2012 Ford F150 Oil Type and Capacities

The 2012 Ford F150 takes SAE 5W-20 oil in the 3.7, 5.0, and 6.2 L engines. The 3.5 L EcoBoost requires 5W-30 oil. Ford recommends this as the only oil to use in these engine types according to their owner’s manual.

This type of engine oil will improve fuel economy and performance durability.

The engine sizes are between 6.0 and 7.7 quarts.

See the table below for the oil type, capacity, and filter recommendations taken straight from Ford.

Oil TypeOil CapacityOil Filter
3.5 L EcoBoost5W-306.0 qFL-500-S
3.7 L Ti-VCT V65W-206.0 qFL-500-S
5.0 L Ti-VCT V85W-207.7 qFL-500-S
6.2 L S0HC V85W-207.0 qFL-820-S
Oil Type and Capacities for 2012 Ford F150 Engines

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2012 ford f150 oil type and capacities

When looking at the 2012 Ford F150 owner’s manual, they suggest that you always use the Motorcraft brand of oil and oil filters.

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They say that this brand is designed to function perfectly with your F150 and can increase the longevity of your engine.

However, they do specify that this is not an absolute requirement. So long as you use an oil “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the API (American Petroleum Institute) and ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee), you should be fine.

They do mention that using the Motorcraft brand will protect the car warranty.

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3.5 L EcoBoost V6 Engine

The 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2012 Ford F150 engine requires 6.0 q of SAE 5W-30 oil with a Motorcraft FL-500-S oil filter.

Motorcraft 5W-30 Oil

Motorcraft 5W-30 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 3.5 L V6 in 2012 Ford F150

Motorcraft FL-500-S Oil Filter

Motorcraft FL-500-S Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 3.5 L V6 in 2012 Ford F150

3.7 L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

The 3.5 L V6 engine in the 2012 Ford F150 engine requires 6.0 q of SAE 5W-20 oil with a Motorcraft FL-500-S oil filter.

Motorcraft 5W-20 Oil

Motorcraft 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 3.7 L V6 in 2012 Ford F150

Motorcraft FL-500-S Oil Filter

Motorcraft FL-500-S Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 3.7 L V6 in 2012 Ford F150

5.0 L Ti-VCT V8 Engine

The 5.0 L V8 engine in the 2012 Ford F150 engine requires 7.7 q of SAE 5W-20 oil with a Motorcraft FL-500-S oil filter.

Motorcraft 5W-20 Oil

Motorcraft 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 5.0 L V8 in 2012 Ford F150

Motorcraft FL-500-S Oil Filter

Motorcraft FL-500-S Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 5.0 L V8 in 2012 Ford F150

6.2 L S0HC V8 Engine

The 6.2 L V8 engine in the 2012 Ford F150 engine requires 7.0 q of SAE 5W-20 oil with a Motorcraft FL-820-S oil filter.

Motorcraft 5W-20 Oil

Motorcraft 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Engine oil for 6.2 L V8 in 2012 Ford F150

Motorcraft FL 820 S Oil Filter

Motorcraft FL-820-S Engine Oil Filter

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Engine oil filter for 6.2 L V8 Triton in 2012 Ford F150

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