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Old 10-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Oil Change

Getting ready to put the MH in storage and wanted to change the oil first. I know this is a stupid question but the oil drain is the plug at the bottom of the oil pan that you remove with a 3/8 ratchet correct? That SOB is tight. Before I put a pipe on the end I wanted to make sure. I have limited strength in my arms from a messed up neck but this is TIGHT.
Also before I change it give me your opinion. I have 2800 on the MH [390RB] but it's a 2011 made in Nov 2010. I bought it new in May of 2011. I plan on leaving MI The first week of March 2013 and will be working my way to Gafney SC for Axel replacement and Camp FL on the 18-19th. I plan on having FL do the rest of the needed service work but hate to drive 1000 miles on 2 year old oil and would like to store it with fresh.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Getting ready to put the MH in storage and wanted to change the oil first. I know this is a stupid question but the oil drain is the plug at the bottom of the oil pan that you remove with a 3/8 ratchet correct? That SOB is tight. Before I put a pipe on the end I wanted to make sure. I have limited strength in my arms from a messed up neck but this is TIGHT.
Also before I change it give me your opinion. I have 2800 on the MH [390RB] but it's a 2011 made in Nov 2010. I bought it new in May of 2011. I plan on leaving MI The first week of March 2013 and will be working my way to Gafney SC for Axel replacement and Camp FL on the 18-19th. I plan on having FL do the rest of the needed service work but hate to drive 1000 miles on 2 year old oil and would like to store it with fresh.
Exchange the ratchet for a breaker bar and put the pipe on it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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I guess it can't break but still got me wondering if I was doing something wrong. I'll get the breaker bar out and try that.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Took ours to the local frightliner dealer, they charged us 260 for the engine oil change, filter etc. They also had a lift that lifted the HM and did a complete inspection, i.e. Lines, breaks and found a break gasket leaking and fixed it under warrenty. Don't know how much is cost you for supples etc. But the full under inspection was worth the extra cost.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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Skip they must do it a lot cheaper in Pueblo then in Grand Rapids. I had FL quote almost 500 to change oil all filters and lube.For 260 they would be doing it. Also service the gen was part of that.I can do it myself for less than 200 but this neck thing slows me down. I'll get it but why do they have it so tight. I've changed a lot of oil in car's but never done a MH.
I need to save some cash when I can plus I feel that I learn more about how things work doing it myself. It will get a full inspection in Gafney in March.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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I have a 2011 390BH-60.
I had two fuel filters, oil filter, oil changed, greased and 3 Gals of DEF at a Independent Truck Service center for less that $170. The location is Decatur,Texas. Great service!
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