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Old 07-24-2009
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Doing Some Maintenance Soon

so im going to be doing some routine maintenance soon. i know i am going to be changing my fuel filter and spark plugs for sure. anything else i should change out? my truck has about 62,000 miles now. and ive been reading up on which plugs to get and i know to use motorcraft but which ones in particular? regular ones or platinum? just looking for some simple advice.
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When you change your fuel filter, WEAR GOGGLES!!!!! No matter how hard you try to relieve the pressure in the system there will still be some pressure. And it will spray out.

Besides that the fuel filter is easy.

If you are doing plugs run seafoam or motorcraft PM-3 (same thing) through your system first to clean it up some.
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Yeah order 3 cans of PM-3 ( I got mine from Tasca Auto Group | Your Online Parts Dealer) and then run that threw. Change the plugs with Motorcrafts Platinums and whatever wires you want. Fuel filter is super easy but wear googles and have a towel ready. Oil, differential fluid, coolant if you want.
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CAF(cabin air filter) is it has one, Trans case, diffs, trans. Just as monthly maintaince I try to check my front end, Including steering components and suspension components, or after a rough wheeling trip I do a whole check over before and after.
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No ranger has a cabin air filter
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No ranger has a cabin air filter
Mine does....

I just cut up a furnace filter and tape it over the vents. Works great!
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I couldnt remember wiether they did or not, Im so used to having to check them/replace at work i just assume most do.
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okay I changed my coolant trans oil and diff oil about 15000 miles ago so those are good and should I really run seafoam again? I just did it a few months ago
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Mine does....

I just cut up a furnace filter and tape it over the vents. Works great!
Pics of this please! I would love to do this to my truck... I hate turning on the vents and having dust blow in my face lol
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Pics of this please! I would love to do this to my truck... I hate turning on the vents and having dust blow in my face lol
haha. I still have sand from the dunes blowing out every time I fire up the A/C.
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