2008 Ford Escape Consumer Review: 56k miles on Escape XLT and bl
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56k miles on Escape XLT and blown head gasket!!
By mariposa7684 on

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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

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Between last oil change/inspection @dealership (everything looked good), and the one this week, car developed an oil leak. No oil on driveway to tip me off. Leakage seen when car on lift-oil was being sprayed on underside. Since source of leak not readily obvious, had dye test done. When car seen yesterday, quite a bit of oil had leaked out. Test points to blown head gasket. Aside from leak, had absolutely no indication there was a problem: no heavy exhaust, no idiot lights on. The bright side is that it was caught before I broke down, killed the engine, etc. I'm posting this mainly to vent. One thing is for absolute sure: I will never, ever buy another Ford.
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