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post #1 of 128 Old 07-29-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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What oil do you use?

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Engine oil (2.0L EcoBoost) 5.7 qt (5.4 L)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil or equivalent5 WSS-M2C946-A

I took the car to ford and they used regular oil on the 2.0l ecoboost. When I ran the part number, it gives me prem blend synthetic.
https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubrican...ry=Motor%20Oil

Which is the correct oil to use? Dealer kept saying Ford told them regular oil is ok, but they are going to change my oil with synthetic tomorrow bc I asked. So weird!

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post #2 of 128 Old 07-29-2014, 09:49 PM
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I thought Ford used and recommended Motorcraft Synthetic Blend across the board with all of the Escape engines? They do recommend synthetic blend with my 2.5 on my 2014 Escape.

Your WSS number is for a synthetic blend I believe? I find it hard to believe that a Ford dealership is using regular Dino oil in your Escape. Weird!!

And if they are changing it, I would think that they will be changing it to their Motorcraft synthetic blend, not a pure synthetic.

Keep us updated on this oil mystery!
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Full synthetic in the Escape, an E-350 van 150,000 miles 5-20 Motor-craft blend, and a Chevy Tracker 195,000 miles fed only plain name brand motor oil 5-30. I think the secret is following the severe maintenance schedule, since 75% of the miles are stop and go city driving.

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I ran motorcraft semi syn 5w-30 the first 20,000 miles. After that "break in", I switched to Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w-30.
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Amsoil 10W-40. I've used it in my past four cars with no issues at all, changing the oil at 5,000 miles.

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Amsoil 10W-40. I've used it in my past four cars with no issues at all, changing the oil at 5,000 miles.
Amsoil 5w30 here with Amsoil filter. Replace oil as per oil life monitor. Run Amsoil on ALL my vehicles except the senior.

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WIX filter and Mobile 1 5w30, change fevery 6K.
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Manual says this:
Engine oil (2.0L EcoBoost) 5.7 qt (5.4 L)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Motor Oil or equivalent5 WSS-M2C946-A

I took the car to ford and they used regular oil on the 2.0l ecoboost. When I ran the part number, it gives me prem blend synthetic.
https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubrican...ry=Motor%20Oil

Which is the correct oil to use? Dealer kept saying Ford told them regular oil is ok, but they are going to change my oil with synthetic tomorrow bc I asked. So weird!
The correct oil is the Motorcraft Synthetic Blend, 5w-30. Running full synthetic won't hurt it, running regular oil *may* hurt it, depending on what article you read. Weird that you say they used regular oil, Ford vehicles have been using synthetic blend as OEM for the longest time. In any case, good that they are replacing it for you.

I just changed my oil and used 5w-30 Mobile 1. First vehicle I have owned that I actually put full synthetic in.
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My dealer uses a 5w-30 semi synthetic blend. I change my own oil, and prefer Mobil 1 5w-30 full synthetic and Motorcraft filters. I will change both every 5000 miles. Maybe overkill, but for a $35,000 investment that's my choice.
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So went back and changed oil. Paid the diff and now I have a record. Incase anything happens I will be going after the dealer

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