Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking – 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln

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
2013-2014 Explorer
LINCOLN: 2010-2014 MKS, MKT

 

The article supersedes TSB 14-0196 to update the Part List.

 

ISSUE:

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.

 

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve.
  1. 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?
    1. No – this article does not apply refer to WSM,  for excessive engine oil consumption.
    1. Yes – proceed to Step 3.
  1. Replace the right hand valve cover.
  1. Replace the crankcase vent oil separator.
  1. 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-6582-E Valve Cover
AA5Z-6A666-D Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light PCV Valve
AA5Z-6A785-F Crankcase Vent Oil Separator
TA-357 Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light Motorcraft High Performance Engine RTV Silicone
XO-5W30-QSP Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
PM4A Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light Motorcraft Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
ZC-31-B Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light Motorcraft Metal Surface Prep Wipes
ZC-30-A Excessive Oil Consumption and/or an Excessive Engine Oil Smoking - 2010-2014 Ford & Lincoln » small light Motorcraft Silicone Gasket Remover

 

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
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.

 

WARRANTY STATUS

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.

 

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
6A785 42

 

15-0086

 

 

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