Originally Posted by Lucy06
Yeah the truck is running good, it's just under 40K and seems like all is well except for a chirping that I can't locate. Dealer said it was breaks and replaced them but the chirping is back now. I haven't been able to dial in what is causing it to chirp.
Let get into a bit more detail so you can understand where I am coming from. It all depends on what your long term goals are for the truck. If you have lots of cash and are looking for a toy that you can beat the hell out of until it quits then skip the filter. The engine will be blown long before you need the coolant changed.
But if you want to keep the truck for a long time and get good longevity out of it I would start replacing the known weak links. The monitor will do NOTHING for performance and until you do performance mods there is no need for it. The coolant filter is a great idea/ investment in the truck. The bulletproof EGR cooler and oil cooler rebuild is another. Then you could get the gauges and tuner. Some stock trucks will eat the head gaskets and there are others out there that beat on them and they wont quit. The gasket stud thing will just have to be done whenever the truck decides it wants it or when you have the cash to do it as a preventive mod. JJ