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Old 12-13-2003, 11:43 PM
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Maintenance Items Chart

I am trying to create a maintenance recommendations and fluids table for my personal use, and I need some of your help. Is the tranny and diff change to soon/late? Should I change the spark plugs earlier? What major items have I left out? I want my chart to reflect "premium" data that will help my truck last a long time.
Since this is a 4.2 specific chart, I did not want to place this in the oil and lube forum. BTW, this chart is for my truck listed in my signature. This is what I have made up so far. All comments, both positive and negative, are greatly appreciated.

Part
Spark Plugs Type??? Where to buy????
Spark Plug Cables Type and where to buy????
Fuel Filter Motorcraft Where to buy????
Oil Filter MotorCraft FL-400-S Walmart
Air Filter FRAM Walmart
PCV Valve EV-251 Type and where to buy????
Coolant MotorCraft Premium 20.1 Quarts Where to buy??
Manual Transmission Fluid Royal Purple Max Synthetic ATF 3.75 quarts Napa
Differential Gear Lube Royal Purple Synthetic Max Gear 75w-140 2.6 Liters or 2.75 quarts Napa Permatex Right Stuff form-a-gasket Autozone
Oil 5w-20 MotorCraft SuperPremium 6 quarts Walmart

Maintenance
Oil 3k miles
Chassis Lube 3k miles
Air Filter 6k miles
Tire Rotation/Balance 6k miles
Fuel Filter 15k miles
Spark Plugs 30k miles
Spark Plug Cables 30k miles
Transmission Fluid 30k miles
Differential Lube 30k miles
Coolant Drain-Flush 30k miles
Brake Fluid Change 30k miles
Water Pump-replace 100k miles
Serpentine Belt-replace 100k miles
PCV Valve 100k miles

(Looks like the spacing format from Excel didn't work)
 
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:24 AM
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Just wanted to mention, I intend to respond with a thorough reply, but am too busy to take the time to do so right now.
Will do as soon as I can.
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:16 PM
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Here is an updated version.

Part F150
Spark Plugs Motorcraft AGSF34FM Oriely $3.99 each
Spark Plug Cables MotorCraft WR-6051 Oriely $80.99
Fuel Filter Motorcraft FG-986B Oriely $10.49
Oil 5w-20 MotorCraft SuperPremium 6 quarts Walmart $1.77/quart
Oil Filter MotorCraft FL-400-S Walmart $2.77
Air Filter FRAM Walmart $15.84
PCV Valve EV-251 Type and where to buy????
Coolant MotorCraft Premium 20.1 Quarts Where to buy??
Manual Transmission Fluid Royal Purple Max Synthetic ATF 3.75 quarts Napa/Oriely $7.69/quart
Differential Gear Lube Royal Purple Synthetic Max Gear 75w-140 2.6 Liters or 2.75 quarts Napa/Oriely $8.69/Liter Permatex Right Stuff form-a-gasket Autozone $12.99

Maintenance
Oil 3k miles
Chassis Lube 3k miles
Air Filter 6k miles
Tire Rotation/Balance 6k miles
Fuel Filter 12k miles
Spark Plugs 30k miles
Spark Plug Cables 30k miles
Transmission Fluid 30k miles
Differential Lube 30k miles
Coolant Drain-Flush 30k miles
Brake Fluid Change 30k miles
Water Pump-replace 100k miles
Serpentine Belt-replace 100k miles
PCV Valve 100k miles
 
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:49 PM
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Austin,very well done. I see a few things that I would do different;
1)Antifreeze-Does it have to be Motorcraft? Why not use Prestone?
2)Unless you submerge your rear axle in water,ide wait to replace the fluid at 80-100k miles.
3)Air filter-Do you live near very dusty roads? Ide replace the air filter 12-15k miles unless it gets dirty before then.
4)Serpentine belt-Ide change that at 60k miles and would go back with a Gatorback belt.
5)Spark plugs and wires-Ide change those at 60k miles unless you get a miss and trace it to bad wires/plugs.

Remember,these are only suggestions.If you want to do all the items you have listed at the intervals you have listed then do it.I am just trying to help you save money.
 
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:22 PM
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Do not forget to mix your Anti Freeze with water 1:1 ratio.
 
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:39 PM
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Sounds about right, the price on those plug wires looks a little high. I bought JBA 9mm wires in blue, they had about half the resistance of the o.e.m. wires and only cost me $65 or so with shipping. They were not universal but a custom set. BTW you will get a kick out of changing your wires if you got a 2002 or newer, the coilpack is on the right side valve cover and the wires route behind the intake and are very hard to get to, just bring your patience with you. Also the wires to the driver's side, are not numbered sequentially like the passenger side. Front to rear the passenger side goes 1,2,3. The driver's side goes from rear to front 4,6,5. But only on '02 and newer as far as I know.
 
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:57 PM
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I go to the dealer if I cant get a motorcraft product (i.e. fuel filter, transmission filter, fluids, etc.) The differential fluid is expensive and ford recomends a pretty specific type, and you must add friction modifier (4oz.), which is available at Ford Dealer like every single part and fluid on that truck. I use a K and N filter, the performance upgrade did nothing for me, but it is reusable, and saves time and money. I may be wrong but I think the rear differenctial takes more than 2.75 qts. But I base all my maintence on my Haynes Manual.... Good luck with the chart and once its perfected dont forget to share it.
 
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Old 12-30-2003, 01:52 PM
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MJ, I went back with RedLine 85W140 synthetic fluid @ $7.95 a quart.Ford wanted $18.95 a quart! I have the open differential so I did not need the modifier.



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