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Old 03-21-2014, 01:43 AM   #15
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Thanks scenic route! Just ordered the fumoto valve and a new oil transfer pump as I couldn't find my old one. Both items delivered to the door for 35 bucks with free shipping!
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Ramblinboy your tip works great. Never used the two bagger approach (at least not concerning vehicles) but it worked great. Thank god I bought the fumoto valve. Next time will be much easier. This first oil change was a mess without it. The wind is the biggest pita. I bought a transfer pump and that was a pain and not needed. I could get the 5 qt bottle up in there without too much trouble. Going to dewinterize this weekend and head to the racetrack on saturday night for our first trip out for the season. FINALLY!!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #17
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Thanks scenic route! Just ordered the fumoto valve and a new oil transfer pump as I couldn't find my old one. Both items delivered to the door for 35 bucks with free shipping!
You did good!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:49 AM   #18
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Hey Mojo, I think that synthetic in the genny is a good idea. I run mine in the most miserable heat of the summer, 110-115 air temp and you know the road temps are hotter.

I was wondering about that synthetic oil.....

I am fixing to do my annual LOF (lube oil filter) on the chassis (F-53) at the Ford dealer, they charge me 39.95 which is a heck-of-a-deal in my books. I know the car at GM they have went to a synthetic blend and was wondering about it on the MH.

the MH has 55,000 miles on it and I change it annually despite the mileage, which I've only put 2-3k per year on it since I've had it.

You used the Mobile 1 Synthetic Oil on your Genny? I have the Onan 5500 and since the local Cummins shop is a matter of a few hundred feet off my drive from/to work, I have bought the Onamax Oil and the Onan oil filters each year. I've been using 30 wt, as I don't operate in the lower temps required for a multi weight oil.....
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...In reality the oil change should of happened before winter...the old oil is caustic and does harm leaving it in all winter...
Agree. My diesel mechanic was adamant about changing oil in the fall. That way the engine doesn't sit with dirty oil in it all winter.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:50 AM   #20
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Yea I used the mobile one on the gen. Ive used amsoil synthetic in my generacs in the past and it worked well. I also like to buy one type of oil for everything (in different grades of course). I also used the oman filter but would be interested to know if there is another brand like farm that would be easier to get at a local place like napa or farm and fleet.
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Newbie here...where is the info needed to learn how to do an oil/filter change on a DP? I can find required oils in the CAT book but I'm not even sure how many oil or fuel filters are on it but I see a few. Thanks
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:26 PM   #22
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My husband uses synthetic in everything but the 92 he thinks is to old to change, he uses Rotella in it and the genny too.

We have had it a bit over 2 years driven it 10000 miles, but he has changed or had changed the oil 3 times. He said it sat for we think 5 years and it won't hurt it. Not cheap of course, changes the filter too. I just took a 4200 mile trip and he is changing it before my next one. He had the water filter changed and all the fuel filters last time. The manual says every 6000 miles and after this time, I'm sure it will be. He always tells me oil changes are the cheapest maintenance you can do. Likely he will grease it this time too. He always checks the U joint. He said he can tell its been greased and things through the years.

This trip he gets to put a new water tank on if I can get it in time. Fleetwood, left me a message Friday and said they can still get me a replacement from the original manufacturer so I'm ordering it. He will be home 3 weeks, they said it will take 3 to get here but if I order it Monday gives me 4. He has had it out before, doesn't take long to replace. If he were home longer could do all the maintenance cheap, it sure kills me to pay what they want and likely I get cheated at times anyway.

I may take off for a month if I can get my garden out before I go, to be seen.
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Glad to hear about the two bagger worked for me as a teenager after a heavy night of drinking and ... you know the story ;-)
Glad to help out others under the rig with oil dripping into an armpit.

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Ramblinboy your tip works great. Never used the two bagger approach (at least not concerning vehicles) but it worked great. Thank god I bought the fumoto valve. Next time will be much easier. This first oil change was a mess without it. The wind is the biggest pita. I bought a transfer pump and that was a pain and not needed. I could get the 5 qt bottle up in there without too much trouble. Going to dewinterize this weekend and head to the racetrack on saturday night for our first trip out for the season. FINALLY!!!
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