2017 Ford F-150 Oil Capacity

The 2017 Ford F-150 has an oil capacity of 6.0 to 7.7 quarts, depending on the engine type.
Written by Andrew Biro
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The 2017 Ford F-150’s oil capacity depends on its engine size and type. Both the 2.7L V6 and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engines have an oil capacity of 6.0 quarts, the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine has a total oil capacity of 6.3 quarts, and the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine has a capacity of 7.7 quarts.
As long as your 2012 Ford F-150 isn’t regularly subjected to severe driving conditions, you only need to change its oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Changing your engine oil at home can be a great way to save money on car maintenance. But before you pop the hood, make sure you know what you’re doing!
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2017 Ford F-150 engine oil capacity

Your 2017 Ford F-150’s engine type has a big impact on how much motor oil it can hold—and for the 2017 model year, the Ford F-150 was offered with four different engines: a 2.7L EcoBoost V6, a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6, and a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8.
For a complete breakdown of 2017 Ford F-150 oil capacity by engine type, refer to the table below:
Engine Type
Oil Capacity
2.7L EcoBoost V6
6.0 quarts (5.7 liters)
3.5L EcoBoost V6
3.5L Ti-VCT V6
6.3 quarts (6.0 liters)
5.0L Ti-VCT V8
7.7 quarts (7.3 liters)

What type of oil does the 2017 Ford F-150 use?

Both the 2.7L V6 and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engines use SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend motor oil, preferably Motorcraft branded oil, at Ford’s recommendation (though any oil with the same ratings will do). 
The 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 and 5.0 Ti-VCT V8, on the other hand, both require SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend motor oil.
Engine Type
Oil Specifications
2.7L EcoBoost V6
SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend
3.5L EcoBoost V6
3.5L Ti-VCT V6
SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend
5.0L Ti-VCT V8
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Confused by what these figures actually illustrate? If this is your first foray into the world of oil ratings, keep reading for a detailed explanation of how to decipher them.
The first number is the oil's winter rating, which provides a basic sense of how thick or thin the oil will be when subjected to severely cold or freezing temperatures—and generally speaking, viscosity (or thickness) decreases and the number gets closer to zero.
The ideal oil for driving in extremely cold temperatures has a rating of "0," as it is incredibly thin and makes starting your engine that much easier. Oils with a winter grade of "5" nevertheless still work exceptionally well in the cold.
Conversely, the second digit of an oil rating refers to the oil's viscosity at extreme temperatures of 216°F or higher—a.k.a. the typical operating temperature of an engine. Oils with a "30" or "20" rating will become very thin when heated to these temperatures.

How often does a 2017 Ford F-150 need an oil change?

The synthetic engine oil in the 2017 Ford F-150 lasts a lot longer than its traditional counterpart, so you only have to replace it once every 7,500 to 10,000 miles, or roughly once per year.
If your 2017 Ford F-150 is regularly subjected to severe conditions—such as dusty/sandy roads, heavy towing, extreme temperatures, or long periods of low idling—you will need to change your oil more frequently, or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
To avoid any unnecessary engine damage, it is essential that you check your Ford’s oil level and condition at least once a month and before long excursions. Keep an eye out for the following signs during these inspections that suggest an oil change is imminently needed:
  • You can smell oil or a burning odor from inside the car’s cabin
  • The oil’s color has changed to dark brown or black
  • The dashboard oil pressure light is illuminated
  • The oil’s texture looks gritty or grainy
  • The overall performance of your car has worsened

How to change your oil and oil filter

If you’ve decided to change your 2017 Ford F-150’s oil yourself, you’ll need to gather the following: 6 to 8 quarts of the right motor oil, an oil drain pan, a socket wrench set, a new filter, and a filter wrench to remove the old filter.
Once you have acquired your tools, start the engine and let it run for four to five minutes, or until it reaches the proper operating temperature. Once the engine has sufficiently warmed, shut it off, pop the hood, and follow the steps below:
  1. Locate the oil reservoir, then remove the oil fill cap. Put the cap in a secure location so you do not lose it.
  2. Position the oil drain pan directly underneath the oil reservoir's drain hole.
  3. Select the correct size socket and use your socket wrench to remove the drain bolt and washer. Once removed, the oil will start to empty into the drain pan.
  4. As you wait for the oil to drain, remove the old oil filter with your filter wrench and replace it with a new one.
  5. After the oil has finished draining, thread a new washer onto the drain bolt and reinstall the bolt.
  6. Fill the reservoir with clean oil and screw the oil cap back into place.
After adding clean oil, start your car and let it run for about 30 seconds. Turn off your car, then use a dipstick to confirm that the oil has reached the "MAX FILL" line. Add more oil to top it off if necessary.
One last time, start the engine and let it run while you keep an eye out for oil leaks. If everything seems to be in good working order, your 2017 Ford F-150's dashboard oil pressure warning light may automatically switch off, or it may need to be manually reset.
The last step is to dispose of the used oil correctly. Instead of pouring the spent oil from the drain pan into the trash, transfer it to a container that can be sealed and bring it to your neighborhood recycling facility or an auto parts store that accepts used oil.
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