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Speedco is great until something goes wrong. Right after our Speedco service, the shut engine light came on, right upon startup. Speedco does not have code readers, so we had to have our RV towed to Freightliner to get the code read, where they plugged in their laptop, and found out that the code said low coolant. Added coolant and we were on our way. Still not exactly sure what happened, coincidence? Now we take it to Freightliner for service, just in case anything happens.


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Would love to see then open in So Cal.


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avidude wrote:

Would love to see then open in So Cal.


Hear, hear!! We did Speedco for a full service lube & oil last Sept in Joplin, Mo om our way back to Branson. They actually wanted me to witness the installation of the filters and drain plug, including checking the setting on the torque wrench.
The only oddity is that you have to run yhour rig in "backwards" because the engine is in the rear. The only snag was getting the oil analysis. The office lady was having trouble figuring out how to run the machine.
Talking to the guys in the shop revealed that they had all been employed in similar jobs with other service outfits so they were experienced.

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pusherpilot wrote:

avidude wrote:

Would love to see then open in So Cal.


Hear, hear!! We did Speedco for a full service lube & oil last Sept in Joplin, Mo om our way back to Branson. They actually wanted me to witness the installation of the filters and drain plug, including checking the setting on the torque wrench.
The only oddity is that you have to run yhour rig in "backwards" because the engine is in the rear. The only snag was getting the oil analysis. The office lady was having trouble figuring out how to run the machine.
Talking to the guys in the shop revealed that they had all been employed in similar jobs with other service outfits so they were experienced.

Ron



Most Speedco's will want you to pull in from the front of the building while the semi's pull in from the back.

Best thing to do is park out front, go in and they will tell you which bay they want you to pull into.


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Used them for the first time last month, fast and professional and I was impressed with their thoroughness.

Did not use their oil analysis since I have used Blackstone Labs for years.


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DO NOT use the one in Little Rock, AR, They have overcharged me every time I have used them. Their web site and book of menu services show the ISL as medium duty service they charged me for heavy duty, $70 difference in price.. I argued with over 30 minutes and finally got them to drop the price to medium duty. The book also says the price includes 2 filters, you will only get the oil filter included and pay for the 2 fuel filters. Their excuse was "that is the way our computer is setup and we do not have the authority to change it". They have never checked the coolant to see if it needed additives. They have now started checking tire pressures so be prepared to wait more than an hour while they check every tire on the 18 wheelers, my wait was over 2 hours before I got in, over 3 hours by the time I got tired of arguing with them and walked out and left them with a few choice words of what I think of them. If I live long enough I may try them again in another state but not anytime in the next few years. emailing headquarters is a waste of time.

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Great, I am in Florida for the winter and the plan is on my way back to Canada is to stop overnight at Flying J exit 2 GA I-95. I will get my oil change and fuel filter done. I think Speedco is right across the street Fm Flying J Am I correct?

Thanks Dave for the Info.


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Actually FJ is on the west side of I-75 and Speedco is on the east but we are talkin on 1/2 mile apart. Go east off the exit past TA and Speedco will be on your right.


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RayChez wrote:

I do my own oil and filter changing most of the time. But if I am on the road I have used Freightliner and was very pleased with the work.
I just changed the oil and filter today on my coach. It is not a hard job to do it yourself. The hardest thing is removing the oil filter. I have to use a cheeter bar on the rachet handle to unscrew it. Once it breaks lose it is a fairly easy job.


Yes you find it easy because u have done it and know how plus u have the equipment and proper oil collection containers etc.However your like 1 or 2% of the diesel pusher community

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I do my own oil and filter changing most of the time. But if I am on the road I have used Freightliner and was very pleased with the work.
I just changed the oil and filter today on my coach. It is not a hard job to do it yourself. The hardest thing is removing the oil filter. I have to use a cheeter bar on the rachet handle to unscrew it. Once it breaks lose it is a fairly easy job.


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