Oil Changes for 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline

How Often to Get 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Oil Changes

Need more info about 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Ford recommends changing your 1987 E-350 Econoline’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your E-350 Econoline may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ford E-350 Econoline. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ford has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your E-350 Econoline's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Ford's recommendations to select the right  1987 E-350 Econoline oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ford E-350 Econoline

When the time for your E-350 Econoline’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ford E-350 Econolines. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Ford E-350 Econoline oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your E-350 Econoline's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline

  • Should I check my Ford E-350 Econoline motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Ford E-350 Econoline engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ford E-350 Econoline oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1987 E-350 Econoline

Help your 1987 Ford E-350 Econoline run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.