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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