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Old 07-11-2014, 08:39 AM   #1
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Oil Change

Bought a used 2006 Sunseeker 2600 E-450 in November. They changed all my oils and filters. I search thru all the manuals they provided and can't find recommended oil and filter change data (i.e. 6,000 mi or 6 months). I don't put much mileage on but want to see if anyone has calendar time info on when I need to make this oil change. I did a site search and found lots of info but not calendar info. Can anyone help that maybe has a maintenance manual. My chassis manual says nothing about mileage or time.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have numerous vehicles, boat, pwc, motorcycle etc which all get very low hours/miles. Seems like I am always changing oil in something.

I did an extensive search and I could find nothing that states it is ok to go beyond one year for oil changes. Many articles say we change our oil with too few miles. But one year seems to be the magic time limit.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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I change mine once a year, at the end of the season so that old oil doesn't sit in the engine all winter.


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Old 07-11-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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I Googled “ford owner’s manual” and found that you can download from Ford’s web site the 2006 Ford Scheduled Maintenance Guide, which includes E450’s.
http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/06frdmg3e.pdf
Ours is a 2010 E450. I follow the “Special Operating Conditions” schedule since the weight of the coach alone is as much as a truck and a trailer. I figure it’s working as hard as if it were a towing all the time.
I use 5W-20 full synthetic which I buy at NAPA. I stock up when it is on sale for less than $4 per quart.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:25 PM   #5
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Correction. Your chassis may be a model year earlier than the coach's model year. Ours is.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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We're with RV Bill - change it before any long lay-up. Low mileage RV usage is hard on oil as it tends to 'scuz' up if it isn't.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:37 AM   #7
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On that year Ford Chassis the normal range is 3500-6000 miles. In later years it went to 3500-7000 miles then 3500-10000 miles and once a year if running synthetic oil. Will most likely use the FL-820S oil filter. I recommend the Motorcraft filter. Will use either the 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil. That should be in the owners manual. And should be around 7 quarts.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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When I want to have the oil changed, does one go to the Ford dealer - it's a Ford chassis-or, does one go to the selling RV dealer?
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When I want to have the oil changed, does one go to the Ford dealer - it's a Ford chassis-or, does one go to the selling RV dealer?

Ford dealer or other dealer of your choice. Some RV dealers may do that, but most do not.


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Old 07-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #10
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NAPA in our area has 5W-20 full synthetic on sale for $3.49 per quart.
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