Question about 2004 Ford Escape
To increase gas mileage many engines are now using 0-20w, 5-30w, etc. oils. Some of these engines reduce the tightness of the cylinder fit in the block to facilitate lubrication & friction reduction. They get more powerful oil pumps, require synthetic oil, a higher SAE rating like "N", a better oil filter and their sumps hold more oil because they are expected to burn some oil as it leaks through. Mine is up to 1 1/2 quarts at 100k miles between oil changes. I add a quart half way through my oil life now since learning about this.You can also thicken your oil by adding an oil treatment, stabilizer or see what results you get with a thicker oil(ie.10-30w). One thing is for sure, you will probably lose gas mileage. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 18, 2015
You must be leaking oil somewhere. You have to get under there to find out from where. I must say that most cars will begin to use some oil around that mark. My suggestion to all owners, especially higher mileage vehicles is to substitute 1 quart of oil, when changing, with 1 quart of Lucas Oil heavy duty oil stabalizer. You will notice a bit of a power boost. Beyond this it coats the parts for less friction, thus less heat is generated. This coating will help extend the life of the vehicle. Especially when running a little low on oil.
Posted on May 30, 2014
Engine needs an oil treatment. Rings could be losing compression. Rislone.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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