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Old 06-03-2010
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Default 6v92 recommended engine service cycles?

I've read a fair amount of this forum and searched - and looked in my BB docs (though not all the way through) and haven't found this info.

What are the various PM service cycles?

Disclaimer: I asked the PO when the last time the valves were adjusted and the PO said that the engine had never been serviced. I asked him to clarify if he meant major service, and he reiterated that it had never been serviced.

I don't have the bus in front of me, but I'm going to say that the OD shows ~150k miles. He has all service records going back 20 years, and the bus has been serviced by the most experienced and reputable shop in memphis. Perhaps the PO doesn't -know- that the valves were adjusted. It's not a particularly big job.

I'm starting my service log and realize I haven't found any of this info listed in a clear format.

anyhow, what -are- the service cycles?

Oil change - 15k mi? ? hours ?
Oil filter change at the same time, or based on gauges?
Fuel filter change at intervals, or reactively?
Air filter?

Valve adjustment?

Other routine PM?

If I'm just not seeing the info, a pointer to it would be kindly appreciated. I'm just shy of overwhelmed at the moment with about 10 things in the air and a job starting in 10 days.
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What is a fair labor and cost estimate for an oil change? Oil change w/tranny fluid change?

How about a fair labor and cost estimate for valvejob on an '85 pt40?

I want to know what near-fair is so that I don't make a fool of myself as a virgin bird owner. I know I must smell like raw meat to a bear to these guys having no idea what stuff should cost.
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Here's some info on Speedco prices

http://www.speedco.com/40df980042_si...tJune_2010.pdf
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Thanks, that gives me something to base my expectations on.
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I am going through a similar exercise with my newly acquired PT40. The owner's manual does help with some of this info (section VIII).

For example, engine oil/filter change at 1 year or 20K miles, whichever comes first.
Trans fluid/filter change at 1 year or 12K miles, except I had Transynd in there (have previous owners records), and they recommend 3 years or 150K miles. I just had that done as the last time it was done on mine was 4 years ago, cost $315 at the local Allison/DD shop (parts/labor). Also note there is a spin-on filter outside the trans that should be replaced at yearly engine oil/filter intervals.
Hydraulic cooling fan/power steering oil and filter - says every 25K or 6 months, whichever comes first. That sounds like overkill to me - I think I'll do yearly, which should be okay because I really only plan to use it for 6-8 months anyway regularly, not during the winter. Apparently there is a light/gauge in the engine bay telling you when to change that as well, and there are several filters for this too, 3 stacked inside the reservoir and one in the "Parker unit on left rear axle", whatever the heck that is (I'll be looking for that this weekend, its a long thin cartidge type filter).
Fuel filters and air filters have meters that show you when to change. I still think I'm going to do the air filter yearly anyway.
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Markus. That air filter is about a $100 I think. That's one that I think can go a couple years. My plan is to change filters on the engine 1 time per year with an oil change and lub and the transmission every other. That would seem to me (depending on mileage) to be more then sufficient and the air filter maybe every 30k. I doubt I will average more then 12k per year. Just did the oil and lub yesterday. I'll do the fuel filters when it's inspected in Nov.

As to valve adjustments etc. It's a two stroke so it's a different bread from the Cats. We'll have to check with Shane on that one. I haven't heard guys talking about adjusting valves on the old two strokers. Just have exhaust valves I think?
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Markus. That air filter is about a $100 I think. That's one that I think can go a couple years.
I paid just under $60 from Shane's online source for filters. Mine looked pretty dirty, and a bunch of debris/leaves were in there too. Had about 20K miles on it according to Roy's records. Of course one could take that out and vacuum it up and clean it out and put the filter back in I guess, but $60 ain't too bad for something so simple in my book. Too bad I can't get a lifetime unit like a K&N!
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No k/n on diesels please lets save the engines
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Here are some prices for filters for a 1985 PT 40 with a 6V92

All from www.filter1.com

DD 6V92
Air filter WIX 42610 $51.62
Racor filter WIX 33209 $$7.64
oil filter WIX 51970 $11.75
Fuel filter (secondary) $5.78

Perkins generator
air filter WIX 46270 $9.41
oil filter WIX 51806 $6.36
fuel filter WIX 33166 $3.71
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