|TSB 15-0086||3.5L GTDI – EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND/OR SMOKE FROM THE EXHAUST AT IDLE DURING NORMAL ENGINE OPERATING TEMPERATURE – ALUMINUM VALVE COVER|
|Publication Date: May 27, 2015|
|FORD:||2010-2014 Flex, Taurus
|LINCOLN:||2010-2014 MKS, MKT|
The article supersedes TSB 14-0196 to update the Part List.
Some 2010-2014 Flex, MKS, MKT, Taurus and 2013-2014 Explorer vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine with an aluminum valve cover may exhibit excessive oil consumption and/or an excessive engine oil smoking condition from the tailpipe at idle during normal engine operating temperatures.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
- Inspect for oil in the crankcase vent oil separator through the PCV valve opening. Is there presence of liquid oil, more than a slight vapor?
- Yes – proceed to Step 3.
- Replace the right hand valve cover.
- Replace the crankcase vent oil separator.
- Drive the vehicle at normal operating temperature for 20 minutes at constant highway speed to remove oil residue from the catalytic converter.
|PART NUMBER||PART NAME|
|AA5Z-6A785-F||Crankcase Vent Oil Separator|
|TA-357||Motorcraft High Performance Engine RTV Silicone|
|XO-5W30-QSP||Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil|
|PM4A||Motorcraft Metal Brake Parts Cleaner|
|ZC-31-B||Motorcraft Metal Surface Prep Wipes|
|ZC-30-A||Motorcraft Silicone Gasket Remover|
|150086A||2013-2014 Explorer 2010-2014 Taurus, MKS, Flex And MKT 3.5L GTDI: Inspect For Oil In The Crankcase Vent Oil Separator. None Found Includes Time To Replace PCV Valve (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)||0.3 Hr.|
|150086B||2013-2014 Explorer 3.5L GTDI: Inspect For Oil In The Crankcase Vent Oil Separator. Replace Right Hand Valve Cover, Crankcase Vent Oil Separator, PCV Valve Includes Time For Road Test (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)||2.1 Hrs.|
|150086B||2010-2014 Flex, MKT, Taurus And MKS 3.5L GTDI: Inspect For Oil In The Crankcase Vent Oil Separator. Replace Right Hand Valve Cover, Crankcase Vent Oil Separator, PCV Valve Includes Time For Road Test (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)||2.2 Hrs.|
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.
|BASIC PART NO.||CONDITION CODE|