Hymer Service Intervals - Baffled!

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    We aquired our 2002 B544 2.8 on a Fiat Ducato last year. It had always been well maintained and the service book shows intervals of 7500K (5000 miles) between sevices.

    Ours was serviced, MOT'd and had a new cambelt back in January, today however the service indicator came on and with help over the phone I have managed to re-set it. Apparently, if the indicator is not on when in the shop, it can't be re-set? When I mentioned that it's shortly due another service as we've been in Europe I was asked if I'd done 9000 miles since January?

    So it now appears that my Hymer has been 'over serviced' :Blush:

    Can anyone throw some light on this; just what should be the service interval on this vehicle be? The handbook etc is all in German and I cannot see any signs of mileage intervals.

    Cheers Dave
     
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    I wait for the service spanner comes on or 2 years whatever comes first to service but check oil level and coolent level :Smile: and top up when necessary between service
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    I don't know what year yours is 1948, but two yearly seems like a a long time between oil changes on a diesel engine, even with modern semi synthetic oils
     
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    Motor homes tend to be over serviced, due mainly to lack of mileage - so the 'time/age' between services comes into it. Some motor homes can do 10k in a year, others may take 3 years to cover 10k! This is often evident with cambelts, where the cost of replacement outweighs the risk of failure and associated drama - again, with belts, age comes into it being replaced ever 5 years.

    I would advise giving it a good service, and start afresh from there - it will put your mind at ease, and if you are travelling abroad will be something you can put to the back of your mind!
     
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    Its the base vehicle not Hymer service.My Hymer is on a Transit and the service interval on the Transit base is 30k,it is 3 years old and has now reached that point!
     
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    This is the reply that I've had from where I get mine serviced and MOT'd
    I can't find fault with it to be honest, anualy would seem to make sense.


    The manufacturers recommended service intervals on the 1994-2002 models are every 6 months or 6,000 miles (however since I’ve worked here we’ve not had any motorhomes in that get serviced every 6,000 mile / 6 months). The intervals for the 2002-2006 models are 18,000 miles or 12 months. So, there is a difference & we’d know whether it was the earlier or later model. As a rule of thumb, we generally advise a 10,000 mile / 12 month interval. Very rarely do motorhomes do a high mileage & at least this way it gets an annual service. These service intervals are based on a normal Fiat Ducato van which are obviously different on a Fiat motorhome as they don’t get used half as much as a normal van would.
     
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