Tech Spec: 2018 Ford Expedition

Motor Oil: 5W-30 synthetic blend
Capacity: 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters)

Ford recently introduced the all-new Expedition. An all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame form the foundation for Expedition’s rugged off-road and strong towing capabilities.

With its roomy, flexible interior, the all-new Expedition is the first full-size utility to feature a sliding second-row seat with tip-and-slide functionality, providing easy access to the third row without the need to first remove a child safety seat.

Expedition’s available Wi-Fi hotspot supports as many as 10 devices at once — up to 50 feet from the vehicle — while an available dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system provides a next-generation video experience that allows passengers to watch live TV via SlingPlayer on either of two video screens. The system represents the first time SlingPlayer — which connects to a user’s home Slingbox account — is offered in an automobile.

Powerful and efficient, Expedition’s new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission produce up to 400 horsepower and 480 foot-pounds of torque. Expedition delivers 9,300 pounds of towing capability.

An Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package is available. The package includes a patented electronic limited-slip rear differential, off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, seven different skid plates, unique 18-inch magnetic metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, chrome running boards, FX4 badging and new rubber floor liners.

The all-new Expedition is available in XLT, Limited and Platinum series. In addition, an XL version is available for fleet customers, from law enforcement to emergency services. All series are available on the extended-length Expedition Max.

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition XLT carries a starting MSRP of $51,790 for the base model. The top-of-the-line Platinum Max starts at $75,720. Add four-wheel drive, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, dual-headrest rear entertainment system, first and second row floor liners and leather-trimmed second row bucket seats, and it will carry a price tag just north of $84,000.

Servicing the 2018 Ford Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition is equipped with the intelligent oil-life monitor system, which displays a message in the information display at the proper oil change interval. This interval may be up to one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km).

When the oil change message appears in the information display, it is time for an oil change. The oil change should be performed within two weeks or 500 miles (800 km) of the message appearing. The intelligent oil-life monitor should be reset after each oil change.

Drivers who use the vehicle under normal conditions — normal commuting with highway driving, no, or moderate, load or towing, flat to moderate hilly roads and no extended idling — can expect to see the oil change required message every 7,500-10,000 miles (12,000-16,000 km). Drivers who use the vehicle under severe conditions — moderate to heavy load or towing, driving in mountainous or off-road conditions, extended idling or extended hot or cold operation — can expect to see the oil change required message every 5,000-7,500 miles (8,000-12,000 km). Drivers who use the vehicle under extreme conditions — maximum load or towing or extreme hot or cold operation — can expect to see the oil change required message every 3,000-5,000 miles (5,000-8,000 km).

To keep the vehicle running correctly, it is important for drivers to have the systems on their Expedition checked regularly. This can help identify potential issues and prevent major problems. Ford recommends the following multi-point inspection performed at every scheduled maintenance interval.

Multi-point inspection:

  • Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
  • Inspect battery performance.
  • Inspect engine air filter.
  • Inspect exhaust system.
  • Inspect exterior lamps operation.
  • Inspect brake, coolant recovery reservoir, automatic transmission and window washer levels; fill, if necessary.
  • Inspect for oil and fluid leaks.
  • Inspect half-shaft dust boots.
  • Inspect hazard warning system operation.
  • Inspect horn operation.
  • Inspect radiator, cooler, heater and air conditioning hoses.
  • Inspect suspension components for leaks or damage.
  • Inspect steering and linkage.
  • Inspect tires (including spare) for wear and proper pressure. (If vehicle is equipped with a temporary mobility kit, check the tire sealant expiration use-by date on the canister. Replace as needed.)
  • Inspect windshield for cracks, chips or pits.
  • Inspect washer spray and wiper operation.

NORMAL MAINTENANCE INTERVALS

At every oil change interval as indicated by the information display:

  • Change engine oil and filter.
  • Rotate tires, inspect tire wear and measure tread depth.
  • Perform a multi-point inspection.
  • Inspect the automatic transmission fluid level (if equipped with dipstick).
  • Inspect the brake pads, rotors, hoses and parking brake.
  • Inspect the engine cooling system strength and hoses.
  • Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields.
  • Inspect front axle and U-joints.
  • Inspect the half-shaft boots.
  • Inspect the steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and U-joints.
  • Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.

Every 20,000 miles (32,000 km):

  • Replace cabin air filter.

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

  • Replace engine air filter.

At six years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km), and then every three years or 5,000 miles (8,000 km):

  • Change engine coolant.

Every 100,000 miles (160,000 km) and then every other oil change until replaced:

  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Inspect accessory drive belt(s).

Every 150,000 miles (240,000 km):

  • Change automatic transmission fluid.
  • Change front axle fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).
  • Change rear axle fluid.
  • Change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).
  • Replace accessory drive belt(s).

SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Towing a Trailer or Using a Car-top Carrier:
As required:

  • Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart.

Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Inspect and lubricate U-joints (if equipped with grease fittings).

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).
  • Replace spark plugs.

Extensive Idling or Low-speed Driving for Long Distances, as in Heavy Commercial Use:
As required:

  • Change engine oil filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart.

Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin air filter.

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).
  • Replace spark plugs.

Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions (such as unpaved or dusty roads):
Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin air filter.

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km):

  • Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
  • Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

  • Change engine oil and filter.

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).

Off-road Operation:
Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Inspect steering linkage, ball joints and U-joints; lubricate, if equipped with grease fittings.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Replace cabin air filter.

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

  • Change engine oil and filter.
  • Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
  • Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles).

Fluids and Capacities

Motor Oil: SAE 5W-30 premium synthetic blend motor oil; capacity is 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) with oil filter
Coolant: Motorcraft Orange Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant; capacity is 18.5 quarts (17.5 liters) for base radiator with auxiliary rear heat or 18.0 quarts (17.0 liters) for heavy-duty trailer towing with auxiliary rear heat
Brake Fluid: DOT 4 LV high performance motor vehicle brake fluid
ATF: Mercon ULV; capacity is 13.1 quarts (12.4 liters)
A/C refrigerant: R-1234yf