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Old 09-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #15
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After joining this forum I'm starting to think that the diesel engine is rather fragile , or some of the owners paranoid , I thought a diesel engine was known for its durability.
Read on about the gas engines and you will quit MH'ing
completely. Anything mechanical needs care.....make that anything that moves, including humans. If you want it to last care for it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:24 PM   #16
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Read on about the gas engines and you will quit MH'ing
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I think most of the enjoyment of owning anything is either cleaning it, organizing it or maintaining it.

Nothing more satisfying than an organized roll away tool chest.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #17
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Nothing more satisfying than an organized roll away tool chest.
I love looking at other folks, can't seem to keep my own in order tho.
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I love looking at other folks, can't seem to keep my own in order tho.
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I have some weird connection to it, if DW goes to get something from it I feel an interruption in the force. If she puts it back wrong I go in to the high speed wobbles.
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The subject of this thread is an oxymoron. I'm on diesel #3, one pick up, one boat and the MH, nothing 'fragile' about any of them...they like to run and they like to work. The worst thing you can do is not work them.
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I don't see any reason anyone couldn't go 2 years on a coolant change. or 10k miles or once a year on a (good quality Synthic) oil and filter change.
On most diesels youi don't need synthetic oil to go one year or 10,000 miles, any good dino oil will let you do that. I use Delo 15W40 and change oil and filters once a year. In fact Cummins specifically says you can use synthetic oil but it must still meet or exceed the same specs as dino oil.
For coolant I will be installing Detroit Diesel Power Cool PLUS (which is the same as Old World Final Charge according to a Cummins Coolant Engineer). I may never have to change it again or add DCA, just an extender after some years, unless I have a hose break that is.
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