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Old 02-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #29
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Your engine compartment is almost a mirror image of mine. That is your engine dipstick, look under the bed hatch, you will either see the transmission dipstick is there, or you will see where it leaves the transmission and goes to the rear for access.

It takes either a 15/16" or 1" wrench to loosen the rear hydraulic cooler hose, it is very simple to drain the system at that point. You will get all the coolant and any contaminants that may be lurking in the bottom of the system by draining the fluid this way. The pump will only allow you to remove the fluid in the reservoir and possibly a little in the hoses, but it will not remove all the fluid, the reservoir is almost a foot higher than the low point in the system. Once the fluid is draining you can remove the lid of the reservoir and remove the 3 filters and replace them.

I will take a picture for you in the next few days to show you the fitting that will do the trick for you.
Thanks! I'll look at it and decide which way to do it. You've made some good points about the advantages of draining it that way!

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #30
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Referencing the oil fill --- on the 8.3 ISC there are actually two places that you can pour new oil in for the fill. One on top of the engine and the other one is the one pointed out on the front side. Either one can be used to fill the engine with new oil. I have a 2002 8.3 ISC 350 HP in my Winnebago. Both of the caps should say "oil fill" on them.

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