I am not a very mechanically inclined person but certain things just make sense to do yourself and the reality of thing is everyone should know how to do some things.
So I did an oilchange on the RV yesterday, with filter and oil purchase it costs me around $50 I paid as much as $150 in a shop for the same thing.
The steps are pretty simple.
- run engine for 5 min
- put pan under open oil release
- replace filter
- refill oil
- run engine to make sure no leaks
( waiting for flaming comments on how I am doing it all wrong )
There are ( as usual with a RV ) always minor issues. For one the oil release is dead center over the front axle so you need some sort of funnel contraption to avoid spillage. The other issue is that the nozzle where you fill in the oil is so far high in engine and close to the top that you can’t lift anything to pour in the new oil. I bought a $12 siphon pump and it worked great.
The 3rd and final issue is that I have long hair and also lazy… while moving around under rig and being too lazy to pull the oil pan out I brushed my pony tail all over the top of the pan that still had oil on it.
However, everything worked out at the end and you can always wash hair…which when I told my mother was my saying as a kid in regards to getting dirty…”It’s OK, my mom can wash it”