Last post on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:21 AM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
What is this discussion about?
Ford Fusion, Mazda MAZDA6, Sedan
#21 of 30 Re: 2007 Ford Fusion 4cyl-2.3L-cartridge style filter [csjr]
Jan 12, 2008 (11:42 am)
Aren't the cartridge filters generally considered to be higher quality and more durable than the spin-ons?
#22 of 30 Re: 2007 Ford Fusion 4cyl-2.3L-cartridge style filter [jeffyscott]
Jan 12, 2008 (2:39 pm)
How are they better? They are more difficult to deal with if the correct wrench is not available but I would like any information if it's available. Thanks for your input.
#23 of 30 Re: 2007 Ford Fusion 4cyl-2.3L-cartridge style filter [csjr]
Jan 12, 2008 (10:56 pm)
If it's anything like my 2003 Mazda6, I had to go to the dealer to buy the tool. I can't remember how much it costs. But yes, it was a "special tool," at least back in 2003 (I no longer own the car).
Hope this helps!
#24 of 30 oil filter
Jan 13, 2008 (2:18 pm)
i didnt use any special tool to get my filter out, i just used tongue and groove pliers, worked fine, no damage done
#25 of 30 Re: 2007 Ford Fusion 4cyl-2.3L-cartridge style filter [kmaurer]
Jan 13, 2008 (4:34 pm)
Hey, do you want to sell the tool? nazcarchazyahoo.com
#26 of 30 Re: 2007 Ford Fusion 4cyl-2.3L-cartridge style filter [csjr]
Jan 14, 2008 (10:00 pm)
Actually the catridge style is better overall. More secure, less chance of leaking. My Olds intrigue has the same thing. very easy to change if you have the right equipment.
BTW you need a 74 mm, 14 flute oil wrench. Try your major auto parts store for the wrench or http://www.brandsplace.com/0246-ast-m0219.html
#27 of 30 Re: Ford Fusion vs Mazda 6 [aviboy97]
Feb 08, 2008 (5:05 pm)
You know your platforms, so can you tell me if I can put GG/GY shocks onto the Fusion CD3 platform. There are several good after market shocks (Bilstein, Koni, Tokico) for the Mazda 6 and I have found some websites listing the same Tokico part numbers for the Fusion. Ford does not seem to want to confirm this compatibility so what do you think?
#28 of 30 Re: Ford Fusion vs Mazda 6 [granth]
Feb 09, 2008 (11:03 am)
For now, I would say no. The suspension components are not the same. You might want to inquire to those specific companies if it's a direct fit. I wil look into it. Give me a few days.
#29 of 30 Will 2009 Mazda6 have sync???
Feb 21, 2008 (6:33 pm)
That would be nice.
It would be nice on the 3 also.
#30 of 30 Oh how things change in one generation...
Aug 25, 2009 (6:21 am)
Well, time to revive this old post now that both of these cars have been replaced with newer variants. The old cars were much closer cousins. The Fusion being slightly longer and more softly suspended. Both were good. The 6 was just sportier. Now the tables have turned.
The new Fusion Sport is the sportier feeling of the two. Now the 6 is the bigger car and it feels like it is. There's nothing really wrong with the new 6, mind you. It's just that I liked the old one so much (I still own an '03 6s 5 speed). I do not like how big the new 6 has become. I would buy the Fusion Sport over the new 6 if I were to replace my current 6 because it is more like my car only better.
In the end, bigger is not always better. Mazda should not have built this car except to add it as another model. Can you say Mazda9?