can i use 20w50 oil in my ford escape 2012?

Asked by Mar 23, 2013 at 03:27 PM about the 2012 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have Ford Escape- 2.5L Duratec Engine model 2012 I here tappet sound in morning win the engine is cold  for one minute only I use oil 10w 30 can I use 15w40 to stop the sound

5 Answers

263,895

NOOO, that is too thick for your engine and cause it to tap more. Please use 5W-20 which is what's recommended in your owners manual. you can use 10W-30 in warmer climates.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
105,335

Try using Sea Foam in the crankcase for the lifter noise. With the newer model cars thicker oil is not better.

102,755

It's a 2012. You are paying good money for it. Take it back to the dealer before attempting home remedies that could void your warranty. Start the demo cars and see if they make noise.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
725

Brand new car under warranty with an engine noise? Go to the dealer!!

is Mobil 1 5W-50 oil okay for a Ford Escape 2011 used in Middle east / UAE where the outside temp reaches 50 degrees now during summer?

Your Answer

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 102,879 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,910
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
1,027 Great Deals out of 51,420 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,179 Great Deals out of 68,823 listings starting at $750
Used Honda CR-V
841 Great Deals out of 58,486 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4
808 Great Deals out of 51,145 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,104 Great Deals out of 67,916 listings starting at $760
Used Ford Fusion
984 Great Deals out of 62,768 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Rogue
775 Great Deals out of 66,982 listings starting at $2,110
Used Ford F-150
3,124 Great Deals out of 219,053 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,029 Great Deals out of 71,559 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus
749 Great Deals out of 61,396 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
282 Great Deals out of 18,302 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Liberty
202 Great Deals out of 7,192 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Tucson
242 Great Deals out of 21,657 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Compass
384 Great Deals out of 41,843 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
55,559 listings starting at $16,362
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 15,080 listings starting at $14,043
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 4,814 listings starting at $9,600
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
247 Great Deals out of 6,424 listings starting at $7,999
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
309 Great Deals out of 7,938 listings starting at $4,000

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.