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Old 06-30-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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I''m at 3,000 miles on the odometer. I have an appointment for an oil change at an RV service center.

Couple of questions:
The oil change is $160.00 does that sound about right?
Do we follow the same mantra of changing the oil every 3,000 miles like a car?
At how many hours is the first generator oil change?

Anything else that needs to be done at 6 months?

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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It is so easy to change the oil in both.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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The F53 is is 7500 miles. The generator is 20 hours than every 150 hours. But it's in the manuals.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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The F53 is is 7500 miles. The generator is 20 hours than every 150 hours. But it's in the manuals.
What he said!!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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Would look at some place other than a RV service center and get some pricing from them.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Havent gotten to do an oil change yet for the motor. (only 3k miles)
Have done 2 on the Generator and easy doesnt even cover it....its nearly mindless.

The only thing you need is a couple of quarts of oil and a couple of tools.
Pick up an inexpensive torque wrench and an inexpensive wrench for the 2 small bolts at Harbor Freight and just keep them in a bag next to the gennie oil. Take about 15 mins start to finish. Every other time clean out the resonator and your golden. So far i am very pleased with the Onan....wish it had a quieter exhaust...its not bad but could be quieter.

Plan on doing some serious sound proofing in the engine area and generator area over the winter.
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The price of an engine oil change, should be the same as a v10 ford pick up. I put mobile 1 synthetic in, get the oil on sale at Costco. You can get the filter at Walmart. At $160
They are charging at least $100 for labor and that is if they are using synthetic oil.
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I''m at 3,000 miles on the odometer. I have an appointment for an oil change at an RV service center.

Couple of questions:
The oil change is $160.00 does that sound about right?
Do we follow the same mantra of changing the oil every 3,000 miles like a car?
At how many hours is the first generator oil change?

Anything else that needs to be done at 6 months?

Thanks

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #9
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My local Ford dealer charged me $35 for an oil change.
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My local Ford dealer charged me $35 for an oil change.

I'll need to check that out...


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