Maintenance

Keep Your Power Stroke® Diesel Engine Running Strong.


Oil & Filter

Take care of your Power Stroke® Diesel engine and it will keep on taking care of business.

Just follow the recommended service intervals and use the right Ford/Motorcraft® fluids and original equipment replacement parts.

Your efforts will pay-off big-time, with many years of strong, trouble-free diesel performance.

Pure Ford Parts – For Performance You Can Count On.

Power Stroke® Diesel engines run best on clean air, oil and fuel. That's why quality Ford / Motorcraft® filters are so important to your engine's operation. Maximum performance and maximum engine life result from the optimal quality you get with genuine Ford Motorcraft® fuel, oil and air filters.

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Give Your Power Stroke® Diesel
Coolant Plenty Of Fluids For Good Engine Health.

Slick and cool. That's how your engine performs with regular use of Motorcraft® Super Duty Diesel Motor Oil and Engine Coolant.

Ensure your diesel engine's quick starting, throttle response and overall performance with Power Stroke® Cetane Booster and Anti-Gel Fuel Additives.

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Maintenance Intervals — Timing Is Everything.

Maintenance

Your maintenance frequency depends on whether you ask your Power Stroke® Diesel to perform under Normal or Special operating conditions. "Normal Operating Conditions" applies to most personal use vehicles, while "Special Operating Conditions" include: extensive towing, extended low-speed driving, the use of biodiesel fuel, and off-road or dusty conditions.

"Special Operating Conditions" applies to many commercial use applications, including:

  • Frequent or extended idling (over 10 minutes per hour of normal driving)
  • Frequent low-speed operation
  • Driving conditions
  • Sustained heavy traffic less then 25 MPH or 40 KMH. (One hour of idle time, is equal to approximately 25 miles or 40 km of driving.)
  • Sustained vehicle operation in ambient temperatures below -10?F (-23?C) or above 100?F (38?C)
  • Operating in severe dust or off-road conditions
  • Towing a trailer over 1,000 miles (1,600 km)
  • Sustained, high-speed driving at Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (maximum loaded weight for vehicle operation)
  • Use of any Biodiesel (B5 is the maximum allowable blend for Power Stroke® Diesels, except the all-new 6.7L)

Ford Recommended Maintenance Intervals

Normal Operating Conditions
  6.9L / 7.3L Engine 6.0L Engine 6.4L Engine 6.7L Engine
Oil & Oil Filter Every 5,000 miles Every 7,500 miles Every 10,000 miles Oil change service intervals should be completed as indicated by the instrument cluster message center
Fuel Filter Every 15,000 miles Every 15,000 miles Every 20,000 miles Change every 3rd oil change or every 22,500 miles (36,000 km) or as indicated by the message center which ever comes first
Air Filter Inspect filter minder every 5,000 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 7,500 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 10,000 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 10,000 miles and replace as needed
Coolant Check/Change Change every 15,000 miles Check every 6 months and initial change at 100,000 miles; subsequent changes every 45,000 miles Check every 6 months and initial change at 100,000 miles; subsequent changes every 50,000 miles Initial change at 105,000 miles or 72 months; subsequent changes every 45,000 miles
Coolant Nitrite Strength Check Change every 15,000 miles Optional check at 15,000 miles or 600 engine hours Optional check at 20,000 miles or 800 engine hours Check every 15,000 miles or 600 hours
Special Operating Conditions
Oil & Oil Filter Every 3,000 miles or
3 months
Every 5,000 miles, 200 engine hours Every 5,000 miles, 200 engine hours Oil change service intervals should be completed as indicated by the instrument cluster message center
Fuel Filter Every 15,000 miles Every 10,000 miles, 400 engine hours (every other oil & oil filter change) Every 10,000 miles, 400 engine hours(every other oil & oil filter change) Change every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 600 engine hours or as indicated by the message center whichever comes first
Air Filter Inspect filter minder every 3,000 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 5,000 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 5,000 miles and replace as needed Inspect filter minder every 5,000 miles and replace as needed
Coolant Check/Change Change every 15,000 miles Check every 15,000 miles or 600 engine hours and change every 45,000 miles or 1,800 engine hours Check every 20,000 miles or 800 engine hours and change every 60,000 miles or 2,400 engine hours Initial change 60,000 miles or 2400 hours of engine operation; subsequent changes every 45,000 miles or 1800 hours
Coolant Nitrite Strength Check Change every 15,000 miles Check every 15,000 miles or 600 engine hours Check every 20,000 miles or 800 engine hours Check every 15,000 miles or 600 hours

For more information on these and other Diesel Parts visit www.FordParts.com or your local Ford dealer.