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Old 12-02-2010, 09:41 AM
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A night of maintenance..things learned.

Sooo after changing every filter known to man on my truck last night and a few other things I learned a few things..

The previous oil change we rinsed the pan with diesel.. just poured a bunch down the filler tube. I thought it was great and cleaning.. but last night when draining my oil(same interval) it wasnt black! It still had some brown to it, not all soot filled.. Best old trucker trick ever, i'll continue to do it, btw we rinsed any extra diesel out with a lil fresh oil.

Changing the fuel filter and found the bottom of the bowl full of crap, so used a flat head screw driver scraped up alot then rinsed the bowl out again, unplugged the fuel bowl heater when we were in there, dont need it. ha.

My air filter was pretty filthy.. and i drive dirt every day, i had the cover on it, pretty filthy too gotta hose that. Worth it for the fresh air, could hear the turbo a lil better.. Made sure to date it this time to see how long it lasts before it is due again. Its cheap insurance I say.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:45 AM
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Not sure about adding diesel to the oil, that oil runs the injectors and I am sure
anything but oil is not advised.

The old truckers had old style engines with mechanical pumps, much different than
what is in your truck.... I only add oil to my oil.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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Not sure about adding diesel to the oil, that oil runs the injectors and I am sure
anything but oil is not advised.

The old truckers had old style engines with mechanical pumps, much different than
what is in your truck.... I only add oil to my oil.
I obviously didnt put diesel in my oil, i rinsed the dirty oil pan out with it, and then rinsed any extra out with fresh oil, but i've seen no problems with it and im sure im not the only one doing it, just saying..

If i was leaving diesel in it yeah there'd be a problem. its a cleaner.
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What kind of air filter do you have and what do you use to clean it? I have an AFE system and I need to know how to clean it properly.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:09 PM
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Not reusable, its just a 6637 style filter, disposable. call it whatever you want, tymar, etc. but ya.. sorry cant help.
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