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Old 05-05-2014
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Last year I bought a Haulmark motorcoach which has a Detroit Diesel 60series 515HP 14liter engine. The dealer I bought it from changed the engine oil and oil and fuel filters when I bought it, since then I put about 5000km (3100miles) on it. My question is do I really need to change the oil before using it this year? Or is it just peace of mind?
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That's not many miles on the oil, you can always do a oil analysis.
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I agree with Herb.
What does the engine manual say is he recommended mileage for servicing ?

I know this is a topic that can get into a lot of different and HOT view points, but some change it to feel better, where they are spending money for no better protection. Like my friend who has an expensive sports car and changes it every 2k, when the dealer tries to talk him out of it and do the 7.5k (?) recommended.
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I was thinking that an analysis would be the best indicator ..... and a lot cheaper than changing oil that doesn't need it.
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Memory serves me correct. Recommended service intervals for a series 60 is 10,000 miles.
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