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Old 02-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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C9 Cat. Diesel how often should you change oil

How often should you change the oil in a C9 Cat. Diesel? Thank you.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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250 hours, 10,000 miles, or once a year...
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250 hours, 10,000 miles, or once a year...
Note time (1 year) takes precidence over mileage. In other words, 10K miles or 1 year, which ever comes first.

An annual oil change is a must to manage contaminants and moisture in the oil.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Once per year before it's put up for winter.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Thank you for the advice, we really appreciate it.
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Yearly along with fuel filters I don't get close to the milage.
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If you send in a oil sample for analysis after the calendar says you should throw it away unless I miss my bet they will say there is nothing wrong with it.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #8
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Once a year, and as stated, don't forget the fuel filters, and don't forget to drain the water from the fuel/water seperator filter at least each fill up

My manual calls for draining the fuel/water seperator at the end of each day. I find that a little excessive, so I do it at each fillup.

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My Cummins ISL has an hour limit also. The manual says to change oil at 20,000 miles, 500 hours or 12 months.
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If you send in a oil sample for analysis after the calendar says you should throw it away unless I miss my bet they will say there is nothing wrong with it.

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I've always wondered if the analysis shows the oil is still good and shows little usuage why change it if not driven that much??
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If you guys are set on following the book to the letter and you store your coach for a year after a oil change or just put 500 miles on it that means you MUST dump that oil out. Get real!!!

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Oil changes are tough for me....

My camaro gets once a year in the spring, regardless of miles....

My work truck goes by the monitor, and may be 10k or more...

The dp, not sure yet. I drove her 10k last year, and she will get oil and filters in the spring. Then we'll see.
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