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Old 05-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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My mechanic says the same thing. Change the oil in the Fall. I don't let it sit. I take it for a ride about once a month for about an hour during the winter. Keeps everything in order. These diesels needs to run!

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #16
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What about draining it in the Fall and leaving it empty all winter . Fill it in the Spring...just don't forget!!!
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What about draining it in the Fall and leaving it empty all winter . Fill it in the Spring...just don't forget!!!
After changing oil in the fall, you're should run the engine to spread all the clean oil around.
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After changing oil in the fall, you're should run the engine to spread all the clean oil around.
Yup! I was just thinking out of the box a little.
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Does anyone know of a Cummins or Cat website that gives recommends for oil changes based on seasons or storage or long time parking?

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Most oil change intervels are based on time, hours, miles, the new thing is gallons of fuel burned which is a more accurate measure your engine Manf can advise you of this if it's not in your engine manual. While no harm ever came from changing oil to often, with diesels it gets very costly, with todays new oils there is just no need to over service. Most all of the people I know change oil once a year unless you run over the miles. the most important thing is if you store your M/H for extended periods get it out and drive it once a month for a couple of hours, or leave it sit all winter just don't run it 10 min then shut it off. Every one worries about the engine, remember rearend, transmission,and wheel berrings don,t get any oil on them when they sit. I run a shop for a large const company if we changed oil in our equipment every time it set idle for month or two we would go broke with 40$ filters and 18-30 qts of oil in each machine and some of our equ is well over 10 years old and still going.
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Does anyone know of a Cummins or Cat website that gives recommends for oil changes based on seasons or storage or long time parking?

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It's pretty well spelled out in my Cummins manual.
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