Oil Changes for 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline

1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ford E-350 Econoline’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 having your 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your E-350 Econoline in the above table. Outside of Ford-recommended oil change intervals, your E-350 Econoline may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ford recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ford E-350 Econoline. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Ford E-350 Econoline Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ford E-350 Econoline. Ford has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1997 E-350 Econoline. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your E-350 Econoline’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your E-350 Econoline by considering your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Fords

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ford E-350 Econoline oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline, refer to Ford's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Oil Change

When the time for your E-350 Econoline’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your E-350 Econoline’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Ford E-350 Econolines. 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 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ford E-350 Econoline? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ford E-350 Econoline engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Ford E-350 Econoline oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Ford E-350 Econoline spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ford E-350 Econoline

Help your 1997 E-350 Econoline engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!