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Hey guys, my 08 has 180k on it. SCT tuned aFe intake. I have taken the truck on a few trips back and forth to Cleveland Ohio area in the last two months. (About 360 miles 1 way)

I am about to head to Chicago area from WV (About 570 miles one way). Oil gets changed every 5k, fuel filters every 10k. Oil and Fuel last done at 175k (going to change the oil before heading out) I keep a close eye on the vitals via my Livewire and I've been around PSDs awhile, but is there anything I should really look at before this long haul? It's about a 10 hour drive and I am going to be making it straight through.

Before leaving town, I am going to check all my tire pressure, rotate the tires, and do the oil change that will be due in a day or so. Probably going to service the transfer case and rear end as well. Transmission was last serviced by Ford at 170k. Truck also has a new alternator (changed last weekend)

Is there anything anyone can think of that I need to check out before hitting the road? I have put about about 5200 on the truck in long road trips since September with no issues except the alternator. Any help is appreciated!

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Make sure your fluid levels are good and you should be set.

Saw youre post on FB? You moving or is it short term hopefully?

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Hey guys, my 08 has 180k on it. SCT tuned aFe intake. I have taken the truck on a few trips back and forth to Cleveland Ohio area in the last two months. (About 360 miles 1 way)

I am about to head to Chicago area from WV (About 570 miles one way). Oil gets changed every 5k, fuel filters every 10k. Oil and Fuel last done at 175k (going to change the oil before heading out) I keep a close eye on the vitals via my Livewire and I've been around PSDs awhile, but is there anything I should really look at before this long haul? It's about a 10 hour drive and I am going to be making it straight through.

Before leaving town, I am going to check all my tire pressure, rotate the tires, and do the oil change that will be due in a day or so. Probably going to service the transfer case and rear end as well. Transmission was last serviced by Ford at 170k. Truck also has a new alternator (changed last weekend)

Is there anything anyone can think of that I need to check out before hitting the road? I have put about about 5200 on the truck in long road trips since September with no issues except the alternator. Any help is appreciated!
Its a nice drive until You hit Indiana. God awful long flat boring state. you will be in it for a long time. I used to have family just outside Beckley WV. made the trip many times. watch the EGTs on the long pull up "bad of mountain" My best time was 8.5 hours back when I was young and crazy 20 years ago. probably made the trip 40 times in my life.

Have a safe trip. is the trip work or fun?

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most folks likely won't agree with me on this, but I'd service the differential and the transfer case after the trip, if it were me..

funny things -can- happen when you do such a service, and tootling around town or close to home is a better place to discover them than a good piece from home..

servicing the transfer case can dislodge particulates that otherwise have found a nice little hiding spot.. the cover on the rear diff is nice and sealed right now, but using a new one has the possibility to not seat/seal..

I'd do the servicing right after the run on those two items.. filter and fluid change otherwise, before.. just my opinion, though..


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eh- check that.. fresh fluids ain't gonna hurt nothing, and the tech who do it should be competent enough to do it right.. I reckon my concerns are based more on speculating that techs are idiots, and that if you want a job done right you gotta do it yourself.. :-)

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Make sure your fluid levels are good and you should be set.

Saw youre post on FB? You moving or is it short term hopefully?
It is a permanent transfer. I will be looking for a place to live in Indiana. But I will be there as short of a time as possible as I will keep my eyes open for transfers out of there!

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Work. There is nothing in that place for me to voluntarily choose to go there for....

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most folks likely won't agree with me on this, but I'd service the differential and the transfer case after the trip, if it were me..

funny things -can- happen when you do such a service, and tootling around town or close to home is a better place to discover them than a good piece from home..

servicing the transfer case can dislodge particulates that otherwise have found a nice little hiding spot.. the cover on the rear diff is nice and sealed right now, but using a new one has the possibility to not seat/seal..

I'd do the servicing right after the run on those two items.. filter and fluid change otherwise, before.. just my opinion, though..


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eh- check that.. fresh fluids ain't gonna hurt nothing, and the tech who do it should be competent enough to do it right.. I reckon my concerns are based more on speculating that techs are idiots, and that if you want a job done right you gotta do it yourself.. :-)
I see your point above and that makes good sense, but with 180K on the truck and me not knowing when these fluids were last changed.... Plus, I'll be doing the workj myself so I know it'll be done right!

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Make sure the stereo is in good working order. Singing to yourself for that long a stretch could get ugly.
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Sounds like your up on your maintenance just make sure all fluids are good my truck only makes 10-15 hour trips I do my diffs once a year no need to do them because of a 10 hour trip. That 10 hour haul is way easier on the truck then the around town driving even if you are deleted

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