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RE: Quick question about oil changes

OK, Here comes a clear answer for those still reading the thread. Most engine oil is composed of three different elements: The actual lubricating oil and added components -like viscosity managers. Anti-wear additives - ZDDP used to be prime, but now others. Anti-corrosives - to combat the effects of combustion by products. Now, Oil does not wear out. If it is largely viscosity managers (What makes XWXX work) those may show some shear-down in use. That is less of an issue with modern oils and engines (why they can live with 0WXX). The anti-wear additives are prone to oxidation. They are fine in the can, but once exposed to air and combustion by products, they start to get damaged. The anti-corrosives are there just to deal with the combustion by products that leak past the rings. This stuff is nasty. Left alone, it could rot out a stainless pot. That is the first part of an engine's lubricating oil to be damaged. When that component gets killed, then things go bad in a big hurry. The last two above are why Mobil with the famous Mobil1 line still pitches annual lube oil changes as a minimum. What do capital engines (like ships and such) with huge lube oil tanks do? We regularly send samples for analysis and get back information as to what to add to the lubricating oil to keep it in spec. Many actually have chemical treatment systems (sort of like a water softener, but different) to remove chemical contaminates. Now, that said, if you like your engine and plan (hope) to keep it a long time, change the oil. Learn to do it yourself and buy the lube oil in big jugs and snicker at those that don't know what you now know. What is this guy??? He was a ship's engineer for a lot of this life, and then came ashore to work and run Detroit engine laboratories until I retired. MattGREAT POST I HAVE SEEN THE INSIDE OF MOTORS THAT HAVE BEEN NOT TAKEN CAR OF..THEY ARE ALL IN A JUNK YARD
pushtoy 2 11/28/19 01:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: V 10 mpg

thanks for all the replies. i guess iam right in the ball park.. pulling a 3500lb. car and fully loaded iam getting 6.5 to 7 on a mostly flat road but in the mountains all bets are off.. i dont check it then
pushtoy 2 11/28/19 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: V 10 mpg

what mpg is everyone getting with and without an upgrade What upgrade are you talking about? 6 Speed transmission? One of the after market "tune ups"? Seriously, I might have averaged 6-7 mpg over the year or so I owned one. Might have seen 10 on the Scan Gauge II on a smooth highway once in a while, on cruise, on the flat, with no head/cross winds. The downside to the V10 is eventually you have to drive off the freeways, in traffic, up hills, into headwinds, and and that's when your real "average" mileage gets crushed. Asking an owner about the Ford V10's mileage, is like asking a fisherman about "the one that got away".the upgrades are banks and 5 star tune
pushtoy 2 11/25/19 05:21pm Class C Motorhomes
V 10 mpg

what mpg is everyone getting with and without an upgrade
pushtoy 2 11/25/19 01:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quick question about oil changes

FWIW - here is Ford's official policy for long-term storage for the E-series: • Change the engine oil and filter prior to storage because used engine oil contains contaminates which may cause engine damage. • Start the engine every 15 days for a minimum of 15 minutes. Run at fast idle with the climate controls set to defrost until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. • With your foot on the brake, shift through all the gears while the engine is running. • We recommend that you change the engine oil before you use your vehicle again. That said... I know many folks with V10s that do nothing special for the engine. The generator is the neediest component on the RV, and probably does need special attention to ensure it starts back up.I so agree i take mine for a drive once a month and run the geni. too.. make sure to put some kind of fuel stabelizer in it and fill the fuel tank all the way. JMO and letting it set so long without driving can sez up ihe brake calapers too..sorry about the spelling
pushtoy 2 11/23/19 04:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Source for EZ Ramp Levelers

i had yellow levaler ramps from cw they were junk broke the first use ..i have the square blocks that you stack. i use car floor mats under them on gravel work great
pushtoy 2 11/17/19 03:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Atwood Furnace Problems

my MH did that the circuit board got wet.. the vents on the out side were facing the wrong way and letting water in
pushtoy 2 11/14/19 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Limit switch trips on Atwood furnace

Thanks! The circuit breaker wasn’t tripping until after I replaced the blower motor. It was supposed to be an alternate for the old one. I can short around the circuit breaker, but was hesitant to do so. DO NOT SHORT AROUND THE CIRCUIT BREAKER you could take out the circuit board..have you checked the new motor for resistence? it could need more amps. to turn faster for more air volume. just guessing without being there.
pushtoy 2 11/07/19 01:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Limit switch trips on Atwood furnace

not enough air flow. Voltage low or sail switch badbad
pushtoy 2 11/06/19 05:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

What am I missing, my super c cost $300 for an oil change , 44 quarts of oil and filter change including fuel filters. big horses eat a lot of hay:B
pushtoy 2 10/26/19 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Class'C' E-450 Ford V10 lacks power?

try 5 star tuneing they realy helped my V10 alot. more power and trans shifts much better i can even use my cruse now. i know there others but i tryed 5 star and like it.
pushtoy 2 10/25/19 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

why do I get the feeling that everything service/parts/labor/etc. will cost more in a mercedes diesel? bumpy BECAUSE THEY DO! my buddy pays 160$$ for an oil change when mine is 39$$ on my ford E350 V10
pushtoy 2 10/24/19 01:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

the sprinter chassie is expencive to service and repair
pushtoy 2 10/24/19 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E-350 drivers seat replacement

i just called they have the power base for the c class e350 part number 113005 phone 800-884-3826 435.00$$ that is the compleat base all you need is to install it
pushtoy 2 10/24/19 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mystery On/Off Switch Above Mirror Adjust Controls

yep start motor??
pushtoy 2 10/21/19 09:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Mystery On/Off Switch Above Mirror Adjust Controls

mirror heaters..turn it on for a few minutes and touch one of the mirrorsmirrors
pushtoy 2 10/20/19 12:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a preowned Class C

try looking at Rv they have some filters for type and distance
pushtoy 2 09/30/19 02:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5 star tuners

up date on my 5star tune They emailed me the improvement I asked for this made the V10 even better.. now I can use the cruise control anytime I want not just on mostly flat roads.Only on larger hills does it drop a gear. Great people to deal the way the second up date I asked for they didn't charge for. I am very Happy
pushtoy 2 09/29/19 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do I need to start this?

Thank you, pushtoy 2. So, I cannot just hook up the "house battery" to the engine, and drive the vehicle? Good to know. Now, I just need to know if the other items are repairable. Or, is this something I need to scrap?yes you can take the house battery and use for the motor if it will fit some house battery are bigger.. I couldn't open your links
pushtoy 2 09/08/19 12:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C rear end sag and banging!

Thanks for all the quick replies! I ran the air bags at about 80 lbs - this typically raises my coach only about 1 1'2" - maybe 2"... My shocks are Bilsteins - I installed them around 2011, 2012 and about 30k miles ago. I have called 3 different online places, the last being Deaver (thanks bear). They were very helpful and to confirm Drew, they said that it's hard to just look at the springs and see a problem and that most likely the problems with these springs are the bushings! They said from new they have little "curve" to them... He actually suggested adding a leaf - they have a kit specific to my application. Replace the bushings if needed, but he said they frequently don't because they're ok. The factory tapered 3-leaf spring is rated at 3450 lbs, so it's likely the coach has always been 'under springed'... I'm strongly considering this route. I would like to find some replacement rear frame rubber bump stops - mine have clearly taken some punishment. But, I'm having trouble finding these - my Ford dealers around are pretty much a waste when it comes to parts for this old coach.a company called sumo makes heavy duty bump stops
pushtoy 2 09/08/19 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
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