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Old 06-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
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Skoolie service interval

how long do you go?

i just turned 8000 miles on mine since its last service and im thinking its time.

oil?
oil filter?
fuel filters?
tran fluid? filters?

what else and how often?
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #2
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I have worked on heavy and medium trucks for 40 years. I would change the oil, oil filter and fuel filters. I would only change the trans filter if it has a single spin-on filter. Unless the fluid stinks or is dark, I would not change trans filters if it has the two internal cartridges.

BB is famous for hiding a fuel filter up in the frame rail, make sure you change that one too. Make sure you use oil designed specifically for diesels. Anything else will eventually ruin your engine. The usual viscosity is 15W40. While you are under there, grease everything.

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Old 06-28-2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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what about synthetics? any use in quieting down the motor?

i think there is a syntheic rotella, mobil one, and amsoil? are they worth the money?
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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i think there is a syntheic rotella, mobil one, and amsoil? are they worth the money?
My late father, who spent his entire life wrenching on cars, swore by AMSOIL; and most European manufacturers swear by synthetics as well
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I don't run it due to the cost, but Amsoil is awesome stuff.
I have it in my subaru's diffs and trans.
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what about synthetics? any use in quieting down the motor?

i think there is a syntheic rotella, mobil one, and amsoil? are they worth the money?

Do you plan on doing oil analysis?
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no analysis. just looking to engine running smooth
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #8
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I change oil in my fleet every spring. We are retired folk so miles are not high. Trans as needed.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:15 AM   #9
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Every spring , regardless of the mileage,(mostly around 5000kms) I change my oil and filter, my fuel filter, and just my spin on tranny filter, I also change the air filter, and grease everything. I change the transmission oil every second spring. I don't use synthetic mostly do to the cost, I believe in changing oil on a regular bases, if I do a lot of kms, I would change oil more often.
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Older worn engines, synthetic makes no sense.

If you owned the engine from new, running synthetic would make sense.

Remember, Amsoil is part of a system. Unless your running their massive bypass filter system, there is no point in running their oil. It's made to keep the engine oil clean for up to 60,000 miles.

You can't do this with regular 15w 40 oil. It looses it's viscosity and detergents over the 10 to 20,000 miles between changes.

That's why running amsoil in your axles, trans, and other closed systems makes sense.

I add Lucas oil stabilizer to all my engines. Helps keep the viscosity up.

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