbs of torque.