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Posted: 3/1/2002 1:30:47 PM EDT
Are there any specifics that i should know about before I do a lube/oil/filter service on my 2002 cummins? I have done this before on my older 92 GMC k2500. But, with a different truck and type of motor I was wondering what else i should do besides screwing on a Mopar oil filter and dumping in a CASE of Delo oil. Karl
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 1:38:37 PM EDT
Read the vehicle manual!! Though I rarely read instructions myself the newer vehicles can have some important info.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 1:53:44 PM EDT
I have gone over the manual several times. All I am looking for are hints, clues, pointers, or any other trick of the trade that would not have been covered in the manual. Karl
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 7:40:00 PM EDT
I strongly urge you to fill the oil filter with oil before you install it. This cuts way down on stall time before oil starts circulating & thus allows less time for bare metal to rub on itself. Slick 50 ain't a bad idea, either. You're using Shell Rotella, yes? Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 7:43:05 PM EDT
Yes, an oil filled filter will do the trick.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:15:58 PM EDT
[url=http://www.enginelube.com]Engine Lubrication Systems[/url]
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 9:47:28 PM EDT
This photo shows the proper way to have your oil changed. [url]http://home.att.net/~scbaumbach/oilchange.jpg[/url]
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