Getting ready for my first oil and fuel filters change

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  1. SyN

    SyN 6.7L CTD Owner

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    I will be honest! I buy 3 gallons
    I drain - fill filter up about 1/2 way and install & pour remaining oil into the motor and forget about it.

    Cummins says 3 gallons - I give the young lady (3 Gallons).

    Just me!
     
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    I've heard multiple people say that, which is why I'm confused. Normally I'd add the extra 3/4 qt and top it off without even thinking about it, but the whole "add 3 gallons and forget about it" seems to be a common motif. Whatever, I'll grab an extra qt and keep and eye on it. Curious to see where itll register once I get it up to temp.

    Anyways, the oil change was a pain, but not the worst I've experienced. The filter cap definitely helped, would've been a mess without it. I ended up taking off the air intake hose and loosening from the top, then removing from the wheel well. I didn't trust myself not to let it slip from my hands if trying to pull it up through the top. With the cup style that you loosen from bottom of the filter, it seems like a pretty easy change honestly, will try that next time. Both fuel filters were super easy, with exception of not having the correct tool for the big plastic nut on the bottom of the rear water separator, I'll buy that spanner wrench next time, should be much easier.
     
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    SyN 6.7L CTD Owner

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    ^^^ NOT ALL Dipsticks & Tubes are Created Equal!
    Might be an issue there.

    There is that word again - Whatever - :hmm:

    My 3 gallons puts me right on the full mark -(Sitting over night)
    After a drive and up to operating temp & sitting for an hour or so it is just bit above.

    Good Luck with your issue!
    Hope ya get it figured out -->:favorites13:
     
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    I will have to admit that I put a new oil filter on my old Jeep pickup (258 6 cyl) and got about a block away before the filter gasket gave way. Seems that you have to remember to take the old gasket off before spinning the new filter on. Who knew?
     
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    If your in the safe zone your good, no need to add extra. You have 3 gallons of oil in there, if you check it hot you probably be considerably higher.
    With my EcoD, it has 10.5 quarts puts it right in the middle of safe zone, higher when hot.
    If the dipstick is o-ring sealed, don't trust the first time you pull the dipstick out.
     
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    Another Geno’s recommendation.

    I just bought fuel, air, oil, trans filters, Geno’s shipped was almost $20 cheaper than Amazon prime.

    I will also buy Fleetguard filters from the local big rig parts house as well and they are usually competitive in pricing.

    Fleetguard has a part # for all the filters you need.
     
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    I have to agree, I have never added more than 3 gallons after an oil and filter change. Three gallons always places me smack dab in the midst of the safe zone.
     
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    Delete! :nutkick:
    Filter price has already doubled!

    For those that have Amazon and Amazon prime if you use Wix oil filters - keep an eye out they do have the Wix XP filters on sale ever once a while.

    They are not the quality or micron rating of the Stratapore - but similar.

    Got those for $7 ea - normally $13.99

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