If you’re the proud owner of a 2017 Ford F-150, you may want to start doing your own oil changes.
If so, the obvious first questions are: “How much oil do I need?” and “What kind of oil does my F-150 need?” We have all the answers for you below!
What type of oil does a 2017 Ford F-150 need?
It depends on whether you have a traditional gasoline intake engine or one of the versions of the popular Ford EcoBoost engines. The various trim versions of the 2017 Ford F-150 offered four different engine sizes and two different engine styles, each requiring its own type and amount of oil.
Keeping your truck lubricated with the proper oil is one of the most important maintenance tasks that can extend the life of your engine.
If the viscosity is too thick or too thin for the job, it can cause metal-to-metal contact in the wrong places and lead to catastrophic failure over time. You also need the right amount of oil to do the job properly.
2017 Ford F-150 Engine Types
Most trim versions of the 2017 Ford F-150 offer a choice between a standard gasoline engine and an EcoBoost engine. The exception to this was the 2017 Ford F-150 Lariat version, which offered two different EcoBoost engine sizes.
Lower versions offered the choice between an EcoBoost engine and a V6. Higher versions offered the choice between a V8 and an EcoBoost.
These are the engine options:
- 3.5L (213ci) V6
- 5.0L (302ci) V8
- 2.7L (165ci) EcoBoost V6
- 3.5L EcoBoost V6
The main difference between a Ford Eco-Boost engine and a traditional gasoline engine is that the Eco-Boost can push more air through the system for additional engine power.
It does this without causing any significant loss to the vehicle’s mpg rating. EcoBoost engines tend to be more powerful, more efficient, and slightly more expensive than a traditional gasoline engine.
How to know if you have an EcoBoost engine
It’s very easy to determine the size and type of engine in your 2017 Ford F-150. Simply open the hood and look at the large plastic housing in the center of the vehicle, next to the oil cap. It will indicate the motor size in large capital letters.
If “EcoBoost” appears in large print, you have an EcoBoost engine. If there is no “EcoBoost”, then you have one of the standard gasoline engines.
2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Oil Type and Capacity
It doesn’t matter if you have the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine or the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine in your 2017 Ford F-150. Both engines use the same oil type and capacity. If you have an EcoBoost engine, it requires 6.0 quarts of SAE 5W-30 oil for one oil change.
This is a slightly thicker oil viscosity than that used by Ford’s regular gasoline engines, due to the extra work done by an EcoBoost engine.
Other Ford F-150 Motor Oil Types and Capacities
If you have a non-EcoBoost V6 or V8 engine in your 2017 Ford F-150, the amounts and types of oil will be different. These are traditional gasoline engines and both sizes use SAE 5W-20 oil. The 3.5L V6 requires 6.3 quarts of oil, while the 5.0L V8 requires 7.7 quarts of oil.
Perform a Vehicle History Check Before Buying a Ford F-150
Doing your own oil changes will save you quite a bit of money over the life of your 2017 Ford F-150, and it’s also rewarding to know how your vehicle is performing. Before making the final decision to purchase a used Ford F-150 or any other truck, it is always a good idea to perform a complete vehicle history check.