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Old 03-24-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002 View Post
I am sure many experienced RV owners can chime in about problems they have discovered during oil changes that could have quickly become a serious problem if not discovered when they were.
Some I've either seen or heard about:

cracked exhaust stack
broken exhaust hanger
leaking exhaust gasket (are we seeing a trend, here?)
valve cover screws not completely tight
fuel pump screws loose
all sorts of stuff chafing where they shouldn't be chafing
broken cowl hinge eyes/smoking rivets
cracked baffle

That should be enough to convince most of us that a firewall forward inspection is imperative every oil change. I use a quick drain valve but would never consider an oil change without the inspection.

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