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Old 11-20-2008
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turned 70000 miles

my buddy said that he heard there was maitnence that i have to do at 70000ish miles.............i like to worry about stuff when it breaks lol...............but do any of yaw know anything major i need to do?

i change the oil every 3000 and i recently changed front rotors and brakes and rear brakes and the diff fluid........hmm anything else????????????
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Have you ever changed the fuel filter? Also changing the tranny fluid wouldn't hurt.
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nope

i changed the tranny fluid about 20000 miles ago ..................isnt the fuel filter inside the gas tank????? if so that would be a pain!
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The fuel filter is along the frame rails, should be changed every 30,000
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thanks bud.............you seem to know every thing about these trucks!
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Lol I know a good bit, I got my Ford Workshop Manual in today so I was reading about all the maintenance stuff.
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all i know how to do is clean them.........i detail cars for a living.........average of 45-50 cars a week! itll make u crazy ha..........ima put some pics up of the prowler tommorow its my baby :p
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I would say 30K on the trans fluid, rear oil, fuel filter, on top of all the other usually items that come due every service. A typical 70k service should be the same as a 10k Service since all the major items should have just been done at the 60K mark.
I like to do my fuel filter every 15k, the timing belt every 60K, and all the gear oils every 30k. It may be a bit of overkill but it's cheaper to catch an possible problems early rather than wait for a break down. I check all fluids and change my oil every 3,000 to 3,500 miles. Brakes should be checked every 15K or so, and most are due for replacement around 50K with some trucks getting as much as 75K out of the rear brakes.
Antifreeze should be done every two years or roughly 60K. The same for rubber parts like belts and hoses.
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I did too!

time for new brakes, oil change, air and fuel filter change, and possibly a brake system flush.

Change your plugs if you haven't in a while. Plug wires are like $45 at NAPA and are an easy swap while your are changing plugs.
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hmm

i changed the plug wires and plugs a while back ........only because when i pulled the wires off to change the plug they kept breaking off! i really got pissed at em !
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i changed the plug wires and plugs a while back ........only because when i pulled the wires off to change the plug they kept breaking off! i really got pissed at em !
No lie. I wasnt going to change them but then the last wire broke when I went to pull the last plug. It would have taken 3 days to get a single wire drop shipped for $15 and I had class 3hrs away the next day. NAPA had a pretty good low resistance set for $45. I dont know if it was new plugs, new wires, or both but she idles and revs smoother now.
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Look in your owners manual under the maintenance schedule and it will tell you what the manufacture recommends you need to do at a specific mileage.
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