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Post Who follows "regular maintenance"

Anybody follow there truck manual with the routine checkups??
Whats good to check, or replace ever few thousand miles?
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Whats good to check, or replace ever few thousand miles
Oil

I do my maintenance before the book calls for anyways.

As far as routine checkups, whats routine? When I feel or hear something wrong I investigate, but other than that, nothing. You can say a part only lasts xx miles, but hey, if it ain't broken, why fix it?
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You can say a part only lasts xx miles, but hey, if it ain't broken, why fix it?
Exactly, I put Mobile 1 in (which will last to 6,000 miles) and once I do that, I also change the air filter and seaform the intake track. Every oil change I also check the spark plugs and transmissions oil.
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I'm VERY religious with ' maintenance '.

Oil every 3000miles, Coolant every fall before winter. Fuel filter once a year. Tranny and axle oils once a year. Bleed the brakes just before winter. Every other oil change I toss in half a can of sea-foam.
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Bleed brakes just before winter? Do you replace all the brake fluid every year?
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Sounds about right.
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Bleed brakes just before winter? Do you replace all the brake fluid every year?
Nope. Not usually. When I work on my brakes ( Rotors/pads ) I replace the fluids then.

I live right on Lake Erie. Its just outside of my baseball throwing range ( less then 1/4 mile away ). We see a LOT of precipitation and icing in the winter.

I LIKE having a brake system I KNOW works . Sometimes the other persons doesn't.
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Mobil 1 every six months or 5,000 miles whichever comes first.
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I'm very persistant on doing my own checkups and maintenence. I couldn't sleep knowing my engine was xx,xxx over-due for an oil change or something!
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I change it every 3,000. Nothing much more than that. I check the brakes whenever I have a tire off or here a squeeling noise. I check every once and a while if anything is leaking. I still need to change the spark plugs and timing belt but haven't felt like doing it yet.

It bothers me if the truck is over 100 miles for a oil change.
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I did the maintenance by the book, i just sold the 01 ranger with 156,000 runing perfect.
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i change my oil every 3,000 or less
i change my tranny fluid and t-case every 3rd oil change
i change axles, coolant and power steering fluid once a year
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I need to drain/fill my p/s fluid. Thats one i've yet to do that wouldnt hurt
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use the valvoline syn-tec stuff... it seems to get along with ford power steering pumps and stops the whining a little
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thanks for the info, how did you do your "flush"? I figure sucking out the reservoir and filling fresh wouldn't be too bad. It won't get it all out, but probably 80%. I just hate to mess with any of the lines/seals with the rack and all. Me and power steering systems don't get along. lol.
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remove the return line on the bottom of the reservoir and put it in a drain bucket, put a piece of hose on the reservoir and into a quart or gallon of cheap fluid. start the truck and have someone turn the wheel back and forth, lock to lock, until you run out of cheap fluid to flush through. shut it off, connect thr lines and fill it with good stuff.

or disconnect the return line, and the coil pack electrical connector and crank it while you turn the wheel til its empty and then reconnect the line and fill it
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i change my oil every 4500. . .though i went bout 7200 this past one. . .full synthetic is great. as for maint. only when i hear sumthin or i break a tranny in half- ha
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98% of the time OR when funds allow... but I always get major things fixed/changed as scheduled...
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i go above and beyond, as in get it in before the required mileage etc
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Wait your suppose to change your oil?
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Change my oil every 7,000 miles with Amsoil
Then pretty much anything else when low and requires refilling or new fluid.
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Wait your suppose to change your oil?
No no no,,, they don't know what there talking about.... just check that yellow handled stick thingey on yeer right side of the motor, ever so often if its low just put some more in, in that same hole, fill it up to the brim.... also use some 25W 50 IN THE WINTER !

Yeah thats it..... J/K LOL...
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Obvious no one changes there radiator fluid eh???
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that'd be coolant..but yes thats a good one too. I've already done that within the last couple months
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I've changed my coolant one time.
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