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Old 10-07-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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What else to do?

We just picked up our new to us HR Ambassador from our trusted diesel mechanic after having him change oil and filters. We wont be accruing a ton of miles on this unit but will continue to service the engine once a year on his advice.

What else should we be doing/looking at on a DP??

As stated, this is all new to us. (we've had plenty of RV's, just never a DP)

Also, after picking it up from the mechanic we filled the tank up as ive heard storing them full is key. We took it for a little road test (we love driving riding in it) but noticed that a 10 mile jaunt up the pass and back home the fuel gauge had dropped between full and three quarters tank. Is that normal?


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Old 10-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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We just picked up our new to us HR Ambassador from our trusted diesel mechanic after having him change oil and filters. We wont be accruing a ton of miles on this unit but will continue to service the engine once a year on his advice.

What else should we be doing/looking at on a DP??

As stated, this is all new to us. (we've had plenty of RV's, just never a DP)


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Here is a generic list of maintenance points that might help you:

Complete base line service for Cummins diesel motorhome:

Engine: filters to be Fleetguard
1. Oil/filter
2. Fuel filters (2)
3. Coolant filter if equipped and test/ adjust SCA level if standard coolant. Change coolant @ 5 years. Add extender at 3 years if OAT type coolant.
4. Air filter if over 3 years old. Inspect plumbing between filter and turbo inlet for evidence of dust. Inspect CAC plumbing.
5. Inspect hoses & belts.

Transmission: filters to be Allison high capacity.
1. Change filters @ 36 months & top up.
2. Change fluid @ 48 months or test sample.
Always use TES295 fluid as approved by Allison.

Chassis:
1. Complete lube including lifting front axle from ends to unload king pins.
2. Including 3 zerks on steering column and one zerk on steering box.
3. Change Hydraulic filter & top up.
4. Change air dryer cartridge @ 2-3 years.
5. Grease front wheel bearings 3-5 years or change to oil hubs & inspect.
6. Change differential gear oil @ 3-5 years.
7. Inspect brake surfaces.
8. Inspect oil level tag axle hubs.
9. Inspect both chassis & house batteries. Make sure all connections are clean & tight. If flooded lead acid, check & top up with distilled water monthly.

Generator:
1. Oil/ filter
2. Fuel filter
3. Air filter
4. Perform valve lash, belt/ hose replacement and generator unit service before 2000 hours. Replace thermostat and coolant @ that time.

AquaHot:
1. Replace fuel filter
2. Replace burner nozzle
3. Exercise tempering valve.
4. Inspect coolant level at top of AquaHot unit and at expansion tank.

Inspect and clean all battery terminals.





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what Steve said!
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We just completely serviced ours. I could not believe how nasty the rear end oil was. Glad we did that
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We just picked up our new to us HR Ambassador from our trusted diesel mechanic after having him change oil and filters. We wont be accruing a ton of miles on this unit but will continue to service the engine once a year on his advice.

What else should we be doing/looking at on a DP??

As stated, this is all new to us. (we've had plenty of RV's, just never a DP)

Also, after picking it up from the mechanic we filled the tank up as ive heard storing them full is key. We took it for a little road test (we love driving riding in it) but noticed that a 10 mile jaunt up the pass and back home the fuel gauge had dropped between full and three quarters tank. Is that normal?


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Probably not, you might not have been full full from the get go.

Full full is when diesel fuel spills out on your shoes. Then you know it's full.

Whatever you do, don't open the other side while filling from one side.
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and what year HR and which engine is in it?

You might want to think about fuel additive. Lucas is recommended.
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and what year HR and which engine is in it?

You might want to think about fuel additive. Lucas is recommended.

08 Ambassador. 360HP cummins
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #8
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08 Ambassador. 360HP cummins
I second the Additive! Even better than Lucas is Diesel Kleen.
Congrats and enjoy!
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