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Old 06-17-2012, 07:44 PM
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What are key maintenance "to do's"

This is my first diesel and have read that if you keep up on maintenance these will last forever. I want to do this right. I just bought some motorcraft fuel and oil filters and some rotella T to change this weekend. What else should I do first for this thing. I only had it a week and dont know what has been done and when. It has 70k on it now. I heard that you should drain the water out of the fuel filter but dont know where to do that at? Any other things that I should keep an eye on or what I should do? Thanks
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This is my first diesel and have read that if you keep up on maintenance these will last forever. I want to do this right. I just bought some motorcraft fuel and oil filters and some rotella T to change this weekend. What else should I do first for this thing. I only had it a week and dont know what has been done and when. It has 70k on it now. I heard that you should drain the water out of the fuel filter but dont know where to do that at? Any other things that I should keep an eye on or what I should do? Thanks
The water separator is located on the inside of the frame rail on the drivers side of the truck inline with the front of the drivers door. There is a little yellow lever, just turn the lever & drain it for about 20 sec or so. I do it about 2 times a month.
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Sweet, I'll start doing that
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Check your coolant (nitrite and freeze point). It shows you how to drain the fuel filter in the manual. If you don't know when all the fluids were last changed you could change all your fluids, transmission, transfer, diffs, coolant.
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I do know that older people had it that lived in nj and spent the winters in FL. So a lot of its miles are highway miles. If that matters.
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I do know that older people had it that lived in nj and spent the winters in FL. So a lot of its miles are highway miles. If that matters.
Highway miles are alot easier on a truck than town miles so that is good. How many hours are on and how many miles?
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Um...don't know how many hrs but its got 70k
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Is there any significance with what job # my truck is? 1,2 or 3? It was made in 4/7
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The rotella t I got is the triple protection in the white bottle. Is that a semi synthetic? The blue bottle said its full synthetic and the guy behind the counter at autozone couldn't tell me
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Um...don't know how many hrs but its got 70k
You would have to get it from your menu in the display in your instrument panel. I think 04/07 would be a job 1.
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