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Old 06-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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Will a five gallon bucket hold all the old oil???? That's good for 20 guarts... Don't they hold 30 or more guarts??
I believe that the coaches hold nearly 17 liters of oil. So technically yes a 5 gallon bucket will hold it all but it won't fit under the pan. So you need a low profile drain bucket.

On another note you can buy heavy duty truck ramps if you want to be completely safe. I do sort of what edgewant does. Inflate the bags, crawl under. There is enough room to get you under, or I have a low spot in my driveway when I want to get under to inspect something. Filling to the filler hole can be tricky, but a pail pump, easiest cleanest way to do it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #12
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I believe that the coaches hold nearly 17 liters of oil. So technically yes a 5 gallon bucket will hold it all but it won't fit under the pan. So you need a low profile drain bucket.

On another note you can buy heavy duty truck ramps if you want to be completely safe. I do sort of what edgewant does. Inflate the bags, crawl under. There is enough room to get you under, or I have a low spot in my driveway when I want to get under to inspect something. Filling to the filler hole can be tricky, but a pail pump, easiest cleanest way to do it.

My 340 HP takes 19 qts. I imagine the 360 HP would be the same.

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:00 AM   #13
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My 340 HP takes 19 qts. I imagine the 360 HP would be the same.

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ok so I was out by a litre (19qt is just under 18 litres).....lol! was last fall when I changed it, just filled from the pail till it was full on dipstick, ran engine to make sure filter was full then filled it to mark again, had some left over in pail.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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I didn't realize how impractical the 5 gallon bucket was. I will look for a low profile 5 gallon drain bucket. I think that inflating the airbags will be a safe way to get enough room to work with. I got under the coach, it was tight, with the bags deflated. Thanks for all the input.
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I'm not sure if there are any Speedco's near your location, but they changed the oil in my coach along with the fuel filters, lubed the chassis, checked the fluid levels in the rear and trans, aired the tires to my spec for $218.00. All while I watched...

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ok so I was out by a litre (19qt is just under 18 litres).....lol! was last fall when I changed it, just filled from the pail till it was full on dipstick, ran engine to make sure filter was full then filled it to mark again, had some left over in pail.
Actually, James, I believe our engines can be fitted (by Cummins) with two different oil pans a 15 or a 19 QT. Why they do this and what the difference is I have no idea.

I think I read in my owners manual that the only way to know for sure, was to crawl under an look or drain the old oil and just keep pouring the new in until is shows full on the dipstick.

Wasn't trying to be anal!!! (and still ain't)

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I'm not sure if there are any Speedco's near your location, but they changed the oil in my coach along with the fuel filters, lubed the chassis, checked the fluid levels in the rear and trans, aired the tires to my spec for $218.00. All while I watched...

If they let you watch that is a heluva deal. I'd gladly pay that amount. Freightliner of Arizona did mine for about $236, but I have no idea if they did everything properly. For example, did they grease it?? I got a detailed itemization of what they did, but it was all Greek to me.

When I mentioned I wanted the "initial" 6000 mile service, they looked at me with a dear-in-the-headlights expression. Does not install confidence, does it??

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My DIY nature says "change the oil yourself", but if I had a guy like Earl's close by I'd jump on it! I'm going to check Speedcos website for North Houston affiliates. I haven't found a reliable, reasonably priced local shop yet. As for the fuel filter, I'm staring at one in my study right now. I'll start another thread when I get to that.
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Speedco is in the Houston area. Unfortunately, its about 40 miles away from the house.
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If they let you watch that is a heluva deal. I'd gladly pay that amount. Freightliner of Arizona did mine for about $236, but I have no idea if they did everything properly. For example, did they grease it?? I got a detailed itemization of what they did, but it was all Greek to me.

When I mentioned I wanted the "initial" 6000 mile service, they looked at me with a dear-in-the-headlights expression. Does not install confidence, does it??

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