vehicle scheduled maintenance?

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  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    The blue collar working man should be smart enough to know he has no need for an $80k pickup.:nutz

    Used is the way to go anyway.
     
  2. BobGlover

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    I've read that it's more important to change the transmission fluid than the filter. One less expensive way to do this (from Family Handyman magazine) is to suck all of the fluid you can from the transmission using an oil sucker. Add new fluid to capacity. Then, run the car for several day and do it again. After about three times you've changed almost all of the fluid. This seems a lot easier than dropping the pan.
     
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    Diesels especially need schedulled maint. It is not as easy as the old days since many of the new cooling systems and transmission require fluids to be flushed by a machine. I have spoke to a number of ford mechanics "off the record" when I had my Super Duty and they agreed the the machine flushes were a good idea.
     
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    I specifically asked about the tranny flush as the quote did not include a filter. He said they monitor the pressure during the flush. If it's high they will call and recommend filter replacement. He said most of the time the fliter is okay. This is at a Ford dealership.
     
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    If your F 350 is a 6.0 Powerstroke it will need all the preventative maint. possible.
    Many of those engines are ticking time bombs. I know from first hand experience.
     
  6. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    So much for getting a new truck every 5 to 7 years.:eek::eek::eek::l
     

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