fearfulmaster2 wrote:For SST, only use transmax dual, ford or OEM fluid. Someone used penrite and the box died soon afterwards. As for interval, depends how you drive the car. Ford recommends 60K for the focus and Mondeo. I give the car a squirt once a week and I don’t get stuck in stop start so I did mine at 45K with transmax dual. If DIY, get transmax dual from sparesbox and filter from ford.
Didn't do the internal filter as it is too hard for me.
BTW looks like your battery cover is missing, which is no big deal. My dealer once lost my battery cover and fusible link cover (the red cover on the +ve terminal) after a warranty job. I didn’t notice it for 6 months. Luckily, they replace it after I chased the service advisor.
Heck I didn't notice the battery cover, it was at the dealer like that, so I'd so it's long gone.
The last service on the car was done in July 2019, that service the car had 52689km's, when I drove it home a good 130km's, it has 52977km's si that's only 288km's since the last service, so I'd say the car sat around the car yard for a while
I'm also getting the bore plug done, I'm still tossing up just asking them to do the shift fork upgrade, it is another $3000, but I do have the money there right now, it'd be better to do it now rather than if it does fall out, they feel I shouldn't really need to if I'm not having any issues.
I'm not a lead foot driver, not to say I didn't give it a boot getting on the highway to test out the paddle shift, but that was twice, usually I'm in normal mode driving normally unless I need to overtake or pull out quickly.
Just wanted a car with the extra power if/when I need it, plus it's cheaper to register because it's seen as a 4cyl car, nearly 1/2 the cost of a 6cyl.
I learnt that flat flooring the car in normal turns off the automatic, that took me by surprise when it hit 5,000rpm without shifting..
At the end of the day it's going to be well looked after and not driven hard all the time, maybe here and there when I take someone for a first drive but other than that it'll be normal driving.