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Old 10-25-2021, 05:35 PM   #15
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I plan on doing my own oil change at 5k but how do you reset oil life monitor. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2021, 09:21 PM   #16
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Directions are on page 114 of the Ford chassis owners manual. https://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...20.pdf#page117
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:14 PM   #17
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Thanks, I will stick with the 5000 mile rule than, its brand new and don't want any warranty issues with Ford..

The cost of an oil change is SOOOO cheap why not do it more often?
The cost of a motor replacement is a serious amount of money.
I do not care if the owners books say 10,000 miles that is total BS.

I change the motor oil every 4,000 miles max, oil is cheap motors are not.
I also change my Trans Fluid every 20,000 on my RV and all of my cars.
I do all of my own service work, I enjoy it and it gives me a chance to inspect everything else on the chassis.
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Old 11-19-2021, 09:32 AM   #18
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The cost of an oil change is SOOOO cheap why not do it more often?
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I change the motor oil every 4,000 miles max, oil is cheap motors are not.
I also change my Trans Fluid every 20,000 on my RV and all of my cars.
Why skimp on the transmission fluid?
You should change oil and fluid every time you get gas, just to be safe.

How often do you change brake fluid?
I follow manufacturer recommendations.
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:26 PM   #19
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Just purchased a 2018 GS Conquest 6320 Class C. Had 2780 miles on it when I picked it up in CA. Drove it to Dallas. Had 4200 when I got there. No records of service (or any manuals) came with it. I went ahead and changed the oil and filter. Might be cheap to some people but $217 was not cheap for a 7 qt oil/filter change!
It was done at an RV shop. Won't do that again!
I did ask about interval and the answer was 4000 miles. Seems a little soon for synthetic oil. I think I will go with the 5k idea. Did get the front end lubed and fluids checked.
Now to find someone that can balance the front tires. Had a shimmy about 63 so need that fixed.
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Just purchased a 2018 GS Conquest 6320 Class C.
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I did ask about interval and the answer was 4000 miles.
Most cars have oil life monitors built in.
The F53 chassis has one. I'm at 4000 miles with 55% oil life remaining.
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Just purchased a 2018 GS Conquest 6320 Class C. Had 2780 miles on it when I picked it up in CA. Drove it to Dallas. Had 4200 when I got there. No records of service (or any manuals) came with it. I went ahead and changed the oil and filter. Might be cheap to some people but $217 was not cheap for a 7 qt oil/filter change!
It was done at an RV shop. Won't do that again!
I did ask about interval and the answer was 4000 miles. Seems a little soon for synthetic oil. I think I will go with the 5k idea. Did get the front end lubed and fluids checked.
Now to find someone that can balance the front tires. Had a shimmy about 63 so need that fixed.
All places that change oil, including the dealer will ignore the manufacturer's recommend interval for the shortest period they can get away with. Most will use the old standard from long ago of 3000 miles. This is not 1950 when car engines did not have oil filters. Unless you overheat the oil it does not wear out. The reason you change oil is because of contaminates and water introduced by condensation. Read your owners manual and follow what the manufacturer says. After all they are the ones who have to stand behind the warranty and I doubt they are going to tell you something that would lead to early engine failure.

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Go by what the Ford manual says for severe service. For the first oil change on a new engine, I usually go for 1000 to 2000 miles.

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Considering the Ford listed change interval is "10,000 miles, 12 months or 450 engine hours - whichever comes first" more than likely for the average owner the 12 month interval will be the driving factor.
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10K MILES, 12-MONTHS or 450 Hours on engine; Feel free to do 5k, or 7500 for first change that if it makes you feel better?
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