Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
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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.