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Old 11-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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Yearly before you store to get out all of the contaminants.
This is what CAT and Cummins recommend too.

This year I did an oil analysis at the end of the season and they said to run the oil and filter 5,000 more miles then test it again.
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I had 2 gas motorhomes. Changed oil and had ful lube service before storage and gave it exercise every 2 months to "drive" out crankcase moisture. 2 rigs, 20 years, no problems.

Now, fulltimers with a FRED (Front Engine Diesel). Oil and lube every 6 months. And excercise every month if staying in a place long term.
Cummins says not to bother starting the engine unless you can drive the rig at least 30 miles to get it warm enough to burn off the contaminates. Sitting and idling will not heat the engine up enough and there are benefits to the rest of the rig from driving it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #18
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I agree! Drive it a lot and change the oil before putting the unit in storage. We're not talking of changing the oil AFTER it's in storage - change it BEFORE driving it to your storage location so the fresh oil has a chance to coat everything well before storage.

We've done this every year even though we drive it through early January. It's stored only for a short time (usually only about two months) before we head out again on weekend outings.

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