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|09-20-2019 12:19 PM|
|Highway 4x4||At 6K miles a year I do it every year before my summer trip. I do it myself, fuel and all. If it gets screwed up, I did it. But it doesn't and I keep it clean. I let the oil drain overnight. The oil change is a good time to inspect everything.|
|09-20-2019 11:10 AM|
|09-20-2019 01:11 AM|
Some good insight on here. I go by mileage, not time. Cummins provides oil condemnation limits for the ISB6.7. Time was not one of them.
Using used oil analysis, I plan on extending mine out. Planning to run this current fill to 30,000km or 18k miles and see where it sits. So far from what I have found, 24,000km barely adds any fuel, soot or depletes the additives or shear the oil past its limit. That's with all that garbage emissions intact.
Rest easy knowing this engine does not really care what sort of oil it has in it. Run CES20081/86 and grade for your climate and be done with it.
|09-20-2019 12:43 AM|
|09-19-2019 11:55 PM|
|09-19-2019 11:44 PM|
I like those myself.
But it wouldn't surprise me one bit if a dealer would unscrew it instead of simply opening the valve.
|09-19-2019 11:31 PM|
|camperman||@Jimmy N. I've got a Fumoto oil valve on my truck. Its kinda like the Karate Kid when Mr. Miyagi said "Danielson, wax on, wax off". I sure likes that fumoto thingee.|
|09-19-2019 11:19 PM|
|Jimmy N.||I'd take a mess over cross threaded drain plugs or filters every time. And even over simply over tightened drain plugs.|
|09-19-2019 11:11 PM|
Haven't had a dealer oil change that they didn't make a mess all over the frame and tie rod, that I would have to pitch a fit over and have them take it back and clean it off.
So much for the "Free" oil changes included with my truck purchase. I think I still have one oil change left that I didn't use.
|09-19-2019 10:45 PM|
I get them to do the oil change on my truck. They supply.
I also get them to do my fuel filters, however, I supply the filters via Amazon.
|09-19-2019 09:16 PM|
While there is nothing wrong with the dealer changing the oil, I like doing it myself. I let it drain for 45 minutes or longer. Doubt the dealer will do that, maybe, but probably not. I know it was done right the first time. Most of the oil change techs are just that, they know how to change oil and not much more. The more knowledgeable mechanics are doing actual repairs that are above the skill set of changing oil.
I do understand that some don't want to change oil. Some due to age, or schedules or work, or physical limitation that may prevent them from doing it, and that is fine also. When I first took ownership of my '12, I asked the dealer for oil changing pricing. Was quoted approx. $120 or so. I can change my oil for $55.00 give or take. The extra that I save I can spend at Geno's Garage for filters and the such. However, may way ain't right and the other fellas way is not wrong either.
|09-19-2019 08:27 PM|
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