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Posted: 03/01/12 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do all the work on my cars and boat. So now recently getting a 1986 Winni, I don't expect that to change. I know it has a chevy 454 motor.
Now do I just go to the auto parts store and ask for the oil filter for let's say a chevy truck with the same size motor? I also want to change the transmission filter and fluid and the same question applies.
Thank for any info.

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Posted: 03/01/12 06:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is listed as a P-30 chassis under chev.


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lamoz wrote:

I do all the work on my cars and boat. So now recently getting a 1986 Winni, I don't expect that to change. I know it has a chevy 454 motor.
Now do I just go to the auto parts store and ask for the oil filter for let's say a chevy truck with the same size motor? I also want to change the transmission filter and fluid and the same question applies.
Thank for any info.

Louis

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Yeah Tell them its Chevy P 30 chassis and if they have too look up parts on their computer for you itll probably be under step van for the parts.

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Louis,

You seem to know what you are doing and you got good answers here but, I would add one small thing. RV transmissions need the fluid changed out more frequently than passcar and the transmission is hard to drain. So, you will have to be more conscientious about it. To help you keep the transmission alive, add a drain plug to the the pan while you have it down. Then, next time you go the drain 6~8 of the 12 quarts in the trans, it will be a simple and neat operation.

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Awesome guys, I'll have this baby running like new in no time thanks to your advice. Getting it ready for a summer trip

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The oil filter is the same as the one for the newer 8.1L engine - a Delco PF454.

You can download a service manual HERE. It has a lot of good info.


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How many miles does this 454 have?

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'86 454 = flat tappet cam. You need to use oil with more ZDDP than the newer oils specify.


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supra24valve wrote:

How many miles does this 454 have?


44K miles

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