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2008 Ford Escape Oil Change Guide

The 2008 Ford Escape is a popular SUV that has been around since the early 2000s. It’s designed to be easy for owners to maintain and keep in tip-top shape. This blog post will give you an overview of when your oil needs changing, how often it should be changed, and what kind of oil you need to use during an oil change.


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2008 Ford Escape Oil Type


We recommend you to check the owner’s manual first for specific information on your 2008 Ford Escape engine oil type.


The 2008 Ford Escape uses SAE 5w-20 viscosity, fully synthetic motor oil for its engine. The vehicle has an oil capacity of 4.5 US quarts and is designed to provide consistent performance in any climate or terrain you may drive on.


The 2008 Ford Escape with a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder engine has an approximate oil capacity of 4.5 quarts with filter while the 2008 Ford Escape with a 3.0 liter V6 engine has an approximate oil capacity of 6.0 quarts with filter.


To protect the 2008 Ford Escape engine’s warranty, use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 oil or an equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930A. This type of motor oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance for your vehicle’s powerplant so it won’t let you down when driving around town.

HIGH MILEAGE OIL FOR 2008 ford escape

We recommend Mobil-1 Extended Performance High Mileage Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-20 for 2008 Ford Escape. The high mileage oil designed for this 2008 model is made of a special technology that can help reduce pressure between the piston and cylinder wall in order to prevent future leakage within the engine.  The 2008 Ford Escape high mileage oil is made of a combination of synthetic base oils and advanced additive technology.

The 2008 Ford Escape high mileage oil has been specially formulated for long-lasting lubrication and protection of 2008 Ford Escapes with over 75,000 miles. It helps maintain new car performance and extend engine life by reducing friction and enhancing protection against damaging deposits and wear.

2008 Ford Escape Oil Change Intervals


Oil changes are important to keep your car running smoothly. For 2008 ford ecape models and newer we recommended to change oil every 7500 miles or every six months.

Most people change their oil every 5k-7k miles but this can vary depending on how often they drive their vehicle. It is important not only because it helps prevent dirt from getting into vital engine parts but also keeps harmful sludge and moisture out.

Best Oil for 2008 Ford Escape


For 2008 ford escape, the best oil is synthetic oil. 2008 ford escapes require a type of oil that is specially designed to be resistant to breakdown at high temperatures and provide the best possible lubrication. If you are looking for the best oil for your car, we recommend:

Oil (by manufacturer) – Ford recommends Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 oil  in 2008 Ford Escape. This is the best oil for 2008 ford escape and has been proven to increase gas mileage and cut down on carbon deposits. Also synthetics have cleaner burn capabilities and leave almost no residue on parts.

Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil is manufactured with high-viscosity index, premium-quality, synthetic base oils that provide good high temperature and low temperature performance.

Oil (our choice) –  Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic 5W-20 Motor Oil for 2008 ford escape is safe to use. It provides 2008 ford escape with great defense against heat and wear.

Our Choice
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic motor oil is made from natural gas, not crude. It is one of the best full synthetic motor oils in our portfolio. Made for extreme performance, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum outperforms conventional oils in terms of low temperature performance and volatility control.

Oil filter (by manufecturer) – If you are looking for the best filter for 2008 Ford Escape, Motorcraft – Oil Filter is best for your engine oil. It will give great protection and long life of 2008 ford escape engine.

Motorcraft filters are engineered to the high quality standards of the Ford Motor Company and are recommended by Ford as the original equipment replacement filter for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.

How to Change Oil by Yourself – Step by Step

There are many reasons why people want to change their own oil including time efficiency and money saving. We will tell you what equipment you need and provide step by step instructions on how to do it yourself.

Step 1.

Once you’ve got your supplies together, here’s what you will do. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature or until the fan comes on.

Step 2.

Then turn off the engine raises support the front end. Slide a drain pan into place under the drain plug. Use your ratchet and 15 millimeter socket to remove the drain float and let the oil or not completely.


Use a rag or sharp towel to wipe any excess oil from around the opening and off the drain plug. Replace your drain plug and tighten it to 18 foot pounds.


Step 3.

Locate the oil filter and make sure your drain pan is directly under. Use your filter wrench to loosen it if needed. Finish removing it by hand and pour the oil from the filter into the drain pan. Wipe down the area where the filter was threaded. And make sure the old ring came up with the filter.


Step 4.

Put in the fresh oil. Thread the new filter into place by hand.

Step 5.

Once the O ring is against the oil pan, give the filter three quarters of a turn to secure it. Open the hood and refill the oil with the amount and type of oil recommended by the manufacturer.


Step 6.

Replace the oil fill cap and use a dipstick to check the oil level. Start the engine, let it run for at least three minutes. Then turn off the engine and check the oil level again. Make sure there aren’t any leaks. Once you’re sure there aren’t any leaks. Slide your drain pan out from under the car. It’s now safe to lower the front end and close to how to reset the oil life indicator. Press and release the setup button twice until you see the oil life percentage hold reset displayed.

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