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Old 08-25-2018, 05:55 AM   #1
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Oil questions

Recommended motor oil types/weights for an FR3 30DS rolling cross country. Oh, and exact location of oil fill port please.

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Old 08-25-2018, 06:54 AM   #2
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Oil – Ford Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5W20 (7 qts)
Oil Filter – Motorcraft FL-820-S, Ford P/N F1AZ-6731-BD FL-820S

...but you aren't going to like the fill pipe. Passenger side up quite high and really hard to get into from the small hood. I finally bought a 3 feet of large clear tubing, put a couple of screen door springs in it to keep it from kinking at the bends and clipped a plastic funnel on the drivers side wiper. The pour into it from a step-stool.

Actually worked really, really well and no drips at all!

And get Fumoto valve. I poke a hole in the filter and let it drain as the filter holder holds waay too much oil, even after doing that.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:30 AM   #3
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Doesn't your manual have that info? This is the last place I would go for oil specs on my vehicles. Just saying.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:03 AM   #4
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Thank you soooooo much!
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Thank you soooooo much!
Now that wasn't so hard...was it?
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:32 AM   #6
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I would have checked the owners manual
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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Btw Walmart supercenter will change your oil for around 40 bucks and check your tire pressure. I paid Camping World $119. What a RIP off.
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I would have checked the owners manual
I would have taken it to the Dealer.

Have Breakfast or Lunch while getting the work done, having an "insurance policy' if they screw something up, and THEY get to worry about the disposal of oil and filter.

I used to do all my own work and finally decided there was value to having the Dealer do it. Over the years they have spotted problems that I wouldn't have noticed and advised me of a couple "campaigns" where parts needed to be replaced but didn't rise to the level of a "Recall".
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:02 PM   #9
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Btw Walmart supercenter will change your oil for around 40 bucks and check your tire pressure. I paid Camping World $119. What a RIP off.
Good price as long as your drain plug isn't stripped and your oil filter is properly installed.

Around here a "Senior Oil Change Specialist" at Walmart has a maximum of 6 months experience before they go off and find a better paying job. May vary in other parts of the country.

FWIW, I get my TV serviced at the local Nissan Dealer and it only costs me ~$60 which includes a full inspection by someone who knows the vehicle. More than the Quick Lubes and Walmart but I have more confidence when I set out on a 3,000-5,000 mile trip.
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No manual, we purchased used.
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