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Took the Fusion in today and got the oil changed and the guy doing the oil change told me that they used 7qts. What is the oil capacity of a 3.0L V6? Is that to much oil for a motor this size? I also bought some Lucas fuel injector cleaner today for the Fusion and my Sport Trac. Does anyone else use this or any other products by Lucas?
 

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7 quarts does seem like a lot. I have the 2.3L I4, so I cannot comment on the amount the 3.0L takes. Why would you need fuel injector cleaner on such a new automobile?
 

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I have the Lucas in the trans of my 92 t-bird and and works great. The car shifts much better then it did! I have used the fuel injector cleaner in other cars with great results.
 

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From the "Owners Manual", it should be in the glove compartment.

Engine oil 3.0L engine - 6.0 quarts (5.7L). Although Ford does not say whether or not that is with/without filter. I can't imagine that it take 7 quarts.

Take it back and make them re-do right (not just drain out a quart...)
 

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[quote author=Chris06Fusion link=topic=64436.msg1105507#msg1105507 date=1165878811]
I have the Lucas in the trans of my 92 t-bird and and works great. The car shifts much better then it did! I have used the fuel injector cleaner in other cars with great results.
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Chris,

I, too, have used various gasoline additives in my many vehicles over the years, on a semi-regular basis. No more. Page 249 of the 2007 Fusion Owner's Manual under the heading "Fuel quality" clearly states: "Do not add aftermarket fuel additive products to your fuel tank. It should not be necessary to add any aftermarket products to your fuel tank if you continue to use high quality fuel of the recommended octane rating. These products have not been approved for your engine and could cause damage to the fuel system. Repairs to correct the effects of using an aftermarket product in your fuel may not be covered by your warranty."

Sounds pretty clear to me, as is the 87 octane rating advice.
 

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Fuel additives over time will cause your spark plugs to develop a crusty white ash and make your engine misfire and hesitate on acceleration.
 

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[quote author=tnoah link=topic=64436.msg1122901#msg1122901 date=1167284602]
Fuel additives over time will cause your spark plugs to develop a crusty white ash and make your engine misfire and hesitate on acceleration.
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false.
Time, poor quality gas, and miles will cause that to happen.
 

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[quote author=maudi3 link=topic=64436.msg1225904#msg1225904 date=1172199276]
[quote author=tnoah link=topic=64436.msg1122901#msg1122901 date=1167284602]
Fuel additives over time will cause your spark plugs to develop a crusty white ash and make your engine misfire and hesitate on acceleration.
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false.
Time, poor quality gas, and miles will cause that to happen.
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Maudi3? Crossing over huh? LoL
 

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[quote author=Chris06Fusion link=topic=64436.msg1225919#msg1225919 date=1172199495]
Maudi3? Crossing over huh? LoL
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meh, just bored and lumped in here, haha.
 
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