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post #1 of 21 Old 05-30-2013, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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180,000 Mile truck about to drive over 2000 miles, what would you do?

Well I am going to help someone move from Michigan to the West Palm area in Florida. My 2000 F250 has around 180k miles, the last 75k in my possession. The truck runds great and has very little blow by and with a 3000 - 4000 mile oil change the oil is still clean, well not super nasty diesel black like I am used to seeing.
Just wondering what you guys would recomend doing before a trip like this, I don't drive my vehicles this kind of distance often!

What is already done and I think I am good on:
-Had the CPS replaced under the recal a year or two ago
- new brakes (calipers rotors and pads)
-Coolant filter installed
-vented CCV
-both diff fluids have been replaced with amsoil recently
-tcase fluid changed recently
-new tires
-water pump replaced last fall

Plan on doing before trip:
-change transmission fluid
-Obiously I will change the oil right before the trip
-check spare tire
-maybe bring a spare CPS
-coolant flush with ELC and new hoses
-new acc drive belt

Anything else that I am missing?
thanks.

Also, I have two sets of wheels and tires what would you use?
Go in style with the wheels (new tires) in my signature or use my winter wheels? (factory 2008 20" wheels painted black with decent 50% tires and good wheelspacer.com spacers)

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-Fusion front bumper - ATS 3" fender flares



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You covered everything. She's a 7.3 she would probably take it even without those precautions.

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Dont know if you have an auto or standard transmission but I have always heard unless you were religious about changing fluid in an auto, and what is in there now has been in there for awhile, don't change it.

Not sure about the autos in our trucks but I had a Buick that the tranny went out soon after I had taken ownership and changed the fluid. Granted the car had been sitting for awhile.

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Run it and try to stay awake through Indiana, Georgia and northern Florida. Very boring areas for a long drive.

This would be a great time to do a fuel mileage study based on tuner setting, speed, and towing wieght

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Run it and try to stay awake through Indiana, Georgia and northern Florida. Very boring areas for a long drive.

This would be a great time to do a fuel mileage study based on tuner setting, speed, and towing wieght
+1 this is a good idea.

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Just drive it and enjoy!

In all honesty, it looks like you've got pretty much everything covered. You may, however, want to check your serpentine belt tensioner and idler pulley when you replace the belt.

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If you change the belt, throw the old one under the seat as a spare, and take a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar to change it. If you decide to throw new coolant hoses on it, get the upper one for a truck with dual alternators, because that will go around the belt, not through it, making it possible to change the belt roadside, without having to open the cooling system.

Maybe throw a new air filter at it, if it's getting pretty dirty. Mostly for mileage

I'd jack the front end up and check your ball joints and steering linkages for play. Also check the wheel bearings, spin them, too. I know I had one that was starting to get a couple tight spots awhile back.

As far as the tires go, I'd go with whichever ones give you better mileage, 2000 miles, that adds up quick, especially with 4 dollar diesel. But, your summer rims do look pretty badass

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One thing overlooked allot, break out a grease gun and grease the front end I do this every other oil change


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My last trip from west palm to Atlanta I had to change my alternator on the side of the highway. My truck only has 130k
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Personally I would not change the trans fluid unless you have kept on intervals with changing it. Look at the color in a paper towel, smell it. If its not red & smells burned I would be cautious. If you change the fluid & it hadn't been done before the clutch disks will begin to fail & slip. Check your battery terminals & connections. Clean your exhaust back pressure tube. Bleed your brakes & change your power steering fluid (so you have optimum hydro boost)

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