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#4551698 - 10/23/17 07:38 AM 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation
Wojo Offline


Registered: 10/21/17
Posts: 4
Loc: South Texas
Hey guys, I recently bought a new 2017 F-150 with the 2.7 ecoboost. I am getting close to my first oil change and I would like some oil recommendations. The owners manual suggests “premium full synthetic 5W20.” The truck is used for a lot of short trips throughout the week with one or two longer tips (100 miles round trip). We also use the truck for traveling Simi-regularly.i live in Deep South Texas close to Corpus Christi where it gets real hot and not very cold. I don’t use the truck for hauling or pulling, but I do have a tendency to put the pedal down. Average highway speed is 80.

I’ve been thinking about Royal Purple just because I know a guy who is a mechanic for the border patrol down here and he said they use it for their trucks and suv’s With 16,000 mile oil change intervals. However, they change the filter every 4,000 I believe.

What I’m looking for is something that will give me great protection for the Turbos and auto start/stop.

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#4551706 - 10/23/17 07:45 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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Any Full Synthetic that meets your warranty spec is going to give you good protection and it isn't going to cost you $38 a gallon.
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#4551712 - 10/23/17 07:50 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
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Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
If it was my truck, 5,000 mile oil change intervals with Pennzoil Platinum (or similar top tier syn). I wouldn't let the truck oil reminder dictate my oil change interval. The oil change reminder probably pushes it to 10,000 miles. Ford doesn't care once you're past warranty. Trust that, I know from (plenty of) experience.
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#4551727 - 10/23/17 08:08 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Loc: New York
I'm surprised that Ford calls for 5w20 in a turbo'd engine.....they want 5w30 in their Focus ST.
I would use any name brand 5w20 synthetic sold at Walmart and change it every 5 or 6K. I might switch to 5w30 after warranty in your hot climate (depending on UOA results)
Even Walmart's own synthetic should be good for that mileage.
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#4551743 - 10/23/17 08:26 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: pbm]
demarpaint Offline


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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: pbm
I'm surprised that Ford calls for 5w20 in a turbo'd engine.....they want 5w30 in their Focus ST.
I would use any name brand 5w20 synthetic sold at Walmart and change it every 5 or 6K. I might switch to 5w30 after warranty in your hot climate (depending on UOA results)
Even Walmart's own synthetic should be good for that mileage.



I'm surprised too with the 5W20 spec. I'd probably opt for 5W30 if it were mine.
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#4551745 - 10/23/17 08:31 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Reread the manual carefully and use what oil spec the manual specs. 5W-20 is NOT the recommended viscosity. Syn or semi syn the results will be the same.
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#4551766 - 10/23/17 08:56 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 02/15/03
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Loc: Jupiter, Florida
I believe the 2.7 requires 5W-30. Ford discovered that the turbocharged engines have very high internal loads and high localized oil temperatures. The best choice will be a full synthetic, name brand oil that is available everywhere. I use 10W-30 Mobil 1 EP in my 3.5 ecoboost with very good results. I'm in South Florida where it never gets cold, so a 5 viscosity oil is not necessary.
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#4551780 - 10/23/17 09:16 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
tomcruise Offline


Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Oklahoma
Ford requires 5w30. Says "Synthetic Blend." I've had great success with Valvoline Maxlife Full Synthetic in my 2.7.


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#4551782 - 10/23/17 09:19 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: The Garden State
Even the Mobil site specs 0/5W-30 oils. I believe the 5W-20 is for the NA 3.5(non turbo)engine. It's the same with my 2017 Explorer, the two turbo engines spec 5W-30 and the non turbo 3.5 specs 5W-20. As for the iOLM system it seems to click down 10% of oil life for every 1,000 miles driven. It doesn't seem to matter what the season or the type of driving.

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#4551803 - 10/23/17 10:09 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
Bronco1 Offline


Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 137
Loc: Colorado
I understand that the 2018 spec allows 0w30. If that spec is backward applicable to 2017, you might think about M1 0w30 AFE. Check it out to make sure the spec is backward compatible for your vehicle first. If not, like PBM said any syn/synblend at Walmart (motorcraft, Pennzoil, Valvoline, etc) and a good filter should serve you well.
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#4551866 - 10/23/17 11:17 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
I really liked the QSUD 10w30 I last used. Latest Castrol Magnatec Synthetic 5w30 is stunning also. This all tried in a non turbo app.

Everything else - ho hum as far as power and seat-of-the-pants responsiveness goes.

Gasoline quality is paramount also to a continued good running engine.
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#4551873 - 10/23/17 11:21 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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It calls for 5W30 not 5W20. A lot of times in the manuals it will list all available engines. The non EB V6 and the 5.0L take 5W20.
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#4551892 - 10/23/17 11:38 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: pbm]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: pbm
I'm surprised that Ford calls for 5w20 in a turbo'd engine.....they want 5w30 in their Focus ST.
I would use any name brand 5w20 synthetic sold at Walmart and change it every 5 or 6K. I might switch to 5w30 after warranty in your hot climate (depending on UOA results)
Even Walmart's own synthetic should be good for that mileage.



Me too...I thought the EB engines in trucks were all 5w30...in fact after a short internet search, they ARE specified for 5w30...as also reflected in the numerous posts above.

And especially since OP said:

Originally Posted By: Wojo
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The truck is used for a lot of short trips throughout the week ...
I live in Deep South Texas close to Corpus Christi where it gets real hot...
... I do have a tendency to put the pedal down. Average highway speed is 80.


I'd go with 5w30 anyway with the fuel dilution, high temps and heavy usage. Maybe a light 40 grade oil


It's true that any name brand oil will protect well - it's just choosing the correct interval for that oil in your vehicle. RP has been shown to not be the best for extended intervals (couldn't find the threads) by UOA. Wojo if you want the longer interval of 15k you're looking at Amsoil or M1 EP. No need to change the filter every few thousand either, get yourself a Fram Ultra or Amsoil which will be good for at least 15k.


Edited by Kuato (10/23/17 11:40 AM)
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#4551897 - 10/23/17 11:42 AM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Check out KJ Smith in the UOA section. He used Magnatec in a 3.5 EB F150 out to 10k miles and gets what I think is a great report. Currently using in the wife’s ‘17 EB Expedition.
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#4551936 - 10/23/17 12:24 PM Re: 2017 F150 stx with 2.7 Ecoboost oil recommendation [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7391
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_C...-CA_12_2016.pdf
page 392 - for the 2.7 EB (same goes for the 3.5L EB, on page 401)
Specifically requires "WSS-M2C946-A". That is a 5w-30 lube spec. IT IS NOT, REPEAT NOT, A SPEC FOR ANY KIND OF SYN, SEMI-SYN, ETC.

I would use a lube that meets that spec, and follow the IOLM while under warranty. There are, despite the fear mongering, several conventional lubes that meet that spec including Mobil Super, Valvoline, Pennzoil, etc. These carry the official Ford license for that specification. There are certainly semi-syn and full syn lubes that also meet that spec. But as long as the lubes meet that spec, they will do fine. Ford does NOT specify using a "synthetic" or otherwise. Any lube that meets their spec is assured to do what is needed. Marketing hype will have you believe that a lube needs to be syn for this application. Nothing can be further from the truth.
Can you use a syn? Absolutely yes.
Does you engine require a syn? Absolutely not.

examples here, but not limited to only these ...
http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/products/b...0-Motor-Oil.pdf
https://sharena21.springcm.com/Public/Do...10-ac162d889bd3
https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-super/mobil-super
https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/5DEAD6CF2F00966880258034005B0DB0/$File/BPXE-AAXEC9.pdf




Edited by dnewton3 (10/23/17 12:26 PM)
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