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Old 06-29-2007, 12:46 PM
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4.6L Oil Capacity with Filter please!

Just picked up a F-150 SuperCrew with the 4.6L and I need to change the oil but need to know the oil capacity with filter change. I'm new to these style F-150's. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:02 PM
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Just picked up a F-150 SuperCrew with the 4.6L and I need to change the oil but need to know the oil capacity with filter change. I'm new to these style F-150's. Thanks!
Should be 6 quarts with filter. Double check your owners manual to be sure.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:11 PM
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Thanks! the reason i posted it up was because I just picked the truck up and it doesn't have a owners manual.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:16 PM
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You can download your manual off the intetnet. I just can't remember the site.
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Try here. https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/maintenance.asp Then click on owners manuals on the left hand side.
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The owner's manual says 6 quarts. However, 6 quarts with a filter change will only even bring the oil level about half-way up the cross hatch on the dipstick after it's been primed/started.

The truck will take about 6.5 quarts for proper fill level with a filter change.

That's the case on my 2001 Supercrew (4.6L) and on numerous others I've changed the oil on.

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Thanks Big Bad! I will go ahead and get seven quarts then to be safe. Thanks everyone
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Yep, it is at least 6.5, mine takes 7 because I also have the remote mount filter that has a good 6-10 feet of hose to fill up. Always if in doubt on a gas engine put 5qts in and start checking the dipstick until you get it to the right level.
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The owner's manual says 6 quarts. However, 6 quarts with a filter change will only even bring the oil level about half-way up the cross hatch on the dipstick after it's been primed/started.

The truck will take about 6.5 quarts for proper fill level with a filter change.

That's the case on my 2001 Supercrew (4.6L) and on numerous others I've changed the oil on.



Ditto what big bad said this is the case on my 01' 4.6 Also



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on your dip stick the oil level should be between the min and max marque,you should put it at max
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Dipstick length can vary slightly, therefore, anywhere in the crosshatched area is full. Adding more than the recommended amount 6qt. is overfilling which can be as bad as underfilling.
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1. 6 qts is slightly underfilled.
2. Modulars have a deep skirt block that sets the crank deep into the block, running even a extra full quart on the mod motor engines will not have the detrimental effects to the same degree it has on a shallow skirt engine.
3. Underfilling a Modular engine is not a good thing, and far worse than slightly overfilling. Modulars like to push alot of oil into the cam/rocker area to help lube those overhead cam journals, that can cause the pump to suck the pan dry.
4. 6.5 quarts is the optimum amount to run in a 4.6L F150.
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6 quarts is fine maybe a little more depending on the filter.
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4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only) 6.0 qt. filter fl 820 s. From the Ford manual! 1. 6.0 qt is the optimum capacity. 2. The pan isn't near as deep as an older design. 3. What? the oil is restricted to the heads and as long as I have worked on these things I've never seen the oil pan sucked dry and it all end up in the heads.
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4.6L 2V Triton F-150/250 (under 8500 GVW only) 6.0 qt. filter fl 820 s. From the Ford manual! 1. 6.0 qt is the optimum capacity. 2. The pan isn't near as deep as an older design. 3. What? the oil is restricted to the heads and as long as I have worked on these things I've never seen the oil pan sucked dry and it all end up in the heads.
1. And 6.0 quarts is adequate, not optimum.
2. The pan is plenty deep. The crank is raised into the block, overfilling a Modular (6.5 quarts is NOT overfilled, BTW) is not as easy as overfilling a Windsor. Plenty of open track racers will add an additional quart for an event to prevent the pan from being sucked dry on Modulars. Modulars also do not gain power by draining a quart like the Windsors do either. Deep skirt block...
3. If you've never seen a Modular that has sucked the pan dry you haven't been around very many Modulars. The Modulars pump ALOT of oil in the heads, with sustained RPM the the oil will pump into the head faster than the oil returns drain in back into the pan. If the pan is underfilled the problem is magnified.
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