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2012 Ford Escape Question: tappet sound or VCT sound ? please advice.



raheel1, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Clinton, IA, February 18, 2014, 14:07

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 .

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    February 18, 2014, 18:51

    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..

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