Ford Escape: Checking the engine oil - Engine oil - Maintenance and Specifications - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Checking the engine oil

Refer to scheduled maintenance information for the appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil.

1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Turn the engine off and wait 15 minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan.
3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions).
4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick.

• 2.5L I4 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again.

6. Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then remove it again.

• If the oil level is within the lower and upper holes or lower and upper lines, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
• If the oil level is below the lower hole or the lower line, engine oil must be added to raise the level within the normal operating range.

• 2.5L I4 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

• 3.0L V6 engine

• If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil

• If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter.
• Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above the upper hole or upper line may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.

7. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated.

    Adding engine oil
    1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter. 2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified engine oil of the recommen ...

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