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Old 01-26-2016, 05:53 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tip! I never heard of Speedco. Looked it up on the internet and found one in my area.

They have an ap for when traveling
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They have an ap for when traveling
I have not used Speedco but was considering it. Called them recently and the location near me said no longer servicing motorhomes.
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What is the consensus on changing the oil on a diesel motor home engine - start the engine and warm it up before draining the oil, or drain the oil cold after it has set for several hours if not days so as much of the oil has drained down out of the engine as possible? Is one procedure any better than the other?
I was told back in the early 1950's when I first started working on cars (not diesels) to run the engine a bit before changing oil in order to get sediment off the bottom of the pan so it would drain with the oil. So I still run an engine (any engine) before changing the oil. Works for me.
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I prefer to change mine warm. I dont worry about getting the motor up to full temp first, to evaporate any condensation. The oil is being dumped, any condensation is going with it!
If you decide to change your's cold, and the motor has'nt run for a while, I would fill the new filter as full as I could without dumping it on yourself while installing. You want oil pressure as soon as possible with an engine that has been sitting a while !
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I like warm oil running down my arm to my pits when spinning off the filter.

Just glad I don't do that every day, anymore.
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l also like to do my own and same time Check all over under MH.
Twinboat instead of having oil run down your arm, what I do is first slack oil filter to make sure it will come off, punch filter at bottom to make a hole and let oil drain in pan or pail. In about 5 mins you can take filter off without having a drop on you arm and pits !!!!!
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I do the same, removing old filter.
Making sure it's going to spin off is important step before you punch hole in it.
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l also like to do my own and same time Check all over under MH.
Twinboat instead of having oil run down your arm, what I do is first slack oil filter to make sure it will come off, punch filter at bottom to make a hole and let oil drain in pan or pail. In about 5 mins you can take filter off without having a drop on you arm and pits !!!!!
Been there done that when possible.

I figured out a better way. Retire from heavy equipment repair.

I will bet you have never changed a 8V71 DD, wedged into a Brockway 10 wheel sand spreader with a snow plow and all of the accompanying hydraulic lines going around the filters.

My MH is a gasser and my boat filter is accessed from above.
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