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Well, on this job at Westlake Louisana. Figured I would get truck serviced. Not found anyone here. This is a surprise. Is a Martin truck dealer in Lake Charles but not open except week days. Guess I will have to wait till this job over and head back to Baytown

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I would do mine myself but I don’t have anything to drain 10 gallons of oil into. And then I would have to transfer it to something to take it back.

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1 hour ago, GlennWest said:

Can't in an RV park. Curious what you drain that much oil in

Wonder down to Tractor Supply or local feed store and buy a black rubber 15 Gal oval stock water / feed tub.

The heavy rubber construction is beyond tough so if........if.......you are busy texting the pictures of your buddies and you back over the tub full of oil it won't hurt the tub.... ...will make a mess but the tub will be ok.......

To remove the old oil from the tub I often thought of using Dollymamma'$ grain-$coop ....... however she would do things to me that can't be mentioned even on Pirate 4x4 forum......

I just use a cut out half gallon whisky jug as a oil Dipper and funnel the old oil back into the oil containers that the new oil came in.

Some decades ago some kid often drove a bunch of lod trucks out to the end of a old ship pier and drained the oil out and the outgoing tide would "recycle" the oil back to ......China / Japan / L A..........oh the "good ole Days"......

 

Drive on.........(how many shop rags does it take to clean up 10 Gal of black oil??)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaking of oil, what is the right service interval? Miles? Hours? I know most only change once a year, but what is the rule of thumb? I've seen every 10k, 15k, 20k, and 25k miles recommended in Cummins documents. 

Good news is in 7k miles since the ECR, where I had the oil changed at J&K, the dip stick is still at the full line. Finally got that oil leak fixed (was a sensor port).

Also, what is the right oil pressure? Going down the road, the gauge is showing 40-45 psi and idle is 20-25ish? Is that right? 

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I have the Fumoto valve, and it works well. Take 4- 5 gallon buckets under and fill each one about 2/3 full, leaving some free board for sloshing.  

I change the oil every other year, at about 10k miles.

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I use one of those plastic under the bed storage bins. It has wheels and is easy to dip the oil out of. Pat

 

 

The Old Sailor

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Glen, from where you are there is a Speedco about 2 hours east.  Been there and used their services several times.  Since they are open all hours, it might work out for ya.  Also, give you a chance to exercise the truck a little.  2205 SW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70403

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It is two hours west to Baytown and no Baton Rouge to get through.  Plus, I will treat you to lunch while here if you will be so kind to let me know.

All the best.

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4 hours ago, Trainer said:

It is two hours west to Baytown and no Baton Rouge to get through.  Plus, I will treat you to lunch while here if you will be so kind to let me know.

All the best.

You in Hammond?

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