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Old 02-13-2016, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hey All...

Been seeing a lot of people using Speedco and just happened to find one here in Denver.

Don't know much about them but they seem like they are a Quick Lube for big rigs?

If you have used them, could you share your experience with them.

Anything helps and much appreciated.

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:26 PM   #2
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I have used Speedo and they do a good job at a good price. However, you need to make sure they do not put too much oil in your coach since the amount is different than they are used to. Also be sure to know where all of your filters are so you can point them out.

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Originally Posted by Ludmilla View Post
I have used Speedo and they do a good job at a good price. However, you need to make sure they do not put too much oil in your coach since the amount is different than they are used to. Also be sure to know where all of your filters are so you can point them out.
Agreed. I have used them twice and will a third time but you need to be present when things are happening.

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #4
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No appointment needed. They let you go into the pit . When done the floor manager double checks the levels. On our gennerator he noticed that not enough oil was put in. It takes a minute or two for the dip stick neck to drain into the genny and the tech checked the level to soon.
Best part was the price... $ 170 including all fuel filters engine and genny.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
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I've used Speedco. It seems that I never reach a mileage limit for an oil change, so it's been an annual event prior to winter storage.

It seems, to me, that they do an adequate job.

Be aware that there area of expertise is over the road trucks. Although they do motorhomes, they don't see a lot of them.

Know where your fuel filters are (yeah, they're stuffed in some out-of-the-way locations), or you may find that only your primary was changed. Depending on your personal preference for filters, you may want to bring your own for them to use. They may not stock your favorite brand.

I always print the page from my Operating Manual showing the locations of grease fittings (zerks) and give that to the 'pit crew'. That seems more friendly than questioning the 'pit crew', "How many did you find?" "Nope, wrong answer." "Come and see me when you've found the ones you missed."

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Old 02-13-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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I try to use Speedco on the road if I need service. They've always done good work and they are very affordable.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
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Used them for the first time recently. Did good work at reasonable cost.
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Used Speedco in Aurora OR in September for annual maintenance. They were reasonably competant, but:
They will use Fleetguard filters if prompted. Their default is Baldwin.
They will use Delo 400 oil if asked. I don't know what the default is.

Be sure to watch that they don't use chassis grease in the brake adjusters. If they give you a blank stare, don't let them "lube" the brakes.

The generator fuel filter on our coach is very poorly located and is a bitch to change. They finally did get it done, but it took me a couple of tries a week later to finally get the leak to stop.

They can test but not change coolant. I had to take the coach to a truck repair shop to get that attended to.

They offered to check and adjust tire pressure, but it cost extra. That's the first time anyone has tried to charge me for that service.

The finaly cost was $330. I'd use them again for the convenience, but I will be looking over their shoulders and asking questions every step of the way. As Stu pointed out, they know OTR trucks where the layouts pretty standardized and access is usually much better.


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Old 02-13-2016, 10:23 PM   #9
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Thats good advice Bob. I am going to take my coach there in a few weeks. I was wondering how well they did. I think I will stick to changing the oil in the coach (cummins 8.3) and both fuel filters.

I'll report back when I am done
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I've had good luck with them and found them to be knowledgeable on RV's but I use the ones on I-5 in California so lots of RV folks traveling through. The price was right and they really did a good job on the rig and generator. Tire pressure check/adjustment was included at no additional charge.

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Old 02-14-2016, 06:58 AM   #11
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They will gladly change your generator oil, air and fuel filters at a very reasonable cost in addition to all their other services.

I use Speedco every year for annual services and get the engine oil analysis as well.

Takes all the stress out of all of the annual P.M.
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I have used Speedco's in CA, NV, LA and GA. The service has been different in each one, some better than others.

One Monacoers member had posted in that forum NOT to use the Speedco in Denver. Here is what he had posted.

Don't go to SpeedCo in Denver. Was there last year when a service person took off my hydraulic filter thinking it was an additional air filter. Brilliant move. They also missed a bunch of zerk fittings on the drive and suspension links.

Here is another members post who had stopped at the Denver Speedco for a partial service.

I just left the Speedco in Denver and had a few issues. And I only had a fuel filter and chassis lube done. Price is right, but you have to follow them like hawks. When they start your service by asking you which of the filters is fuel and which is oil, it's time to exit stage left.

My advice is to find a different Speedco somewhere else.

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Old 02-14-2016, 07:33 AM   #13
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I too use Speedco at times for a chassis lube and engine and generator oil and filter change. There is one important part of the generator service Speedco does not do however. They do not blow out the spark arrestor.

In order for your gen to operate at its peak efficiency the spark arrestor must be blown out every 150 hours, at the same interval as it oil and filter. The plug for the spark arrestor is located along the side the muffler. It must be removed and the gen run at full load for about 5 minutes.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:12 AM   #14
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I use the Speedco in Denver all the time. Very good service and you can go down in the pit and check things. They make you watch as they torque the drain plug. They have different oil options and Fleetguard filters. It is located just east of 56th and Vasquez Blvd. They have a web site with locations.....

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