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Old 06-26-2014, 02:17 AM   #11
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I do my own oil changes. You can buy the Ford filter and oil at Wal-Mart for about $30. A Fumoto valve (part # F-106N) is a huge help for changing the oil, as the drain is over the axle. The "N" version Fumoto valve has a nipple to attach a tube so the oil drains right into a bottle without spilling a drop. The Fumoto valves are available at Amazon.

A short flexible grease gun hose was necessary to access some of the grease fittings on the front axle. Turning the steering as far as possible to each side was also helpful. Autozone sells the Valvoline grease with molybdenum that meets Ford specifications.

I had Gator Ford in Tampa do the brake flush and refill. They are located next to Lazy Days RV, and probably service more Ford RV chassis than any other dealer. They had the proper machine to do the job. Cost was $150.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:01 AM   #12
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X2 on getting a Fumoto valvle. Love them!
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #13
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X3 on the fumoto valve

I also do my own oil change...pretty darn easy when you have the right tools.....Thanks to this Forum of course
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Don't forget there are nine (9) zerks. Don't forget the one on the steering box, there is a little rubber cap on it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:07 PM   #15
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Local Ford dealer does mine, including lube, for around $42. Doesn't seem worth it to do my own.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:38 PM   #16
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Local Ford dealer does mine, including lube, for around $42. Doesn't seem worth it to do my own.

Might question what your getting for $42.00, are they using Motorcraft oil filter and oil ? Where I used to work- Ford dealer - they used valvoline filters and oil in the lube lane!

Plus for me, I know exactly what's been done and know that oil actually made it into the engine after an oil change! ( have seen it happen, tech forgets to put oil in vehicle and starts it up and attempts to move it out! Then it dies.... But I also understand that not everybody has the time, place or are able to do their own services.


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Old 07-11-2014, 11:57 AM   #17
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I paid $52 for my last lube and oil change. Took it to the mechanic that does work on all my vehicles.


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Old 07-13-2014, 02:50 PM   #18
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New e450 v10 mh first oil change

WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED TO DO THE 1ST OIL CHANGE? 2013 V10 E450
NOW AT 3800 MILES ??? GOING TO USE MOTORCRAFT 5W-20 SYNTHETIC BLEND AND MOTORCRAFT OIL FILTER. THE MANUAL I HAVE FOR IT DOES NOT SAY FOR THE V10, JUST THE 5.7.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:34 AM   #19
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Should have been done already. Our RVs fall under the severe use category. Also for the price of an oil change it is cheap insurance . If you use synthetic is much better for the engine, all of our vehicles have sny fluids in the engine , trans and differential.
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You may want to check the terms of your warrenty if you do your own oil changes.If you are out of warrenty go for it
It is illegal to deny a warranty claim if you have done your own maintenance. But, you MUST keep a log, along with receipts showing purchase of the correct oils, etc. to thwart any mumbo jumbo a stealer would use to try and deny coverage. I loved the look on their faces when I rolled out the records, and then they had it in the shop for three weeks rebuilding the engine under WARRANTY.
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