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Old 06-18-2008, 08:25 AM   #1
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Does any one know the recommended interval for changing the filters and hydraulic oil in the reservoir mounted in the engine compartment? My 2001 manual notes the three filters but does not say anything about when or how often to change them. What all uses the hydraulic fluid?
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Does any one know the recommended interval for changing the filters and hydraulic oil in the reservoir mounted in the engine compartment? My 2001 manual notes the three filters but does not say anything about when or how often to change them. What all uses the hydraulic fluid?
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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I looked at my 2001 manual and it said filters at 10,000 miles, but no fluid recommendation.

Last year I did mine at 35,000 miles and I believe I ordered my filters here:
http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/cg.../pre-index.jsp

Not sure how frequently the ATF should be changed. Note that there are three filters in the tank. I ordered a six pack of them.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:23 AM   #4
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The manufacturer's recommended process for changing the hydraulic oil is posted under Chassis & Brakes in the ACA Tech Library for those who either want to DIY or give your preferred service tech the instructions to save time & improve results.
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Mike, link did not work for me?
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Meant to say the link to the Hydraulic Oil Change. The Library link works and others I clicked on did also.
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The link is to the Library. Scroll down to Chassis & Brakes, then select the oil change document, then GO. Then deposit the used oil at an approved recycling facility (or run it thru your fuel tank if so inclined ).
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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 EngineerMike:
The link is to the Library. Scroll down to Chassis & Brakes, then select the oil change document, then GO. Then deposit the used oil at an approved recycling facility (or run it thru your fuel tank if so inclined ). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The link to the Hydraulic Oil Change returns:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The requested URL /chassis/Hydraulic Oil Change Process.pdf was not found on this server. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Engineermike, the link from the library to the pdf file is broken.
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Hello Jim:

On my 2001, they recommended Dexron II, and I have used Dexron III to top off and I have drained & refilled the reservoir using Dexron. I change the filters about every 15,000 miles as it does not get the abuse that Commercial vehicles who use the same hydraulic system do.
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Thanks all for the info on links. I've checked them all except sales brochures & reported any discrepancies to Webstress, Linda Cain, who manages the ACA website for us all. Check back later & I'm sure she will have those straightened out. Mike
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Sorry about the broken links, they should all work now.
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Thanks. Works now.
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Went to the Gearhead section and saw this:

Q: WRV changed the oil for the brake system - should we go to a different product? A: Burk: only the newer coaches.

Q: Hydraulic filter says change filter every six months. Mike: That was on a label on the filter housing as it came from the supplier. 6K is way too soon. During breakin, perhaps. But then, years. A lot depends on duty cycle. Mike: When you do change filter, also flush the pot out.

Q: The container for the filter on 2000- the drain plug has two hoses; the one to the filter has one hose. The two hoses are bypassing the filter. A: (considerable discussion, but no resolution).

Q: My rule of thumb is change oil every 20K and the filter every 10. I typically run 15K a year. A: Might be a little conservative. Q: What would you consider normal? A: Change it the first year, then base it on how much stuff you see in the pot, and unless the fluid is dark or smells burnt - triple the interval.
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