Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronhanson View Post
I do my own oil changes. Filling is a little tricky with the 5qt jugs under that hood.
Mobile 1, 6qts
Ford recommended 5W-20
Motorcraft FL-820s filter

and drive.......
Thought the V10 took 7 quarts.
__________________

__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 63
I use the Motorcraft 5-20 semi/820s filter. Its whats recommended and Walmart sells cheap. As noted clearance for filling is limited. Have to use 1 qt bottles or pump to put mine in. Check your drain plug location. Mine is right over the axle. I need to place drain pan on axle to avoid making a mess. Mine is a 2007 so a few things may have changed. Nothing real hard just a few quirks. Now the air filter is a bit of a challenge. While your at Walmart you may want to pick up some store brand atf for the lift / slide system if thats what Lippert still uses for fluid. Wix web-site can cross the generator filter numbers for you. Around here the bumper to bumper auto stores carry Wix's. Look at your manual in 2007 Ford used a somewhat specializied ATF fluid for the transmission. If they still do a quart or two would be handy to have before you need to find one in tim-buck too.
__________________

__________________
2007 Georgetown 373
Nutmeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Itsthetwoofus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Grand Ledge Mi
Posts: 586
Smile

John, just yesterday at 27,000 miles my 2011 F-250 the computer, as I was told it would do, told me to change my oil, oil Filters and air filters. Found a FORD dealer and went in at 4:45 and dropped my 5th wheel in the yard and at 5:10 we left, leaving dirty filters and nasty looking oil and 250.00. When I used the Ford dealer last year in Casa Grande they used that Deep Purple synthetic and my Ford dealer in Mi said to use just the synthetic blend. That's what they used yesterday. Before oil and filter change I was getting 9.5 MPG all though the MO. mountains and today we were getting as high as 11MPG. Now that's pulling that 15,500 Cedar Creek 5th wheel @ 75MPH where the speed allowed it and of course 65 all day in IL because they forgot to raise the limet..lol
Don't know about that Georgetown, but I would check a Ford Truck dealer and see what they recommend, then you can always do the work yourself. But to protect the Ford warranty, I think I'd let Ford do the work and keep good records of all service transactions.
You can put a lot of beer in that big fridge.
__________________
2011 Cedar Creek 36B2 ordered with outside kitchen removed and a nice big wardrobe in it's place.
Pulled with a 2011 F-250 Super Duty 6.7 Diesel Crew Cab and 8' box with a Hensley BD-3 Trailer Saver. F R O G members.

<a href=http://www.forestriverforums.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic9630_4.gif target=_blank>http://www.forestriverforums.com/att...gpic9630_4.gif</a>
Itsthetwoofus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronhanson View Post
I do my own oil changes. Filling is a little tricky with the 5qt jugs under that hood.
Mobile 1, 6qts
Ford recommended 5W-20
Motorcraft FL-820s filter

and drive.......
Quote:
Originally Posted by polkatronron View Post
v 10s require that u use 5 20 due to the low tolerances in the cylinders...From my perspective synthetic oil is a waste of money.

Thank you. I have always believed Ford suggestions was always the best way to go. I have used Ford oil in my F-250 6.0l Powerstroke, F-250 gas 6.2L and will take care of my V10 with Ford oil from Walmart.
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Merritt Island Fl.
Posts: 168
Motorcraft 5w20 and
Motorcraft FL 820s filter all available from Walmart every 5000 miles
__________________
johnnypal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #16
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by polkatronron View Post
v 10s require that u use 5 20 due to the low tolerances in the cylinders...From my perspective synthetic oil is a waste of money.
you wouldn't think its a waste of money if you would take oil samples with "normal" oil and "synthetic" oil and have them analyzed .
just sayin .
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
VinceU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,502
You're all close, Ford requires 5W-20 syn oil in recent years, needs 7 quarts. Change interval is 7500 miles for the V-10 Tridton. Last V-10 I had was 6 quarts 6000 miles but times are a changin.
__________________
VinceU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinceU View Post
You're all close, Ford requires 5W-20 syn oil in recent years, needs 7 quarts. Change interval is 7500 miles for the V-10 Tridton. Last V-10 I had was 6 quarts 6000 miles but times are a changin.
Page 126 of owners manual does say it take 7 quarts of oil.
I also says that you can use either

Motorcraft SAE 5W20 Premium Synthetic blend motor oil (US) XO-5W20-QSP
This is not 100% Synthetic but a misture or reg oil and Synthetic. This is what I use in my F-250 PU with the 6.2L gas engine

Motorcraft SAE 5W20 Super Premium Motor Oil (Canada) CXO-5W20-LSP12

Why would they say Canada and US at the end of each? Hummmm
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
VinceU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,502
You're correct, I used "syn" as a generic term. There are quite few blends available and Ford publishes a long list of approved oils. My point was it should be used to protect the warranty. US standards are "API", guess the the Canada version is CPI?
__________________
VinceU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
ronhanson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 322
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
Page 126 of owners manual does say it take 7 quarts of oil.
2009 manual says 6 quarts so best to check your manual for whatever year you have.
__________________

__________________
Ron Hanson
2009 Georgetown 350TS (bunks)
400W solar, 440AH 6V GC2
2009 Ford Edge AWD Ltd towed
2011 Honda Fit Sport towed
ronhanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.