Recent Topics
looking for a good garden hose reel
by bowlofturtle
05/02/16 02:03 PM
New WD Blue 2.5" hard drive beeps???
by Drew99GT
05/02/16 12:39 PM
Grease for Craftsman Snow Thrower
by GGorman04
05/02/16 11:19 AM
Napa syn $2.99 qt.
by pda1122
05/02/16 10:59 AM
Can you mix brands of DOT 4 brake fluid?
by enochian
05/02/16 10:50 AM
rust on stainless steel pool rail and ladder
by raaizin
05/02/16 10:50 AM
Anybody have experience with Lubrication Engineer
by gmh101357
05/02/16 10:43 AM
Oil for a ford 302
by mazdamonky
05/02/16 10:37 AM
93 mercury sable unlock steering wheel
by cptbarkey
05/02/16 10:24 AM
Ford F250-350 Interstate MPG with the 6.2L Gasser
by AirgunSavant
05/02/16 10:12 AM
What do you class as good oil pressure?
by MARTNT
05/02/16 09:53 AM
A bit of tractor maintenance
by Pop_Rivit
05/02/16 09:44 AM
Newest Members
stydel311, jackadf, rlb4, apenland01, 2ManyMiles
57767 Registered Users
Who's Online
95 registered (137_Trenton, Alfred_B, 87sammy, asand1, 13 invisible), 1976 Guests and 322 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
57767 Members
66 Forums
248368 Topics
4061284 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3015219 - 05/27/13 08:58 PM Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil?
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 67
Loc: TX
Hey guys - I haven't been reading this board for a long time, but we recently bought a Ford Fusion for my wife with the 2.0 Ecoboost engine. Poking around the site, I see some issues with gasoline showing up in UOA's, and it's thrown me for a loop. In her previous Altima, I used any old 5W-30 oil and never worried about it.

One thing I remember reading is that using synthetic oil won't really provide a safety margin either. Since this is a (relatively) uncommon engine - especially when compared to the 3.5 - what oils would you guys recommend?

Another thing I haven't found much information on is Ford's fancy oil life monitoring system. As usual, people tend to distrust them and just go with a fixed interval but is this really necessary? Does anyone know if there's some decent reliable info on this?

Thanks...


Edited by Zhukov (05/27/13 08:58 PM)
Edit Reason: Slight title change

Top
#3015231 - 05/27/13 09:13 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13844
Loc: Canada
Personally, in a high-strung turbo, I'd never use anything other than a full synthetic. Especially in a DI turbo that puts extra fuel in the oil.

But that's just me....
_________________________
2003 Mazda Tribute LX V-6, 196,850 miles...DEAD.
MM F1 5W-20 conventional + Bardahl + top-offs.
MM MPH2 filter.

Top
#3015247 - 05/27/13 09:31 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
beast3300 Offline


Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3121
Loc: Ohio
I would totally agree with a full synthetic motor oil.
_________________________
'03 Regal GS L67 3.29 GR:, PUP 5w30/TG3980, Filtermag

'99 Grand Prix L36: QS Defy 5w30/TG3387A, Filtermag


Top
#3015251 - 05/27/13 09:35 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 67
Loc: TX
Yeah, I was kind of leaning that way already...

I looked around for UOA's for this engine but I don't think I've seen any. The 3.5 Ecoboost is easy to find, but the 2.0? Not so much.

Top
#3015254 - 05/27/13 09:37 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 9581
Loc: Upstate NY
I'd read the owner's manual, see what it says, and go from there.

If it recommends a 5w-30, look for the dexos1 label on a full-synthetic oil. Those are oils designed to protect the turbo more.
_________________________
2009 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Top
#3015310 - 05/27/13 10:16 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 5122
Loc: S California
Oil is a small part of the expenses of owning a car. Go for the synthetic. Don't forget your transmission. Maybe consider your power steering. After all you'r a BITOG member. Going to the dealer and never asking what they are doing to your car is a sin punishable by being chased out of town by the shadow of Bob Winters himself.

Top
#3015311 - 05/27/13 10:16 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
randomhero439 Offline


Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 1270
Loc: ohio
Pennzoil Ultra if you can find it, low volatility % is helpful for preventing deposits.
_________________________
08 335i MT: M1 0w-40 450whp 63k
03 Accord V6 MT: M1 0w-20 230whp 240k
10 Mercedes GLK: M1 0w-40 61k


Top
#3015322 - 05/27/13 10:27 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
jdmstr22 Offline


Registered: 12/04/12
Posts: 275
Loc: Illinois
I would use kendall GT-1 Full synthetic and fords reccomended visco.
_________________________
06 Sonata GLS 2.4 177k PP5W30 OEM Filter
03 BMW M5 68k Castrol TWS 10W60 OEM Filter

Top
#3015374 - 05/27/13 11:24 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
askani79705 Offline


Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 296
Loc: midland tx
The Mazda 0w20 could do the trick.
_________________________
2014 Subaru Forester Wix 57055 0w20 QSUD.
97 Ford 150 MC FL820s Mobil High Mileage 5W30

Top
#3015491 - 05/28/13 06:56 AM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2073
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Originally Posted By: Zhukov
Hey guys - I haven't been reading this board for a long time, but we recently bought a Ford Fusion for my wife with the 2.0 Ecoboost engine. Poking around the site, I see some issues with gasoline showing up in UOA's, and it's thrown me for a loop. In her previous Altima, I used any old 5W-30 oil and never worried about it.

One thing I remember reading is that using synthetic oil won't really provide a safety margin either. Since this is a (relatively) uncommon engine - especially when compared to the 3.5 - what oils would you guys recommend?

Another thing I haven't found much information on is Ford's fancy oil life monitoring system. As usual, people tend to distrust them and just go with a fixed interval but is this really necessary? Does anyone know if there's some decent reliable info on this?

Thanks...


Zhukov,

I too would advise you to use a good synthetic oil and then begin to use your OLM. Maybe even an extended synthetic would guarantee a nice buffer for you. Try Mobil 1 or Pennzoil.

Durango

Top
#3015498 - 05/28/13 07:11 AM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8038
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I use PP in the recomended 5w30 in my Mazda DI turbo engine. Three UOAs using a 6,000 mile OC interval showed very good wear numbers.
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#3018189 - 05/30/13 09:34 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: askani79705]
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 67
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: askani79705
The Mazda 0w20 could do the trick.


It calls for 5W-30.

Top
#3018958 - 05/31/13 05:22 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Jeffry Offline


Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 9
Loc: IL
I would do an extended OCI on this motor. Please see my 5000 mile, 95% highway,UOA. This is Mobil 1 0w40 Euro.



Edited by Jeffry (05/31/13 05:33 PM)

Top
#3019000 - 05/31/13 06:08 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Jeffry]
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 67
Loc: TX
I don't know if I would call 5,000 miles an extended OCI. wink

The oil still looks great - TBN of over 6? Wow.

Top