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A good bet is check out whatever the 2021 Escape owners manual says for the 2.5l Atkinson engine/2.0l EB engine. Use the IOLM (intelligent oil life monitor) you'll have with the Maverick to determine when you should change the oil, it will tell you when you're within xx% of remaining engine oil life left. IOLM uses an algorithm, uses actual operating hours, hours of idle time, temperature, length since last oil change etc.

From 2021 Escape owners manual:
2.0l EB:
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2.5l Atkinson:
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Do you think being in FL, a thicker oil would be better?
Nope. Stick with what it calls for. There are many good videos which go into this in detail. In exchange you'll get the best fuel economy and the quickest oil flow during the frequent start cycles in the hybrid. You want a thin oil so it can get where it needs to go quickly! That's the most important thing in this application.
Even at full throttle the 2.5 is very understressed and relatively low rpm. Oil shear won't be an issue.
 

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Nope. Stick with what it calls for. There are many good videos which go into this in detail. In exchange you'll get the best fuel economy and the quickest oil flow during the frequent start cycles in the hybrid. You want a thin oil so it can get where it needs to go quickly! That's the most important thing in this application.
Even at full throttle the 2.5 is very understressed and relatively low rpm. Oil shear won't be an issue.
OK. But the actual damaging start cycles are from a dead cold start (i.e. after overnight or parking all day long), not after a few minutes.
 

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OK. But the actual damaging start cycles are from a dead cold start (i.e. after overnight or parking all day long), not after a few minutes.
Not necessarily true. Granted, you won't see actual damage from start stop cycles, but you will see more wear than normal especially if using a thicker oil. The trade off is the Hybrid engine does not work as hard when it is running, so it lasts longer overall.
Would you run an engine with no oil in it simply because it was just running a few minutes ago? That is what you're doing for a split second every time you stop and restart your engine.

You seem to be convinced that you should use a thicker oil. So go ahead. It'll probably be fine. But realistically, why would you? Then again it's your baby so do what you like.
 

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Just for grins, I'd like to mention that in my big rig Volvo 770 truck that I bought at around 500,000 miles and sold at over 1,000,000 miles, I once took my high quality SYNTHETIC oil to 130,000 miles, using oil analysis periodically, and changing the three (3) large oil filters (2 full flow and 1 bypass) regularly. The "standard" oil change for the truck was only 20,000 miles using conventional oil. No worries! I saved a buttload of money and time!!! Plus helped the environment at least a little bit.
 

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What an ideotic oil quantity

make it 6quarts or stick with 5
I seriously doubt 0.3 quarts if you add 6 will "overfill" it. Or you could save the 0.3 for in between changes if/when it drops a little.

It is DUMB that it says do not "exceed one year", at time alone does NOT degrade oil. I have ignored time all my life. If it days "10,000 miles or one year", and I do 5,000 miles a year, I change oil after TWO years. Oil just sitting there stays exactly the same.

In a diesel RV we had that that must have had a bad oil ring that burned one quart every 500 miles, the change interval for the oil was 5,000 miles, and oil capacity was 10 quarts, so it burned the amount of the entire crankcase in its change interval, so I consequently NEVER changed oil. Just often added fresh oil regularly, and changed the filter every 5,000 miles. We got RV when it was 6 years old, and sold it when was 19 years old.

I got a Tao Motor TBR7 250 bike that calls for 1.15 quarts. All of us owners just add a quart and it is just fine.
 
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