We installed Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil in a Ford* F-150* with a new 3.5L Ecoboost* engine to test its ability to protect turbocharged direct-injection (TDGI) engines from torque and horsepower loss during extended drain intervals up to 25,000 miles (40,200 km).
What oil does Ford 3.5 EcoBoost recommend?
It was “an improved formulation to improve fuel economy.” From 2002 onward Ford recommended SAE 5W-20 in almost all of their engines (4.2-liter to the 6.2-liter); the exception being the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. They recommend SAE 5W-30 for the direct-injection six cylinder.
What type of oil does a Ford F150 EcoBoost take?
Recommended Oil Viscosity for the Ford F-150
According to the 2020 Ford F-150 Owner’s Manual, most engine options will use SAE 5W-30 engine oil or SAE 0W-30 (for 22-below weather temperatures). Motorcraft brand oil is preferred, but any API (American Petroleum Institute)-certified brand is fine to use.
How much oil does a 3.5 EcoBoost take?
Since there are five different engines that come in this vehicle, it is very important to know which engine you have. The 3.5L V6 needs 6.3 quarts of 5W-20. The EcoBoost engines all need 6 quarts of 5W-30 and, the 5.0L V8 gets 7.7 quarts of 5W-20. Once you determine your engine, changing the oil is a simple task.
What kind of oil does a 2015 F150 3.5 EcoBoost take?
The 3.5L Ecoboost in the 2015 Ford F150 requires 5w-30 oil, 6 quart capacity w/oil filter change. 5w-20 was used in some earlier Ford vehicles.
Does Ford recommend synthetic oil?
Help keep the engine in your Ford or Lincoln vehicle running at its best with a synthetic motor oil that comes recommended by Ford Motor Company. Synthetic oil is engineered to create more lubrication and better performance in the engine of your Ford or Lincoln vehicle.
What brand oil does Ford recommend?
When it comes to picking a brand, nearly any brand of oil will do as long as it’s the correct weight; however, Ford does prefer that its customers use the Motorcraft brand of oil.
How many miles will an EcoBoost engine last?
The EcoBoost is built tough and is designed to last a long time. A factory standard 3.5 EcoBoost engine can give you up to 250 000 miles (402 000 km), and more if the vehicle has been well taken care of with regularly scheduled maintenance and no major alterations.
Can I use 5W30 instead of 5W20?
There is no harm in using 5W30 instead of 5W20. They are pretty close.
Does Ford f150 require synthetic oil?
Ford recommends getting your 2021 Ford F-150 oil & filter replaced every 3,000-5,000 miles for conventional oil. Synthetic oil generally should be replaced every 7,500 – 10,000 miles.
How much boost does a 3.5 EcoBoost have?
When used for truck applications, like in the Ford F-150, the engine uses a pair of BorgWarner K03 turbochargers capable of spinning up to 17,000 rpm all while providing up to 15 psi of boost.
How much oil does a 3.5 liter V6 engine take?
The total oil capacity of the Duratec 35 3.5L V6 engine for an oil change with filter replacement is 6 U.S. quarts (or 5.7 liters).
Where is the oil filter on a 3.5 Ecoboost?
Locate the filter on the front of the engine perpendicular to the face. Remember, righty tighty lefty lose, unscrew the engine oil filter. The oil filter holds about a half qt. of oil, and it will spill out; make sure to catch any oil in the oil drain pan.