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Park the coach on LEVEL area. Let it sit for 10 minutes so oil level stabilizes.

Verify that oil is to the FULL ring on the clear plastic outer cover. Not over or under.


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Posted: 07/28/12 02:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wolfe10 wrote:

Park the coach on LEVEL area. Let it sit for 10 minutes so oil level stabilizes.

Verify that oil is to the FULL ring on the clear plastic outer cover. Not over or under.


there is no "full" mark on my bearing covers...it is a circle around the outside of the plastic...I called workhorse and was advised that they quit giving out tech info..I recently installed new covers///easy job..then I filled them to the bottom of the rubber plug...I have got so many answers to the question of what level the oil should be, that I plan on keeping the oil level at the bottom of the rubber plug...could not find any specs or instructions on the fill level....good motoring to you and yours


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Daboo wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Park the coach on LEVEL area. Let it sit for 10 minutes so oil level stabilizes.

Verify that oil is to the FULL ring on the clear plastic outer cover. Not over or under.


there is no "full" mark on my bearing covers...it is a circle around the outside of the plastic...I called workhorse and was advised that they quit giving out tech info..I recently installed new covers///easy job..then I filled them to the bottom of the rubber plug...I have got so many answers to the question of what level the oil should be, that I plan on keeping the oil level at the bottom of the rubber plug...could not find any specs or instructions on the fill level....good motoring to you and yours


If the oil is at the bottom of the plug, it's too full. It needs to be at the circle below the plug. Think of the circle as a line. It's only circular so that part of it will always be at the bottom, allowing you to check the oil level. It doesn't mean the oil level should be "inside" the circle.





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By the way, Workhorse doesn't make seals. So even the OEM seals are going to be "aftermarket". I wouldn't use a cheap, no-name seal, but a National, CR, or Stemco will be perfectly fine (talking about the inner seal here).

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Posted: 07/28/12 08:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A turkey baster works great to get the oil to the right level. Just don't reuse it for the turkey.
Not sure what your cover seal is made of, but if it is thick rubber, make sure it is not over tightened. It should be even with the cap all around, not bulging out.


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still there is no firm answers...so many different answers and no Workhorse to talk to..guess I will keep it where it is....good day and have a great one

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Hate to beat a dead horse, butttttt, the circle around the cover.the circle is the "minimum level" according to the inprint on the cover...so that tells me that is as low as the level should be...I will it keep it just below the rubber plug..wish Workhorse was still alive, so I could talk to a rep...so many answers on this forum

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Daboo wrote:

Hate to beat a dead horse, butttttt, the circle around the cover.the circle is the "minimum level" according to the inprint on the cover...so that tells me that is as low as the level should be...I will it keep it just below the rubber plug..wish Workhorse was still alive, so I could talk to a rep...so many answers on this forum



I assume that you don't like to use the Workhorse owner's manual, do you? It clearly says to add oil to bring it UP TO the level mark on the sight glass. It DOES NOT say fill it above the level mark. It DOES NOT say fill it up to the rubber plug. You can interpret things any way that you like but don't add words to what the Workhorse owner's manual clearly says.

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When buying a used coach the manual is not always there and sometimes impossible to replace. I ran into that with a couple of used vehicles.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

Daboo wrote:

Hate to beat a dead horse, butttttt, the circle around the cover.the circle is the "minimum level" according to the inprint on the cover...so that tells me that is as low as the level should be...I will it keep it just below the rubber plug..wish Workhorse was still alive, so I could talk to a rep...so many answers on this forum



I assume that you don't like to use the Workhorse owner's manual, do you? It clearly says to add oil to bring it UP TO the level mark on the sight glass. It DOES NOT say fill it above the level mark. It DOES NOT say fill it up to the rubber plug. You can interpret things any way that you like but don't add words to what the Workhorse owner's manual clearly says.


I did read the manual and it says not to let the oil get below the minimum line around the cover...it doesn't say anything about a level mark, and there is no level mark on the sight glass...the mark on the cover is the minimum level..so many answers....soooooo

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