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Old 06-09-2013, 08:01 AM   #11
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I am having a hard time finding anyone to change the oil on my 2013 3170ds. Either they won't take motorhomes or want over $125-$150 for the privilege. Is that the going rate? I have 3400 miles on my coach and I am getting ready for an 3000 mile trip. I am thinking about doing it myself. I have not changed my oil since high school, so it has been a LONG time. Any recommendation, hints or suggestions? What about lube points? How many? Location? I have seen a diagram for another chassis, anyone have one? I am sure there is one in the manual, but who has time for that?
An Oil change on the Sunseeker is one of the easiest vehicles I have. The filter and oil drain are very easy to get to and the vehicle is so high you don't even need a jack. Walmart sells the recommended motorcraft oil and filter so they are easy to find.
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Thanks for all of the replies. I did it myself. It was even easier than I remember. There is a lot of room under there to move around. A lot more than my old 1986 Chevy S-10. It took about 30 minutes, and about $45.00 in supplies. I will do it myself from now on.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:24 PM   #13
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An Oil change on the Sunseeker is one of the easiest vehicles I have. The filter and oil drain are very easy to get to and the vehicle is so high you don't even need a jack. Walmart sells the recommended motorcraft oil and filter so they are easy to find.
ATV , I didn't see anyone answer your question on lube points. I know this is an old post but could you tell me how many you have found and how your history of self service has been to date?
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:09 PM   #14
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During warranty periods, I buy the oil and filters from the dealer.
You may pay a few more $$$ but they have a record.
Keep the receipts with your warranty info and write the mileage down.
Just did that with my Volkswagen TDI.
It's out of warranty but I am going to turn it in this year for the diesel issue so I want to show regular maintenance for top dollar return.
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TL, I like your idea. I'm terrible at keeping receipts and running data logs. This puts it in their history if the supplies are purchased in your name.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:22 AM   #16
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I change our oil . It's a piece of cake . The old oil goes to Walmart and the new oil & filter of my choice goes into the Chevy 6.0.- EASY !
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A local reputable truck repair shop might do it for you. We have one that does our Ford for about $55 including the generator. (I assume you have the V10.) Our 2014 was a Chevy and used Dexos oil. The same shop charged about $80 for that oil change.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:48 PM   #18
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I found a Ford dealer to do all the work I need. I asked around at local dealers and they had no problem sending me to a competitor sonce they never anticipate getting into that end of the business. Tasca in RI is a pretty good place.
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I found a Ford dealer to do all the work I need. I asked around at local dealers and they had no problem sending me to a competitor sonce they never anticipate getting into that end of the business. Tasca in RI is a pretty good place.
Chrisc40 let me know how you made out with Tasca. I looked at a Transit van there and found out they work on Motorhomes was thinking about bring my sunseker there
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:26 PM   #20
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They do a pretty decent job. They have the gigantic lift to do any work needed. If you go all the way around back and talk to them they'll give you a price sheet listing all the prices for typical work. If you go there to drop off the RV it's better to take the street just before their main entrance as your heading towatd Garden City. It brings you to an entrance right near the service garage.
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