September 16, 2016 at 5:39 am #34524
Anyone know the type and amount of oil a 2002 Diesel 40′ Fleetwood Excursion takes? Apparently, this is top secret information!September 16, 2016 at 6:26 am #34528
I have an 2015 Fleetwood Discovery 39j and I use rotella 15/40. Good motor oil for diesel engines. You can purchase it at Walmart/Sams
If you looking to change the oil next to the truck stops is a place called Speedco. They do the oil changes on the big rigs and will they do oil changes on Class A’s.
If the Motor home is new to you, head to a freightliner dealer, They will change the oil and if you ask they can send a sample out to be tested. The test will show an amount of metal in the oil and will give you an idea of what’s going on in the motor.
If the motor home is new to you I have some over heating tips that I can give you alsoSeptember 16, 2016 at 7:25 am #34539
Too kind, James! Any thoughts on do-it-yourself oil changes?September 16, 2016 at 7:53 am #34543
LMAO. I knew that was going to be your next question. Its very simple to do yourself, You can use the leveling system to get the back end up to easily slide under.
Make sure to have a large pan under it to catch the oil. It holds a lot of oil and my first and only attempt to do it myself I under estimated the amount of oil and ended up with a huge mess. Have kitty liter on stand by in case of spills to contain it. The drain plug and oil filter are easy access. If you can change a car engine oil you can do your motor home, Its simple just a lot of oil. Have empty containers on stand by. You can fill a pan and plug the motor transfer oil to empty container and then re-drain the engine oil. Takes time but can be done.
Also when your under there, look for a hose coming down from the engine. Its what is called a blow by hose and it drips oil when the motor is on. Get a Gatorade, water bottle and attach it to the hose by zip ties. Periodically check it and drain. The way the motor is mounted backwards the fan draws the oil on the radiator. This will cause oil build up on it and dirt will collect on it. This will cause you to have higher engine temps. Get Simple Green and spray the radiator rinse, spray again rinse. I did it about 4 times and I noticed a huge change in engine temp
Freightliner sells a metal part to catch the blow by oil. I remember researching it, don’t recall the cost but just thought a lot cheaper to use a water bottle and zip tiesSeptember 16, 2016 at 7:56 am #34545
Also when changing the oil change out the fuel filter. If you can have a fuel filter spare at all times. I fueled once and got dirty fuel and plugged the filter. It saved me by having a spare. I didn’t have to call for a service truckSeptember 16, 2016 at 10:33 am #34557
Thanks so, so much!! Your info has been invaluable for my husband. BTW, we met almost 30 years ago in El Paso. Good times.September 16, 2016 at 10:47 am #34561
Your welcome on the information. I have lived in El Paso since 1976 and boy has it changed a lot.
My 2015 Fleetwood Discovery was not in the best of shape when I bought it.I think the previous owner knew it had problems and wanted to get rid of it. I have had to repair a lot of things. For some reason information on them is very hard to find. If you come up with other problems let me know. I may have encounter the same problem and willing to help out.
also it is a 2005 lol . I don’t know where I got the 2015 lolSeptember 17, 2016 at 4:54 am #34599
2015…Freudian slip. Subconscious speaks what you really want. It’s gotten me into trouble a couple of times. LOL :Not-Talking:September 23, 2016 at 11:57 am #35186Stefan TrestynParticipant
It holds 7 gallons. They sell a valve that screws into the drain pan so you can drain it slower.
Buy the valve hook up a vacuum cleaner to the oil fill port and unscrew the valve, no oil will come out.September 26, 2016 at 10:41 am #35410
Big help. Thanks so much!
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