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What's different on this truck than an F150? For one, physical size of every component. Don't take for granted the extra abuse and pressures this truck puts on everything: gears, fluids, etc. The fluids take a beating in this truck.
What you're doing now is fine maintenance-wise. You should probably regularly check radiator and power steering levels. Change the brake fluid every year or two. Same with with transfer case fluid.
Trans fluids probably do best with occasional drain + refills. Rear diff is 100k. Front diff is 150k. That's a pretty long time in my opinion. Don't know what people expect there beyond that.
Check the suspension pretty often while changing oil. Look for broken boots, loose parts (hard to check by hand on this thing), fluid leaks, etc.
Look at the fuel cooler. Check brake pads and rotors. You can do most of these things pretty quickly if you do them regularly (like during oil changes).
That's about it.
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Last edited by Doss; 02-07-2013 at 09:36 PM.