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Best 2017-2020 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Maintenance Guide

How to Maintain your 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel

Do you need help with 6.7L Powerstroke maintenance? Maintenance on 2017 or newer 6.7L Powerstrokes can be confusing because of the differences in model years. While Ford has retained the 6.7L Powerstroke engine for years, they made subtle changes that result in different service intervals, fluid capacities, and even maintenance parts. You could take your truck to the dealership and let them handle it, but you’ll be spending hundres or even thousands of dollars more than you need to. Dealerships can also be carelessness and make mistakes . By maintaining your 6.7L Powerstroke by yourself, you can save yourself a ton of money and you can make sure everything is done right. In this resource post, We make it easy for you. Our 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke Maintenance Guide gives you everything you need to maintain your truck on your own.

6.7L Powerstroke Engine Maintenance
6.7L Powerstroke Engine

How Often Do I Need to Service my 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke?

The regular maintenance interval for a 2017 or newer 6.7L Powerstroke is 7,500-10,000 miles. As diesel trucks have gotten smarter, they come with an engine oil life monitoring system that will let you know when it’s time to change your engine’s oil and filter. Under severe operating conditions, you should expect to service your truck every 5,000-7,500 miles. Every time you change your oil, there are a number of other tasks you should complete too. Here’s a list of everything you need to do.

  • Inspect the tires and look for abnormal wear, excessive wear, or damage.
  • Rotate the tires
  • Check brake pads and brake lines.
  • Inspect air filter restriction gauge.
  • Check all fluid levels and fluid qualities. Add fluid as necessary.
  • Examine underneath vehicle and all fluid containing components for signs of leaks.
  • Inspect the steering and suspension components. Grease any fittings or joints if needed.
  • Drain water/fuel separator if needed.

When completing the checklist above, you may find you need to service something else on your vehicle. Not every part on your vehicle has a mileage interval that it needs service at according to OEM specifications. We’ve listed the major service intervals below for major components. Use your best judgment on servicing other vehicle components that I have not listed on the charts below.

2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke Service Schedules

The charts below give you the OEM recommended maintenance schedules for your truck. Please take note that there are two maintenance schedules for both 2017-2019 and 2020+ Model year trucks. Consider how you use your 6.7L Powerstroke. If you tow heavy loads frequently, drive in the city frequently, or idle a lot, you need to follow a severe operating conditions schedule. Fleet or commercial vehicles should also follow the severe operating conditions schedule. If you use your truck as personal vehicle, pull light loads, and don’t idle a lot, use the normal operating conditions schedule.

Normal Operating Conditions: 2017-2019 Model Years

Maintenance/ServiceMilesKilometers
Change Oil7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Replace Cabin Air
Filter
20,000 miles32,000 km
Change Fuel
Filter(s)
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Foam Air
Inlet Filter
Every 45,000 miles72,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
45,000 miles or earlier**72,000 km**
Flush Cooling
System
First Flush: 100,000 miles
or 6 years. Then, 45,000
mile intervals or every
3 years.
First Flush: 168,000
km or 6 years. Then,
72,000 km intervals
or every 3 years.
Replace Transmission
Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change
transmission filter
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change Belt(s)150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Grease Front Wheel
Bearings and seal
(2WD Trucks)
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Replace Front Wheel
Bearings and Seals
(2WD Trucks)
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km

**** Check Air Filter Minder Monthly. Change air filter as necessary.

Normal Operating Conditions: 2020+ Model Years

Maintenance/ServiceMilesKilometers
Change Oil7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Replace Cabin Air
Filter
20,000 miles32,000 km
Change Fuel
Filter(s)
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Foam Air
Inlet Filter
Every 50,000 miles80,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
30,000 miles or earlier**48,000 km**
Flush Cooling
System
First Flush: 200,000 miles
or 10 years. Then,
100,000 mile intervals or
every 5 years.
First Flush: 320,000
km or 10 years. Then,
160,000 km intervals
or every 5 years.
Replace Transmission
Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change
transmission filter
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change Belt(s)150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Grease Front Wheel
Bearings and seal
(2WD Trucks)
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Replace Front Wheel
Bearings and Seals
(2WD Trucks)
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km

*** Pay attention to Electric Filter Minder. When give a check filter status message, investigate filter condition and replace if necessary.

2017-2019 Severe Operating Conditions

Maintenance/ServiceMilesKilometers
Change Oil10,000 miles16,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
10,000 miles16,000 km
Remove & Replace
Fuel Filter
15,000 miles24,000 km
Replace Foam Air
Inlet Filter
Every 45,000 miles72,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
45,000 miles or earlier
if needed***
72,000 km***
Flush Cooling
System
First Flush: 60,000 miles
Then, 45,000
mile intervals
First Flush: 96,000
km, Then,
72,000 km intervals
Replace Transmission
Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Grease Front Wheel
Bearings and seal
(2WD Trucks)
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Change
transmission filter
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,0000 km

*** Pay attention to Electric Filter Minder. When give a check filter status message, investigate filter condition and replace if necessary.

2020+ Severe Operating Conditions

Maintenance/ServiceMilesKilometers
Change Oil7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
7,500-10,000 miles11,000-16,000 km
Replace Cabin Air
Filter
20,000 miles32,000 km
Change Fuel
Filter(s)
15,000 miles24,000 km
Replace Foam Air
Inlet Filter
Every 30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
30,000 miles or earlier**48,000 km**
Flush Cooling
System
First Flush: 60,000 miles
or 10 years. Then,
45,000 mile intervals
First Flush: 96,000
km. Then,
72,000 km intervals
Replace Transmission
Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change
transmission filter
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Change Belt(s)150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Grease Front Wheel
Bearings and seal
(2WD Trucks)
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Replace Front Wheel
Bearings and Seals
(2WD Trucks)
150,000 miles240,000 km
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km

2017+ Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Fluid Capacity

Before you can perform maintenance, or even buy the parts and fluids for maintenance, you need to know your 2017+ Powerstroke’s Fluid Capacities. The chart below shows how much fluid you’ll need to service your superduty. While these are OEM numbers, you have to be careful. Certain components need to be filled to a “fill line”. After filling your 6.7L Powerstroke with any fluid or oil, take it for a short drive. Then come back and make sure fluid levels are still adequate.

Oil/FluidCapacity – QuartsCapacity – Liters
Engine Oil /w Filter13 Quarts12.3 Liters
Auto Transmission Fluid
6R140 Auto Trans. (6-Speed)
10R140 Auto Trans. (10-Speed)
See Below
17.4 Quarts
18.1 Quarts
See Below
16.5 Liters
17.1 Liters
Transfer Case1.9-2 Quarts1.8 Liters
Engine Coolant
Primary Cooling Loop
Secondary Cooling Loop
See Below
31.7-35.1 Quarts
8.1-15.1 Quarts
See Below
33.2 Liters
14.3 Liters
Engine Coolant Additive
Primary Cooling Loop
Secondary Cooling Loop
See Below
47.3 Fluid Ounces
16 Fluid Ounces
See Below
1.4 Liters
473 ML
Front Differential Fluid2.7-2.75 Quarts2.6 Liters
Rear Differential Fluid
Sterling 10.50″ Axle
Dana M275 Axle
Dana M300 Axle
See Below
3.1-3-3.6 Quarts
3.61 Quarts
3.78 Quarts
See Below
3.1-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters
DEF Tank Capacity
Pickups
Chassis Cab

7.4 Gallons
7.2 Gallons

28 Liters
27.3 Liters

2017+ Ford 6.7L Powerstroke Maintenance Parts: Fluids, Filters, and Engine Oil

Now that you know how often your truck needs to be serviced and how much fluid/oil is required, it’s time to take a look at the parts that you’ll need for maintenance. I always recommend using strictly Ford or Motorcraft parts for filters and fluids. You don’t have to use Motorcraft engine oil though, as there are some really good alternative diesel engine oils like Shell Rotella. The chart below gives you the model numbers of the parts you’ll need to perform maintenance. We’ve also added our own Amazon links that you can click on to view the product on Amazon and take advantage of your Amazon Prime Membership! Our links will take you straight to where you can purchase these products on Amazon. Just click on the bold words listed in the chart below.

Part TypePart #
Engine Oil
See Engine Oil
Viscosity Chart Below
Normal Conditions (preferred): 10W-30
Motorcraft 10W-30 Diesel Engine Oil
Shell Rotella T4 10W-30 Diesel Engine Oil
Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Diesel Engine Oil
Severe (Preferred): 5W-40
Motorcraft 5W-40 Diesel Engine Oil
Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 Diesel Engine Oil
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2051S
Fuel Filter
Complete Kit
’17-’19
’20


Motorcraft FD-4625
Motorcraft FD-4631
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Batteries (2)Motorcraft BXT-65-750
Windshield Wipers
’17-’18
’19-’20

Motorcraft WW-2247
Motorcraft WW-2248
Crankcase Vent
Filter
Motorcraft FL-2077
Foam Pre-Filter
’17-’19
’20+

Motorcraft FA-1927
Motorcraft FA-1952
Engine Air Filter
’17-’19
’20+

Motorcraft FA-1927
Motorcraft FA-1951
Coolant
’17-’19 (Pre-Diluted)
’17-’19 (Concentrate)
’20 (Pre-Diluted)
’20 (Concentrate)
Motorcraft Orange VC-3-B and VC-3-D
Motorcraft Orange Coolant VC-3DIL-B
Motorcraft Yellow Coolant VC-13DL-G
Motorcraft Yellow CVC-13-G
Transmission Fluid
6R140 (6-Speed)
10R140 (10-Speed)

Motorcraft Mercon LV
Motorcraft Mercon ULV XT-12-QULV
Transmission Filters
6R140 (6-Speed)
10R140 (10-Speed)

Motorcraft FT-187
Motorcraft FT-221
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft XL-12 Transfer Case Fluid
Front Differential FluidSAE 80W-90 Gear Oil
Motorcraft XY-80W90-QL
Rear Differential Fluid
10.50″ Axle
Dana M275
Dana M300
See Below
SAE 75W-85 Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
SAE 75W-140 Full Synthetic Gear Oil
SAE 75W-140 Full Synthetic Gear Oil
Diesel Exhaust FluidMotorcraft PM-27-Gal
Motorcraft PM-27-Jug

Engine Oil Viscosity Chart

Using the right engine oil is crucial to 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke maintenance. Most truck owners in warmer climates can stick with 10W-30. For commercial vehicles or trucks that follower a severe service schedule, using 5W-40 engine oil is recommended.

Engine OilTemperature
10W-30**Ambient Temps. Greater Than 0 Degrees Fahrenheit
15W-40Ambient Temps. Greater Than 20 Degrees Fahrenheit
5W-40***Ambient Temps. Greater Than -20 Degrees Fahrenheit
0W-30/0W-40Recommended for Extremely Cold Temperatures only.

** Recommended for Normal Usage

*** Recommended for severe duty usage

2017-2019 6.7l Powerstroke Suspension/Steering Components

Maintenance/ServiceMotorcraftMoog
Upper Ball Joint MCF2224K80026
Lower Ball JointMCF2223K8607T
Ball Joint at Track BarMCF2225K500262
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