2018 Ford F150 5.0 Engine Oil Capacity

The 2018 Ford F150 5.0 can hold 8.8 quarts of engine oil.
Written by Nick Kunze
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The 2018
Ford F150
5.0 is a powerful, popular truck with a classic look and strong torque and towing power. In order to keep your Ford operating at peak power, you need to stay on top of your oil changes
If you want to change your oil yourself, you need a few key pieces of information before getting started. The first is how much engine oil you can put in your 2018 Ford F150 5.0.
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2018 Ford F150 5.0 engine oil capacity

The 2018 Ford F150 5.0 has an impressive engine oil capacity of 8.8 quarts or 8.3 liters.
The 2018 Ford F150 5.0 is powered by a 5.0L V8 engine (hence the name). It’s important to note that the 5.0L is the engine displacement, which is the volume its cylinders take up. This number is unrelated to the car’s oil capacity and should not be confused with its capacity. 

What kind of oil does a 2018 Ford F150 5.0 need?

There are many different types of engine oil to choose from, but you don't want to grab the cheapest bottle on the shelf. For maintaining peak operating conditions, it's wise to use the type of engine oil recommended by Ford. For the 2018 Ford F150 5.0, you'll want to use an oil similar to SAE 5W-20
5W-20 is full-synthetic oil, which means it is entirely manufactured with chemicals. Synthetic oil costs more, but it lasts longer and performs better than conventional motor oil.
You might be wondering what the numbers on the motor oil mean. They indicate the oil's viscosity, which is another word for thickness. The first number is the viscosity at cold temperatures (the W stands for winter), while the second is the viscosity at normal engine operating temperatures—a balmy 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ford also recommends the use of Motorcraft® SAE 0W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil if you live in an area with extremely cold climates with temperatures falling below -22ºF (-30ºC).

How often to change oil on a 2018 Ford F150 5.0

Conventional oil needs to be changed every 3,000 or so miles. Thankfully, the 2018 Ford F150 5.0 uses synthetic oil. That means you only need to change your oil every 7,5000 to 10,000 miles! That’s between six months to a year for most drivers.
Knowing your F-150 will help you learn when it is time for an oil change without having to remember when you did it last time. Here are some indications that it is time for an oil change:
  • Motor oil that needs changing is dark brown or black (clean oil is light brown or amber, like a cup of tea. Dirty oil is like a cup of soda)
  • Motor oil feels coarse or gritty 
  • Unfamiliar noises
    coming from the engine 
  • New smells, especially anything that smells like oil, smoke, or burning
  • Changes in your vehicle’s performance

How to change your oil and oil filter

With all the information above, you’re ready to change your oil at home! This process requires a few tools and shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes (but can be as quick as 20 minutes).
To get started, you’ll need a socket wrench, a drain pan, a filter wrench, a replacement filter, and a bottle of engine oil.
Once you’ve assembled your equipment, let your car run for a few minutes, just long enough to reach regular operating temperature. Then, wearing gloves, you can pop the hood and get to work. Here’s a step-by-step guide to changing your oil:
  • Remove the oil fill cap. If you realize you can’t remove it after emptying your oil, your car will be stuck
  • Remove the oil drain bolt and washer from the underside of your car
  • The oil will begin to drain into the drain pan
  • While your oil drains, remove the old
    oil filter
    and install the new filter
  • Once all the oil is drained, put the oil drain bolt back on with a new washer
  • Pour new oil into your engine. Once full, replace the fill cap
Once you’re finished, let your car run for a few minutes to check for any leaks or dashboard lights. 
After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
The final step is disposing of the old oil. Put it in a sealable container and bring it to a recycling center. Don’t just dump it!

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