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durango6

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This is our first diesel, would like to know how much it will cost for a oil change and filter? Thanks for any info.

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I do it my self.
4 gals of oil $6.29 X 4 = 25.16,
Filter $8.95,
1 tube for grease gun $1.59
Total 35.57
Takes me 2 hours for change, lub. and inspect.




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we are having to get our first lube, oil, and filter change. We have shopped everywhere from cummings, some do changes for around $150, but fwe settled on Speedco. Do not know if you have one in your area but they have very clean facilities and do a oil change, all filters and lube for $139 for diesel rvs. Lots of truck stops shy away from motor homes because we are picky. If you can not get to a Speedco let your fingers do the walking thru the yellow pages for truck repairs and rv dealers.


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Do it myself also, and almost identical cost. to Buffalobilly's. Express Lube wanted appros $50 and Ford wanted $80-90.


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durango,
You need to be more spacific about what engine you ahve before making final cost comparison. My unit has a cummins engine also but, takes 2 more quarts of oil than earlier post and also has 3 filter to change. In my local the oil is about the same per gallon, usually under 7 dollars but the total cost of filters is around 26 dollars. Still cheaper than paying someone to do it. Make sure you keep accurate records if still under warrenty.


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sorry coilmaker, I have a 1996 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE with a cummins engine 230hp. Sorry about that mix up.

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Also do it myself-- see costs above. Takes less than an hour-- everything is easy to get at on this one. Doing it yourself insures that it will be done right (i.e. oil drained while hot, ALL grease zirks greased, etc), you will always use the same fluids and greases so there will be no compatability problems, and probably most importantly, it forces you to look for other potential problems before they become big problems. Most service techs do not even look at belts and hoses, chaffed wires, etc.


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For warranty purposes one might be aware of the brand of filters used for Cummins.

Cummins tends to not like Baldwin filters if warranty issue arises.

Water and fuel filters need to be included for service.

Hard to compare a Ford Diesel against a Cummins 350 service cost wise. Cummins will be considerably more.


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Randy, Speedco changes all the filters plus will use fleetguard for a small up charge. You need to check them out in Duncan.

If you do not mind e-mail a list of things you had T/S address on your visit. We are going up the middle of May.

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durango
Just wanted you to get apples and apples info. Was not trying to get anyone upset. Still believe you should do it yourself, unless there is some reason you can ar do not want to. I even do mine when on the road. Just find a place where you can dispose of the oil and filters properly. Most auto parts places will take it off your hands free of charge.

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