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Old 03-21-2016, 01:00 AM   #1
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Oil change interval on Ford V-10

I have a 2016 Leprechaun 319DS with a Ford V-10. The manual says that the oil must be changed every six months or the warranty may not be any good. I'm getting the oil changed now at 22K miles and will begin my RV season. Say I drive 5000 miles by September, change the oil again and shut her down for the winter. Do they really expect me to change the oil again in March, 2017 after not driving it all winter? Do people really do this? Thanx.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:28 AM   #2
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I have a 2016 Leprechaun 319DS with a Ford V-10. The manual says that the oil must be changed every six months or the warranty may not be any good. I'm getting the oil changed now at 22K miles and will begin my RV season. Say I drive 5000 miles by September, change the oil again and shut her down for the winter. Do they really expect me to change the oil again in March, 2017 after not driving it all winter? Do people really do this? Thanx.

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Old 03-21-2016, 07:20 AM   #3
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Yes, The idea being to keep moisture and acid content in the oil in check. If you took an oil sample it would probably be fine. We go up to a year in our fleet vehicles that sit seasonally if they are out of warranty.
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Thanx Mars. "if they are out of warranty." That's the rub. If mine were out of warranty, we wouldn't be having this dialogue. But I'm expected to dump out seven quarts of unused oil (and filter) just to satisfy the warranty requirements.
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Thanx Mars. "if they are out of warranty." That's the rub. If mine were out of warranty, we wouldn't be having this dialogue. But I'm expected to dump out seven quarts of unused oil (and filter) just to satisfy the warranty requirements.

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Condensation, yes.


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Not sure where people get their oil changed, but my local Ford Dealer runs about $40. Compared to an engine rebuild, it's a steel.
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The same question cam up just last week.
Except that was in the Sprinter section.
$100k plus rigs, worrying about an oil change...
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I have a 2016 Leprechaun 319DS with a Ford V-10. The manual says that the oil must be changed every six months or the warranty may not be any good. I'm getting the oil changed now at 22K miles and will begin my RV season. Say I drive 5000 miles by September, change the oil again and shut her down for the winter. Do they really expect me to change the oil again in March, 2017 after not driving it all winter? Do people really do this? Thanx.
Myself I change every spring regardless since I run the engine at least once a month in the winter. I know there is condensation in oil.
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I have a 2016 Leprechaun 319DS with a Ford V-10. The manual says that the oil must be changed every six months or the warranty may not be any good. I'm getting the oil changed now at 22K miles and will begin my RV season. Say I drive 5000 miles by September, change the oil again and shut her down for the winter. Do they really expect me to change the oil again in March, 2017 after not driving it all winter? Do people really do this? Thanx.
Since I put on less than 4,000 miles per year, I change my oil once a year. However I put in synthetic oil which I believe is less prone to the problems of non synthetic oil. I hope I am right.
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Makes sense...but the factory doesn't let you extend the interval if you use synthetic. And, in fact, they recommend synthetic even while demanding change every six months.
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