Originally Posted by Santos1060
Just bought a 2016 MBS W and have been combing through hundreds of threads to learn as much as possible. (thank you what I've learned so far!) I've camped my whole life but never owned a motor home...or a diesel vehicle. Super concerned I'm going to break this thing with all the nuances, so starting this thread to absorb your quick tips. For example, I read on some other thread that when starting the the engine I should turn the key to the ON position first so that the oil pump will start circulating oil before actually turning the engine over. Dealership didn't mention stuff like that to me when taking the test drive or on delivery.
Do you have any other sorts of "rookie" tips I can learn from?
Congrats on the new unit.....
Even though we have a way different motor than what you got (6.7 Cummins) I will give you my two bits.... Let the motor warm up and cool down for a minute or more. Especially if it's been a hot day and you have been working it hard.
As mentioned before, most diesel motors are meant to work hard. No need to baby them
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