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Change oil on 07 Fusion

With the new cartrige insert on the Fusion, I can change the filter insert and replace the O-rings all right, but only about a half quart of oil drained out and I can't find the drain plug. Do I have to remove some more covers underneath? I took out the 1 foot square cover but didn't see a drain plug. It is the 2.3 liter engine.

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  • dhansen Sep 20, 2008

    DUH----I figured it out for myself. What I needed to hear from you "experts" is that there are two covers on the undercover or shield beneath the engine....one for the filter and one for the oil pan.

    The oil pan cover is round. You have to raise up the car enough so you can get under and see the printing on the cover. Never saw a shield on any car I had previously.

    Why did Ford go back to the cartridge instead of the spin-on filter anyway?????

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Its on the oil pan 

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