Ford V10 Oil Capacity & Type (For Different Model Years)

The Ford V10 is an absolutely fantastic engine for any truck or RV, and an absolute beast. It’s one of the top contenders if you are going to be hauling around any kind of camper or driving an RV.

With that being said, for that Ford V10 to haul around your camper, you’re going to need to maintain it. One of the biggest maintenance factors here is of course oil and changing that oil regularly.

Here is everything you need to know about Ford V10 oil capacity and the type of oil you should use for the engine.

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How Much Oil Does The Ford V10 Hold?

The newest model in the line of Ford V10 engines currently holds 7.0 quarts of engine oil or about 6.6 liters. 

However, if we are talking about the newer Ford V10 Triton engine, which is an 8 liter engine, it can hold 6 quarts of engine oil or about 5.67 liters.

What’s The Correct Type Of Oil For A Ford V10 Engine?

Exactly what type of oil is best used for a Ford V10 engine depends on the exact engine model and year. However, the general recommendation in terms of the best oil for a Ford V10 engine is 5W-30 oil. This is a good type of oil to use in all weather conditions, especially moderate conditions. 

However, if you live in an extremely cold climate, to improve cold engine start, 0W-30 oil is recommended. Moreover, some reprints of older manuals for older Ford V10 engines have modified the recommendation from 5W-30 to 5W-20 oil. 

The main difference to consider here is that 5W20 motor oil is the best choice to go with if you live in a cold climate, whereas 5W30 motor oil is much thicker, and therefore best suited for higher temperatures.

The higher that second number is, the more viscous the motor oil is, and the better it will work at higher temperatures. Something that you also want to consider is that nowadays, Ford officially recommends that motor oil used for their V10 engines be synthetic.

Synthetic motor oil creates higher levels of lubrication and allows for much better performance than with regular motor oil. 

Related: Ford Triton V10 Specs.

Ford V10 Oil Capacity (Different Years)

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Let’s take a quick look at the oil capacity of a Ford V10 engine based on a variety of models or years.

Do keep in mind that these are just general specifications, as it does depend on the exact Ford V10 engine, especially the engine size in terms of liter capacity.

2000 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2000 Ford V10 can hold 6 quarts of motor oil or about 5.67 liters.

2004 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2004 Ford V10 can hold 6 quarts of motor oil or about 5.67 liters.

2014 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2014 Ford V10 can hold 6 quarts of motor oil or about 5.67 liters.

2015 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2015 Ford V10 can hold 7 quarts of motor oil or about 6.6 liters. For this model, you should use either 5W20 or 5W30 synthetic motor oil.

2016 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2016 Ford V10, the 5.7 liter engine, can hold 6 quarts of motor oil, or about 5.67 liters. Either 5W20 or 5W30 synthetic motor oil will do just fine.

2018 Ford V10 Oil Capacity

The 2018 Ford V10 can hold 7 quarts of motor oil or about 6.6 liters. In terms of oil type, the official recommendation here is to use signature series 5W30 synthetic motor oil.

Do Ford V10 Engines Burn A Lot Of Oil?

In terms of the Ford V10 Triton engine, you can expect that it will burn roughly 1 quart of motor oil for every 1000 miles.

Of course, if your engine is getting older and wearing down, it might burn much more than that. If you use high-quality synthetic motor oil, and the engine is relatively new, it could also very well burn slightly less.

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