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Old 10-20-2014, 01:45 PM   #15
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The manual that accompanied my 2014 E450 says 6qts and the dip stick indicates full after I put the 6 qts in??
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:06 PM   #16
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The local RV dealer wanted almost $100 for an oil change on my Ford V10. Not this year. So I call around to all the oil change places and no one can do it. Called a couple truck repair places and their booked for the next few days and I want to put it in storage PDQ. Sooo... I'm retired and have extra time, I'll do it myself and save a ton of money!
So... after parts,gas,tool's and my time I think I broke even at $100.
Hey, that's the story of my life too. I just file it under "If It's Not One Thing, It's Another".
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:22 PM   #17
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The manual that accompanied my 2014 E450 says 6qts and the dip stick indicates full after I put the 6 qts in??
Weird......both my 2008 and 2014 V-10's take 7 qts. It must be the 'F' versions take 7 and the E's take 6.
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On our 8.1, I installed the Fumoto with the "N" sufix...nipple. Attach a two foot 3/8" ID rubber hose and put inside oil change container. Open valve, nary a drop is spilled. For the filter, I use Wix quart size for extra filtering. Once the old filter is loose, I wrap it in a gallon sized plastic bag and finish removing...sooo, no spillage on your "thingie". While the engine oil is draining, I scoot around under the chassis with my grease gun. By the time I'm finished lubing, the engine oil has completely drained.

The whole job is made easier by using several of those plastic leveling blocks(or whatcha got) to elevate the coach an extra couple of inches for easy movement underneath the frame rails. This works great for me...I'm lazy, so if I don't make a mess, I don't have to clean it up. The other benefit is that I know every lube point got hit and the rest of the job is done to the owner's specs.

Same method with the Jeep.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:36 PM   #19
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I was pretty much just ranting. I did buy the ford filter, it was the old one that was larger. And yes, a fumoto is in my future. I think it is the 106S, has the longer nipple on it. And yes, next fall should go very smoothly. Liked the idea of wrapping the old filter in a plastic bag before completely removing it! Thanks for the suggestions.
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I was looking into extended warranties recently and one outfit said I would have to get all maintenance -- including oil changes and new filters (even air!!!) -- done by a licensed repair facility. That's kinda nuts, in my opinion. A receipt for the oil and filter ought to suffice.
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BTW many Ford dealers only charge $30-$50 for oil changes on motorhomes. The dealer I used to work for charged $30. They all must use Motorcraft semi syn oil as a minimum. The other places??????????????????
Ford dealers have a great deal on oil changes. I always let them do it for $30 instead of doing it myself. I get the tires rotated and a car wash, too. But none of the Ford dealers in Northern Virginia will touch an RV.

Definitely going to look into a Fumoto. And I love the idea of wrapping the old filter in a plastic bag before completely removing it! So thanks.

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Liked the idea of wrapping the old filter in a plastic bag before completely removing it! Thanks for the suggestions.
You're welcome. I forgot to add that I also put a couple paper towels inside the bag...it helps insulate you hands from the heat, but mainly I do it so when my motor skills fail and I drop the bag and filter on the floor - the oil soaks up in the towel and not on the floor.
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You do know the V-10 take 7 qts total?
That would be for newer F53 chassis 3V V10's. The 2V V10 in the E chassis specs out to be 6 qts. In either case 5 Qts is not enough.
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spot light on 2003 motorhome

Hello all I just brought a excursion motorhome and there is a spot light on the roof but it have a remote for it but I cant get it to move new battery in the remote help please
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On our rig I have to carry 4 different filter wrenches: one for the generator, one for the coolant filter, one for the desiccant filter and one for the engine oil filter. The two big ones I paid over $45 each for.
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Makemday,
Usually the ignition has to be in the on position for the spot light to be activated by the remote.
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