B service?

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  1. Mountaintrucker4302

    Mountaintrucker4302 Light Load Member

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    How regularly do you guys do a b service and oil change on your trucks? I have been doing every 30, 000 miles, i am wondering if this is overdoing it or not because it turns out my company does their trucks at around 80,000 miles. I am just wondering whats the most optimal mile range to get it done.
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    Maybe help some of us who don’t know what all a “b” service includes :oops:
     
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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Medium Load Member

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    Companies do longer intervals because they get rid of the trucks every 5 years for the most part

    mine gets filters and oil at 15k and greased once a month, oil and grease is cheap, replacing parts are not as well as cuts Into my beer drinking time
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    What’s your manual say? I’d start there and test your oil at the recommended interval and adjust from there. No sense in dumping out good oil. I do filters at 20k and oil / filters at 40k. I could probably push mine out a little more but that’s what I’ve settled on.
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    GET A BYPASS FILTER

    AND

    GET AN OIL ANALYSIS EVERY 15K.

    This will tell you when to change oil.
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    What's a "B service"?
     
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  8. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    "B" service is a PM . "A" service is at longer intervals, and they can include replacing the engine coolant, differential fluid, trans fluid in addition to a B service. The components on an A service would be covered in the owner's manual/ service manual
     
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  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Service A & B are probably terms used by the OP’s company. If you want the full-blown maintenance, find the maintenance manuals for your truck make/model and your engine. Get ready because that list is exhaustive at least for the Freightliner Cascadia.
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I do oil change and filter change every 12k. As well as grease truck and trailer every couple weeks.
     
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  11. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    I go by the "heavy duty" interval in the manual. If you look closely at who that includes, it's probably the majority of trucks.
     
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