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Old 04-16-2021, 07:12 AM   #1
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Hello Rv'ers...New to RV world...I would like to change my engine oil and filter...
1999 Georgie Boy...Model 3515 - V10 Triton, Ford...I read it is no different than changing out oil, filter on Ford truck...Correct? any advise, suggestions would be appreciated...
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Hello Rv'ers...New to RV world...I would like to change my engine oil and filter...
1999 Georgie Boy...Model 3515 - V10 Triton, Ford...I read it is no different than changing out oil, filter on Ford truck...Correct? any advise, suggestions would be appreciated...
I haven’t changed oil on a chassis of that vintage, but my 2010 F53 was, as you say, not much different from a truck with a couple caveats.

One was the location of the oil drain plug right over the front axle, making it necessary to either find a pan that fit in under the pan and on top of the axle, making some kind of a chute to direct the oil into your pan, or just making a huge mess.

The other is the location of the oil fill. You might have to get creative with a funnel. Most likely you’ll find you are better off with one quart oil containers, and maybe a long fill hose that screws onto the top of the oil bottle - available from auto parts stores.

Other than that, is the same as a V10 pick up.
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I haven’t changed oil on a chassis of that vintage, but my 2010 F53 was, as you say, not much different from a truck with a couple caveats.

One was the location of the oil drain plug right over the front axle, making it necessary to either find a pan that fit in under the pan and on top of the axle, making some kind of a chute to direct the oil into your pan, or just making a huge mess.

The other is the location of the oil fill. You might have to get creative with a funnel. Most likely you’ll find you are better off with one quart oil containers, and maybe a long fill hose that screws onto the top of the oil bottle - available from auto parts stores.

Other than that, is the same as a V10 pick up.
Well outlined on both aspects. Exactly as stated, but doable with the appropriate preparations.
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When I found it was going to be over $100 for a simple oil change on my 2019 V-10, I went back to changing my own oil. First thing I bought was this:


https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714


It holds 16 quarts, but its also long enough to catch the oil when you first take out the plug. positioning is everything . I also purchased a plastic tarp to contain any spill, plus some of those blue work paper towels for clean up. A friend of mine who does his own truck maintenance for his landscaping company recommended a synthetic blend versus full synthetic, and Walmart carries the Motorcraft blend as well as the filters.


Easy enough to do your generator as well while you're under there.


I also bought a good grease gun to lube the chassis while I had some time planned for maintenance. All said, you can outfit yourself well for all of this for less than the cost of an oil change at a dealer.
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Install a Fomoto valve in place of the oil pan drain. I use a transparent plastic hose from the valve to an empty 5 quart oil jug. No mess, and makes it easy to recycle the oil. I take it to my local auto parts store. They take the oil and I reuse the jug again and again.

Here is a link: Fumoto® USA | Quick and Easy Engine Oil Drain Valves
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Install a Fomoto valve in place of the oil pan drain. I use a transparent plastic hose from the valve to an empty 5 quart oil jug. No mess, and makes it easy to recycle the oil. I take it to my local auto parts store. They take the oil and I reuse the jug again and again.

Here is a link: Fumoto USA | Quick and Easy Engine Oil Drain Valves
Get the Fomoto. Have 1999 it makes it so easy.
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6 qts semisynthetic 5W-20 is the current suggestion from Ford. In 1999 it was 10W-30.

I installed a Fumoto valve. The filter is the messy part now.

The generator uses a Fumoto valve. It uses a small diameter filter, the filter wrench assortment at Harbor Freight has onw that fits. I also bought the Onan Filter Wrench on Amazon.
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When I found it was going to be over $100 for a simple oil change on my 2019 V-10, I went back to changing my own oil. First thing I bought was this:


https://www.walmart.com/ip/FloTool-4...quart/44580714


It holds 16 quarts, but its also long enough to catch the oil when you first take out the plug. positioning is everything . I also purchased a plastic tarp to contain any spill, plus some of those blue work paper towels for clean up. A friend of mine who does his own truck maintenance for his landscaping company recommended a synthetic blend versus full synthetic, and Walmart carries the Motorcraft blend as well as the filters.


Easy enough to do your generator as well while you're under there.


I also bought a good grease gun to lube the chassis while I had some time planned for maintenance. All said, you can outfit yourself well for all of this for less than the cost of an oil change at a dealer.
Just a couple of things to add to this. DO NOT forget to open the air vent on that catch pan/jug, or it will quickly overflow. You might also want to keep a close eye on it the first time to see if will take the flow of oil from the engine. What I use instead of a tarp is a dollar store or used shower curtain. They are oil proof while a tarp usually lets a little oil through. Good luck.
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Just a couple of things to add to this. DO NOT forget to open the air vent on that catch pan/jug, or it will quickly overflow. You might also want to keep a close eye on it the first time to see if will take the flow of oil from the engine. What I use instead of a tarp is a dollar store or used shower curtain. They are oil proof while a tarp usually lets a little oil through. Good luck.
Good tip on the drain pan vent.

I had just pulled the plug on my toads oil pan and as the oil is pouring out, I start to hear " glug, glug, glug ".

I spin the drain pan, and pop open the vent, just before it overflowed.
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To avoid the filter mess after loosening it get a 1 Gal. zip lock bag put it over the filter unscrew the filter in the bag the oil will stay in the bag along with the filter.
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Don't be cheap, go full synthetic 5W30.

Here is my Rube Goldberg fill technique.
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I use a $7 drill pump and my cordless drill.

I cut 2 hoses, each about 2 feet long, for the pump and pump the oil in. Quick and easy.
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How to do a oil change on a gas motorhome, V10 with Fumoto Valve

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Get the Fomoto. Have 1999 it makes it so easy.
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I found this video about a year ago. Some real good tips here and shows the ease of using a Fumoto Valve.
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To avoid the filter mess after loosening it get a 1 Gal. zip lock bag put it over the filter unscrew the filter in the bag the oil will stay in the bag along with the filter.

Best idea I've seen in a long time, thanks!!!
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