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Old 06-28-2015, 08:27 PM   #1
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Changing the oil on my 35bh Coachmen Mirada..lol

First time changing the oil on my 2015 Coachmen 35bh Mirada. Everything was simple and straight forward til it was time to add the oil... lol. The oil fill location is in the most ockward location pretty much making it very tedious to add oil.

Does any of the experienced Ford Chassis gas owners have any tips as far as easy filling?

On the 35BH Mirada you have a small opening in the front of the motorhome to access the engine. So you essentially can not just pour the oil in because of its fill location. The fill location is about a foot higher than the small opening, essentially making it impossible to add oil the old fashion way. Today I had to pour the oil into small cups and then pour it into the fill location. What should have taken 5 minutes took 30.. lol
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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I used a pump in a 5 qt jug. Then added 2 more qts and pumped some more. Absolutely the most ridiculous setup I've ever seen.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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Lol... link me to the pump you used PLEASE
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:13 PM   #4
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Would something like this help? Amazon.com: OTC 4848 Flexible Spout Funnel: Automotive
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:31 PM   #5
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Problem is gravity... you need something to actually pump it ...
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:26 AM   #6
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Slightly luckier than that with the 2014. The front grill opening is larger. Was able to somewhat crawl in and pour in one quart at a time
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:29 AM   #7
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I think JK510 has the ticket. A pump

Would love to know which one he uses


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I have used this type for years...
http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Drill-P.../dp/B00EDS36FG
I purchased my latest one at Wally World for about $8.
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This is very similar to what I have.
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If you go to amazon and search for oil pump you will find lots of options.
I think I got mine at Autozone some years ago.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:23 PM   #10
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My Mirada 32ds same way. I had to contort myself one quart at a time.
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