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Old 05-19-2015, 03:44 PM   #131
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Let me rephrase that. Do you go 15k between oil changes following what the manufacturer say's?
Not sure of the point you're trying to make... Again, if the manufacturer states, in writing, that 15K is the acceptable oil change interval, why would I change it more often? Warm fuzzies? Pi** off the "tree-huggers"?? Just to make the guys on the RV forum think I know a lot about engines and the way they "SHOULD" be maintained??? I really don't understand the logic here...
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:04 PM   #132
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drove tractor/trailer for 40 years is the main reason and more power i guess just used to them diesel
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:28 PM   #133
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So, The Big 3 auto companies have bitten so hard into the "green effort" that they will allow their customers to potentially damage their engines. And all in the name of "being green"? Is that what you're saying??
I just don't understand where the 15K miles came from. Since you have a Ford, I looked up the F350 Diesel Supplement. It doesn't give anyone 15K (but one of the other manufacturers might). As you can see from the chart the high mileage changes are only for DD and GG, not for towing or hauling.

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Basically, this whole argument is another marketing myth.


Wait 15K if you like, but try to explain why you didn't change according to an accurate schedule when you have a warranty problem.
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LAN. That was a simple yes or no question. If you prefer to dance around it fine but you will have to another dance partner though. I'm out.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #135
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LAN. That was a simple yes or no question. If you prefer to dance around it fine but you will have to another dance partner though. I'm out.
So what you're saying is you can't give an acceptable answer as to why I shouldn't follow the manufacturer's intervals. Fair enough. Have a good 'un!
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:44 PM   #136
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So the Fiat Diesel manual says

"
Change engine oil every 15,000
miles (24 000 km) or six months
or 500 Hours or sooner if
prompted by the oil change indicator
system, whichever comes
first. **"

I gather the oil change indicator isn't just a mileage counter? If it is, I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw the truck."500 Hours"??? I gather they have hour meters? How fast does that go by? . . .
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:51 PM   #137
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I just don't understand where the 15K miles came from. Since you have a Ford, I looked up the F350 Diesel Supplement. It doesn't give anyone 15K (but one of the other manufacturers might). As you can see from the chart the high mileage changes are only for DD and GG, not for towing or hauling.

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Basically, this whole argument is another marketing myth.


Wait 15K if you like, but try to explain why you didn't change according to an accurate schedule when you have a warranty problem.
You'll have to read upthread to figure out where that 15K figure came from. And while you're at it, reread MY posts. My ENTIRE point is that I plan to follow the manufacturer's recommended intervals. I only said I'd wait that long IF (and only IF) the manufacturer recommended it IN WRITING. Pretty sure I said that more than once. I'm trying to find someone who can give me a GOOD reason not to allow the maximum recommended interval. I'm guessing this is the mechanic's version of an old wives tale.

AND - if you check my sig, you'll see that my truck is neither an F350 NOR a diesel. Your chart is irrelevant for me.
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My owner's manual says 15K miles... OR... 6 months... whichever comes first. It takes 12 quarts of oil instead of 5. This makes perfect sense to me, especially with the oils available these days. It also says that this schedule must be followed regardless of the oil used, (ie synthetic). So... the guy trying to sell you Amsoil and telling you to go 25K or a year between oil changes is out to lunch if your truck is still in warranty. Mine's going about 10K miles every 6 months so it looks like I'll be doing oil changes at 10K intervals.


What blows me away is the aft fuel filter. The guy at NAPA said the same filter fits large trucks and has a replacement schedule of 50K miles, but for my truck it's 15K... and it's an $80+ filter. Even worse, I went to Quick Kar and they charged me $88- for the front filter. It's just a paper cartridge that I can buy on Amazon for $16-. Needless to say my truck won't be going back there. I'll be doing my own from now on. It's just not that hard.


And... yes, my truck has an hours counter...
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My owner's manual says 15K miles... OR... 6 months... whichever comes first.

And... yes, my truck has an hours counter...
The quote above is for your truck (2014 6.7), so the 500 hours should count for you also. How fast does 500 hours go by?

There were always hour meters on the military equipment, but have never seen one on a gas powered civilian vehicle.
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The quote above is for your truck (2014 6.7), so the 500 hours should count for you also. How fast does 500 hours go by?

There were always hour meters on the military equipment, but have never seen one on a gas powered civilian vehicle.
My 2015 gas powered F250XLT has an hour meter.
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