Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2015, 08:55 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Posts: 107
Send a message via AIM to jk31668
mine came with some paper tags on the cover that said it has 15w40 installed.
__________________

__________________
2010 sunseeker 3100ss
jk31668 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 09:03 AM   #12
Citrus County, Fl.
 
GL1800Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hernando, Fl
Posts: 1,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by trdutch View Post
Compression washer sounds like a better option to me.
Honda Goldwings all use the "crush washer" and I guarantee you will never see a drop of oil under a Goldwing.

10 Pack of Crush Washers - Honda Gold Wing Parts & Accessories by WingStuff.com
__________________

__________________
2016 Forester 3011DS
2017 Toyota Corolla SE toad
PREVIOUS: 2015 Flagstaff 832IKBS
99 Terry 31G
GL1800Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 01:56 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
oldgold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by jk31668 View Post
mine came with some paper tags on the cover that said it has 15w40 installed.

X2. We use 15w40. Depending on operating ambient temps... I believe straight 30 weight or 10w30 are acceptable per the manual.
__________________
2015 XLR Nitro 30FQSL
2015 F250 King Ranch
oldgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 03:05 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
rbetzwieser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by trdutch View Post
Couple questions
Other than Dino 10w30 that Tito used in the Video,any other recommendations on oil?Someone once told me Onan gen sets use a specific oil.
We are fair weather campers in the south
Also Tito in the video used a thread sealant on the drain. I've never heard of using this.Wouldn't there be a possibility of contaminating the oil?
Compression washer sounds like a better option to me.
Correct, I would not use tread sealant. It will contaminate the oil. Never used it on mine and it doesn't leak.
__________________
rbetzwieser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 04:17 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Posts: 107
Send a message via AIM to jk31668
I changed over to full sunthetic last time
__________________
2010 sunseeker 3100ss
jk31668 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 06:42 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
oldgold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by jk31668 View Post
I changed over to full sunthetic last time

I was told by the head Cummins/Onan mechanic not to use synthetic, I wild have thought it would be better. He said the molecules were smaller and more able to make their way out of the system. Not sure how true all that is, but I would check your oil level often just in case he knew what he was talking about. He said a high end 15w40 regular oil is the best option with straight 30 weight a close second.
__________________
2015 XLR Nitro 30FQSL
2015 F250 King Ranch
oldgold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2015, 07:31 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbetzwieser View Post
Correct, I would not use tread sealant. It will contaminate the oil. Never used it on mine and it doesn't leak.
I've used teflon wrap on every drain bolt on every oil change I have done...
Several hundred in many vehicles.
I have never had a leak and have never hurt an engine- any type.
And I never buy new washers. Just be careful.
Don't over use it and it won't get into the crankcase.

Nobody changes my oil but me. (except on my company car- it's theirs)
Over 35 motorcycles and ATV's, cars, trucks, gennies, lawn equipment- anything with a motor.
25 oil changes just on my wifes last car.
__________________

__________________
Total Loss 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 02:06 PM.