2017 Ford F-150 Engine Oil Capacity

The 2017 Ford F-150 has an oil capacity of 6, 6.3, or 7.7 quarts, depending on its engine. Click here to learn more!
Written by Jacqulyn Graber
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The 2017 Ford F-150 comes with various engines, each with a different engine oil capacity. The EcoBoost 2.7-liter, Ecoboost 3.5-liter, and the high-output EcoBoost 3.5-liter all take 6 quarts of oil. The 3.5-liter V6 requires 6.3 quarts of oil, and the 5.0-liter V8 requires a whopping 7.7 quarts of oil. 
When Americans think of pickup trucks, they undoubtedly think of the iconic Ford F-150—and a major part of the appeal is the truck’s versatility. For example, your 2017 Ford had five different engine options—each with a unique oil capacity. No matter which engine you have you’ll need to keep up with a regular
car maintenance schedule
to keep it in tip-top shape!
Luckily, some maintenance tasks are easy to do at home. Read on to discover all of the 2017 F-150 oil capacity information you need to perform an oil change on your own—including the oil type and some extra tips to help you along the way.
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2017 Ford F-150 engine oil capacity

Exactly how much oil you need for your 2017 Ford F-150 can vary greatly. Why? Well, the truck can be powered by any one of five powerful engines. 
Here’s how the 2017 Ford F-150’s oil capacities break down by engine type:
  • EcoBoost 2.7-liter: 6 quarts
  • EcoBoost 3.5-liter: 6 quarts
  • High Output EcoBoost 3.5-liter: 6 quarts
  • 3.5-liter V6: 6.3 quarts
  • 5.0-liter V8: 7.7 quarts 
Be sure not to confuse your engine’s oil capacity with its
engine displacement
or the volume measurement of its cylinders (i.e. 2.7 liters, 3.5 liters, or 5.0 liters). These measurements are not the same!

What kind of oil does a 2017 Ford F-150 need?

The type of oil you put in your truck is just as important as the amount. Fortunately, oil type isn’t nearly as confusing, as Ford strictly recommends SAE 5W-20 for all of their F-150 engines.
Let’s break down what that means. First, “SAE” stands for “Society of Automotive Engineers,” and they’re simply the entity that assigns oil grades.
The “5W-20,” then, refers to the oil’s grade. “W” stands for winter, and the number beforehand indicates the oil’s viscosity in freezing temperatures, while the number afterward indicates the oil’s viscosity in very hot temperatures. 
Finally, you’ll find three main types of oil when shopping: conventional oil, full synthetic oil, and synthetic blend oil. Ford recommends synthetic blends, but you can choose which type you prefer—as long as it has the correct grade

How often to change oil on a 2017 Ford F-150

How often you need to
change the oil and filter
in your truck depends on which type of oil you decide to purchase. 
If you use conventional oil—which is the least expensive—you’ll need to perform changes every 3,000 miles. For synthetics and synthetic blends, however, you can go much longer: up to 7,500 miles.
Either way, Ford recommends that you follow the oil light indicator on your dashboard, and never go more than 10,000 miles or one full year without an oil change, no matter what.
It’s also a good idea to regularly check your oil levels and quality, keeping an eye out for any signs that your oil needs changing. Gritty or dark-colored oil, new engine smells or sounds, and decreased engine performance are all signs that your vehicle is overdue for some maintenance. 
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How to change your oil and oil filter

If you want to save money on your car expenses, changing your oil right at home is a great option. Here are the tools and supplies you’ll need to gather:
  • Up to 7.7 quarts of 5W-20 oil
  • A new oil filter
  • A socket wrench
  • A filter wrench
  • A drain pan
  • Rags, tarps, etc.
Once you’ve gathered everything, warm your engine up by running it for a little while. You can use this time to lay down some tarps to protect your driveway or your garage floor. Then, turn the engine off, open the hood of your car, and get started. 
You’ll need to: 
  • Unscrew the oil fill cap.
  • Crawl beneath the engine and use your wrench to unscrew the oil drain bolt and washer.
  • Allow most of the oil to drain into the drain pan.
  • Remove the old oil filter and let the rest of the oil drain.
  • Install the new filter.
  • Replace the oil drain bolt with a new washer and tighten it to 29 lb-ft.
  • Refill the engine with your new oil and screw on the fill cap.
Once you crawl back out from under your vehicle, start your engine again to let the fresh oil fill the filter. Using your dipstick, ensure you’ve added enough oil to the engine, topping it off as needed. While the vehicle is running, you should also check for any dripping oil. If everything looks good, and your
oil pressure light
turns off, you’re good to go! 
But what to do with the old oil? Never dump it out onto the grass, and don’t put it in your regular trash bin, either. Instead, you’ll have to pour it into a sealed container and dispose of it safely at a local recycling center.
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