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Old 04-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #41
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IGGY, that is the pump that Penzoil sells through Walmart for $7.98 . The hoses stay secure in the fittings and the volume of each stroke transferred a gallon of oil in two minutes. It's kind of a common known because the pump was in the RV isle at my store.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #42
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As stated by 370xl, the pump works well as far as pump volume goes. I cut one of the hoses in half and save the other (the hoses are plenty long).
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #43
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Do you elevate the oil bottles on a platform or does it pump well when you have the bottles on the ground?
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I sat the 5 qt container on my battery and was able to wedge a 1 qt container next to the battery. The only challenge is to completely empty the container as it's tough to get the fill hose in the right spot at the bottom of the 5 qt container.
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I sat the 5 qt container on my battery and was able to wedge a 1 qt container next to the battery. The only challenge is to completely empty the container as it's tough to get the fill hose in the right spot at the bottom of the 5 qt container.
Thanks.. Good to know. I also use the 5 qt container from Walmart.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:20 PM   #46
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Iggy, I elected to use 1qt bottles and have had no problem pouring the oil directly into the fill spout. I would have thought you would have had the same clearance on your 378.
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Iggy, I elected to use 1qt bottles and have had no problem pouring the oil directly into the fill spout. I would have thought you would have had the same clearance on your 378.
Nope. You have to see it to believe it. You can barely get a funnel in and still have a little clearance left. Trust me when I say someone didn't design it well for maintenance with the small pull up hood.
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Iggy, here is pic of my front. I pour the oil directly into the fill spout...no funnel. I probably could not do it with a funnel.

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Iggy, here is pic of my front. I pour the oil directly into the fill spout...no funnel. I probably could not do it with a funnel.

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Looking at your picture and the specs provided by FR in 2012, it looks like your chassis is slightly different than Iggys, for the same model year. The oil fill on his is farther to the right (DS) and is much higher placed. I think he's correct its as though its better designed for a box truck with a hinged hood.
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Looking at your picture and the specs provided by FR in 2012, it looks like your chassis is slightly different than Iggys, for the same model year. The oil fill on his is farther to the right (DS) and is much higher placed. I think he's correct its as though its better designed for a box truck with a hinged hood.
Ill take apicture next time I work on the Motrohome.
Also the hood access is limited and the hood moves up but not out of the way. It would be easier if they had a cap on the valve cover and you filled from inside after removing the hump.
We will just have to manage it accordingly.
I can live with it until I win the power ball then I will have someone lese do it for me.
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