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Old 08-31-2015, 07:12 AM   #51
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I did my first oil change on the F250 last week. I let the dealer have it because the price for them to do it was $5 more than me buying from Wal-Mart, using Motorcraft oil and filter. The next change will include the fuel filters - haven't done a cost analysis on me vs them yet.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:01 AM   #52
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Oil changed in diesel trucks

Each 10,000 mile. Just have dealer do it. My dealer does not require an appointment. So I just go at my convenience. Fuel filters 20,000 ---Ford F-350 2014.

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Old 08-31-2015, 08:38 AM   #53
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mlangdn ... what a deal.....and you don't have to get rid of the used stuff....if they offer to change the fuel filters [ there are two and cost about 50-55 from amazon]....for a few more bucks you'd be getting yourself out of a messy job.....on your back under the truck getting fuel over yourself....why !!
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:51 AM   #54
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mlangdn ... what a deal.....and you don't have to get rid of the used stuff....if they offer to change the fuel filters [ there are two and cost about 50-55 from amazon]....for a few more bucks you'd be getting yourself out of a messy job.....on your back under the truck getting fuel over yourself....why !!
Because you know that it is done right when you change the oil and all of the filters instead of a dealer! Youi can also see if the undercarriage has any issues or the engine has a slight oil leak.

Most quick lube racks at the dealers are not equipped to grease the items that require greasing on our trucks. Such as the front CV joint and any steering linkage components. The racks are set up for cars and the 1/2 ton light duty trucks that don't require greasing not the heavy duty trucks that we tow with.

Another issue at least with the Cummins is the dealers do not let the engine drain long enough to remove most of the used engine oil in them. Every time I had the dealer change my oil when I first bought the truck the engine was overfilled with oil.

Also dealer will not take an oil sample for you. My engine oil is sampled every 5,000 miles. Plus my oil changes are about 40 to 50 dollars cheaper than a dealer charges.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:15 AM   #55
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When I figured it up I saved $88- over what Kwik Kar charged and I know I actually got synthetic oil... It will be more savings when I do the fuel filters next time. That means I can stay out longer when I retire and go camping... Fourteen months from tomorrow... not that I'm counting or anything...
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:14 PM   #56
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FWIW my Ram dealer only adds 11 qts of oil to my CTD. No overfilling. He also greases that goofy needle nose required u-joint on the front. Some dealers are better than others.
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FWIW my Ram dealer only adds 11 qts of oil to my CTD. No overfilling. He also greases that goofy needle nose required u-joint on the front. Some dealers are better than others.
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I`d change mine every 5000 with Rotella 15-40 . That was every other month.
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I don't put many miles on mine so i am going the every 6 months deal,
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:40 PM   #60
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Rotella T6 5-40 severe service synthetic, 13 quarts. I change it when the computer tells me too, so far this has yielded me 7000-7500 miles. I have 13,600 on the truck now, we are going on a long trip a couple weeks and I will change my fuel filters for the first time before I go. I get all my Motorcraft stuff from here
Dieselfiltersonline.com your source for all your diesel trucks parts needs. I haven't found cheaper filters anywhere.
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