Comprehensive Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance Guide

Are you an owner of a 2003-2007 Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke engine? If you did any research before buying your truck, you’re probably aware of the wide array of 6.0L Powerstroke problems that can occur throughout the ownership of your truck. While these trucks have a bad reputation, one of the biggest factors affecting the 6.0L Powerstroke engine’s reliability and longevity is if you maintain your truck properly. Proper 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine Maintenance can go a long way in dramatically increasing the life of your truck and limiting the amount of problems you encounter.

In this post, our comprehensive Ford F-250/F-350 Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance guide, we’re going to give you a detailed blueprint on how to make your truck more reliable. We’ll provide you with manufacturer recommended 6.0L Powerstroke maintenance intervals and provide charts displaying fluid and engine oil capacity. Furthermore, we’ll list the best 6.0L Powerstroke engine engine oil, fluids, and maintenance parts that you’ll need along the way. Finally, We cap it off by answering common 6.0L Powerstroke maintenance questions and recommending some of our favorite aftermarket 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades that can make your 6.0L Powerstroke more reliable.

6.0L Powerstroke Ford Superduty

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance Intervals

The first step in understanding how to maintain your Ford F-250 or F-350 with the 6.0L Powerstroke engine is knowing how frequently your truck needs service. Ford has two separate recommended sets of maintenance intervals. They are based upon how the truck in question is used.

For the average driver, who uses the truck as a primary vehicle and tows infrequently, the normal operating conditions maintenance intervals are intended to be followed. For commercial/fleet vehicles, or trucks that tow frequently, the severe operating conditions maintenance intervals are recommended.

Since these trucks being on the road for decades now, we’ve actually come up with our own set of maintenance intervals. These trucks are incredibly hard on engine oil and coolant. Even trucks that are pampered should still be maintained more frequently. We’ll include our recommended 6.0L Powerstroke Service intervals as well.

Normal Operating Conditions

These are the recommended Ford maintenance intervals for vehicles falling under the normal operating conditions category. These trucks include daily drivers, commuters, and light towing.

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil7,500 miles12,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
7,500 miles12,000 km
Change Fuel
Filter(s)
15,000 miles24,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Flush Cooling
System
100,000 miles160,000 km
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Install new accessory
drive belt(s)
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km

Severe Operating Conditions

For vehicles that are used for commercial/fleet applications, those who tow frequently, or those idling frequently should follow the Severe Operation Conditions maintenance schedule listed below.

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil5,000 miles8,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Fuel
Filter(s)
10,000 miles16,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Flush Cooling
System
Every 40-50,000 miles
or once every 1-2 years.
64-80,000 km or
once every 1-2 years.
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles 80,000 km

What is the best 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Maintenance Schedule to Follow?

The best 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel maintenance schedule is a combination of the normal operating conditions and severe operating conditions maintenance schedules. Because these trucks are so hard on engine oil and coolant, these trucks need to be maintained more frequently. Oil and coolant quality is incredibly vital in making sure you don’t have any problems. Here is our recommended maintenance schedule to follow.

Best Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance & Service Schedule

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil5,000 miles8,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Fuel
Filter(s)
10,000 miles16,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Every 20-30,000 miles. Check
every oil change and change
as needed.
Every 32,000-48,000 km.
Check every oil change and
change as needed.
Flush Cooling
System
Every 40-50,000 miles
or once every 1-2 years.
64-80,000 km or
once every 1-2 years.
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
100,000 miles/60,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
240,000 km/96,000 km under
severe operating conditions.
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
100,000 miles/30,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
160,000 km/ 48,000 km under
severe operating conditions
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
100,000 miles/30,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
160,000 km/ 48,000 km under
severe operating conditions

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Fluid Capacity

Before you go and purchase 6.0L Powerstroke engine oil, coolant, or other forms of fluids that are listed below, you need to know how much of each specific fluid your vehicle needs. The following chart displays how much of each fluid type your vehicle needs. Be aware, you should always check the appropriate dipstick or fluid level indicator to make sure you are putting in the correct amount of fluid.

Oil/FluidCapacity – QuartsCapacity – Liters
Engine Oil15 Quarts /w filter14.2 Liters
Auto Transmission Fluid17.5 Quarts16.6 Liters
Manual Transmission Fluid5.8 Quarts5.5 Liters
Transfer Case2 Quarts1.9 Liters
Engine Coolant27.5 Quarts26 Liters
Front Differential Fluid
(Dana 60)
3 Quarts2.8 Liters
Rear Differential Fluid
Sterling 10.50″
Dana 80
Dana S110
Dana S130
See Below
3 Quarts
3.5 Quarts
6.98 Quarts
6.98 Quarts
See Below
3.3 Liters
4.0 Liters
6.6 Liters
6.6 Liters

6.0L Powerstroke Engine Oil, Filters, and Fluids

The best oil and filters to use for any diesel engine are ones that meet OEM standards. For Ford trucks, we strongly recommend sticking with Motorcraft oil, fluids, and filters. Listed below we will give you the best 6.0L Powerstroke Engine oil, coolant, and other fluids. We’ll also list the best 6.0L Powerstroke filters to use, and even a list of maintenance parts too.

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Engine Oil

Engine oil typeOutdoor Ambient TemperaturePart #
Buy it on Amazon
Part #
Buy it at Walmart
SAE
15W-40
Acceptable at temperatures
over 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recommended Oil for temperatures
over 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Motorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SDMotorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SD
SAE
10W-30
Preferred engine oil at temperatures between
30 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Acceptable at temperatures
from -10 to 90 degrees
fahrenheit.
Motorcraft XO-10W30-5Q3SDMotorcraft XO-10W30-5Q3SD
SAE
5W-40
Acceptable at temperatures
30 degrees or less.
Motorcraft XO-5W40-5QSDMotorcraft XO-5W40-5QSD

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Fluids

Fluid TypePart #
Buy it on Amazon
Coolant
Concentrated:
Pre-diluted:
Concentrated: Motorcraft VC-7-B
Pre-diluted: Motorcraft VC-7-DILB
Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon SP ATF
Manual Transmission
Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon V
Transfer Case
Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon V
Front Differential
Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant
XY-80W-90–QL
Rear Differential Fluid
Sterling 10.50″
Dana 80
Dana S110
Dana S130
See Below *(May need to add Additive)*
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL 
Motorcraft SAE 75W-90 XY-75W90–QLS
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Filters

Part TypePart #
Engine Oil FilterFord: 3C3Z-6731-AA
Motorcraft FL-2016
Oil Filter CapFord: 3C3Z-6766-CA
Motorcraft EC-781
Fuel FilterFord: 3C3Z-9N184-CB
Motorcraft FD-4616
Engine Air FilterFord: 4C3Z-9601-AA
Motorcraft FA-1778
External Transmission 
Filter
Motorcraft FT-145 
(Re-Use your O-Ring)
Internal Transmission 
Filter
Motorcraft FT-144

6.0L Powerstroke Common Replacement and Service Parts

When looking at the parts your Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke needs, it’s important to recognize which model you have. Trucks produced before 09/22/03 will fall into the 2003-2004 category. Trucks produced after this date will fall into the 2004.5-2007 category.

Comprehensive 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke Parts Lists

Have something wrong with your 6.0L Powerstroke engine? Check out these frequently needed replacement parts. We’ve included both OEM Ford/Motorcraft 6.0L Powerstroke replacement parts and also some aftermarket alternatives.

OEM Ford/Motorcraft 2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Replacement Parts

Often times, the OEM replacement parts are the best parts to use in your 6.0L Powerstroke. Here are many of the most commonly needed 6.0L Powerstroke OEM replacement parts.

OEM Parts List

Part TypeOEM Part #
EGR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-9F452-A /Motorcraft CX2722
Ford 5C3Z-9F452-AA/Motorcraft CX2733
EGR Cooler
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9P456-B
Ford 4C3Z-9P456-AJ
Oil Cooler
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6A810-A
Oil Cooler
Screen
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6C683-AB
HPOP
2003-2004
2005-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-9A543-AARM/Motorcraft HPP10RM
Ford 5C3Z-9A543-ARM/Motorcraft HPP12RM
Injectors
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z9E527ARM/ Motorcraft CN5020
Ford 4C3Z9E527BRM / Motorcraft CN5019
Glow Plugs
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Motorcraft ZD12
Motorcraft ZD13
Glow Plug Harness
Driver Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See
Below
Ford 3C3Z-12A690-AA
Ford 5C3Z-12A690-A
Glow Plug Harness
Passenger Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See
Below
Ford 3C3Z-12A690-BA
Ford 4C2Z-12A690-AB
IPR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9C968-AA
Ford 5C3Z-9C968-CA
ICP Sensor
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9F838-EA
Ford 4C3Z-9F838-A
ICP Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
Ford 5C3Z-12224-A
Camshaft Position
Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 8C3Z-12K073-A
Motorcraft DU-88
Camshaft Position
Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
Ford 3U2Z-14S411-JCA
Crankshaft
Position Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6C315-AA
Motorcraft DY-985
Engine Oil
Pressure Sensor
2003-2007
Ford F81Z-9278-AA
Motorcraft SW-5267
Engine Oil
Temperature Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-10884-AA
Motorcraft SW-6052
Exhaust Back
Pressure Sensor
2003-2004
2005-2007
See
Below
Ford 4C3Z-9J460-A / Motorcraft DPFE-3
Ford 5C3Z-9J460-B / Motorcraft DPFE-6
Serpentine Belt
2003-2007
(Single ALT)
Motorcraft JK8-1267-A
Belt Tensioner
(Single Alt)
Ford 3C2Z6B209AA
Motorcraft BT-70
Thermostat
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-8575-AA
Motorcraft RT1169
Water Pump
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-8501-A/ PW-480
Ford 4C3Z-8501-AC/ PW-491
Degas Bottle
/ Coolant Overflow
2003-2007
Ford 6C3Z-8A080-B
Bottle Cap For
Degas Bottle
Ford 9C3Z-8101-B
Motorcraft RS527
Turbocharger
2003-2004
2004.5-2005
Late 2005-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-6K682-CCRM
Ford 4C3Z-6K682-CCRM/4C3Z-6K682-CDRM
Ford 5C3Z-6K682-CARM/5C3Z-6K682-CCRM
Turbo Oil
Return Drain Tube
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-9T516-A
Head Gasket Kit
2003-2006
2006-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-6051-EB
Ford KC3Z-6051-B

Aftermarket 2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Replacement Parts

The 6.0L Powerstroke engine suffers from some critical design flaws that are still apparent in many new OEM parts. Check out some of these Aftermarket alternatives. They can significantly improve reliability on your Ford Superduty.

Part TypeAftermarket Solutions
Part #
EGR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Sinister Diesel EGRV-FORD-03
Sinister Diesel EGRV-FORD-05
EGR Cooler
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Bulletproof NT-EGRC-0
Bulletproof NT-EGRC-1
Oil Cooler
2003-2007
Mishimoto MMOC-F2D-03
PPE 314030310
Oil Cooler
Screen
2003-2007
Use OEM Only
HPOP High Pressure Oil Pump
2003-2004
2005-2007
See Below
Diesel Site HPOPB60
Diesel Site HPOP
Injectors
2003
2004.5-2007
See Below
Alliant AP60900
Alliant AP60901
Glow Plugs
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Glow Plug Harness
Driver Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Glow Plug Harness
Passenger Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
IPR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
ICP Sensor
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
ICP Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Camshaft Position
Sensor
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Camshaft Position
Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Crankshaft
Position Sensor
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Serpentine Belt
2003-2007
(Single ALT)
USE OEM ONLY
Belt Tensioner
(Single Alt)
USE OEM ONLY
Thermostat
2003-2007
Mishimoto Low Temperature Thermostat MMTS-F2D-03FL
Mishimoto High Temperature Thermostat MMTS-F2D-03FH
Water Pump
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Bulletproof 90201050
Bulletproof 90201049
Degas Bottle
/ Coolant Overflow
2003-2007
Mishimoto MMRT-F2D-03P (Polished)
Mishimoto MMRT-F2D-03BK (Black)
Sinister ‎SD-DEGAS-6.0
Bottle Cap For
Degas Bottle
USE OEM ONLY
Turbocharger
2003-2004
2004.5-2005
Late 2005-2007
See Below
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Turbo Oil
Return Drain Tube
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Head Gasket Kit
2003-2006
2006-2007
See Below
Mahle HS54450 (18mm)
Mahle HS54579 (20mm)
Head Stud Kit
2003-2007
ARP 250-4202 Head Stud Kit
ARP 250-4205 Age 625+ Head Stud Kit

Best 6.0L Powerstroke Aftermarket Upgrades To Improve Reliability

There are a number of aftermarket upgrades that not only improve performance, but can also help make your 6.0L Powerstroke more reliable. They can help you identify problems early, or solve some common 6.0L Powerstroke problems altogether. Check out some of our favorite 6.0L Powerstroke Aftermarket solutions to make your truck more reliable.

Real-time Performance Monitors

Every truck, especially the 2003-2007 Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine, can benefit from a performance monitor. Often also referred to as digital gauge displays, these devices offer real-time data on truck performance, trouble-code reading/clearing, and can even be used in conjunction with accessory EGT sensors. They can help identify problems early and are incredibly valuable. I put one on every truck I own.

Edge Insight CTS3

Edge Insight CTS3

The Edge Insight CTS3 monitor is one of the most intuitive and capable 6.0L Powerstroke Performance Monitors. It gives you real-time parameters that make monitoring your truck easy! They’re easily upgraded with numerous accessories like EGT sensors too. Find out more information in our Edge Insight CTS3 Review.

Edge Evolution CTS3

If you want tunes for your truck in addition a performance monitor, the Edge Evolution CTS3 offers you everything the CTS3 has with additional 6.0L Powerstroke tunes. Check out our 6.0L Powerstroke Tuning guide for more information. Just be careful, as tuning is an upgrade that can actually decrease reliability when it is done without additional supporting modification.

Edge Evolution CTS3 6.0L Powerstroke

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kits

Engine coolant plays a critical role in the EGR and Oil cooling processes that are used within the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine. While proper maintenance helps maintaining coolant quality, a coolant filtration kit is a cheap aftermarket upgrade that can go a long way towards preventing catastrophic failures. Check out some of our favorite coolant filtration kits that help prevent common 6.0L Powerstroke problems.

Mishimoto Coolant Filtration System

Mishimoto Coolant Filtration Kit

The 6.0L Powerstroke engine is extremely hard on engine coolant. Once coolant breakdown occurs, it can cause all kinds of different 6.0L problem problems, and it will cause the need for more frequent coolant changes. Mishimoto’s Coolant Filtration Kit is an easy to install upgrade that helps improve coolant quality and extends coolant change intervals.

Sinister Diesel Coolant Filtration Kit

The Sinister Diesel 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kit is another quality coolant filtration kit that helps improve coolant quality and your truck’s longevity.

Sinister Diesel 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kit

6.0L Powerstroke Intercooler Upgrades

The OEM 6.0L Powerstroke intercooler is restrictive, small, and features plastic end caps. Aftermarket 6.0L Powerstroke intercoolers are one of the best 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades because they lower EGTs and simultaneously improve power, fuel economy, and drivability. Check out some of our favorite 6.0L Powerstroke intercooler upgrades.

Banks TechniCooler Upgrade 2003-2004 6.0L Powerstroke

Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade Kit (2003-2004) 25974

The Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade kit for 2003-2004 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke trucks is a huge improvement over stock. It features aluminum end tanks and a thicker core. It’s also paired with less restrictive boost tubes. This mod provides the engine with cooler, denser air that ultimates translates into lower EGTs, improved MPG, more power, and better throttle response.

Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade Kit (2005-2007) 25975

Just like the kit above, the Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade kit for 2005-2007 Ford Superduty trucks with the 6.0L Powerstroke results in improved fuel economy, lower EGTs, and improved performance.

Check out our Best 6.0L Powerstroke Upgrades post for even more of the best 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades to improve performance, reliability, and fuel economy.

2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance FAQs

How much oil does the 6.0L Powerstroke engine take?

The 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine requires 15 quarts of oil with the filter. This equates to 14.2 Liters.

What type of oil does the 6.0L Powerstroke v8 Diesel engine need?

According to Ford, the recommended 6.0L Powerstroke engine oil in temperatures above 10 degrees Fahrenheit is SAE 15w-40. In colder climates, other engine oils may be better suited for this engine. Ford recommends the use of Motorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SD.

What engine oil filter does the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine need?

The best oil filter to use in the 6.0L Powerstroke engine is Motorcraft FL-2016.

How much engine coolant does a 6.0L Powerstroke need?

6.0L Powerstroke engines have a coolant capacity of 27.5 Quarts (26 liters).

What Engine Coolant does the 6.0L Powerstroke need?

Ford recommends the use of Motorcraft Motorcraft VC-7-B (Concentrate) or
Motorcraft VC-7-DILB (Pre-Diluted).

What is the correct Fuel Filter to use on the 6.0L Powerstroke engine.

Ford Superduty trucks with the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine need Motorcraft FD-4616.

Check Our Other Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Posts

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Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance Guide

Since it joined the Ford F-150 powertrain lineup in 2011, the 5.0L V8 “Coyote” engine has been a popular choice amongst potential F-150 buyers. Despite its natural aspiration, it is remarkably fuel efficient, especially in its latest iterations. When paired with the 2022 Ford F-150, an impressive fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon on the highway is achieved. The 5.0L V8 Engine’s natural aspiration also provides another advantage compared to engines like the 2.7L EcoBoost or the 3.5L EcoBoost turbocharged engines, which is simplicity. The lack of a turbocharger system and other sophisticated components make these engines likely cheaper to maintain in the long term and help prevent certain expensive repairs from ever happening. Furthermore, maintenance is also simpler and if you observe a strict Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance routine, you can almost ensure a long life out of your truck.

In this post, we’re going to concrete on giving you all the information you need to properly maintain a Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 Engine. We’ll cover Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance & Service Schedules, provide Fluid Capacity numbers for the various fluids required, and even list the most common 5.0L V8 Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and the engine oil that you will need. Let’s Dive in.

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150. Picture taken from Ford Media Website.

How to Maintain a Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 “Coyote” Engine

Servicing a Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 Engine is something that can be at home by yourself, or you can take it somewhere else to have it serviced. You can take your F-150 to either a Ford Dealer or another Mechanic shop where they will do everything for you. If you choose this method, you can expect to spend a couple hundred dollars every time you take your vehicle in for service. We also recommend you pay attention and request only Motorcraft or Ford parts be used in your truck. Some shops will use cheap alternatives and different oils than what is recommended by Ford which can shorten the life of your vehicle.

If you have basic mechanical skills and tools, you should be able to complete a majority of the maintenance on your Ford F-150 by yourself. By doing so, you can save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars throughout the lifetime of your truck and you can also make sure your vehicle is using the right fluids, filters, and engine oil that will help provide the greatest longevity.

To service your Ford F-150 on your own, you just need to be aware of your vehicles service intervals, the vehicle’s fluid capacities, and what parts, fluids, and oil you’re going to need. We cover each of these, but we also recommend you procure an owner’s manual for your truck if you don’t already have one. All this information is also found in there.

Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance
Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Engine. Picture taken from Ford.com

Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance Intervals

The first step in understanding how to complete proper Ford F-150 5.0L V8 maintenance is knowing how frequently you need to service your truck. Different tasks need to be completed at different mileage intervals so you need to know where your truck is at in terms of mileage and adopt the following schedule. If you just purchased your truck, ask the dealer you bought it from if it was serviced and what exactly was done.

There are two separate sets of Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance Intervals that you can follow. Be brutally honest with yourself about how you use your vehicle. Most drivers should use the normal operating conditions set of maintenance intervals. If you put more than the average amount of stress on your truck however, you should be using the severe maintenance intervals.

Normal Operating Conditions

This set of operating conditions is for the average driver that mostly uses their truck for commuting. Some light towing or infrequent heavy towing is fine.

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil & Engine
Oil Filter*
7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 kilometers*
Replace Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kilometers
Install new climate-controlled
seal filter (if Equipped)
30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles or as needed
Inspect Frequently
48,000 kilometers or as needed
Inspect Frequently
Replace Fuel Filter(s)30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Change Spark Plugs
2011-2022
100,000 miles160,000 kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)
(Vehicles with Pickup Bed Power Outlet)
100,000 miles160,000 kilometers
Change Auto Transmission Fluid & Filter
6-Speed Auto Transmission (2011-2017)
10-Speed Auto Transmission (2018+)
See Below
150,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
240,000 kilometers
240,000 kilometers
Replace Front Axle Fluid**150,000 miles**240,000 kilometers**
Replace Rear Axle Fluid**
2011
2012+
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles**
See Below
160,000 kilometers
240,000 kilometers**
Change Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)
(Vehicles without Pickup Bed Power Outlet)
150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Initial Coolant Change
2011-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
100,000 miles or 6 years
200,000 miles
Varies by Model Year
160,000 kilometers or 6 Years
320,000 kilometers
Subsequent Coolant Flush Intervals
2011-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
50,000 miles or 3 years
100,000 miles or 5 years
Varies by Model Year
80,000 kilometers or 3 years
100,000 kilometers or 5 years
The Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 engine is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System that will notify you when it is time to change the oil. ** Change Axle Fluid immediately if a leak is suspected or fully submerged. If the vehicle is used for off-roading consider more frequent service intervals.

Severe Operating Conditions

The severe operating conditions set of maintenance intervals is for fleet vehicles, commercial vehicles, or trucks that are used to tow frequently. If you go off-roading or if you idle extensively, you should also follow this set of service intervals.

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil & Engine
Oil Filter*
3,000-7,500 miles*5,000-12,000 kilometers*
Replace Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kilometers
Install new climate-controlled
seal filter (if Equipped)
30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Replace Fuel Filter(s)30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Change Spark Plugs
2011-2022
60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)
(Vehicles with Pickup Bed Power Outlet)
100,000 miles160,000 kilometers
Change Auto Transmission Fluid & Filter
6-Speed Auto Transmission (2011-2017)
10-Speed Auto Transmission (2018+)
See Below
150,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
240,000 kilometers
240,000 kilometers
Replace Front Axle Fluid**150,000 miles**240,000 kilometers**
Replace Rear Axle Fluid**
2011
2012+
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles**
See Below
160,000 kilometers
240,000 kilometers**
Change Transfer Case Fluid60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)
(Vehicles without Pickup Bed Power Outlet)
150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Initial Coolant Change
2011-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
100,000 miles or 6 years
200,000 miles
Varies by Model Year
160,000 kilometers or 6 Years
320,000 kilometers
Subsequent Coolant Flush Intervals
2011-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
50,000 miles or 3 years
100,000 miles or 5 years
Varies by Model Year
80,000 kilometers or 3 years
100,000 kilometers or 5 years
The Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 engine is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System that will notify you when it is time to change the oil. ** Change Axle Fluid immediately if a leak is suspected or fully submerged. If the vehicle is used for off-roading consider more frequent service intervals.
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 Years Regardless of Mileage

Multi-Point Inspection

In addition to completing the tasks listed in the intervals above, we also recommend taking the time to complete a multi-point inspection when you are performing any kind of service on your truck. While you probably can’t do 100% of the tasks listed below, you can definitely do most of them.

  • Inspect Accessory Drive Belts.
  • Test Battery Performance and inspect the batteries and terminals. Clean if needed.
  • Inspect the Engine Air Filter. Change it if needed.
  • Check the Exhaust System for leaks and obstructions.
  • Visually Inspect under the vehicle and in the engine bay for fluid/oil leaks.
  • Check Interior/Exterior Light Operation.
  • Check All Fluid Levels.
  • Ensure Proper Horn Operation.
  • Check All Hoses for signs of wear and tear.
  • Inspect Suspension and Steering Components for wear and tear.
  • Check all tires, including the spare, for wear and tear. Make sure they have the proper PSI.
  • Check the windshield for damage like cracks, chips, or pits.
  • Inspect the Windshield Wipers and Washer Spray Operation.

Other Required Maintenance

In addition to completing the maintenance listed in the charts above, Ford also recommends performing some basic tasks on a monthly basis as well as a semi-annual basis.

Monthly Maintenance Checklist

  • Engine Oil Level
  • Function of all Interior and Exterior Lights
  • Tires (Including Spare) : Check for Proper PSI and any signs of damage like nails, screws, or abnormal wear
  • windshield washer fluid
  • check underneath your vehicle for leaks and check the driveway at your home where you park for signs of a leak.

Semi-Annual Maintenance Checklist

  • Check Battery Connections and terminals. Clean if needed.
  • Inspect body and door drain holes for obstructions. Remove any obstructions found to be present.
  • Check Coolant Level and Coolant Strength.
  • Inspect door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate if needed.
  • Inspect hinges, latches, and locks for proper function.
  • Engage and disengage the parking brake. Make sure it is operating properly.
  • Confirm proper operation of all seatbelts.
  • Check for DTC codes.
  • Inspect windshield washer system. Make sure your windshield wipers perform properly. Replace them if needed. Ensure proper washer spray operation.
2011-Ford-F-150 5.0L V8

Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Fluid Capacity

Now that you know how often maintenance needs to be completed and specifically what tasks need to be done, the next step in 5.0L V8 Maintenance is knowing how much of each fluid this truck requires. This is important because without knowing, you’d be guessing at how much fluid or oil you need which could cause you to purchase either too little or too much. The following chart breaks down how much of each fluid these trucks require. Make sure you pay special attention when identifying the fluid needed for your truck because the 5.0L V8 engine has different fluid capacities for different model years.

Fluid/Oil TypeQuarts/PintsLiters/Kilograms
Engine Oil /w Filter
2011-2017
2018-2020
2021-2022
Varies by Model Year
7.7 Quarts
8.8 Quarts
7.75 Quarts
Varies by Model Year
7.3 Liters
8.3 Liters
7.33 Liters
Engine Coolant
2011-2014
2015-2017
2018-2020
2021-2022
See Below
17 Quarts
15.9 Quarts
13.9 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
See Below
16.1 Liters
15 Liters
13.2 Liters
12.5 Liters
Brake FluidFill as RequiredFill as Required
Front Axle Fluid (4WD Standard)
2011-2014
2015-2022
See Below
3.5 Pints/1.75 Quarts
3.5 Pints/1.8 Quarts
See Below
1.8 Liters
1.7 Liters
Front Axle Fluid Torsen
Limited Slip Axle 2021+
1.64 Quarts
* Requires the addition of 4.0
Fl. Oz of Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.
Include the Additive Friction
Modifier in the total lube
volume of 1.64 Quarts
1.55 Liters
* Requires the addition of 118.5
ml of Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.
Include the Additive Friction
Modifier in the total lube
volume of 1.64 Quarts
Additive Friction Modifier4.0 Fl. Oz118.5 ml
Rear Axle Fluid
2011-2020
5.5 Pints/2.7 Quarts2.6 Liters
Rear Axle Fluid 2021+
8.8″ Axle
9.75″ Axle
See Below
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
1.9-2.0 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
6-Speed Automatic Transmission Fluid
(DRY FILL CAPACITY)*
2011-2017
13.1 Quarts12.4 Liters
10-Speed automatic transmission fluid
(DRY FILL CAPACITY)*
2018
2019-2020
2021+
Varies by Model Year
See Below
13.1 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
No OEM Fluid Capacities listed
Varies by Model Year
See Below
12.4 Liters
12.5 Liters
No OEM Fluid Capacities listed
Transfer Case Fluid
(2011 Trucks)
1.6 Quarts1.5 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid 4WD
(Electronic Shift On The Fly)
2012-2022
1.5 Quarts
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid Auto 4WD
(Torque On Demand)
2012-2022
1.5 Quarts
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid 2-Speed Auto 4WD
2021-2022
1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters

Fuel Tank Capacity

Model YearCab SizeFuel Tank Capacity in Gallons/Liters
2011All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2012All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2013All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2014All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2015All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2016All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2017All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2018Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2019Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2020Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2021Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2022Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150. Picture Taken from Ford Media Website

Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance Parts: Fluids, Oil, & Filters

The last step in Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance is identifying the different parts you’re going to need. In this chart, we’ve listed out the most common 5.0L V8 Maintenance parts including engine oil, filters, and fluids. If you are going to proceed with doing maintenance on your own, we’ve also included part numbers with affiliate links to buy these parts directly. If you purchase any of the products through our links we receive a commission which helps support us at TruckInsiders.com and allows us to write more content.

PartsPart #
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-500-S
Engine Oil
2011-2020
2021-2022
Varies By Model Year
Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend XO-5W20-QSP
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend XO-5W30-QSP
Climate Control
Seat Filter
(2012-2014)
Motorcraft FS-106
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-92
Engine Air Filter:Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
2011-2018
2019+
See Below
Motorcraft Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Prediluted VC-3DIL-B
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Ignition Coil
2011 – Early 2016
Late 2016-2017
2018-2020
2021-2022
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft DG-542
Motorcraft DG-561
Motorcraft DG-565 (all cylinders except 3)/ Motorcraft DG-566 (cylinder 3)
Motorcraft  DG586
Spark Plugs
2011-2017
2018-2020
2020-2022
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft SP-519/SP-548
Motorcraft SP-551
Motorcraft SP-588
Serpentine Belt
(MAIN ACC DRIVE)
2011-2014
2015-2022
Varies By Model Year
See Below
Motorcraft JK6645
Motorcraft JK6648
Serpentine Belt
(AC DRIVE)
2011-2013
2014-2017
Varies by Model Year
See Below
Motorcraft JK6541
Motorcraft JK4540
Serpentine Belt
(Accessory)
2018-2022
Motorcraft JK4533
Serpentine Belt
(Power Inverter #2)
2021-2022
Motorcraft JK6544A
Auto Belt Tensioner
(Main ACC Drive)
2011-2022
Motorcraft BT103
Auto Belt Tensioner (AC)
2011-2013
2014-2022
See Below
Motorcraft BT111
Motorcraft BT127
Auto Belt Tensioner
(Power Inverter #2)
2021-2022
Motorcraft BT170
Windshield Wiper Blades
2011-2014
2015-2017
2018-2019
2020-2021
2022
Varies By Model Year
Motorcraft WW-2201-PF
Motorcraft WW-2242
Motorcraft WW-2247
Motorcraft WW-2248
Motorcraft WW-2208
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter
Motorcraft FT138
Auto Transmission Fluid
2011-2017(6-Speed)
2018-2022 (10-Speed)
See Below
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Motorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Transfer Case Fluid (ESOF)
2011-2016
2017-2022
Varies By Model Year
See Below
Motorcraft Transfer Case Fluid XL-12
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Fluid
2-Speed Auto 4WD
2021-2022
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Fluid
(Torque on Demand)
2011-2022
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle Fluid (STD)
2011-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
Front Axle Fluid
Limited Slip Torsen Axle
2021+
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Additive Friction
Modifier
Motorcraft XL-3
Rear Axle Fluid
2011-2014
2015-2022
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Rear Synthetic Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Rear Axle Fluid (2021+)
8.8″ Axle
9.75″ Axle
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Brake Fluid (ALL YEARS)Motorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20

Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Maintenance FAQs

How Much oil does a Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 Engine take?

The oil capacity for Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 Engine vary according to model year.
2011-2017 Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 engine take 7.7 Quarts (7.3 Liters).
2018-2020 Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 engine take 8.8 Quarts (8.3 Liters).
2021-2022 Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 engine take 7.75 Quarts (7.33 Liters).

What kind of oil does the Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 Engine take?

2011-2020 Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 Engine use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Engine Oil (XO-5W20-QSP). 2021-2022 Ford F-150s with the 5.0L V8 engine use Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend (XO-5W30-QSP).

How often do you need to change the engine oil and filter on a Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 Engine?

Under normal operating conditions, these vehicles should be serviced with new engine oil and a new engine oil filter every 7,500-10,000 miles. Under severe operating conditions, they need to be serviced more frequently at intervals of 3,000 miles to 7,500 miles dependent on use.

What engine oil filter does the 5.0L V8 Ford F-150 require?

Motorcraft FL-500S

Learn More About the 5.0L V8 Engine

Check out some of our other posts about the Ford F-150’s 5.0L V8 Engine By clicking on some of the links below.

  • Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Engine Specs & Performance
  • Best Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Performance Upgrades
  • Common Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Problems & How to Fix Them
2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150. Picture taken from Ford Media.

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Comprehensive Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Maintenance Guide

How to Maintain a Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine

The Ford F-150’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine is an absolute powerhouse in a very compact package. In fact, Ford coined the name “Pocket Hercules” for this engine due to its impressive power-to-size ratio. It also dominates in the fuel economy category compared to naturally-aspirated engines in the half-ton segment. In it’s current form, the Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine produces 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque and can tow up to 10,000 pounds. That’s more than enough truck for most people out there. They’ve also proven themselves to be quite reliable. All it takes to get a long life out of your Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine is proper maintenance.

Maintaining a 2.7L EcoBoost V6-Powered Ford F-150 isn’t rocket science. Most people with basic mechanical skills can take care of quite a few maintenance tasks that are often done at the dealership. If you choose to complete them yourself, you can save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars throughout the lifetime of your truck. You can also make sure the best quality fluids, engine oil, and parts are being used, and that maintenance is being done properly.

How to maintain a Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged Engine

In this post, our comprehensive guide to Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Maintenance, we’ll describe the maintenance intervals you need to follow to keep your F-150 going for the long-haul. We’ll also list the fluid capacities you need to properly fill your vehicle with fluids or oil. We’ll even give you a list of the most common 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Filters with part numbers and affiliate links to buy them directly on Amazon. If you want to learn how to maintain your Ford F-150 equipped with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged engine, just follow along. It’s all in this post!

2.7L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged Engines

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance Intervals

The first step in Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance is knowing what tasks need to be completed and how often you will need to do them. Every one is familiar with changing the oil in their vehicle, but what about engine air filters, cabin air filters, or changing your coolant? In the two charts below, we list all the manufacturer recommendations and their recommended maintenance intervals. There are two separate maintenance intervals, one for normal operating conditions and one for severe operating conditions. Just make sure you’re following the right set, as sometimes with how you use your vehicle, you may be required to do maintenance more frequently.

Normal Operating Conditions

If you use your truck for mostly commutes and tow infrequently, you should follow the normal operating conditions set of maintenance intervals for your Ford F-150.

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil & Engine
Oil Filter*
7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 kilometers*
Replace Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kilometers
Change Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 miles160,000 kilometers
Change Transmission Fluid & Filter150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Replace Front Axle Fluid**150,000 miles**240,000 kilometers**
Replace Rear Axle Fluid**150,000 miles**240,000 kilometers**
Change Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Initial Coolant Change
2015-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
100,000 miles
200,000 miles
Varies by Model Year
160,000 kilometers
320,000 kilometers
Subsequent Coolant Flush Intervals
2015-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
50,000 miles or 3 years
100,000 miles or 5 years
Varies by Model Year
80,000 kilometers or 3 years
100,000 kilometers or 5 years
The Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System that will notify you when it is time to change the oil. ** Change Axle Fluid immediately if a leak is suspected or fully submerged. If the vehicle is used for off-roading consider more frequent service intervals.
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 Years

Severe Operating Conditions

If you tow frequently, go off-roading, use your vehicle as part of a commercial fleet, or idle extensively, you need to follow the severe operating conditions set of maintenance intervals for your Ford F-150.

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil & Engine
Oil Filter*
3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kilometers
Replace Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles or as needed
Inspect Frequently
48,00 kilometers or as needed
Inspect frequently
Change Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 miles160,000 kilometers
Change Transmission Fluid & Filter150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Replace Front Axle Fluid**150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Replace Rear Axle Fluid**150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Change Transfer Case Fluid60,000 miles96,000 kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 miles240,000 kilometers
Initial Coolant Change
2015-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
100,000 miles
200,000 miles
Varies by Model Year
160,000 kilometers
320,000 kilometers
Subsequent Coolant Flush Intervals
2015-2018
2019+
Varies by Model Year
50,000 miles or 3 years
100,000 miles or 5 years
Varies by Model Year
80,000 kilometers or 3 years
100,000 kilometers or 5 years
* The Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System that will notify you when it is time to change the oil. ** Change Axle Fluid immediately if a leak is suspected or fully submerged. If the vehicle is used for off-roading consider more frequent service intervals.
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 Years

Multi-Point Inspection

Whenever you take your vehicle in for service at the dealership they perform what is known as a Multi-Point inspection, or at least they are supposed to. While you can’t do everything on this list, you can perform most of the tasks at home.

  • Inspect Accessory Drive Belts.
  • Test Battery Performance and inspect the batteries and terminals. Clean if needed.
  • Inspect the Engine Air Filter. Change it if needed.
  • Check the Exhaust System for leaks and obstructions.
  • Visually Inspect under the vehicle and in the engine bay for fluid/oil leaks.
  • Check Interior/Exterior Light Operation.
  • Check All Fluid Levels.
  • Ensure Proper Horn Operation.
  • Check All Hoses for signs of wear and tear.
  • Inspect Suspension and Steering Components for wear and tear.
  • Check all tires, including the spare, for wear and tear. Make sure they have the proper PSI.
  • Check the windshield for damage like cracks, chips, or pits.
  • Inspect the Windshield Wipers and Washer Spray Operation.

Other Required Maintenance

In addition to completing the maintenance listed in the charts above, Ford also recommends performing some basic tasks on a monthly basis as well as a semi-annual basis.

Monthly Maintenance Checklist

  • Engine Oil Level
  • Function of all Interior and Exterior Lights
  • Tires (Including Spare) : Check for Proper PSI and any signs of damage like nails, screws, or abnormal wear
  • windshield washer fluid
  • check underneath your vehicle for leaks and check the driveway at your home where you park for signs of a leak.

Semi-Annual Maintenance Checklist

  • Check Battery Connections and terminals. Clean if needed.
  • Inspect body and door drain holes for obstructions. Remove any obstructions found to be present.
  • Check Coolant Level and Coolant Strength.
  • Inspect door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate if needed.
  • Inspect hinges, latches, and locks for proper function.
  • Engage and disengage the parking brake. Make sure it is operating properly.
  • Confirm proper operation of all seatbelts.
  • Check for DTC codes.
  • Inspect windshield washer system. Make sure your windshield wipers perform properly. Replace them if needed. Ensure proper washer spray operation.
Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance
2015 Ford F-150. Photo taken from Ford Media.

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Fluid Capacity Guide

Now that you know what maintenance tasks you need to complete, and how frequently they need to be done, the next step is understanding how much fluid is required to complete the different services. If you don’t know how much you need, you can end up buying more than you need, or worse, less than you need. In the chart below, we list the different fluid capacity requirements of your 2.7L EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150.

Fluid/Oil TypeQuarts/PintsLiters/Kilograms
Engine Oil /w Filter6 Quarts5.7 Liters
Engine Coolant
2015-2017
2018-2022
See Below
16.4 Quarts
15.1 Quarts
See Below
15.5 Liters
14.3 Liters
Brake FluidFill as RequiredFill as Required
Front Axle Fluid (4WD Standard)
2015-2022
3.5 Pints/1.8 Quarts1.7 Liters
Front Axle Fluid Torsen
Limited Slip Axle 2021+
1.64 Quarts
* Requires the addition of 4.0
Fl. Oz of Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.
Include the Additive Friction
Modifier in the total lube
volume of 1.64 Quarts
1.55 Liters
* Requires the addition of 118.5
ml of Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.
Include the Additive Friction
Modifier in the total lube
volume of 1.64 Quarts
Additive Friction Modifier4.0 Fl. Oz118.5 ml
Rear Axle Fluid
2015-2020
5.5 Pints2.6 Liters
Rear Axle Fluid 2021+
8.8″ Axle
9.75″ Axle
See Below
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
1.9-2.0 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
6-Speed Automatic Transmission Fluid
(DRY FILL CAPACITY)*
2015-2017
13.1 Quarts12.4 Liters
10-Speed automatic transmission fluid
(DRY FILL CAPACITY)*
2018
2019-2020
2021+
Varies by Model Year
See Below
13.1 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
No OEM Fluid Capacities listed
Varies by Model Year
See Below
12.4 Liters
12.5 Liters
No OEM Fluid Capacities listed
Transfer Case Fluid 4WD
(Electronic Shift On The Fly)
2015-2022
1.5 Quarts
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid Auto 4WD
(Torque On Demand)
2015-2022
1.5 Quarts
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid 2-Speed Auto 4WD
2021-2022
1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
AC Refrigerant
2015-2017
2019-2020
2021
2022
See Below
1.5 pounds
29 oz.
26 oz.
29 oz.
See Below
.68 kg
.82 kg
.74 kg
.82 kg
AC Refrigerant Oil
2015-2017
2018-2020
2021+
See Below
3.4 Fl. Oz.
2.7 Fl. Oz.
2.71 Fl. Oz.
See Below
100.5 ml
80 ml
80 ml

Fuel Tank Capacity

Model YearCab SizeFuel Tank Capacity in Gallons/Liters
2015All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2016All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2017All Cab Types
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2018Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2019Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2020Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2021Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters
2022Regular/Super Cab
Supercrew Cab
Optional Upgrade
23 Gallons/87.1 Liters
26 Gallons/98.4 Liters
36 Gallons/136.3 Liters

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Parts, Fluids, and Engine Oil

Now that you now know how much of each fluid you’re going to need, you need to know the type of fluid you’re going to want to use. You’ll also need to know all the individual parts and filters that are needed. In this chart, we list all the commonly required Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Engine Oil. We’ve even included affiliate links in the model numbers to make locating these parts easy for you. If you choose to purchase anything from our affiliate links, it helps support us at TruckInsiders.com and we will receive a small commission.

PartsPart #
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2062
Engine Oil
**AVERAGE CLIMATES**
For Extremely Cold or
Extremely Hot Climates
see your F-150’s
Owner’s Manual for
recommended oil types
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
1 Quart = XO-5W30-Q1SP
5 Quarts = XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-92
Engine Air Filter:Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
2015-2018
2019+
See Below
Motorcraft Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Prediluted VC-3DIL-B
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Spark Plugs
2015-2019
2020-2022
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft SP-542
Motorcraft SP-578
Serpentine Belt
(ACC DRIVE)
2015-2017
2018-2020
2021-2022
Varies By Model Year
See Below
Motorcraft JK6695
Motorcraft JK6693
Motorcraft JK6325
Serpentine Belt
(Water Pump)
2021-2022
Motorcraft JK6703A
Auto Belt Tensioner
2015-2022
Motorcraft BT155
Windshield Wiper Blades
2015-2017
2018-2019
2020-2021
2022
Varies By Model Year
Motorcraft WW-2242
Motorcraft WW-2247
Motorcraft WW-2248
Motorcraft WW-2208
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter
Motorcraft FT138
Auto Transmission Fluid
2015-2017(6-Speed)
2018-2022
See Below
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Motorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Transfer Case Fluid (ESOF)
2015-2016
2017-2022
Varies By Model Year
See Below
Motorcraft Transfer Case Fluid XL-12
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Fluid
2-Speed Auto 4WD
2021-2022
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Fluid
(Torque on Demand)
2015-2022
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle Fluid (STD)
2015-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
Front Axle Fluid
Limited Slip Torsen Axle
2021+
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Additive Friction
Modifier
Motorcraft XL-3
Rear Axle Fluid
2015-2022
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Rear Axle Fluid (2021+)
8.8″ Axle
9.75″ Axle
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant
XY-75W85-QL
Brake Fluid (ALL YEARS)Motorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20

2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Maintenance FAQs

What engine oil does the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine need when found in the Ford F-150?

The 2.7L EcoBoost Turbocharged V6 Engine requires Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend in most climates. For Extremely cold climates, you may have to use another type of oil.

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Oil

What engine oil filter do you need in the Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine?

This engine uses the Motorcraft FL-2062 Oil Filter.

How often do you need to change the engine oil and engine oil filter in the Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine?

2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance intervals are determined by the use of the vehicle. Most Ford F-150 owners that have the 2.7L EcoBoost engine in their truck will need to change the oil and oil filter around every 7,500-10,000 miles. If the vehicle is used for heavy towing, as part of a fleet, commercial purposes, extensive idling, or for off-roading you may need to change the oil every 3,000-7,500 miles. These vehicles are equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System that will display the oil life left and will notify you when it is time for an oil change.

How many quarts of oil does the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Take?

6 Quarts.

2nd Gen 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine

Learn More About the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine

Check out some of our other 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Resources by clicking on the links below.

  • 2.7L EcoBoost Specs
  • Best Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Performance Upgrades
  • Common 2.7L EcoBoost Problems & How to Fix Them
  • Guide to the 1st Generation 2.7L EcoBoost
  • Guide to the 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost

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Comprehensive Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance Guide

How to Properly Maintain A Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Pickup Truck

Ford F-150 pickup trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine offer some of the best performance figures, tow ratings, and even fuel economy amongst all gasoline-powered light-duty trucks. Their Direct Fuel injection and twin-turbochargers give them diesel-like performance, especially when it comes to towing. They’ve also proven themselves quite reliable over the years, resulting in quite the fanbase. All it takes to almost ensure a long life is being strict about your Ford F-150’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine maintenance. This can be be done at the dealership, various shops, or even at your own home.

3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Maintenance
Picture Taken from Ford Media.

In this post, our Comprehensive Guide to Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance, we’re going to cover the required service intervals, fluid capacity, and even list common parts and fluids needed to complete maintenance on your truck. This guide was created to help you save money and to give you the information you need to attempt maintaining your truck at home! By following a strict maintenance schedule and using the right parts, you can also reduce the chances of some common 3.5L EcoBoost Problems from occurring!

Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Maintenance Intervals

The first step in maintaining your Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine is knowing when your truck needs to be serviced. While everyone knows certain tasks need to be completed at mileage/kilometer intervals, not everyone knows that you should be completing some basic maintenance tasks on a monthly and semi-annual basis as well. You, or the dealership you bring your truck to, should also be completing a multi-point inspection every time you perform an oil change. In this section of our maintenance guide, we’re going to cover all the tasks you need to complete in addition to when they need to be completed.

Monthly Maintenance Tasks

  • Inspect Engine Oil Level. Add Fluid if necessary.
  • Check underneath your truck and the area where your truck is parked for any signs of a potential oil or fluid leak.
  • Test all interior and exterior lights for proper operation. Change bulbs as needed.
  • Check all tires for proper pressure, including the spare. Also check tires for signs of wear and for nails and screws.
  • Top off windshield wiper fluid with fluid appropriate fluid for the season.

Semi-Annual Maintenance

  • Check Battery Connections. Clean them if needed.
  • Check body and door holes for obstructions. If there are any, clear them.
  • Inspect the cooling system and test coolant strength.
  • Lubricate door weatherstrips and check them for wear.
  • Check all doors, latches, and hinges for proper operation. Lubricate them if necessary.
  • Test Parking Brake and make sure it is operating properly.
  • Examine windshield wiper blades and spray mechanisms for proper performance. If blades perform inadequately, replace them.
  • Test all seatbelts and seatbelt latches for proper operation.
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Maintenance
Photo Taken From Ford Media

Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Service Intervals

There are two categories for 3.5L EcoBoost maintenance intervals. How you use your Ford F-150 will determine which set of maintenance intervals you will need to follow. Be honest with yourself! If you run your vehicle hard, you will need to complete maintenance more frequently. It’s for the best though. Your truck will thank you for it!

Normal Operating Conditions

If you use your Ford F-150 truck equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine lightly, meaning infrequent towing, limited idling, and mostly just for commuting, you should follow the normal operating conditions set of maintenance intervals. You will need to complete maintenance less frequently than truck owners who need to follow the severe operating conditions set of maintenance intervals.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.

Severe Operating Conditions

Following the severe operating conditions set of maintenance intervals is reserved for those F-150 owners who run their trucks hard! This means frequent towing, idling, off-roading, or commercial use. Fleet vehicles should follow these guidelines. You will need to complete maintenance more frequently to keep your truck in tip-top shape.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Inspect Suspension/Steering
Components
(Off-Roading/Rough-Terrain Use)
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid**60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.
** Change Transfer case, Front axle and Rear Axle Fluid Immediately if submerged in water. If your vehicle is used for off-roading drain and replace fluid every 30,000 miles or 48,000 km.

Multi-Point Inspection

When completing one or more of the maintenance tasks listed above, you should also perform this multi-point inspection. It’s listed in your owner’s manual, but its also what the dealership should be completing when you bring your vehicle in for service.

To do your own Multi-Point Inspection, Check the following:

  • Accessory Drive Belt (s)
  • Battery Performance/Condition
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Exterior Lamp Operation
  • Fluid Levels
  • Horn Operation
  • Hazard Warning System Operation
  • Hoses for wear/tear
  • Suspension Components for wear or damage
  • Steering Components
  • Tire Pressures/Condition (Including Spare tire)
  • Windshield
  • Windshield wiper/spray operation
  • Leaks
Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Maintenance
Photo taken from the Ford Media Website.

Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Fluid Capacity

Now that you know the required 3.5L EcoBoost maintenance tasks and when they need to be completed, the next thing you need to learn is how much fluid is required. The various tasks above will require you removing fluid from your vehicle and re-filling it with fresh, new fluid. The chart below is our comprehensive 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Fluid Capacity chart. It lists different fluid capacities by the type of fluid. It’s also important to note that depending on the year of your truck, different fluid capacities are required.

Fluid TypeGallons/Quarts/PintsLiters
Engine Oil with Filter Change6.0 Quarts5.7 Liters
Transmission Fluid
2011-2016 (6R80)
2017-2018 (10R80)
2019-2022 (10R80)
See Below
13.1 Quarts
13.1 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
See Below
12.4 Liters
12.4 Liters
12.5 Liters
Cooling System
2011-2014
2015-2017
2018-2020
2021-2022
See Below
16.5 Quarts
15.6 Quarts
15.2 Quarts
14.3 Quarts
See Below
15.6 Liters
14.75 Liters
14.35 Liters
13.5 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid (ESOF) Electronic Switch On The Fly
2011
2012-2022
See Below
1.6 Quarts
1.5 Quarts
See Below
1.5 Liters
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid
(Torque On Demand)
2012-2022
See Below
1.5 Quarts
See Below
1.4 Liters
Transfer Case Fluid 2-speed Auto. 4WD Mechanical Lock
2020-2022
1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Axle Fluid (Standard Front Axles)
2011-2019
2020-2022
See Below
3.5 Pints
1.8 Quarts
See Below
1.7-1.8 Liters
1.7 Liters
Torsen Limited Slip Front Axle
2021-2022
1.64 Quarts *1.55 Liters *
Rear Axle Fluid
2011-2019
2020
2021-2022 8.8″
2021-2022 9.75″
See Below
5.5 Pints
2.7 Quarts
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters
1.9-2 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
* Requires the addition of 4.0 Fl. Oz (118.5 ml) of Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.

Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

In the last section, we went over how much fluid you are going to need. Now that you know how much you need, you need to know what type of fluid is required. Not only do you need to know the fluids and oil, but you also need to know what parts your 3.5L EcoBoost requires like filters, belts, or spark plugs. In the chart below, we’ve listed fluid and part specifications as well as the recommended OEM part numbers. To make it easy on you these part numbers also contain links to buy the products directly from Amazon! These links are affiliate links and if you buy something, we receive a commission. Thanks in advance for your support!

PartsPart #
Engine Oil Filter (All Years)Motorcraft FL-500-S
Engine Oil (All Years) Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
1-Quart: XO-5W30-QSP
5-Quarts: XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Cabin Air Filter 2015-2022Motorcraft FP-92
Engine Air Filter: (All Years)Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
2011-2018
2019+
Varies By Year
Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine Coolant VC-3DIL-B
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Spark Plugs
2011-2016
2017-2021
2022+
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft SP580
Motorcraft SP594
Motorcraft SP-596
Ignition Coil
2011-2016
2017-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft DG549
Motorcraft DG585
Motorcraft DG584
EGR Valve
2021-2022
Varies by Model Year
Motorcraft CX2687
Windshield Wiper Blades
2011-2014
2015-2021
2022
Varies By Year
2011-2014 Motorcraft WW-2201-PF
2015-2021 Motorcraft WW-2242/2248
2022 Motorcraft WW-2208
Windshield Wiper Motor
2011-2014
2015-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft WM793
Motorcraft WM848
Motorcraft WM973
Windshield Washer Pump
2011-2014
2015-2022
See Below
Motorcraft WG318
Motorcraft WG335
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
PCV Valve
2011-2014
2015-2022
See Below
Motorcraft EV289
Motorcraft EV297
PCV Valve Hose
2011-2012
2013-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft KCV259
Motorcraft KCV268
Motorcraft KCV294
Auto Transmission Filter
2011-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft FT-188
Motorcraft FT-215 (Screen Assembly)
Belt Tensioner
2011-2016
2017-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft BT-118
Motorcraft BT-135
Motorcraft BT-166
Idler Pulley
2017-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft YS-366
Motorcraft YS-393
Water Pump Serpentine Belt
2011-2014
2015-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft JK6-553 (SAME AS ACC. BELT)
N/A
Motorcraft JK5-382A
Serpentine Belt (AC Belt)
2011-2022
See Below
Motorcraft JK4-377B
Serpentine Belt (ACC. Drive)
2011-2016
2017-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft JK6-553
Motorcraft JK6-505
Motorcraft JK6-377
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter 2011-2022
Motorcraft FT138
Auto. Transmission Fluid
2011-2016 (6R80)
2017+ (10R80)
Varies By Year
Motorcraft Mercon LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Motorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT12QULV
Coolant Overflow Cap
2011-2014
2015-2022
Varies, See Below
Motorcraft RS527
Motorcraft RS531
Thermostat
2011-2016
2017-2020
2021-2022
See Below
Motorcraft RT-1213
Motorcraft RT-1252
Motorcraft RT-1250
Thermostat Housing
Gasket
2011-2019
Motorcraft RTS-1081
Transfer Case Fluid
2011-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft Transfer Case Fluid XL-12
Motorcraft Mercon LV ATF XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Fluid
(Torque On Demand)
2012-2022
Motorcraft Mercon LV ATF XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case Two-speed automatic 4WD
2020-2022
Motorcraft Mercon LV ATF XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle Fluid
2011-2016
2017-2022
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W-90-QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Syn. Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
Additive Friction
Modifier
Motocraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3
Torsen Limited
Slip Front Axle
2021-2022
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid
Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
** Requires adding 4.0 Fl. Oz (118.5 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when considering the total lube volume.
Rear Axle Fluid
2011-2014
2015-2022
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Rear Synthetic Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20

3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance FAQs

How many Quarts of oil does a Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine take?

Ford F-150 trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine require 6 Quarts of Motorcraft 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Engine Oil when completing an oil change. (XO-5W30-QSP)

What Spark Plugs are required in a Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost Engine?

The type of Spark plugs required in your Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost Vary according to Model Year. 2011-2016 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost require Motorcraft SP580. 2017-2021 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost Engine require Motorcraft SP594. 2022 and newer Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine require Motorcraft SP-596.

What Oil Filter does the Ford F-150’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine need?

Ford F-150 trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged engine need Motorcraft FL-500-S for the oil filter.

What oil does the Ford F-150’s 3.5L EcoBoost Engine Require?

Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost require Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Engine oil. The Ford/Motorcraft Part number is XO-5W30-QSP.

How often do you need to change the spark plugs on a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine?

Early generations of the 3.5L EcoBoost require the Spark plugs being changed every 60,000 miles. Newer EcoBoost engines require changing every 100,000 miles according to the owner’s manual. We recommend changing the spark plugs every 50-60,000 miles, especially if your truck begins to run rough.

How many spark plugs do you need for a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine?

The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has 6 Spark Plugs. For a complete Spark Plug change out, you will need six new spark plugs.

What is the best engine oil for a F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine?

The best engine oil for the 3.5L EcoBoost is Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil.

What engine air filter does the Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost need?

Ford F-150 trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged engine require Motorcraft FA-1883 for their engine air filter.

What Cabin Air Filter is needed on 2011-2022 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine?

2011-2014 Ford F-150 trucks don’t use a cabin air filter. 2015-2022 Ford F-150s use Motorcraft FP-92 for the engine air filter.

Learn More About Ford F-150 Trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost

Check out some of our other posts by clicking on the links below.

Ford-F-150-Raptor
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2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide

How To Maintain a 2022 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Are you the proud owner of a 2022 Ford F-150 Pickup truck? If you’ve landed here on our site, you probably own one of these trucks and want to know how to properly maintain it. Perhaps you are thinking about tackling some of your truck’s maintenance on your own. We certainly recommend it! Many of the tasks that are required are simple and can be done at home to save you valuable time and money. Even a beginner mechanic can complete them and it will help you avoid costly trips to the dealership. In this post, our 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide, we’re going to go over the proper maintenance schedule to follow, fluid capacities, and we’ll even list the commonly required parts, fluids, and oils needed with affiliate links to purchase them!

2022 Ford F-150 Towing
Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance: Where to Start

The first step in 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance is knowing the required service tasks and how often they need to be completed. There are sets of tasks that need to be completed monthly as well as semi-annually. These tasks are easy to complete and should only take a couple of minutes. Their purpose is to catch problems early and maintain safe vehicle operation.

Monthly Maintenance Tasks

  • Check Engine Oil Level.
  • Inspect under your truck and where you park for signs of any fluid leaks.
  • Exterior and Interior Light Test: Make sure all interior and exterior lights are functioning properly.
  • Check Tire pressure of all tires, including the spare underneath the vehicle.
  • Top-off windshield wiper fluid and make sure you use fluid that is appropriate for the season.

Semi-Annual Maintenance

  • Inspect Battery Connections. Clean them if necessary.
  • Check body and door holes for obstructions. Clear them as needed.
  • Inspect the cooling system. Test coolant system strength and make sure proper fluid level is present.
  • Lubricate door weatherstrips and check them for wear.
  • Check all doors, latches, and hinges for proper operation. Lubricate them if needed.
  • Ensure proper operation of the parking brake.
  • Test all seatbelts and seatbelt latches for wear. Make sure they are all operating properly!
  • Test wiper blades and washer spray operation.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Intervals

In addition to the tasks listed above, you will need to perform periodic maintenance based on mileage or kilometer intervals. These are more significant maintenance tasks that require different parts, fluids, and tools to complete. The intervals themselves can be different as well, as they are dependent on how you use your 2022 F-150. Be honest with yourself about how you use your vehicle and follow the appropriate maintenance intervals listed in the chart below.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance
Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

Normal Operating Conditions

If you tend to “baby” your 2022 Ford F-150, or if you use your vehicle for mostly commuting, follow the normal operation conditions set of Maintenance Intervals. This calls for less frequent service intervals and is a cheaper ownership path.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.

Severe Operating Conditions

If your 2022 Ford F-150 is used as a commercial or fleet vehicle, if you tow or idle frequently, or if you use your vehicle off-road, it is best practice to follow the Severe Operating Conditions set of maintenance intervals.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Inspect Suspension/Steering
Components
(Off-Roading/Rough-Terrain Use)
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid**150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.
** Change Transfer case, Front axle and Rear Axle Fluid Immediately if submerged in water. If your vehicle is used for off-roading drain and replace fluid every 30,000 miles or 48,000 km.

Multi-Point Inspection

Whenever you are completing one of the tasks above, you should also consider performing this multi-point inspection. It consists of what the dealership checks whenever you bring your truck in for service and most of the tasks can be completed at home too.

To do your own Multi-Point Inspection, Check the following:

  • Accessory Drive Belt(s)
  • Battery Performance/Condition
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Exterior Lamp Operation
  • Fluid Levels
  • Horn Operation
  • Hazard Warning System Operation
  • Hoses for Wear/Tears
  • Suspension Components for wear or damage
  • Steering Components
  • Tire Pressures/Condition
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wiper & Spray Operation
  • Leaks

2022 Ford F-150 Fluid Capacity

The next step in 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance is knowing how much fluid or oil is required by your vehicle. If you don’t know your 2022 Ford F-150’s fluid capacity, you won’t know how much of each fluid you will need to purchase to adequately fill up your vehicle. Different powertrains and iterations of the 2022 Ford F-150 will require different amounts of fluid. For example, the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor will require more fluid than many of the other models. Be sure to identify which model and powertrain you have so you can accurately know how much fluid you will need.

Fluid Capacity Chart

Fluid TypeQuartsLiters
Engine Oil (With Filter)
3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
Varies
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
7.75 Quarts
Varies
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
7.33 Liters
Transmission FluidN/AN/A
Cooling System Capacity
3.5L PowerBoost (Low Temp. Circuit)
3.5L PowerBoost (High Temp. Circuit)
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
Raptor & Police Interceptor Models
Varies
7.2 Quarts
15.3 Quarts
14.3 Quarts
15.1 Quarts
12.7 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
13.7 Quarts
Varies
6.8 Liters
14.5 Liters
13.5 Liters
14.3 Liters
12.0 Liters
12.5 Liters
13.0 Liters
Transfer Case
4WD (Electronic Shift On The Fly)
Auto 4WD (Torque On Demand)
Two-Speed Auto 4WD (Mechanical Lock)
Raptor (two-speed four-high lock)
See Below
1.5 Quarts
1.5 Quarts
1.9 Quarts
1.9 Quarts
See Below
1.4 Liters
1.4 Liters
1.8 Liters
1.8 Liters
Front Axle Fluid (4WD)
Standard Front Axle
Torsen Limited Slip Front Axle*
See Below
1.8 Quarts
1.64 Quarts*
See Below
1.7 Liters
1.55 Liters*
Rear Axle Fluid
8.8″ Rear Axle
9.75″ Rear Axle
9.75″ Rear Axle (Raptor)
9.75″ Rear Axle (Police Interceptor)
See Below
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
2.5-2.6 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
1.9-2.0 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
2.36-2.44 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Diesels Only)5.6 Gallons21.3 Liters
Fuel Capacity
Raptor Trucks
Hybrid PowerBoost Trucks
Gasoline Regular Cab Models
Gasoline SuperCab Models
Gasoline Crew Cab Models
Optional Increased Tank
Varies
36 Gallons
30.6 Gallons
23 Gallons
23 Gallons
26 Gallons
36 Gallons
Varies
136.3 Liters
115.8 Liters
87.1 Liters
87.1 Liters
98.4 Liters
136.3 Liters
* For Complete Refill of Torsen Limited Slip Front Axle add 4.0 Fl. Oz. (118.5 ml) of Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent. Include the Friction Modifier in the total lube volume of 1.64 Quarts.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Maintenance
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Maintenance: Certain models of the 2022 Ford F-150 like the Raptor require unique maintenance compared to other iterations of the F-150. The Raptor requires different amounts of fluids and also requires different parts/fluids to be used during maintenance.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

The last part of 2022 Ford F-150 maintenance is gathering the parts, fluids, and oil required to complete maintenance tasks on your truck. Take a look at what maintenance tasks you need to complete after checking your trucks mileage. Then, once you know what tasks are required, you need to know what parts or fluids are required. If you need to purchase types of fluid, look at the fluid capacity chart above and order the appropriate amount. The chart below will detail what fluids and parts you will need for your truck. We’ve also included affiliate links to easily purchase the required items from various online retailers. By buying from these links, you help support Truck Insiders LLC.

Parts/Fluid Chart

PartsPart #
Engine Oil Filter
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 PowerBoost Hybrid
Raptor
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Motorcraft FL-2062-A
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Engine OilSEE CHART BELOW
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-92
Engine Air Filter:
All Powertrains
Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
ALL POWERTRAINS
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted
AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Spark Plugs
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 Hybrid PowerBoost
Raptor
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft SP-520
MotorCraft SP-578
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-588
Windshield Wiper BladesMotorcraft WW-2208
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
Auto Transmission Filter
10R80 Standard Transmission
PowerBoost Hybrid:
See Below
Motorcraft FT215
Motorcraft FT217
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter
Motorcraft FT138
Automatic Transmission FluidMotorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT12QULV
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft Mercon LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid
1- Quart XT-10-QLVC
5- Quart XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle Fluid*Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Rear Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(Diesels Only)
Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid
1-Gallon PM-27-GAL
2.5 Gallon PM-27-JUG
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20
For Limited Slip Axles, add 4.0 fl. oz. (118.5 ml) of additive friction modifier Motorcraft XL-3 or equivalent.

Oil Capacity Chart

PowertrainEngine Oil Fluid CapacityExternal TemperaturesFluid Type
3.3L V-66.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil XO-5W20-Q1S
– Motorcraft SAE 0w-20 Full Synthetic
Motor Oil X0-0W20-QFS
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
3.5L V-6 PowerBoost Hybrid6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
5.0L V-87.75 Quarts
(7.33 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
Photo taken from Ford Media.

Common 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Questions

How often do I need to change the oil in my 2022 Ford F-150 Truck?

Oil Change intervals in the 2022 Ford F-150 Vary depending upon use of the vehicle. These trucks are equipped with an intelligent oil life monitoring system that displays oil life as a percentage and will notify you when the oil needs to be changed. Oil and oil filter changes should occur every 3,000-10,000 miles or 5,000-16,000 kilometers.

What Oil Does my 2022 Ford F-150 Require?

2022 Ford F-150 trucks with the 2.7l EcoBoost, 3.5l EcoBoost, 3.5l PowerBoost, and 5.0L Naturally-aspirated V8 engines require the use of Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil in warm and average climates. 3.3l V-6 engines require the use of SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor oil in warm and average climates. In climates that get colder than -22 degrees Fahrenheit, you may require different engine oil. Check your owner’s manual for more information.

What Engine Oil Filter does my 2022 Ford F-150 Require?

2022 Ford F-150 trucks with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine Require engine oil filter part # Motorcraft FL-2062-A. Trucks with the 3.3l V6, 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.5L PowerBoost, and 5.0L V-8 require engine oil filter part # Motorcraft FL-500-S.

What Engine Coolant does my 2022 Ford F-150 use?

All iterations of the 2022 Ford F-150 require Motorcraft Yellow Pre-Diluted Anti-freeze/Coolant, also known as Motorcraft VC-13DL-G.

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2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide

The “How-To” Guide for Maintaining the New Ford Maverick Truck

The 2022 Ford Maverick is the latest addition to Ford’s Pickup truck lineup. With its compact size, astounding fuel economy, and low price it’s the perfect starter truck for anyone who hasn’t previously owned a truck. It’s also a great truck for those wanting utility but don’t require the capabilities of a full-size pickup. If you’re the proud owner of a 2022 Ford Maverick, it’s important to understand the proper maintenance procedures to keep your truck on the road for years to come. If neglected, your truck can experience a significantly reduced lifespan and it can also cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars! Don’t fear though, in this post, our comprehensive 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide, we cover everything you need to know.

We cover the unique service intervals you need to follow dependent on which powertrain you have, fluid capacities, and we even provide the service numbers of commonly required parts and affiliate links that guide you to where to buy them! If you want to skip to particular section, click on one of the links below in our table of contents.

Table of Contents

Section 1: 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Intervals

Section 2: 2022 Ford Maverick Fluid Capacity

Section 3: 2022 Ford Maverick Fluids, Filters, & Other Maintenance Parts

Section 4: 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck Maintenance FAQS

2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide
Photo taken From Ford Media Website

2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Intervals

The first step in 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance is understanding what service intervals you need to follow. Whether your truck contains the 2.5L Hybrid I-4 Engine or the 2.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged Engine, you will be following the same maintenance intervals. What really determines how frequently your truck needs service is how you use your vehicle. You need to be honest about how you use our truck and maintain it accordingly. If the truck is “babied”, or driven in easy conditions with minimal towing, follow the Normal Operating Conditions set of service intervals. If the vehicle is used commercially, for off-roading, or if you tow or idle frequently, use the Severe Operating Conditions set of service intervals.

Normal Operating Conditions

Major Service TasksMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil7,500-10,000 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
12,000-16,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Replace Engine Oil Filter7,500-10,000 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
12,000-16,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace the Spark Plugs100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles or 10 Years,
Then every 100,000 Miles or 5
year intervals.
320,000 Kilometers or 10 years,
then every 160,000 Kilometers or
5 year intervals.
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 years regardless of mileageEvery 3 years regardless of
Kilometers driven

Severe Operating Conditions

Major Service TasksMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil3,000-7,500 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
5,000-12,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Replace Engine Oil Filter3,000-7,500 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
5,000-12,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles** Inspect Frequently.
If frequently in dusty conditions, you
will need to change your Engine Air
Filter More frequently.
48,000 Kilometers** Inspect Frequently.
If frequently in dusty conditions, you
will need to change your Engine Air
Filter More frequently.
Replace the Spark Plugs60,000 Miles96,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic Transmission Fluid30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles or 10 Years,
Then every 100,000 Miles or 5
year intervals.
320,000 Kilometers or 10 years,
then every 160,000 Kilometers or
5 year intervals.
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 years regardless of mileageEvery 3 years regardless of
Kilometers driven

Periodic 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Tasks

In addition to the tasks listed above, you should also be completing some basic maintenance on your Ford Maverick every month and every six months. These tasks don’t require any special parts and only should take a few minutes. They will help you catch problems early however, and could very well save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Monthly Checklist

  • Check the air filter restriction gauge.
  • Check engine oil level.
  • Inspect interior and exterior lights. ensure proper operation.
  • Check tire pressure levels.
  • Top off windshield wiper fluid. Use appropriate fluid for the season.
  • Make sure no blockages exist in the tailpipe.

Semi-Annual Checklist

  • Inspect the battery. Clean the connections if necessary.
  • Check the body and drain holes for debris. Clean if necessary.
  • Check coolant strength and fluid level.
  • Lubricate door weatherstrips if needed.
  • Make sure all hinges, latches, and locks work properly.
  • Test the parking brake and make sure it is operating properly.
  • Test Seatbelts and make sure they are operating properly.
  • If any codes are showing, check them with a scan tool or an aftermarket monitor like the Edge Insight CTS3.
Photo taken from Ford Media.

2022 Ford Maverick Fluid Capacity

Now that you know what maintenance tasks are required, you need to know how much of each fluid is needed. The fluids and gases listed below are what are used when maintaining your 2022 Ford Maverick. Without knowing 2022 Ford Maverick Fluid capacity, you would just have to guess how much of each fluid is required when purchasing each fluid. Before going to our next section where we list the model numbers of the parts required, pay special attention to these charts. They’ll help you buy exactly how much oil or fluid is required.

2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter5.5 Quarts5.2 Liters
Cooling System
Trucks with Tow Package
Trucks without Tow Package
See Below
9.2 Quarts
8.7 Quarts
See Below
8.72 Liters
8.2 Liters
Fuel Tank Capacity16.5 Gallons62.5 Liters
Air Conditioning System
Refrigerant
Oil
See Below
19.4 Oz
3.4 fl oz
See Below
.55 Kg
100 ml
Brake FluidNo Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
No Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
Automatic TransmissionNo Specs Currently ListedNo Specs Currently Listed

2.5L Hybrid I-4 Engine Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter5.7 Quarts5.4 Liters
Cooling System
Low Temperature Cooling Circuit
High Temperature Cooling Circuit
See Below
5.3 Quarts
12.5 Quarts
See Below
5.04 Liters
11.87 Liters
Fuel Tank Capacity13.8 Gallons52.2 Liters
Air Conditioning System
Refrigerant
Oil
See Below
17.6 oz
5.1 fl oz
See Below
0.5 kg
150 ml
Brake FluidNo Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
No Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
Automatic TransmissionNo Specs Currently ListedNo Specs Currently Listed

2022 Ford Maverick Fluids, Filters & Other Maintenance Parts

The last step in 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance is knowing which filters, fluids, and parts are needed to service your truck! While there are some aftermarket parts out there, we strongly recommend that you use strictly OEM Ford or Motorcraft parts exclusively! They will provide factory-like performance and provide the greatest longevity. Many aftermarket parts can cause problems or do not offer the same performance characteristics as the OEM ones. To make it easy on our readers, we’ve compiled a list of common 2022 Ford Maverick Service Parts for both the 2.0L EcoBoost Engine and the 2.5L Hybrid engine. We’ve also included affiliate links to buy these parts directly from Amazon! We receive a small commission and it helps us to continue creating content at TruckInsiders.com. Thank you for the support in advance!

2.0L EcoBoost Engines

PartsPart # And Affiliate Link
Engine Oil
Warm/Normal Climates
Extremely Cold Less than -22 Degree F
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-Q3SP
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-910-S
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-89
Engine Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1939
BatteryMotorcraft BHEF-48H6
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Spark PlugMotorcraft SP-594
Windshield Wiper Blades
– Driver:
– Passenger:
See Below
Motorcraft WW-2249
Motorcraft WW-2054
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash Concrete with Bitterant ZC-32-B
Automatic Transmission FluidNot Currently Listed.
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Air Conditioning RefrigerantMotorcraft YN-33-A
Air Conditioning Refrigerant OilMotorcraft Motorcraft R-1234yf Refrigerant POE Oil

2.5L Hybrid Engines

PartsPart # And Affiliate Link
Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil XO-0W20-QFS
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-910-S
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-89
Engine Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1948
BatteryMotorcraft BXT-99RT4-A
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Spark PlugMotorcraft SP-530
Windshield Wiper Blades
– Driver:
– Passenger:
See Below
Motorcraft WW-2249
Motorcraft WW-2054
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash Concrete with Bitterant ZC-32-B
Automatic Transmission FluidNot Currently Listed.
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Air Conditioning RefrigerantMotorcraft YN-33-A
Air Conditioning Refrigerant OilMotorcraft Motorcraft R-1234yf Refrigerant POE Oil

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck Maintenance FAQs

What oil does the 2022 Ford Maverick Require?

2022 Ford Maverick trucks require two different engine oils that are dependent upon powertrain type. The 2.0L Ecoboost engine requires Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend motor oil and the 2.5L Hybrid engine requires Motorcraft SAE 0W-20 Full Synthetic motor oil. In extremely cold conditions, these engines may require different motor oils. Check your owners manual for more information.

What oil filter does the 2022 Ford Maverick Require?

2022 Ford Maverick trucks with both the 2.5L Hybrid Engine and the 2.0L EcoBoost engine use Motocraft part number FL-910-S.

How often does the 2022 Ford Maverick need to be serviced?

The 2022 Ford Maverick needs to be serviced every 3,000-10,000 miles. These trucks are equipped with an intelligent oil life monitoring system that will determine oil life based on usage and external conditions. It notifies you when service is required.

2022 Ford Maverick FAQS

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Sources:

2022 MAVERICK Owner’s Manual. 1st version, 1st ed., Accessed 19 Dec. 2021. 

2021 Ford Ranger Maintenance Guide

How to Maintain a 2021 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck

How to Maintain a 2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Edition – Picture Taken from Ford Media Website

The new 2021 Ford Ranger pickup truck is more capable than ever. Thanks to the addition of the new Tremor package, the Ranger can traverse some of the most difficult terrains in relative ease. It also has impressive on-road performance characteristics, like a max tow capacity of 7,500 lbs. This is in part to it’s Inline-4 Cylinder 2.3L EcoBoost Engine. While Ford’s EcoBoost engine platform has proven itself to be a reliable workhorse, this engine still needs your help to stay on the road for years to come. Proper 2021 Ford Ranger Maintenance can go a long way in ensuring that your truck continues to perform throughout your years of ownership.

In this post, our 2021 Ford Ranger Pickup truck maintenance guide, we are going to cover everything you need to know in order to properly maintain one of these trucks. We’ve included a comprehensive list of maintenance tasks you need to undertake at specific mileage intervals. We’ve also compiled a list of fluid capacities and the specific fluids, oil, and filters you will need when completing maintenance on one of these trucks.

How Often Do I Need to Service my 2021 Ford Ranger?

Before completing any kind of 2021 Ford Ranger Maintenance, you need to know when it’s needed! Now, everyone knows that when you own a vehicle you have to change the oil and complete other typical service tasks, but many people neglect to perform a multi-point inspection like they do when you take your vehicle into the dealership. People also don’t realize there are a few trivial tasks you should be completing between oil changes. Before we get into the major maintenance tasks required, we’re going to show you what needs to be done every time you service your truck and what to do between oil changes.

Once-A-Month Maintenance Between Oil Changes

  • Check Engine Oil Level
  • Inspect Exterior/Interior Lights for proper operation.
  • Check Tire Pressure Level for proper inflation. Visually check tires for signs of unusual wear or damage.
  • Check where you park your truck in your driveway for signs of a leak.

Bi-Annual Maintenance (Every 6 Months)

  • Check Windshield Wiper Fluid, Add more if needed.
  • Inspect Fuel/Water Separator. Drain if needed.
  • Check Tail Pipe for proper operation. Make sure no obstructions exist.
  • Inspect Battery Connections. Clean Terminals if needed.
  • Check Cooling system fluid level and coolant strength.
  • Examine Body & Door

2021 Ford Ranger Maintenance Intervals

Because the 2021 Ford Ranger only has one available powertrain, knowing how often you need to service your truck will be very easy. There are two separate sets of intervals you could follow depending on your vehicle use. For normal driving, light/moderate towing, and infrequent idling use the normal operating conditions set of maintenance intervals. For commercial vehicles, heavy towing, or extended idling follow the severe operating conditions maintenance intervals.

Normal Operating Conditions

If you use your truck for mostly commuting and don’t tow frequently, you should follow the normal operating conditions set of maintenance intervals.

Maintenance TaskMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil &
Engine Oil Filter
Follow Intelligent
Oil Life Monitor or
every 7,500-10,000
Miles.
Follow Intelligent
Oil Life Monitor or
every 12,000-
16,000 Kilometers
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace Spark Plugs100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt(s)
100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
(4WD Vehicles)
Replace Front Axle Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Drain & Replace Transfer
Case Fluid (4WD Vehicles)
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Drive
Accessory Belt(s)
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Engine Coolant200,000 Miles320,000 Kilometers
Change Brake FluidChange Every 3
Years Regardless
of Mileage
Change Every 3
Years Regardless
of Mileage

Severe Operating Conditions

For more rugged use of your vehicle or for commercial trucks it’s best that you utilize and follow the severe operation conditions set of maintenance intervals. It’s also very important to know that you need to be paying special attention to your vehicle if you are working it very hard. You should be frequently inspecting components and sometimes performing maintenance even sooner than what is listed.

You should frequently be checking:

  • Engine Air Filter, especially if you are using your vehicle for off-road activities.
  • Accessory Drive Belts. Inspect them every oil change service.
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter. If you are towing frequently change your fluid and filter sooner!
  • Axle Fluids. If you are using your vehicle for off-road activities change your fluids sooner! If your axles get submerged, drain and re-fill with fresh fluid immediately!
Maintenance TaskMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil &
Engine Oil Filter
Follow Intelligent
Oil Life Monitor or
every 3,000-7,500
Miles
Follow Intelligent
Oil Life Monitor or
every 5,000-
12,000 Kilometers
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 Miles96,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt(s)
100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
(4WD Vehicles)
Replace Front Axle Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Drain & Replace Transfer
Case Fluid (4WD Vehicles)
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Drive
Accessory Belt(s)
150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Engine Coolant200,000 Miles320,000 Kilometers

Wait… There’s More

So now you know what service tasks need to be completed at different mileage intervals. But there is still more work to be done. Every time you service your truck, the 2021 Ford Ranger Owner’s Manual calls for these tasks to be completed as well.

Tasks to be Completed at Every Oil Change

  • Engine Oil & Filter Replacement
  • Rotate tires and inspect them for signs of wear
  • Check Battery terminals and connections.
  • Check horn for proper operation
  • Inspect the automatic transmission fluid
  • Inspect the entire brake system. Check the pads, shoes, rotors, drums, brake linings, hoses, and the parking brake
  • Check cooling system and coolant strength
  • Examine the exhaust system and heat shields
  • Inspect suspension and steering components
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2021 Ford Ranger Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter6.2 Quarts /w Filter5.9 Liters
Cooling System11.6 Quarts11 Liters
Fuel Tank Size18.8 Gallons71.2 Liters
Transfer CaseApprox 0.74 Quarts
(23.67 fl oz)
0.7 Liters
(700 ml)
Front Differential0.82 Quarts
( ± 0.03 qt )
0.775 Liters
( ± 0.025 L )
Rear Differential
Standard Axle
Locking Axle
See Below
1.9 Quarts
1.7 Quarts
See Below
1.78 Liters
1.595 Liters
Automatic Transmission12.8 Quarts12.1 Liters

2021 Ford Ranger Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #
Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil XO-5W30-Q1SP
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-910-S
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-88
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1943
Automatic Transmission FluidMotorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid Motorcraft XT-12-QULV
Automatic
Transmission Filter
Motorcraft FT-215
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted AntiFreeze/Coolant
Motorcraft VC-13DL-G
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid
Motorcraft PM-20
Transfer Case Fluid
(Power Transfer Unit Fluid)
Motorcraft Mercon LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant
Motorcraft XY-80W90-QL
Rear Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
Spark PlugsMotorcraft SP-578
Windshield Wiper
Blades (Driver Side)
Motorcraft WW-2615
Windshield Wiper
Blades (Passenger Side)
Motorcraft WW-1615
Washer FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate /w Bitterant
Motorcraft ZC-32-B2
How Many Quarts of Engine Oil Does a 2021 Ford Ranger Take?

2021 Ford Rangers Require 6.2 Quarts Of Oil with the filter according to the Owner’s Manual.

What Engine Oil Does the 2021 Ford Ranger Require?

For the best longevity and performance, use Motorcraft 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil when changing the oil on your 2021 Ford Ranger. The Part number is Motorcraft XO-5W30-Q1SP.

What Engine Oil Filter is needed for 2021 Ford Rangers?

For the best results and longevity, use Motorcraft FL-910-S as your engine oil filter on 2021 Ford Ranger pickup trucks.

SOURCES

  • 2021 RANGER Owner’s Manual. 1st ed. 

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2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Guide

How to Maintain your 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty

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Ford F-250 Tremor Edition

There’s no question about it, the Ford F-250 is one of the most capable trucks in 2021. With a best-in-class 475 horsepower and a whopping, 1,050 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Engine, the Ford F-250 can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Even the other gasoline powered engines, the standard 6.2L V8 and the Godzilla 7.3L V8, are built for rugged use and a long lifespan. The trucks can do it all themselves however, because without maintenance these trucks won’t stay on the road as long and you could experience more frequent problems, even sometimes outright catastrophic failures.If you are the proud owner of one of these trucks, you need to know the proper 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Procedures. In this post, our 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance guide, we go over the specific service intervals, Fluid Capacity, and the parts and fluids you need to properly service your Ford SuperDuty.

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Intervals

The first step in properly maintaining your 2021 Ford F-250 is knowing the unique service intervals required of this truck. Intervals vary according to powertrain so make sure you know which engine your Ford F-250 has before following our maintenance intervals. Many people think that you might only need to service your truck every 6 months, but depending on how your vehicle is used, your actual service intervals might be much sooner than that. There are also things you should be doing every time you service your truck. Here are the 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Intervals you need to be aware of and the additional tasks required.

10 Things You Must Do Every Time you Change your Oil
  • Inspect Battery Connections and clean them if needed.
  • Check under vehicle for leaks.
  • Inspect all fluid reservoirs and tanks for low fluid.
  • Check cooling system fluid strength.
  • Check door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate them if you need to.
  • Inspect all steering and suspension components for signs of wear. Tighten components if needed.
  • Examine the Brake System and ensure proper operation. Check the parking brake.
  • Inspect seat belts and operating mechanisms.
  • Check windshield wiper blades. Replace them if you need to.
  • Examine tires for damage or abnormal wear. Rotate tires as necessary.

Other than these tasks, you might have to complete other, more difficult maintenance tasks at certain mileage or length of time intervals. Take a look at the 2021 Ford F-250 Service Intervals below.

Normal Operating Conditions (GASOLINE ENGINES)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Km
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Replace Spark Plugs100,000 Miles160,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain & Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.
150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 KM
intervals or every
5 years
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Normal Operating Conditions (Diesel Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil *7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter *7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Km
Replace Fuel Filters30,000 Miles48,000 Km
Replace Engine Air Filter*30,000 Miles*48,000 km
Change Air Inlet Foam
Filter
50,000 Miles80,000 Km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
90,000 Miles144,000 km
Drain & Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear Axle Fluid.**150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 KM
intervals or every
5 years
Replace Diesel Particulate
Filter (DPF)
Approximately 250,000 MilesApproximately 400,000 Km
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System and an Intelligent Air Filter monitoring system. It will alert you when service is required on either component. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Severe Operating Condtions (Gasoline Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
32,000 Km under
normal driving conditions.
If off-roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 Km.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
48,000 km under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 km.
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 Miles96,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain/Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.**
60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case**60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 Km
intervals or every
5 years
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Severe Operating Conditions (Diesel Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
32,000 Km under
normal driving conditions.
If off-roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 Km.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
48,000 km under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 km.
Replace Air Inlet Foam Filter30,000 Miles48,000 km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Replace Fuel Filters15,000 Miles24,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain/Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.**
60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case**60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant60,000 Miles then
45,000 mile intervals or every 1800 engine hours
96,000 Km, then
72,000 Km
intervals or every
1800 engine hours
Replace Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)Approximately 250,000 MilesApproximately 400,000 Km.
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

2021 Ford F-250 Monthly Service Checklist

In addition to the maintenance tasks listed above, there is a set of tasks you should be completing on a monthly basis to catch problems early before you experience a mechanical failure. Completing everything on the list should take only a couple of minutes and its also a great checklist to follow before you go on any road trips.

  • Check Air Filter Restriction Gauge. Replace Air Filter if needed.
  • Check Engine oil. Make sure engine oil is at proper level.
  • Light Check: Inspect all interior and exterior lights for proper function.
  • Leak Check: Check where you park your truck for visible signs of leaks. Inspect under the truck for signs of leaks.
  • Inspect Tires for nails and screws. Make sure tire pressure is at the manufacturer’s recommended PSI. Look for abnormal wear in tire tread.
  • Add Windshield Wiper Fluid as needed. Make sure you purchase the proper fluid for the season.
  • Drain water/fuel separator if needed.
  • Exhaust Check. Make sure no restrictions are present in the exhaust.

2021 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Fluid Capacity

Now that you know what’s involved when it comes to 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance, you need to know how much of each fluid Is required. Otherwise you are just guessing at how much fluid or oil you need and you might not purchase enough to properly maintain your Ford F-250. Check out the charts below that detail specifically how much of each fluid is required for the different 2021 Ford F-250 Powertrains.

2021 6.2L V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter7.0 Quarts6.6 Liters
Cooling System24.6 Quarts23.3 Liters
Fuel Tank SizeSee Chart BelowSee Chart Below
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip*
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff.
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff.
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
11.8 Axle (Heavy Duty Tow Option)
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
3.58 Liters **
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (6-Speed)
13.9 Quarts13.2 Liters
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (10-Speed)
18.2 Quarts17.2 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

2021 7.3L V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter8.0 Quarts7.57 Liters
Cooling System22.5 Quarts21.3 Liters
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Fuel Tank CapacitySee BelowSee Below
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff.
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff.
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
11.8 Axle (Heavy Duty Tow Option)
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
3.58 Liters **
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (10-Speed)
18.2 Quarts17.2 Liters
Transfer Case1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

2021 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter13.0 Quarts12.3 Liters
Primary Cooling System 31.7 Quarts30 Liters
Secondary Cooling system8.1 Quarts7.7 Liters
Fuel Tank CapacitySee Chart BelowSee Chart Below
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Complete Vehicle
7.4 Gallons28 Liters
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Incomplete Vehicle
7.2 Gallons27.3 Liters
Automatic 10-Speed
Transmission Fluid
18.1 Quarts17.1 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

Fuel Capacity Chart

Tank VariationsCapacity
Complete vehicle-142 inch/148 inch
wheelbase, middle location
29.0 Gallons/109.8 Liters
Complete vehicle-160 inch and 164 inch
wheelbase, middle location
34.0 Gallons/128.7 Liters
Complete vehicle-176 inch wheelbase
middle location
48.0 Gallons/181.7 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, middle location26.5 Gallons/100.3 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, aft- axle -location40.0 Gallons/151.4 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, middle and aft- axle66.5 Gallons/251.7 Liters

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

The last step in properly maintaining your F-250 is purchasing the actual parts required! We’ve compiled a list of 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oils that you will need to properly maintenance your vehicle. We’ve also included Amazon links to purchase these items directly, saving you the time and hassle of trying to find them yourself. These Amazon Links are affiliate links and by purchasing from them you help support Truck Insiders because we earn a small commission. Thanks for your support and best of luck on your 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance.

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 6.2L V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant
VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Windshield Wiper
Blades
Motorcraft WW-2248
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-820-S
Engine Air Filter
Element
Motorcraft FA-1950
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Battery(s)XL Models: BXT-65-650
All Other Models: BXT-65-750
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic
Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft® SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
11.8 Axle /w Heavy Duty Tow Option
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case
Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
6-Speed Auto Trans
(6R100) Filter
Motorcraft FT-188
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(10-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
10-Speed (10R140)
Auto Trans Filter
Motorcraft FT-221
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Spark PlugsMotorcraft SP-526

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 7.3L V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-820-S
Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1950
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic
Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
RearDifferential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft® SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
11.8 Axle /w Heavy Duty Tow Option
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine Coolant Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted
Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper
Blades
Motorcraft WW-2248
Windshield Wiper
Fluid
Motorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(10-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance
Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 10W-30 SuperDuty Diesel Motor Oil XO-10W30-QSDF
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-40
BioDiesel Use
Engine Oil
Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil XO-5W40-5Q3SD
Severe Duty Use
Engine Oil
Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil XO-5W40-5Q3SD
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2051-S
Fuel FilterMotorcraft FD-4631
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1951
Foam Pre-FilterMotorcraft FA-1952
Battery(2 Required)Motorcraft BXT-65-750
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic
Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic
Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When Refilling these limited slip axles,
add 7.1 fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.**
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted
Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper
Fluid
Motorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Windshield Wiper BladesMotorcraft WW-2248
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid
1-Gallon: PM-27-GAL
2.5 Gallon: PM-27-JUG
Automatic 10-Speed Transmission FluidMotorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Automatic 10-Speed
Transmission Filter
Motorcraft FT-221
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance
Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20

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2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide

Maintenance Intervals, Fluid Capacity, and Parts List

Pickup trucks are built for work and sustaining daily abuse. They’re often used in the toughest commissions and for the hardest tasks that your standard automobile just isn’t up to the task for. While trucks like the new 2021 Ford F-150 are certainly up to the task, they can’t do it all on their own. As a truck owner, you’re responsible for keeping your truck on the road by performing regular maintenance. In this post, we’ll cover in-depth 2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance. We’ll give you service schedules to follow, fluid capacity, and even a comprehensive list of parts you’ll need to properly maintain your F-150.

The 2021 Ford F-150 has more capabilities than ever before and comes available with six different powertrains. Each of these different engines offer varying performance and some may require different maintenance procedures when compared to the others. In our 2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide, you’ll find out how to maintain each different powertrain variant and their required fluids or parts. Let’s start with Maintenance Intervals.

2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance

When is it time to service my 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck?

When maintaining your 2021 Ford F-150, it’s important to recognize the difference between maintenance tasks that need to be completed monthly versus tasks that need to be done when its time to change your oil. Many people only service their truck when it’s time for an oil change. While that’s better than some people who don’t even do their normal maintenance tasks on time, you should really be running through a simple checklist once a month to make sure your truck is operating as best as possible. Down below is the once-a-month 2021 Ford F-150 Preventative Maintenance Checklist you should follow.

Once A Month Checklist:

  • Check the air filter restriction gauge.
  • Inspect Engine Oil level.
  • Check all interior and exterior lights for function.
  • Inspect all tires for signs of wear or damage. Check for screws and nails.
  • Examine washer fluid reservoir. Add windshield wiper fluid if needed.
  • Check the water/fuel separator. Drain if needed.
  • Check under your truck for any signs of leaks in the driveway.

Completing the tasks above are a great way to stay up-to-date on your vehicle and catch any problems early. It is also a great way to keep your family safe. Simple things like checking your tires can prevent a tire blow-out on the highway that could be extremely dangerous! These tasks aren’t enough to keep your vehicle running smoothly however, and you also need to follow the maintenance intervals listed in our next section.

2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150. Photo Taken from Ford Media Website

2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance Intervals

When your intelligent oil life monitoring system calls for service, or you meet the mileage or length of time called for in the chart below, it’s time to complete actual service on your vehicle. These tasks vary in complexity and in the required parts/fluids. Service intervals even vary according to how you use your 2021 Ford F-150. If you use your F-150 for mostly commuting or light work, the normal operating conditions set of intervals should work just fine. If you use your F-150 for work or it’s part of a fleet, you need to follow the severe operating conditions set of maintenance intervals. Other uses that require you to follow severe maintenance intervals include off-roading, frequent towing, or excessive idling.

Normal Operating Conditions

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs100,000 miles160,000 kmN/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt100,000 miles160,000 kmN/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years

Trucks With Bed Power Outlets

Maintenance Required On Trucks
With Bed Power Outlet
MilesKilometers
Replace Spark Plugs
(Trucks with Bed Power Outlets)
55,000 miles88,500 km
Inspect Accessory Drive Belts
(Trucks with Bed Power Outlets)
60,000 miles96,600 km
Replace Accessory Drive Belts
(Trucks with Bed Power Outlets)
100,000 miles160,000 km

Diesel Trucks

2021 F-150 3.0L Powerstroke DieselMilesKilometers
Change Fuel Filter(s)30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace the Fuel Pump Drive Belt150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Timing Belt150,000 miles240,000 km

Severe Operating Conditions

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,000 kmN/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt100,000 miles160,000 kmN/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)60,000 miles96,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)45,000 miles72,000 kmN/A
2021 Ford F-150 Pickup trucks that are used as part of a fleet or for commercial purposes should follow a severe maintenance schedule.

2021 Ford F-150 Fluid Capacity

Now that you know how often you should service your 2021 F-150 pickup truck, it’s time to find out exactly how much of each fluid you will need to perform maintenance properly. If you don’t, it’s very likely that you won’t purchase enough to properly fill up your truck potentially leading to premature wear and tear or even costly failures. The most important fluid capacity to remember is without a doubt engine oil.

Depending on which powertrain your F-150 has, you may have slight differences in oil capacity. It’s important to recognize which powertrain you have and purchase oil accordingly. Always purchase more than what you need and keep some spare fluid around in case you experience a leak. We also recommend checking engine oil level at least once a month! Other Fluids like transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid should also be checked and topped off accordingly.

Fluid Capacity Chart

Fluid TypeQuartsLiters
Engine Oil (With Filter)
3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
3.0L Powerstroke Diesel
Varies
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
7.75 Quarts
6.5 Quarts
Varies
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
7.33 Liters
6.15 Liters
Transmission FluidN/AN/A
Cooling System Capacity
3.5L PowerBoost (Low Temp. Circuit)
3.5L PowerBoost (High Temp. Circuit)
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
3.0L Powerstroke Diesel
Varies
7.2 Quarts
15.3 Quarts
14.3 Quarts
15.1 Quarts
12.7 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
13.7 Quarts
Varies
6.8 Liters
14.5 Liters
13.5 Liters
14.3 Liters
12.0 Liters
12.5 Liters
13.0 Liters
Transfer Case
4WD (Electronic Shift On The Fly)
Auto 4WD (Torque On Demand)
Two-Speed Auto 4WD (Mechanical Lock
See Below
1.5 Quarts
1.5 Quarts
1.9 Quarts
See Below
1.4 Liters
1.4 Liters
1.8 Liters
Front Axle Fluid (4WD)1.8 Quarts1.7 Liters
Rear Axle Fluid
8.8″ Rear Axle
9.75″ Rear Axle
See Below
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
1.9-2.0 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Diesels Only)5.6 Gallons21.3 Liters
Fuel Capacity
Diesels
Hybrid PowerBoost Trucks
Gasoline Regular Cab Models
Gasoline SuperCab Models
Gasoline Crew Cab Models
Optional Increased Tank
Varies
26 Gallons
30.6 Gallons
23 Gallons
23 Gallons
26 Gallons
36 Gallons
Varies
98.4 Liters
115.8 Liters
87.1 Liters
87.1 Liters
98.4 Liters
136.3 Liters

2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance Parts

PartsPart #
Engine Oil Filter
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 PowerBoost
3.0L V-6 Powerstroke
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Motorcraft FL-2062
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-2081
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Engine OilSEE CHART BELOW
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Fuel Filter(s) Diesel OnlyMotorCraft FD-4627
Engine Air Filter:
All Powertrains
Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
ALL POWERTRAINS
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted
AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Spark Plugs
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 Hybrid PowerBoost
3.0L V-6 Powerstroke Diesel
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft SP-520
MotorCraft SP-578
MotorCraft SP-578
MotorCraft SP-578
N/A
MotorCraft SP-588
Glow Plugs (diesels only)Motorcraft ZD-22
Windshield Wiper BladesMotorcraft WW-2248
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
Auto Transmission Filter
PowerBoost Hybrid:
See Below
Motorcraft FT217
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter
Motorcraft FT138
Automatic Transmission FluidMotorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT12QULV
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft Mercon LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid
1- Quart XT-10-QLVC
5- Quart XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Rear Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(Diesels Only)
Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid
1-Gallon PM-27-GAL
2.5 Gallon PM-27-JUG
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20

Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 PowerBoost Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils3.5L PowerBoost V-6 Hybrid
3.5L PowerBoost V-6 Hybrid (Warm Climates)Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
5-Quart XO-5W30-5Q3SP
3.5L PowerBoost V-6 Hybrid
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees Fahrenheit.
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Specification: WSS-M2C963-A1
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter6.0 Quarts (5.7 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils3.5L EcoBoost V-6
3.5L EcoBoost V-6
(Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic
Blend Motor Oil
1-Quart XO-5W30-Q1SP
5-Quart XO-5W30-5Q3SP
3.5L EcoBoost V-6
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees
Fahrenheit.
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Specification: WSS-M2C963-A1
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter6.0 Quarts (5.7 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils2.7L EcoBoost V-6
2.7L EcoBoost V-6
(Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic
Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-5Q3SP
2.7L EcoBoost V-6
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees
Fahrenheit.
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Specification: WSS-M2C963-A1
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter6.0 Quarts (5.7 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils3.0L V6 Powerstroke Diesel
3.0L V6 Powerstroke Diesel
(Warm Climates)
Motorcraft® SAE 5W-30
F-150 Diesel Motor Oil
Motorcraft XO-5W30-QFA
3.0L V6 Powerstroke Diesel
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees
Fahrenheit.
SAE 0W-40 Engine Oil
Specification: WSS-M2C171-F1
Severe Duty Service Or
When using Bio-Diesel
Motorcraft® SAE 5W-40 Full
Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil
Motorcraft 1-Quart XO-5W40-5Q3SD
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter6.5 Quarts (6.15 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 3.3L V-6 Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils3.3L V-6
3.3L V-6
(Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic
Blend Motor Oil
1-Quart XO-5W20-Q1SP
5-Quart XO-5W20-5Q3SP
3.3L V-6
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees
Fahrenheit.
Motorcraft SAE 0W-20
Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
Specification: WSS-M2C962-A1
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter6.0 Quarts (5.7 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 5.0L V-8 Engine Oil

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oils5.0L V-8
5.0L V-8
(Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic
Blend Motor Oil
1-Quart XO-5W30-Q1SP
5-Quart XO-5W30-5Q3SP
5.0L V-8
(Cold Climates)
Climates Less Than 22 Degrees
Fahrenheit.
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Specification: WSS-M2C963-A1
Engine Oil Capacity /w Filter7.75 Quarts (7.33 Liters)

2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance FAQs

How often should I service my 2021 Ford F-150?

Regular maintenance varies according to use. Under normal operating conditions, your 2021 Ford F-150 will require service every 5,000-7,500 miles. For severe duty trucks or F-150s that are used as commercial or fleet trucks, you may have to complete service more frequently than that.

What Engine Oil Does my 2021 Ford F-150 Require?

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oil differs across powertrains and climates. In warm climates with normal use, 3.5L EcoBoost, 3.5L PowerBoost, 2.7L EcoBoost, and 5.0L engines require Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. 3.3L V6 Engines require Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel powertrains require the use of Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Diesel Motor Oil. In extremely cold climates or different operating conditions other motor oils are used.

What Engine Oil Filter Does my 2021 Ford F-150 Need?

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Oil Filters vary according to powertrain. 3.3L V-6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, 3.5L V6 PowerBoost, and 5.0L V8 Engines require Motorcraft FL-500-S Engine Oil Filters. 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engines require Motorcraft FL-2062 Engine Oil Filters. 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel engines require the use of Motorcraft FL-2081 engine oil filters.

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