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New owner, maintenance questions
Yesterday I brought home a '97 F350. The truck is a 7.3 5 speed regular cab long bed single wheel with 322k miles. It is in right decent shape for its age and seems to run fine, no leaks to speak of. Oil and coolant looked fine, transmission and 4wd worked great so I'm happy with my purchase so far, though the mileage worries me some. It starts fine in 20 degree weather, so I think the glow plugs are working for now.
I am just wondering what maintenance I should do right away. So far I've got an oil and coolant change on the list, as well as a fuel and air filters (it's got a K&N, that thing is going in the dumpster). I've got to check/change the oil in the trans/tcase/axles too. Anything I'm forgetting or should look out for? I'd like to run a compression test, but I'm sort of scared of what I might find, and I would need to buy the special tester.
1997 F-350 7.3 5 Speed 4x4, 320k Miles