"slabman".....in the Freightliner manual, they have a tear out at the back with all the servicing and when it's to be done. It's not a bad manual and actually walks you through each service item on the list, in order ,with pictures for dummies like me. The manual calls for the first service at 6000 miles.
It has a LOT of items on the list with most of those being a check only. But.....it has several things they want changed after the first 6000 miles. The following are change items; oil, filter, fuel filters and power steering filter. There are two odd requests that I didn't do. They wanted the fan drive gear box, drained, flushed and refilled. They also wanted the power steering drained and filled.
The power steering filter is built right into the plastic power steering reservoir. I had to go to a Freightliner shop to find the filter.
I know a lot of this is overkill, but I already had 8200 miles on the coach and would have changed the oil no matter what. I also added a Fumoto valve during the oil change.
I tried to buy the gear box flush they recommended in the manual at Freightliner. The parts guy laughed and said they don't sell any flush and he never heard of doing that. They sent me next door to service where I asked about it. They also said they had never heard of it being done. They said, with a wink, just by the fluid, Mobil Delvac 75W-90 and keep the receipt.
The fluid change on the gear box and power steering are asked for again at 30000. I would have actually changed the gear box fluid (no flush), but it's going to take a small boy with 40" arms to reach it.
I'm actually glad I did the service. I found what I've seen before on these coaches. The u-joint yoke was far from full and took a half a tube of grease. I like lubing the u-joints every 5000 so that was done.
While crawling around up front, I found the steering box was probably a 1000 miles from falling off. I spoke about that in another post. Today I loosened it back up, added Loctite and hammered the nuts back on.
Lastly, the HWH assembly at the front of the coach already had fluid dripping down the side and was filthy. The fluid looks like it was coming from the breather, the same thing my Monaco did. I washed everything off and created a foam gasket, like those battery acid reducers you put under your battery cables, but about 3" in diameter and 1" thick with a hole in the center. I slid it down over the breather cap. The foam should absorb any fluid overflow. I can just clean it during the next service. I'll probably remove the cap when I get time and see if I can extend the pipe, raising the cap higher on the unit. I did this on my Monaco. I added a 3" pipe under the breather so fluid would have to climb the pipe to spill out, yet the breather still worked well.
How was that for a long winded answer?
I also did one more project today. It was something I did to my Monaco. I added a mud flap in front of the coach steps. It helped to keep road debris off of the steps and mechanisms. This is the one I put on the Monaco. I haven't photographed the Dutch Star yet.