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Old 03-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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2013 ACE 29.2 Oil Change

Anyone change their oil after the first 1000 miles? We just did and it is a real pain....in the neck!
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My local ford dealer did mine, with a little coaxing for about 45 bucks. I was afraid getting new oil in would be a pain, luckily the local dealer was cheap enough so I lucked out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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We did our 2012 ACE 29.2 and I agree that it is a pain, but worth saving the money taking it to be done. I think it is more of a Ford issue than a Thor issue.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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We managed to do it by me (5' 2) standing inside the grill area, holding a funnel and pouring in one quart of synthetic oi at a time....it took seven quarts....but now it should be good for awhile
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We managed to do it by me (5' 2) standing inside the grill area, holding a funnel and pouring in one quart of synthetic oi at a time....it took seven quarts....but now it should be good for awhile
Hmmmm.... my wife is ALSO 5'2".
I'm actually thinking of getting a drill powered pump as my hand operated piston one is too slow.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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there is really just enough room to stand inside the grill area, hold a clear funnel to make sure you don't pour too fast and hold one quart at a time on it's side....now crawling undeneath to change the filter is a bit scarey...it was hard to remove the factor filter and you have to make sure you have the right size pan because it really comes out fast!
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Thanks for the heads up, I'm doing mine tomorrow and will plan for the extra time to get this done.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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I use a funnel with a clear plastic tube attached to it, hold the funnel on outside of coach, well above oil fill tube/port. Pour oil into funnel, oil goes into engine, no problems. Key is to make sure bottom of funnel is well above fill port, physics take care fo the rest.

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I did my 29.2 oil change last week, seemed easy enough to me. Lifted front end up with jacks, used jack stands for safety. put oil pan on front beam and used 1 quart bottles to refill, just stick it in the fill hole tilt it straight up and let it sit there and drain. The factory oil filter was very tight, don't know why they put them on so tight, not necessary! I also found all the grease fittings on the front end, I looked around the drive shaft but could find anymore, does anyone know of any more?

I also found the air filter change a little difficult the first time, you need to push pretty hard back to get the lid to release.
I didn't look for the fuel filter, probably change that next time, is it near front or back?

Just flushed all the pink stuff out and filled the water heater this morning, were leaving on a trip Thursday but the weather forecast isn't looking good here in Ohio, 3"-6" of snow headed here tonight!
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where di you find your fresh water drain plug?? I called Thor and was told it is under the bed but I couldn't find it!
I am going to check out your method for putting the quart into the mouth of the oil fill...we only have our unit two weeks...we are heading west the first week in April. Our walk through was very brief so we are having another one this week. So far only issue is that one of the front cabinet doors has a bad finish...
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where di you find your fresh water drain plug?? I called Thor and was told it is under the bed but I couldn't find it!
The fresh water low point drain plug is in the compartment by the water pump, there is a drain plug on each side of the pump, the one on the right drains the fresh water holding tank and the one on the left drains the water lines.
At least that's how my 2013 29.2 is setup.
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Is it under the bed? Or under the chassis???
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Left bay of the entry door.
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my husband found it and said there are two pulls but the are hard to pull....any suggestions??
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