My nephew just got a 2015 F150 xlt sport with the 2.7 ecoboost. We are having a hard time finding much info on people's experiences with this combo. He bought some Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 for the first couple oil changes (which are not done yet). He has close to 1000 km on it at the moment. Should the oil be changed early in these? What is a reasonable oil change interval for this engine after its had a couple shorter changes? Follow the iolm? Do these have a tendency to get fuel dilution from the direct injection like it's bigger brother 3.5?
Thanks in advance
I recently picked up a 2016 with a 5.0. Lots more info on those then the new ecoboost. I'll be running the same oil but in 5w-20. And following the oil life monitor once it's broken in nicely.
If it's under warranty just do what the manufacturer recommends in terms of oil type and OCI.
It can be bad news to change the factory fill oil early, as it might be a special brew.
There's nothing wrong with changing the oil (No need to change the filter before Max recommended) early if you are concerned about fuel dillution due to short tripping or too much time stuck in traffic. The best way to figure out if you have a fuel dillution issue to to do a UOA. More the 2% is bad news in the very long term.
If it does show more than 2%, move up one grade to an 0w30 (If the handbook and warranty terms allow that), OR reduce the OCI.