My 2002 ford escape with recent oil change at sears blew white smoke briefly then stopped. This never happened before or since. Did sears screw up?

10

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 12:26 PM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ive always done oil changes myself with no problems. I never add any additives. Escape
is now running ok. Maybe just a coicidence but cant help think that Sears employee
caused problem.

2 Answers

You don't need additives. Modern motor oil, be it conventional or synthetic has all the additives it needs. Check the oil to make sure it's not over-full. Otherwise, they may have spilled some on the exhaust and it burned off. Running fine now, not blowing smoke and no Check Engine light, I wouldn't worry about it.

10

Thanks for the input

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,720
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    2,980
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
910 Great Deals out of 67,921 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda CR-V
758 Great Deals out of 56,072 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota RAV4
710 Great Deals out of 45,655 listings starting at $1,195
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
829 Great Deals out of 70,126 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,563 Great Deals out of 195,337 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
805 Great Deals out of 55,007 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Cherokee
364 Great Deals out of 51,951 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Liberty
218 Great Deals out of 7,260 listings starting at $1,400
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
248 Great Deals out of 15,705 listings starting at $1,523
Used Kia Sorento
492 Great Deals out of 28,972 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
25,884 listings starting at $17,397
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 35,769 listings starting at $12,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
102 Great Deals out of 4,280 listings starting at $10,250
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
172 Great Deals out of 5,255 listings starting at $8,999
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
253 Great Deals out of 8,915 listings starting at $6,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.