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Old 04-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #51
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Iggy, for what its worth, I have the local Ford Dealer do my oil changes and always at the sale price, usually $29.95 total.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:45 AM   #52
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Iggy, for what its worth, I have the local Ford Dealer do my oil changes and always at the sale price, usually $29.95 total.
Funny you mentioned that I have 2 free oil changes on the books from the Ford Rewards program. I plan on using them this year.
But I do like doing my own maintenace. Call me old fashioned.
When I get to realaly old and can't bend down I may consider a change.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #53
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I used to change oil myself on all my vehicles. Hardly worth it now. I take my regular vehicles in when the local dealer sends me service specials in the mail. Buying the oil and filters myself hardly saves me $10. For my GT360 oil and filter change and service checks cost $79. Once again not much to save by doing it myself.
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Hey Iggy, you asking about tire rotation, got me checking since I have almost 18k on mine. Per Michelin's web site, if there is not out of balance wear, you may never have to rotate your tires. I am a firm believer in "If its not broke, don't try to fix it". I have checked my tires on regular basis and all are wearing equal, thus I am not rotating until there is a need.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #55
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Hey Iggy, you asking about tire rotation, got me checking since I have almost 18k on mine. Per Michelin's web site, if there is not out of balance wear, you may never have to rotate your tires. I am a firm believer in "If its not broke, don't try to fix it". I have checked my tires on regular basis and all are wearing equal, thus I am not rotating until there is a need.

I agre no tire rotation. I now know its not needed ona motorhome.
Probably replace the tires before I ever do that . THX.
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Ford Motorhome F53 Chassis - 242 “

V10 Engine. 6.8L HP

TorqShift 5 speed overdrive Aux Cooler 18 quarts of fluid

Oil – Ford Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20

Oil Filter – Motorcraft FL-820-S, Ford P/N F1AZ-6731-BD FL-820S

Air Filter – Motorcraft FA-1782 or FRAM 10071

Engine Battery BXT 65-750

TorqShift 5 speed overdrive Aux Cooler Transmission 18 quarts - ATF P/N - FT-180



Specifications
  • Engine liters - 6.8L - 3 valve per
  • Cylinder configuration - V-10
  • Horsepower - 362hp @ 4,750RPM
  • Torque - 457 lb.-ft. @ 3,250RPM
  • Number of valves - 30
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • regular unleaded
  • Transmission - 5 speed automatic
  • Fuel tank capacity - 80.0gal.
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
How many quarts of oil are needed for the 6.8L V-10? I have a new 2015 FR 364TS. Let me know. Thank You, Roger
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6.8, V-10 oil capacity

How may quarts of oil are needed in the 6.8L, V-10 with filter change? Has anyone used Mobil 1 full synthetic oil in their V-10, rather than the Motorcraft synthetic blend? How many miles should be driven between oil changes with the V-10? I just purchased a 2015 FR 364TS from Motor Home Specialists and need to know the above information. The book doesn't have an information on this.
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How may quarts of oil are needed in the 6.8L, V-10 with filter change? Has anyone used Mobil 1 full synthetic oil in their V-10, rather than the Motorcraft synthetic blend? How many miles should be driven between oil changes with the V-10? I just purchased a 2015 FR 364TS from Motor Home Specialists and need to know the above information. The book doesn't have an information on this.
I have only used Ford Motorcraft Semi-Synthetic blend 7qts 5w20.
And I change oil every 5,000 miles.
Walmart has it in 5 qt container's. I buy 2 of them so next time I only need to buy 1.

I would save the money and not use the 100% synthetic because you will not gain anything other than cost you more.
You need to change oil regularly so why would you use synthetic oil at a much higher price?
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How may quarts of oil are needed in the 6.8L, V-10 with filter change? Has anyone used Mobil 1 full synthetic oil in their V-10, rather than the Motorcraft synthetic blend? How many miles should be driven between oil changes with the V-10? I just purchased a 2015 FR 364TS from Motor Home Specialists and need to know the above information. The book doesn't have an information on this.
Did you ever find your Ford Owners manual?
It should be in a black FORD cover, NOT Forest River.
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Yes, I did. Found it in the ford manual. I always look for specifications, but I couldn't find anything in there, so I thought it was eliminated from the manual. I also thought that they didn't want anyone to work on the unit except a Ford dealer.
I am also going to follow Iggy's advice and use motor craft oil & filters. I'm sure it will work as well as Mobil 1. I am all about keeping the warranty intact.
Thanks for replying to my post abjb. Have a nice day.
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