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Old 01-31-2008, 03:29 PM   #15
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Is the Rykon 46 oil compatible with the oil that is now in the system. In other words is it necessary to completely drain the system when changing out the oil.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #16
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There was no question in WRV's mind that all of my oil be drained, the three filters be changed and all oil replaced with the Rykon 46. I don't know why you would consider not changing it all when this is the solution the WRV feels is the best way to make your pedal pressure easier.

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Old 01-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #17
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It's not a matter of preference but rather how hard it is to remove all the original oil from the system.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:14 PM   #18
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I don't think the amount left in the system will be a problem. Oils mix fairly well. If you want to be generously cautious tho, you could do a drain, refill w/R46, run the coach for a hundred miles or so, then do a second change. I see R46 in 5 gallon buckets for $38 on the internet, so the labor charge is the bigger part of the oil change. You'd want to do filters both times.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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Have complained from day one of excessive brake pedal pressure.Holiday RV and WRV have offered no help.Our 05 #75357 will be out of warrenty next month so I need to find help immediately.We are waiting on a return call from Mark concerning brakes,Kenwood Audio/CD/DVD system that has failed for the third time and payment for warrenty work
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Good news from Mark at WRV.Although our 05 warranty will expire next month WRV will do the brake oil cure whenever we can schedule an appointment in the future.It appears we will like WRV customer care as much as we like the coach.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:00 AM   #21
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I'm about ready to replace the fluid in my brake system with the Rycon 46 oil. Does anyone know the approximate amount needed to replace all the fluid in a 2005FDDS? Will one 5gal pail do it?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:33 AM   #22
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Jerry- FWIW the 08+ coaches take 6.5 gallons if dry. Our rigs have a redesigned reservoir & ~2qt spin-on filter, which is different than earlier rigs that take the 3 stacked filters in the vertical can reservoir. IIRC, Dave Fernandez has done a change-out on his rig; maybe send him a PM, and then post your results when you get them.

If you wind up w/half a pail of the new oil, I'll buy it from you (I'm visit Berzerkeley from time to time), as I'm going to change mine out before too long.
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I have a copy of the Hydraulic Fluid replacement procedure WRV was using. If anyone wants a copy send me an e-mail at chborl@juno.com and I can fax it to them. I haven't done my 2006, with the 3 stacked filters in the reservoir, yet and I can't find the system volume in the WRV specs. Does anyone know the capacity?

Chevron wanted $56 for 5 gallons of Rykon - 46, found it for $ 45 elsewhere.

A good filter resource is www.wholesalemidwest.com.

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It seems like there many people that make a Rycon-46 type product. After a bit of research I found that there are many that have the same specs so you need not get it from Chevron.
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WAIT, Jerry said FLUID in his BRAKE SYSTEM

Jerry, I hope you mean the hydraulic resevoir at the rear of the coach, not the brake fluid up front at the master cylinder.
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Yes, the hydraulic system that is part of the steering and brake system of the coach and also is part of the radiator cooling fan system.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C&H from NorCal:
I have a copy of the Hydraulic Fluid replacement procedure WRV was using. I sent a copy to Engineer Mike (Fleming) for the ACA technical library. He can probably post it or e-mail copies to anyone that wants a copy.

I haven't done my 2006, with the 3 stacked filters in the reservoir, yet and I can't find the system volume in the WRV specs. Does anyone know the capacity?

Chevron wanted $56 for 5 gallons of Rykon - 46, found it for $ 45 elsewhere.

A good filter resource is www.wholesalemidwest.com.

Following a tip from Paul Parsons I just had my air filter cleaned for $30....Harold </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Jerry I agree.

I just wanted to be sure no one thought that the brake system(master cyl to calipers) could be replaced with Rykon.

The hydraulic system provides the boost to the master cyl. I would not call it the brake system.

A question of semantics I think.
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