Ford F-150 oil change interval
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How Often Do You Change Ford F-150 Oil and What's The Best Oil for F-150 Engine According To Ecoboost Owners

How often do you guys change oil? asked one of the Ford F150 owner in F150 Ecoboost Owners Only Facebook group. Here is what many Ecoboost truck owners replied, sharing their experience. They also discuss the best oil type for their trucks engines.

Some F 150 Ecoboost owners say they change the truck's oil at 3500-4000 miles. Some others say they change it every 5000 miles. "5000 to keep up with tire rotation," wrote one owner named Hustings.

However, another owner, named Eddie said he changes his Ford F150's oil every 3000 to 4000 miles. "Never want to go more than that due to direct injection and the turbos putting extra stress on it," he added to his reply.

"I figured I am close to 5000 miles. I think the book says close to 10,000 miles, which is a little long for me," wrote a group member Matthew.

I tried to find the owner's manual on Ford's website to read about the Ford F 150 Ecoboost oil change interval. Here it is. Know when to change your engine oil. In general, Ford Motor Company recommends the following oil change schedule:

  • 2008 and newer model-year vehicles: every 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.
  • 2007 and older model-year vehicles: every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.

"I don't do oil analysis," wrote Steven in the group. "Just change the oil all the time more often than you'd like. Its relatively cheap and oil analysis are not concrete. You can have factors like one time running hot or days of sitting that added excessive water into the oil. Doing oil analysis to save money is why I inframe so many company vehicles that try to outsmart oil change intervals. You have really small turbos that need very crucial viscosity and lubricity to stay alive. Dont be cheap," he suggested. He also wrote that oil change is a good thing to do. No doubt and you can catch failures before they happen, but using them to justify running longer intervals is just asking for expensive problems.

What Oil To Use for F 150 Ecoboost - The Best Oil Type According To F-150 Ecoboost Owners

"I change my F-150 Ecoboost's oil every 5000 miles," writes David in the group. He says he uses Mobil one Ext , OEM motorcraft filter.

Another Ecoboost owner Steven says he changes his truck's oil every 5,000 miles and uses synthetic oil. "Oil life is not a cool thing to play with when you have small turbos and tight tolerances," he adds. Eric, another group member, agrees, writing "I thought so too. I changed every 3k with Mobil 1 and then switched to Amsoil and the oil looks amazing at 6k and still has life left just don't want to push it."

How often do you change your truck's oil, at what intervals and what kind of oil do you use for your F-150?

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I have a 2017 Expedition XL with oil analyses. When you reset it how does it know that Amsoil Signature Series 100% synthetic is being used. Oil change is to be 25,000 mile or 1 year witch ever comes first. At 5560 it is telling me that I have 18% oil life left. I have not found any ford dealer yet that can tell how to set the oil analyses as to witch oil is being used, motor craft synth. blend or 100% synth. Any help would be thankful.
My son has a 2017 F-150 Eco Boost 3.5 he's wanting to use synthetic oil my question is what weight should he use?
Ford specifies 5W-30 @ 6 quarts in the 3.5 Ecoboost engine, and full synthetic oil is a must do for that engine. Conventional oils, even synthetic "blends" can bake out a turbo because they cannot handle the operating temperatures of turbos without breaking down and carbonizing those parts.
I am a former Audi owner and when I first purchased my Audi Allroad I was shocked when I found out the oil service interval was every 10K miles. Well I ditched the Audi and purchased my 2013 150 Eco Boost and since buying the truck I have followed the same Audi guidelines with oil change intervals using full synthetic oil. Full synthetic oil performs and lasts much better than regular oil. I also use K&N oil and air filters to decrease waste. To make a long story longer, full synthetic oil can go 10K miles before change and you won’t run a risk of harming the guts. Also, think of all the money you’ll save by decreasing oil change intervals only to blow on the lift kit and Wren you want to modify.
I hear all kinds of stories about extended oil changes with the new synthetic oils, including the Ford owner manual, but they bear little credibility with no mention of changing the oil filter during those intervals. 10K miles with the same filter...I don't think so.
A $60 oil change using synthetic oil at 3000 miles costs 2 cents a mile. That is pretty cheap insurance against a timing chain, cam phasers, or other engine damage, and that's about all I got to say about that!
I have a 2013 F150 eco-boost. For the first three years, I was very consistent with my oil changes, every 3k miles using the type of oil as stated in the owner's manual. And at every oil change, the dealer and another oil change place, would show me that my oil was coming out burnt. The dealer kept taking the truck for 2-3 days, and would have the engineer look at everything, but nothing stood out as to why I was burning oil. I did not tow a trailer, but I did have a full size bumper, that added an additional 200 lbs. to the front end. (But both places stated, that the bumper would not cause this.) After having my truck for 4 years, I ended up buying a new house, and moved to another town. I went to the oil change place, which happened to be down the highway, from the dealer in which I bought my truck. After they saw my burnt oil, and asked me the history of my oil changes and driving habits. They suggested that I first go to a synthetic blend, and then after that oil change, go to full synthetic. I also would only come in every 5k miles. So, I did exactly that, and I have no more burnt oil and my 5k oil changes. I even lost track of time, on my last oil change, and waited 6k miles. I was very concerned about how the oil would come out. And the oil change place, stated that the oil looked great at 6k miles. But suggested I don't make a habit out of it. As a foot note, I also have a catch can, that made a really big difference, on keeping the return air/fuel mixture cleaner when going back into the cylinder. It has a high and low side connectors, for idle running and highway driving.