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Old 10-28-2019, 12:30 AM   #1
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Oil Filler for 5.9 ISB

We have had our coach for 14 years and never added oil to the motor. ( I dont want to take it in to mechanic) I checked the oil today and found its on the low mark of the dipstick. Do I just pour it down the dipstick hole or do I have to crawl under the bed to put oil in?

I know this is simple but any idea is appreciated.
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Never changed oil in 14 years? If not it would be a good idea maybe I am reading this wrong? I don’t have an isb but there should be a fill cap in an accessible location unless it was omitted by mistake .
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:17 PM   #3
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Never changed oil in 14 years? If not it would be a good idea maybe I am reading this wrong? I donít have an isb but there should be a fill cap in an accessible location unless it was omitted by mistake .
We take it to a shop for oil changes every year, never been low on oil before so its never come up before.
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Hey Pirate,
On the right side of the engine looking from the rear....just around where the dipstick is...should be a OIL fill cap. That tube also extends backward to make adding oil much easier and then you can push to collapse it.
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Should be a oil cap on top of the motor ..
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Should be a oil cap on top of the motor ..
Are you new to rear engine diesel pushers??

Access to most oil caps on top of the motor are under bed access...and quite often a pain. I think this is what the OP question mentions also.
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Are you new to rear engine diesel pushers??

Access to most oil caps on top of the motor are under bed access...and quite often a pain. I think this is what the OP question mentions also.
NO I have one . I'm sure not new to b5.9s either ... Theres always a cap in the valve cover on a b5.9... and on side radiators like mine rear theres one behind the serpitine belt also.
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NO I have one . I'm sure not new to b5.9s either ... Theres always a cap in the valve cover on a b5.9... and on side radiators like mine rear theres one behind the serpitine belt also.
You're a funny guy. Yep....oil cap on valve cover. Access a pain.
I don't believe the OP has a side radiator...Ha.
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You're a funny guy. Yep....oil cap on valve cover. Access a pain.
I don't believe the OP has a side radiator...Ha.
I guess I'm new to rear radiators in motor homes dayumm ...
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Yeah no side radiator on my Kountry Star. I will check under the bed and lift up the engine tomorrow and see if I can locate and reach the oil cap, anything under the cover is a PITA for sure.
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Its in the back in the middle of the rad brackets/ if it was a snake im dead. Had dust on it, right there. Looked at the engine bay and followed the hose up to the outside inlet. Thanks to all.
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Its in the back in the middle of the rad brackets/ if it was a snake im dead. Had dust on it, right there. Looked at the engine bay and followed the hose up to the outside inlet. Thanks to all.
lol 14 years awesome
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For 12 years I filled my ISB 5.9 thru engine valve cover oil cap. Lift bed, remove cap, insert large funnel and pour oil from gal jug. Two minutes & done. Beats the hell out of filling thru 4' x 3/4" tube.

For someone to say Cummins 5.9 does not have a valve cover oil cap, is someone thats talkin thru his _ _ _

Now if bed doesn't lift, thats another story
Glad OP figured it out.
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