Ford dealer in Bahrain use 10w30 oil instead of 5w20 in my escape 2.5 L4 2012. Due to this, i have tappet sound or VCT sound when the engine is cold after 12 hours for 2 minutes . they said , it is a normal sound and the oil needs time to circulate. therefore , I need opinion in this matter of issue . the sound appear after first oil change and the sound is louder during this winter .
tappet sound or VCT sound ? please advice. on 2012 Ford Escape
by raheel1 in Clinton, IA on February 18, 2014
ANSWER by asksteevies on February 18, 2014
I'd say its the wrong oil ,its not thin enough or you better check level ,maybe it s not full. You know they could of stated it with no oil by mistake if it did it when you got it back..