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Iam new to the truck and doing the first oil change I have a 2005 6.0 and was wondering how many quarts of engine oil it takes?thanks!
As stated 15qts get a 5w40 Syn oil and use Ford or Racor filters only you can get them at Walmart FL-2016 and Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Full Synthetic or Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 is a fully synthetic your injectors will like it will cut down on stiction and cokeing a big problem with the 6.0 and the max is 5000 miles because of the shear of the oil by the injectors.2 stroker
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Also, I leave my oil level a little lower than most. (just a little above halfway) So I can catch if ever an injector starts to leak and fuel starts getting into my oil. Rise in oil level isn"t a good thing.Fuel in Oil - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums(from the spread sheets)
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The full charge is 18 quarts (on a dry engine).To get to the full mark when changing oil can take you 13.5 qts, 14 qts, 14.5 qts, or 15 qts. Who knows why the variability, but filling past the full mark doesn"t make any sense to me. I like your reasoning amdriven2liv.
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I just blow my heads off the block once a year. Keeps nice clean antifreeze in it, although not that cost effective it sure is fun.
royal purple 15w-40 full synthetic,i know there are many diffrent types of brands and every one has there own opinion but i just wanted to try rp out for my first change and go from there,thanks for any info tho and advice for the next change. i put three of the 5 quart containers and 1 single quart,so maybe the 5 quart containers werent a true 5 quarts im not sure but they seemed to be filled all the way full.
FYI it should be (approx) 15quarts during a normal service guys. Also, a reason you guys mite be putting in less is the fact that: When you remove the drain plug, you also need to remove the Oil filter.... Otherwise, the oil filter housing will not drain unless the filter is removed. If you are putting the plug back in and then proceeding to change oil filter, the oil from the "filter" housing will THEN drain back into the pan, and you will not require as much oil on a refill...... This is due to a drain back valve in the filter housing. Doesnt allow oil to drain back unless filter is removed.
2006 F250 HarleyDavidson
,CCSB, 6.0, Arps, RCD delete, SCT Extreme. 1997 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, cold air, 4inch exhaust, chip, gauges.(Sold)1996 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, bone stock.(Builder)
How to enter Xgauges!!Scangauge II Ford 6.0L X-gauges Driving I-5"I"m hitting easy street on mud tires"
FYI I took the Filter out then the plug let it drain untill there was no more oil at all coming out of it.and then when I filled it back up I put 14 1/2 quarts in started it let the pressure get up,then turned the engine off checked it and ended up adding another quart and a half to get the level in the middle of the dip stick so it took 16 quarts and not 15.before I added that last quart and a half I was worried about overfill so I called the FORD dealer ship and talked to a tech and he also said he get any where from 15 to 16.1/4 quarts in the 6.0.now I don"t know exactly why other people have different amounts when they do there"s but I know how many quarts I put in my engine
FYI I took the Filter out then the plug let it drain untill there was no more oil at all coming out of it.and then when I filled it back up I put 14 1/2 quarts in started it let the pressure get up,then turned the engine off checked it and ended up adding another quart and a half to get the level in the middle of the dip stick so it took 16 quarts and not 15.before I added that last quart and a half I was worried about overfill so I called the FORD dealer ship and talked to a tech and he also said he get any where from 15 to 16.1/4 quarts in the 6.0.now I don"t know exactly why other people have different amounts when they do there"s but I know how many quarts I put in my engine
That is rather odd and im not saying you are wrong....... My last job, i worked for an electric utility, we serviced approximately 50-60 F550s with the 6.0L and they all usually took the 15quarts during a normal service. We also carried oil in bulk and had air operated pumps that pushed the bulk oil through an electric counter, that showed how much oil we were putting in....We would program it for 15quarts, and it always seemed to be rite on..... Just my 2cents.......
2006 F250 HarleyDavidson
,CCSB, 6.0, Arps, RCD delete, SCT Extreme. 1997 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, cold air, 4inch exhaust, chip, gauges.(Sold)1996 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, bone stock.(Builder)
FYI I took the Filter out then the plug let it drain untill there was no more oil at all coming out of it.and then when I filled it back up I put 14 1/2 quarts in started it let the pressure get up,then turned the engine off checked it and ended up adding another quart and a half to get the level in the middle of the dip stick so it took 16 quarts and not 15.before I added that last quart and a half I was worried about overfill so I called the FORD dealer ship and talked to a tech and he also said he get any where from 15 to 16.1/4 quarts in the 6.0.now I don"t know exactly why other people have different amounts when they do there"s but I know how many quarts I put in my engine
I have also seen oil dipsticks not calibrated rite from the factory.. This can require more or less oil depending on which way it is off... And maybe you just got more drain back when you did change your oil..... And sometimes Those oil jugs you get your oil in arent filled to where there suppose to be..... Lots of possibilities.... I was basing the number 15quarts off of the 50-60 trucks we serviced... We never had one that took 16.5 and then next one take 13.5.... It was always 15....................

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2006 F250 HarleyDavidson
,CCSB, 6.0, Arps, RCD delete, SCT Extreme. 1997 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, cold air, 4inch exhaust, chip, gauges.(Sold)1996 F350,4x4, auto, srw, reg cab, 3.55"s, bone stock.(Builder)
My first F350 was a 2004, setup similar to my 06 in the signature, except it was a long bed. I could always do an oil service on it with 15 quarts measuring at the top of the fill line on the dipstick. This was using the procedure to remove the oil filter & cap, then draining the oil completely. I sold it in 2009. When I did an oil service on my current truck after purchase in Sep 2011, I went ahead and filled it with 15 quarts. I then noticed after driving it the following week and checking the oil while warm and cold, it was over the fill mark. I drained almost a a quart and half out. Since my last oil change and adding Archoil"s 9100 (8 ounces), I just placed 14 quarts if that and it is above the midway point of the fill line. Just my .02 cents of experience with an 04 and 06 build. Will
- Will
2006 F350 CC SB / 130k to 207k - "SOLD"2017 F350 CC LB / All OEM / Nitto Terra Grappler G2s
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