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Old 04-12-2006, 06:09 AM   #15
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Oh by the way, don't you guyz think just looking in the fill hole lets know your approx oil level ? I have studied the dip stick in relation to the fill hole.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Oh by the way, don't you guyz think just looking in the fill hole lets know your approx oil level ? I have studied the dip stick in relation to the fill hole. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it probably would. But by sticking the dip stick out and then back in it would displace any possible air bubble, or just agitate it a bit even and with a bright morning or afternoon and sticking my head into a darker area my eyes don't work as well, I have to bring it out where I can really glare at it.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:53 AM   #17
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can't see it ? do like i do, use a match to look down the hole.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">can't see it ? do like i do, use a match to look down the hole </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WOW, never thought of that
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:22 PM   #19
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I found that prefiling the oil filter first usually makes getting the remainder in completely. But yes the last bit goes slowly. Being on the level is good. Next time I will try unlevelling it when I do the refill.
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Did mine yesterday. After putting in 2 full quarts, my dipstick did not reach the full mark. And yes, I was level. Go figure.
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I have an Onan 7.5 diesel generator in my 2006 Journey and I am coming up on the time for my first oil change. Where are you buying your generator oil filters at? Do you buy them on line, or get them from a local source? I am going to a nearby Camping World store tomorrow and plan on looking there.

Any special oil, or just use the 10W-40 it specifies in the operator's manual.
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:37 PM   #22
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I've gotten mine at CW and just use specified type oil.
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Do you have to fill the filter before you put it back on?
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I have been getting my filters from Cummins/Onan dealers. So far they have been cheaper than CW.
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I have the Marquis Gold 5.5, I just ensure the rig is level, run the Gen. for a bit to warm up the oil and let it drain for a half hour or so. I fill the new filter with oil and put the remaining in the crankcase. I consistently add exactly 2 quarts and it's up to the fill point.

Of course everyone knows you should never put a new filter on any infernal combustion engine, without first filling it with oil. . .right?
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