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Old 12-17-2007, 07:15 PM
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Talking Summary - Preventative Maint for Diesels !

Please find a summary of Forum member inputs to my earlier Forum
-Subject: Best Strategies Preventative Maint for Diesels ?

First and foremost many thanks to all forum members who provided input your suggestions / comments are most appreciated and valued --- Without your support the below listing would not have been possible

Hopefully many will benefit from this Summary / Subject
-Please feel free to ADD and or comment on list

Many thanks in advance --- John from Colfax NC

-Follow Owners manual recommendations
-Change Engine oil every 5K miles regardless of tow or no tow
-Change Engine Filter
-Change / Maintain Fuel Filters as required
-Conduct oil analysis on a regular basis
Engine & Transmission Fluids
Document same
Compare / analysis results long term
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-Diesel Fuel Additive a MUST
-Add required / proper additive depending on the season of year
-Run a good quality Diesel Fuel
-Use Block Heater as required Below Freezing
-Run Injector Lube additive as required
-Good warm up and then cool down period a good measure to take into account
-Check Spare Tire Pressure at least every 3 months or so
-Check all 4 tire pressure on regular basis
-Check battery at each Oil Change
-Check Transfer case Fluid level at each oil change
-Check Anti-Freeze level at each Oil Change
-Check Power Steering Fluid
-Check Air filter and clean at each Oil Change
-Check Serpentine Belt at each oil change & replace as required
-Check Radiator Hoses each oil change & replace as required
-Check and maintain all Brake calipers / slide pins / clean & Lubricate as required
-Check Brake disc rotors / maintain or replace as required
-Check / monitor brake lines after each OFF road trip for any damage prior to getting back onto highway
-Monitor entire vehicle for any rodent damage to wiring etc
-Wash off entire under carriage after driving on salted / sanded or chemically treated Roads as soon as possible
-Wash vehicle on a regular basis
-Wax once a year
-Try to avoid Long idle times
-If unable to avoid long idle interval than after same get vehicle out on highway and run for 10 miles or so to clean out system prior to shutdown
-Inspect complete under side of Vehicle at each Oil Change Look for leaks / damage etc
-Consider upgrading Transfer Case fluid to Synthetic
-Consider upgrading Power Steering fluid to Synthetic
-Consider installing an External Coolant Filtration system
-Consider replacing existing Anti-Freeze Coolant with Evans NPG+
-Consider installing an External Engine oil By-Pass filtration system
-Consider installing an External Transmission filtration system
-Consider Turbo saver plug & play device that will auto cool turbo prior to auto Engine shut down
-Consider upgrading Rear Differential cover to Mag-Hytec
-Install Synthetic Gear Oil ( Per Owners manual ) in Rear Differential after upgrade to Mag-Hytec cover
-Consider upgrading Front Differential from Petroleum based Gear oil to Synthetic Gear Oil
-Consider replacing stock transmission pan with Mag-Hytec
-Consider upgrading from Factory Air Filtration to after market
-Consider an air restriction gauge on the airbox if not already equipped
-Consider Free Flow after market exhaust
-Consider purchase anti-corrosion Pads for Battery
-Consider adding a Transmission temperature gauge
-Consider adding a Pyrometer to monitor Exhaust Temperature
-Consider adding a Boost Gauge
-Consider Fluidampr
-Consider Electric Fans to reduce drag on engine / Improve Fuel economy
-Consider FumotoValve for Engine oil drain
-Consider grade of oil running for seasons of year and adjust as required ( Summer versus Winter )
-Proceed with caution / rethink major Performance Chip upgrades
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