Originally Posted by BlackhawkSP
It's also nice to be able to do an oil change without removing the lower cowl.
Originally Posted by DanH
Some moderator is being a bit overzealous today. Seriously, a deletion due to technical comment?
Assuming that the deleted comment was regarding the OP's statement above, I agree (and if not, then just ignore this).
If this forum can't be used to offer unsolicited advice that is safety related, then in my opinion, it shouldn't even exist.
It isn't by accident that the RV community has evolved to the point where it would be recognized for improvements in safety that have occurred.
Safety from a mechanical aspect comes from doing inspections.
Your engine should get a detailed inspection at every opportunity.
During an oil change with the engine completely
exposed is an important opportunity.
Please don't take any short cuts with that.
This forum is full of "hey, look what I found" posts of things that could have been very serious if another 50 hr cycle were to go by. Many of the reports I would have been embarrassed to make, because in all likelihood they were problems that didn't just happen yesterday..... they had been showing signs for a long time.