Between the ten trims, four powertrains, three body styles, and three cargo bed options available on the 2011 F150, buyers have almost endless configurations to choose from. Depending on your F150’s configuration, it could require anywhere from 6.0 to 7.7 quarts of synthetic blend engine oil.
2011 Ford F150 engine oil capacity
The 2011 Ford F150 is available in a variety of trims and configurations and with four powertrain options. Each F150 engine has its own unique oil capacity. Check out the table below to see how much oil your F150’s engine requires:
What kind of oil does a 2011 Ford F150 need?
Now that you know how much oil to put in your F150, it’s important to be sure you’re also putting the right type of oil in your engine. What type of oil you use will depend on whether you have one of the three standard V6 or V8 engines, or the EcoBoost V6.
If you can’t find Motorcraft oils, you can substitute with any high-quality engine oil brand certified for gasoline engines by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
How often to change the oil on a 2011 Ford F150
Not sure how to check your engine’s oil? It’s easy—just follow these steps:
Before you put your dipstick back and drive off, look at the quality of the oil itself to ensure you don’t see any indications that you need an oil change. If you notice any of the following while you’re driving, it’s probably time for an oil change:
How to change your oil and oil filter
Not sure how? No worries! We’ll walk you through it, step-by-step.
A step that’s not optional is ensuring your truck’s engine is warmed up. A cold engine means cool engine oil that won’t fully drain. This means you’ll still have old oil residue in your engine that could lead to sludge buildup, poor performance, and engine damage. That’s why you should start your truck and let it run for about five minutes before you start your oil change. If you’ve been out driving, pop the hood and let the car sit for 20-30 minutes so you don’t burn yourself.
Now that your truck’s engine is nice and warm, it’s time to get to work:
To finish up, go ahead and start your engine and let it run for about 30 seconds before checking your oil levels again. Top off if you need to, but, otherwise, you’re good to go!
This might sound like a lot of effort just to get rid of some old oil, but disposing of it by pouring it on the ground or just throwing it away is extremely harmful to the environment—not to mention that it’s illegal in many states.