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Old 01-04-2009
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Weekend Truck Tune Up

OK So i had Friday and Saturday off. Friday I cleaned truck out and bought Some tune up products.... Here we go...

Ingested the seafoam into manifold using brake booster... This got the tranny fluid nice and hott to change...

Changed the Tranny Fluid and filter... What a pain in the rear... Spilled fluid onto the exhuast and caused a nice smoke screen...Changed everydrop of tranny fluid also using the AMSOIL directions... used 15 quarts of fluid even though i only need 10, just to make sure it was nice and completely changed.

Then I cleared the seafoam and then moved onto the oil. Pulled the plug and let it drain while i changed spark plugs. Got the Autolite Iridium's since they didn't have what i wanted (platnium's). Gapped them .044 like the website says.

Then i put oil plug back in and filled her up with 4 quarts oil and one quart lucas oil tratement. Then put in the Fuel cleaner in the tank...

After all was said and done I raised my bumper to try and close the gap between it and the grill. Now no more engine knock, no more rough shifts, and no more carbon... Plus the truck is good for another couple weeks before I leave again....
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Sounds good. I am in need of a tune up as well. Unfortunately its freezing cold outside, and outside is all I have to work with. Actually right now the truck has a nice layer of ice covering it. Good old Canada.
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Lol yeah i pull my truck into garage halfway and pull the door down onto the bed and put cardboard to block the air coming around the truck... and my wife bought me a little heater for the garage... kinda nice... but yeah I like the way it runs now... Feels like new... I was beginning to get a engine knock while at idle and it was running kinda rough...
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I've heard lucas oil treatment isn't good for anything...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm
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I've heard lucas oil treatment isn't good for anything...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm
I see what the guy is saying about the oil not climbing the gears and the air issue. But why is he using 2 different oils in the test??? I would have used the same oil and then added lucas to one side. Would like to see the results then.... I only use the Lucas Oil treatment one every 6 months so ever 5-6 oil changes??? Guess i will look further into this also..... Thanks for the info...
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You change your oil every month???
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You change your oil every month???
Yeah just about... I do alot of driving in the truck... all the driving around town to work. I get at least a trip or two to Richmond. Just depends on when I chage it how often i do it. I was looking into the 5000 mile engine oil but havn't owned up and bought it yet....
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Lol yeah i pull my truck into garage halfway and pull the door down onto the bed and put cardboard to block the air coming around the truck... and my wife bought me a little heater for the garage... kinda nice... but yeah I like the way it runs now... Feels like new... I was beginning to get a engine knock while at idle and it was running kinda rough...
I noticed an engine knock last night while i was idling. Do you know what causes this?
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Could be a number of things. carbon build up, spark plugs could be bad, could be rockers any number of things... hell even a bad tank of gas... I would try and run either the seafoam or the motorcraft ep-3 (?) through the system and see how that works... I am sure someone with better knowledge will chime in soon....
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You change your oil every month???
i used to be one of those too in summers of 04 and 05 .... i had a job where i drove on average 250 miles a day, added up fast
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