Set your truck straight with this how-to. Passages and clearances on modern engines have become so small that thicker oils are hard to force through these small openings. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford F-150 oil filter wrench. If you are unsure how much oil to add to your F-150, add a little bit at a time and check your dipstick frequently. This article applies to the Ford F-150.
The engine cylinders are numbered : passenger side , front to rear , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and drivers side , front to rear , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 Answer. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Step 1 - Figure out what weight oil you need Your owner's manual will list what oil you need to use. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your F-150. You have to use a socket that fits the bolt that looks like it holds the pulley on the bracket and its best to use a longer handled ratchet. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your F-150 for potential trouble spots. .
If your F-150 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your F-150. The result is that thicker oil can't always get to where the oil is needed, so metal to metal contact occurs, and an engine failure is soon to follow. The recommended oil weight is also shown on the oil fill cap. This may be a two person job because one person needs to lean on the ratchet to put tension on the bolt which actually pushes the pulley in and if memory serves should be pushed in a counterclockwise direction and the other person just slips the belt over the pulley. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 1994 Ford F-150. You also don't want to spend a fortune if you don't have to, but if you're like me, you will spend the money if there is a benefit to spending it. By - September 16, 2014 The process you follow to determine the right oil for your truck is pretty simple.
Adding too much oil to your F-150 can be harmful, so it is easiest to add a little at a time. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Mine is the same as the same as the stock 95 5. This video shows you where the oil fill cap is located on your F-150 and how to add oil. I wouldn't hesitate to use a synthetic 0w-30 or 0w-40 either. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Read here for reviews on three popular brands.
This article applies to the Ford F-150 and F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Oils are rated for gasoline engine use or diesel engine use, and for performance factors. If you use an oil that is not recommended for your engine and have a failure you have handed the dealer a golden opportunity to deny your warranty repair. This article applies to the Ford F-150 1987-1996. This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty. I've personally seen low mileage engine failures when heavier oils were used.
Pro Tip Every engine in the F-150 for the last two generations 2004-2014 requires 5W-20, with one exception. If I catch a great sale on full synthetic 10w-30, I will use it during the summer, but my normal fill is a full synthetic 5w-30 or 5w-40. Of course you can always make custom mounts and adapter plates, but the late engines are not drop in replacements for the early engines. Its easier than it sounds. Replacing the egr valve is quite simple. Before adding oil to your F-150, make sure that your engine was cold and that your car was parked on a level surface when you checked the oil level otherwise you won't be able to tell if your F-150 has a low oil level. These are a different series of engines than what the 1994 F150 had.
Step 2 - Choosing a brand of oil Ford does not require that you to use a specific brand. The video above shows you how to add oil to your 1994 Ford F-150. For most Fords, if your oil level is at the minimum mark on your dipstick, you should add about a quart of oil. They have hundreds of dynamometers continually running tests like this to determine among many other things what is the best oil to make your engine last a long, long time, and to get the best fuel economy possible. Your truck is a big investment, and you want to protect it.
If you're a multi-billion dollar global business. My current fill is 5w-30 Pennzoil Ultra. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. This requirement is pretty much obsolete in gasoline engines. You just need an engine every oil you want to try and an engine dynamometer. Run the engine under the most severe conditions around the clock so that it won't take 10 years to get 10 years of equivalent wear and have some engineers look at the results.