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Old 08-07-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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I just got a filter and oil parts price 2001 L6 5.9 Cummins... Shock and Argh!

"Get a diesel" they said, "you won't believe the difference" they said! Well they were RIGHT! (Disclaimer, I do actually LOVE the way this beast handles and the power, so they were right!)

I went to change the oil in the diesel for the first time and the bill for the parts alone is North of $500! I was expecting a couple hundred, maybe $300, but $500!?!! Bear in mind this was at a Cummins dealer with Fleetguard prices.

So, I need some help. I have the last six numbers of the V.I.N., which gives the parts place all they need to know but it doesn't give me the ability to cross reference and maybe find a less expensive place to get parts!

The last six of the VIN: H54561.

Here is all the information I can find on it:

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Manufacturer Freightliner Custom Chassis
Make Freightliner
Model Year 2001
Model XC
Engine Manufacturer Cummins
Engine Series ISB
Engine Capacity L6, 5.9L (359 CID)
Fuel Type Diesel
Vehicle Type Incomplete Vehicle
Cab Type None
Drive Line Type 4 x 2
Brake System Air
Series XC-S Straight Rail Rear Engine Motor Home Chassis Only
GVWR Class Class 6
Country United States
Assy. Plant Gaffney, SC
Body Type Motor Home - Rear Engine

I would like the parts numbers for cross reference for the filters, please help!
Oil, fuel, crankcase, air dryer. I would also like to understand where these are located on the engine? frame? somewhere else?

Thank you, Sam.
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When you say $500 for parts alone, what did you get for $500? I pay less than $300 for oil & filter change. That includes both fuel filters, oil filter and 28 qts. of oil.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #3
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I use Speedco for oil, oil filter, and (2) fuel filter changes. About $250-$300, plus about $100 for generator to include air filter. Propulsion engine air filter is about $125 and I install myself.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:46 AM   #4
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Camping world. Oil , filters , lube $285 generator $85 400 hp ISL
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22 Qts - Shell Rotella T from Tractor Supply = $79.57 + tax.
Oil/fuel filters from Caterpillar dealer - $43.00.

I do my own oil changes at least once a year depending on how much we drive our RV.

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Your air filter and air system dryer , parts are the big ticket items .
Oil, oil filter and 2 fuel filters ( 19 quarts of oil) run me $120 Canadian.
Air filter $145.
Air dryer service kit , still looking for the best price.
Air dryer , on my XC chassis , is beside the transmission , drivers side frame rail.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:55 AM   #7
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Are you sure 500 is only a "oil change"?
There's a lot more to maintaining a vehicle besides filter/fuild exchange....

Brake, chassis, belts, suspension inspection, batteries....etc...

But to answer your question, Cummins quickserve can supply you with oil & fuel filter, coolant conditioner part numbers using your engine S/N
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My 99 ISB 5.9L only takes 17 qt with filter change.
Rotella T 15/40 at Walmart $58.99
Oil filter LF3970 $13.85
W/S fuel filter FS1242 $21.06
Engine fuel filter FS19855 $13.15 Total $107.05 plus grease tubs $

Air Brakes filter kit $93.01
Labor $0 as I do my own.

3060 transmission.
Last change took 16 qt Transynd $145.93
Filter kit 29545776 $46.72

I put on a K&N heavy duty air filter over 6 years ago and never need to change it. And NO it isn't a oil filled one like on cars.
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The list includes air dryer and fuel filters, those aren't really oil change items.

I think my filter cost about $27 and and five gallons of oil is about $60.

Fuel filters run about $50 for the pair on my coach and an air dryer kit is $140.
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I used Napa gold for filters and a complete set for fuel, oil and transmission was let than $100.
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As the others have said, $500 is a lot more than just oil & oil filter, even at a high-priced shop. However, a diesel pusher probably needs much more than an oil change as well, especially if you don't know the current status on all the filters and systems. If you just asked for "maintenance", they probably listed the whole 9 yards.

Oil filter & oil should be around $100 on that vintage 5.9L. Air filter maybe $75 (but some types/sizes go well over $100). Air dryer takes a cartridge that probably runs about $50 or so on that chassis. If transmission filters were included, figure another $100+.

You can get motorhome chassis maintenance documents at https://www.fcccrv.com/parts-and-ser...s-maintenance/

And you can call FCCC's direct 24/7 customer service line with the last 6 of the VIN and they can tell you anything you want to know about your specific chassis.
1-800-FCC-HELP
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Your air filter and air system dryer , parts are the big ticket items .
Oil, oil filter and 2 fuel filters ( 19 quarts of oil) run me $120 Canadian.
Air filter $145.
Air dryer service kit , still looking for the best price.
Air dryer , on my XC chassis , is beside the transmission , drivers side frame rail.
WW Williams Co. has deals on replacing Air Dryer, just watch their ads, got a new Air Dryer installed last time for around $225, parts and labor included.


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As the others have said, $500 is a lot more than just oil & oil filter, even at a high-priced shop. However, a diesel pusher probably needs much more than an oil change as well, especially if you don't know the current status on all the filters and systems. If you just asked for "maintenance", they probably listed the whole 9 yards.

Oil filter & oil should be around $100 on that vintage 5.9L. Air filter maybe $75 (but some types/sizes go well over $100). Air dryer takes a cartridge that probably runs about $50 or so on that chassis. If transmission filters were included, figure another $100+.

You can get motorhome chassis maintenance documents at https://www.fcccrv.com/parts-and-ser...s-maintenance/

And you can call FCCC's direct 24/7 customer service line with the last 6 of the VIN and they can tell you anything you want to know about your specific chassis.
1-800-FCC-HELP
Excuse me for this but I see where OP said an oil change and a filter change, no mention of all these other parts but Cummins does charge in the neighborhood of $600 to do an oil/filters change plus chassis lubrication, same service can be gotten at Speedco for about half the Cummins price using Fleetguard filters. The other services, which appears not to be a part of the OPs services at Cummins, would add significant dollars to the bill. A new air dryer for my coach is well over $150 for complete assembly, which my preferred choice over just the filter, and my air filter is in the neighborhood of $140, less if I find a deal on Amazon.
Bottom line, if you go to Cummins for preventative services you are going to pay a lot more than if you go to other sources, Speedco would be one of the less expensive service centers.

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My 99 ISB 5.9L

I put on a K&N heavy duty air filter over 6 years ago and never need to change it. And NO it isn't a oil filled one like on cars.
Triker to you have any Pics of the install??

Just replaced my filter at a cost of $80 delivered to door. This is seems to be an annual cost or at least every 18 months. I am interested in modification made to air intakes on MH to improve the delivery of cleaner air. currently my MH has a cyclone prefilter then a paper filter but all the air is delivered from just behind the left rear wheels. Seems there should be a better solution to getting clean air.
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