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Old 03-19-2016, 02:34 AM   #1
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Oil change interval on Ford V-10

I have a 2016 Leprechaun 319DS with a Ford V-10. The manual says that the oil must be changed every six months or the warranty may not be any good. I'm getting the oil changed now at 22K miles and will begin my RV season. Say I drive 5000 miles by September, change the oil again and shut her down for the winter. Do they really expect me to change the oil again in March, 2017 after not driving it all winter? Do people really do this? Thanx.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:05 AM   #2
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I see your point..... I would re-post this under the Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum. a lot of Ford mechanics with tremendous knowledge post there views there. They have Helped me and saved me money.
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I change oil once per year in my low annual mileage rides - Motorhome, jeep, old truck, lawn tractor, etc. Do it in my birthday month so easy to remember when due.
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I only average about 4,500 miles per year now on my Ford E450. So I only change the oil once a year in late October/early November at the end of the camping season before I put the motorhome away for the winter.
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Would it not make better sense to change your oil when it comes out of storage rather than putting it into storage? I only ask because water condensation of the oil would occur more just sitting in storage I would think.
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Would it not make better sense to change your oil when it comes out of storage rather than putting it into storage? I only ask because water condensation of the oil would occur more just sitting in storage I would think.
The manufacturers always say to put in storage with fresh oil. Acids in the old oil can etch the bearings, according to the experts.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
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Oil is inexpensive and the drain and refill is an easy do it your self project.

The Ford Synthetic blend 5-20 is cheap at Walmart as is the filter so I change my oil every 5000 mi. The service interval in the Ford book is 7500 mi.

For $25. and less than an hour of your time it is good insurance.
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The manufacturers always say to put in storage with fresh oil. Acids in the old oil can etch the bearings, according to the experts.

X2. If your only going to change oil once a year, do it before you put it away for the winter.


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