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#3015219 - 05/27/13 08:58 PM Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil?
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 65
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)
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#3015231 - 05/27/13 09:13 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13429
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....
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#3015247 - 05/27/13 09:31 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3022
Loc: Ohio
I would totally agree with a full synthetic motor oil.
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#3015251 - 05/27/13 09:35 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 65
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.

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


Registered: 03/24/07
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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.
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#3015310 - 05/27/13 10:16 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
OneEyeJack Offline


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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.
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#3015311 - 05/27/13 10:16 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
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Pennzoil Ultra if you can find it, low volatility % is helpful for preventing deposits.
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#3015322 - 05/27/13 10:27 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
jdmstr22 Offline


Registered: 12/04/12
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Loc: Illinois
I would use kendall GT-1 Full synthetic and fords reccomended visco.
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#3015374 - 05/27/13 11:24 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
askani79705 Offline


Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 271
Loc: midland tx
The Mazda 0w20 could do the trick.
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#3015491 - 05/28/13 06:56 AM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: Zhukov]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2045
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

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


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 6767
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.
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#3018189 - 05/30/13 09:34 PM Re: Ford Ecoboost 2.0 engine - what oil? [Re: askani79705]
Zhukov Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 65
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: askani79705
The Mazda 0w20 could do the trick.


It calls for 5W-30.

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#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)

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


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 65
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.

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