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2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil #4519930
09/19/17 12:55 AM
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Western usa
Ammofirst Offline OP
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My brother just bought a 2017 F-150 4x4 3.5 ecoboost with tow pkg. & 10 spd. I know the engine has been reworked & now employs 2 injectors (one port & one direct) for each cylinder. I don't know much about the other changes. Has the sump capacity increased? Anyway he's wondering about the better oil choices for this vehicle. If he wants to use an oil that's passed LSPI testing would he be best off going with a Dexos 1 gen 2 oil ? P.S. He will be towing a trailer approx 8500 lbs Thanks.

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4519974
09/19/17 04:52 AM
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Given that it's still under warranty, I would recommend a lube that meets the spec in the manual. There are a lot of lubes that meet that spec, BTW. Any of them are going to be satisfactory.


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520031
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Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
My brother just bought a 2017 F-150 4x4 3.5 ecoboost with tow pkg. & 10 spd. I know the engine has been reworked & now employs 2 injectors (one port & one direct) for each cylinder. I don't know much about the other changes. Has the sump capacity increased? Anyway he's wondering about the better oil choices for this vehicle. If he wants to use an oil that's passed LSPI testing would he be best off going with a Dexos 1 gen 2 oil ? P.S. He will be towing a trailer approx 8500 lbs Thanks.


As far as I know, dexos1 Gen 2 is the only standard in use now that includes an LSPI test. I would guess it shouldn't be hard to find a Gen 2 licensed oil that also meets Ford's requirements for that engine, as an example Valvoline Synpower and M1 5W30 meets Ford's WSS-M2C946-A as well as dexos1 Gen 2. I have seen jugs of that Valvoline at WM with the Gen 2 logo and I can't imagine that M1 will be far behind.

Last edited by Virtus_Probi; 09/19/17 07:14 AM.

2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520128
09/19/17 09:26 AM
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Don't know about this gen II engine but Castrol Magnetec has been really good for the gen I engines (with UOA's to back it up).


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Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520246
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2017 or 2018 ? The 18's recommend 5w-30. Either way I'd go PP. It's doing well in my Father's 2016.


2000 Silverado Short Wheelbase 4.8 L 4x4
Wix 51522 / Mobil 1 HM 10w40
2016 F150 crew cab 5.0 2WD
Wix 57502 / PP 5W20

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520294
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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Castrol Magnatec 5W-30.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520465
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Western usa
Ammofirst Offline OP
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Its a 2017, the edit button vanished. I thought Ford changed the spec to 5w-30 for 2017? It'll be interesting to see if the new design with one port injector dumps less fuel into the oil. Is there any evidence that PUP handles elevated temps better than other synthetics ?

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: johnD2] #4520742
09/19/17 09:32 PM
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Malaysia
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Originally Posted By: johnD2
2017 or 2018 ? The 18's recommend 5w-30.

That's interesting ...... but I wouldn't be surprised if Enginneers had the final say in oil recommendation...... eventually.
But alas, xW20 recommendation is policy-driven in the States.

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520783
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I am pretty sure the f-150 3.5 Ecoboost, at least since 2015, is 5W-30. Gen.1 2015, 2016 or Gen.2 2017, 2018. Ford wants the oil to meet the 946 spec.

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520798
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West Central , FL
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You all are correct 2018 , 5w-30 for the ecoboost , 5w-20 for the 5.0 (8.8 qts) btw.


2000 Silverado Short Wheelbase 4.8 L 4x4
Wix 51522 / Mobil 1 HM 10w40
2016 F150 crew cab 5.0 2WD
Wix 57502 / PP 5W20

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520852
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Ammofirst Offline OP
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This surprised me : https://www.f150forum.com/f118/oil-drain-plug-2017-3-5-ecoboost-how-do-you-remove-380183/ : Wonder how the pan & plug will look in 10 years.

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520874
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Looks like a great convenience, but yes, a headache in ten years or sooner.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520907
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Indiana
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The 2017 SHO with the 3.5 EB has a steel pan and traditional drainplug interestingly enough.

Last edited by dlundblad; 09/20/17 04:40 AM.

03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520920
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I agree with earlier post. First and foremost, get an oil that meets Ford's WSS-M2C946-A . Then get an oil that meets DEXOs 1 Gen 2. It shouldn't ne to hard to find. Most name brand synthetics meet both.


2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2012 Gravely ZT XL 48 w/ Kawasaki FR730
Re: 2018 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost oil [Re: Ammofirst] #4520992
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My 3/11 built 6.7 PSD had the same plug and reinforced plastic pan. The first three times I changed the oil I made a huge mess. At almost 80k miles (5k oci) Ive never had an issue with the o rings or the pan. I doubt the original plug will still be there at 200k miles and ill buy an extra plug to keep on hand for when it fails.

All the 2016 2.7 eb's in the fleet where I work have the plastic plug too. Most of them around 25_35k miles and high idle hours. No issues yet. Ive grown to appreciate not needing a tool to remove the plugs. I dont really like the cannister filters or the long drain times on the 2.7's but they're new to me and I'm getting used to them and apparently the way of the future.


Currently running...
2011 Ford F250 4x4 6.7L, 2011 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L, 2002 Dodge Caravan 3.3L,
2012 Honda Rincon,2012 Honda Rancher AT,09 Honda Trx90
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