Under warranty I'd use genuine filters of dealer to be on safe side. I know it shouldn't matter but there not usually that ridiculous price wise.
When it's new it doesn't need doing when its old it's not worth doingMy JCB was 500hrs for its first service - so thats what it got. My Navara is 18k to its first service and thats getting that too. Sure if you want to run it forever to a million hrs then changing the oil more is the way to go. But I dont think its worth it personally for the time we keep these things.
Well they're a bunch of morons in my book...and you'd be penny wise and pound foolish not to change the oil as the engine manual tells you to!
Cautrac....went there sometime in the early 2000’s as they where selling grey import hitachi diggers. The only place that impressed me less was Molsons. Yet Molsons have gone on to be a very large organisation. At least with new you expect some sort of back up as long as you have a decent local dealer. We had Bobcat mini diggers, Manitou telehandler, and HM plant one year old kit. Also had a couple of grey imports that we obtained from someone we knew that dealt in lorries. We was well out of warranty before we needed to find out how good the dealers spares dept of the dealers really where!Well they're a bunch of morons in my book...and you'd be penny wise and pound foolish not to change the oil as the engine manual tells you to!
Sadly dealers often know fuck all about the workings of the kit they sell. I've had Cautrac tell me twice there are no hydrostatic filters on my new dumper, despite there being a very obvious blue catridge filter plus the manual says there's a return filter also. When I pointed this out to the sales guy, he told me that the yard guys told him it was a washable filter! A washable catridge type OIL FILTER!!!
The salesman has done his best, but I've been less than impressed with the technical and organisational skills at Cautrac. First I bought a 250 hour three year old used machine- when it turned up it was beat to shit, hydrostat whining, all original filters (desite them saying it had been serviced as per the book),everything bent and bits falling off. The fitter had had a go at welding the tailgate and made a right pigs ear of it, 20mm gap one side and the lugs all twisted. Oh, and diesel all over the top of the engine. Fair play to them, I video called them, told them to take it back and sort it out with the finance to sent me a new one. They did, and said to just use it whilst they were sorting the finance house out. But every time someone from the 'yard team' has given the salesman something to relay to me, it's been a crock of shit from someone who clearly knows fuck all about mechanics and plant.
Very glad I went new, and I'll never depart from that policy again for frontline kit after three brand new diggers. A 250 hour used machine is just enough time for some cunt to wreck it, and the savings don't justify the risks. The new machine is much faster and the hydrostat isn't whining. An oil and filter change may well improve the old machine, but I didn't fancy it for 3.5k saving.
Change oil n filter,what manufacturers consider 'life' to components ain't what I'd go by,totally spurious probably,but 'no change for life gearbox oil' in van,changed last year,bit of a faff on,got 3/4 ish litre of filthy black stuff out,topped back up 2+ litre of new oil,if you intend keeping machine look after it
How many hours are you likely to put on it before may? Wouldn't be that big a deal if you left oil change until 100hrsI am going to change the engine oil and filter as well. I decided to not take much notice of them when they said to grease anything that needs it at 50hrs. I said I do it every 8 hrs and they said that was overkill.
I've got to get the 80w90 gear oil from Halfords as it's the only place open that sells it. I can also get the 15w40 engine oil from there, but I'm unsure of where to get the filter. The workshops for Kubota are now closed and they may not re-open until the end of May.
Is there anywhere else you know of (that's open that sells the filter).
Can I just confirm that it's the gear oil and engine oil/filter that needs doing now, is there anything else recommended?
I just spoke with them and they are still delivering. What oil should I use? They told me any 15w40, but I don't trust them now, are they all the same?