2008 Ford Escape Consumer Review: 56k miles on Escape XLT and bl

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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56k miles on Escape XLT and blown head gasket!!
By mariposa7684 on


2008 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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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