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Old 10-19-2010, 05:53 PM
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I have a 2000 psd with ony a little under 46,000 on it. With such low milage I wouldn't imagine it needs a whole lot of service but what should be replaced or lubricated with it being 10 years old?
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:05 PM
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Always keep your front end lubed-but your factory ball joints may not have fittings-that's always the first things to go out-these engines are HEAVY-and all weight is on the front end
Also with low mileage,start changing your tranny fluid/filter--don't let it start cooking-especially if you don't have any gauges and are going to do alot of towing-if not towing-you can go longer between changes - but start now
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What he said & maybe put coolant filter on it & check the SCA in the anti-freeze. WOW less than 46k, that's great.
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not always great... got an 02 f350 that my bud bought for way too much with 47k(especially for 2wd) and he just took it back to the dealer cuz it sounded terrible.. the collector for the uppipes is cracked! HAHA! talk about $$$$. thankfully he has a warranty.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:29 PM
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not always great... got an 02 f350 that my bud bought for way too much with 47k(especially for 2wd) and he just took it back to the dealer cuz it sounded terrible.. the collector for the uppipes is cracked! HAHA! talk about $$$$. thankfully he has a warranty.
Yeah,right!---That could hurt w/o warranty
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I got this truck from my grandfather and he kept it garaged and broke it in with 12,000 lb camping trailer-bumper pull- ... I don't do any towing right now but want to get preventative things done. Eventually I will start doing a few mods and will start with gauges. I have never heard of a coolant filter. I was thinking about taking it in somewhere for a tranny and coolant flush, most likely ford.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:59 PM
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You own a diesel now-it's time to learn the beast-
There are alot of master diesel guys on here who are willing to help you with all kinds of things with these trucks
Don't be afraid of something-there is ALWAYS someone on here who knows the way and can help you through it
If you have the place to do it in-if not,well,yes,it can be tough-but wish all the best!
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I just did front brakes and calipers and I don't recall any way to grease the upper or lower ball joints but I will check again. If not then I will wait and save all my pennies, more like dollars for the repair. I appreciate the advice, I read these threads when I have time and have learned a fair amount.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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I just did front brakes and calipers and I don't recall any way to grease the upper or lower ball joints but I will check again. If not then I will wait and save all my pennies, more like dollars for the repair. I appreciate the advice, I read these threads when I have time and have learned a fair amount.
You are well on your way my friend---the sky is the limit--
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