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Old 08-28-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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Thanks a lot, I think I'll go with Mobil1 before we leave and bring a change with me if I think I'll need it on the road.
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i use 15w40 dino oil and on 6kmi or annual interval whichever comes first.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:21 AM   #17
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We are about to head out on our first 6 month trip with our 2006 HR Gasser, what does everyone do about oil changes on the road? Do you change your own? What do you do with the waste oil? Should I use Mobil One or equivalent to extent the the mileage interval? Do you change every 3000 miles to 5000 miles?
Most campgrounds frown on oil changes, but there are a few where you can get away with it. When I do it, I am very careful to put plastic down. I also use a Fumoto valve that has a nipple to attach a piece of tubing to run the used oil directly into a container to reduce the chance of spills.

Most auto parts stores accept used oil from DIYers. I try to buy oil or at least the filter from the store where I plan to take the used oil.

I have also taken the MH to Walmart for an oil change. They won't do the lube, but you can probably do the lube yourself without raising the ire of the campground owner.
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As a mechanic, I would start with a fresh oil change. I personally run Amsoil full syn in everything I own. I did extensive research before this decision and went with my gut. I have gone anywhere from 10-12 k between oil changes with a filter change at mid point. I have also gone annually with the oil change with filter at 6 months. Either way, there was life left in the oil. Filter choice opens up a whole other can of worms. I personally use WIX.
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Good, I think I'll run synthetic oil. I just looked at Amsoil oil. A little pricey, is it worth the extra cost($11 per qt.) vs. Mobil 1 around $5 a qt.

In a word, NO !
It is not recommend by one manufacturer. This is not to mean it is not good. I believe it is as good as the best oil out there, just way too expensive.
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In a word, NO !
It is not recommend by one manufacturer. This is not to mean it is not good. I believe it is as good as the best oil out there, just way too expensive.
Well, maybe ONE manufacturer on one car. From the MObileoil website:
Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil is recommended by GM for use in the 2014 Corvette C6R.S, Z06, ZR1, Grand Sport Coupe and the Corvette C7 Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package.

It came stock in my 1996 and states it under the hood.
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In a word, NO !
It is not recommend by one manufacturer. This is not to mean it is not good. I believe it is as good as the best oil out there, just way too expensive.

Oops, meant AMSOIL
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I just came here to see how many diesel owners would recommend speedco without reading the first post :-)
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I'd change it before you take off. If you have the Ford V-10 go with the Motor Craft filter 820s only. 5w-20 oil, Mobil 1(good) Amsoil (better) Royal Purple HPS (best). Don't use Diesel type oils as they will screw up you emissions system.
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I've heard of Mobil1 and Amsoil, this is the first for Royal Purple. It looks like Amazon sells it. What don't they sell?
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We are full timers ,we drive a gaser. what we have found is it depends on where you're driving. How many mountains? How high? How much dust? Best rule of thumb, check the oil frequently, changing oil is much more economical than rebuilding an engine. Don't forget your generator. Needs as much if not more attention than your engine should you be using it frequently.
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My cars, like many GM models, has an oil change interval computer that schedules changes based on driving conditions. I travel most highway miles, 40 mph or better, and the changes come at intervals of 10,500-11,300 miles on both cars, over many thousands of mile usage. That's a big difference vs the default 6000 mile interval for worst case scenarios.
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I use Amsoil and change oil at about 10,000 miles on my MH and Jeep Wrangler and put a new filter on after 5,000 miles using Wix on Jeep and Amsoil on MH. You need to consider greasing all fittings more often than 10,000 miles I use Amsoil grease for heavy duty applications. I used the grease on my 99 GMC 3500 dually diesal and had 180,000 miles and never had to change any front end parts it was inspected at 150,000 miles and they told me the front end was tight. To check out oil performance check out the Amsoil web sight.
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I use Amsoil and change oil at about 10,000 miles on my MH and Jeep Wrangler and put a new filter on after 5,000 miles using Wix on Jeep and Amsoil on MH. You need to consider greasing all fittings more often than 10,000 miles I use Amsoil grease for heavy duty applications. I used the grease on my 99 GMC 3500 dually diesal and had 180,000 miles and never had to change any front end parts it was inspected at 150,000 miles and they told me the front end was tight. To check out oil performance check out the Amsoil web sight.
What's the brand or description # of the grease? I'm using a high temp and it drips out of the fittings.

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