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Old 03-24-2004, 06:38 AM
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can someone please post a in depth list of ALL rountine maint, tune ups? everything from engine work to changing diff oil and tranny fluid/filter, anyhting there is for manual trannies, ball joints everything that needs to be done, and how often. I am tryin to make sure I do not miss anything. I am coming up on 50k on my truck soon, I will hit 45k within the next day or two. Things I can think of.
-3k miles/3 months-
Oil
Oil filter
Air filter
Balance/Rotate tires
General Inspection of belts, hoses
-25k/2 years-
Fuel filters
-50k/3 years-
Plugs
Wires
Belts (not doing as they look great!)
Hoses (not doing as they look great!)
Tranny fluid
Tranny filter
(I am going to keep an extra set of hoses and an extra belt in the truck though just in case)
Tires at 40k or earlier if belts show/tread is gone
-500k miles-
Replace truck. (I hope it last that long. :P )

No idea when I should change my diff oil, or if I need to replace my shocks as routine maint.
EGR valve, WTF is that??? and when does it need to be changed, and wehre is it?

Oh yeah and how often does the blinker fluid and muffler bearings need to be changed?
 
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Old 03-24-2004, 08:33 AM
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Repack or replace the front wheel bearings
Drain and fill your rear differential housing
Check the expiration date on the condoms in the glove box and replace if needed.

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Old 03-24-2004, 10:29 AM
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Supply fresh sterroids for those gerbils.
 
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:32 AM
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And don't forget to feed your cat, make sure there is fresh litter in the pan also and stop at the pet store to pick up some more squeeky toys for him.
 
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:17 PM
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When should I repack the bearings and refill the rear diff fluid? I dont tow alot so should I do it every 50 or 75 or 100 or what?

AND WTH IS AN EGR VALVE???
 
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Pop off one of your front wheels and grab hold of your rotor with both hands from top and bottom. Try to push and pull (push with one hand and pull with the other) to see if there is any play in there. If there is a little, you can probably just give the spindle nut a little twist but not too much. Then rotate the rotor slowly and listen for any crunching sounds. If it's all nice and smooth and spinning freely then your good to go. since your there already, I'd pop off the caliper and ABS sensor and remove the hub assembly and grab some gobs of high temp greese and slop some in there and toss it back together. Only torque the hub/spindle nut JUST enough so that there is no play in the hub assembly. After that, re-check and tighten the hub nut again after a thousand miles or so.

EGR valve?? got me there. I think you just replace that when it breaks.
 
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oh, I forgot. If your running an open diff, don't even worry about it. The manual says that it never needs changing but I'd do it at 100k or so. If you've got an L/S, then I'd change it every 20k to try and preserve those clutch plates.
 
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Go to Fords web site and click on owners. Set up a profile on your truck and it will list all maintainance needed. You can even read the owners man.
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Owners manual whats that?
 
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EGR is Exhaust Gas Recirculation, and it does exactly as it says...recirculates exhaust gases! Its for emissions. It makes sure all the fuel is burned before it goes into the air. Some guys delete it while they are swapping headers. Like someone said earlier...just replace it when something goes wrong with it, it will throw a code
 
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Originally Posted by V6Mustang
Like someone said earlier...just replace it when something goes wrong with it, it will throw a code
Uh, That "SOMEONE" has a name Buddy!!!!!

Tom

j/j
 
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Originally Posted by Busa01
Uh, That "SOMEONE" has a name Buddy!!!!!

Tom

j/j

Haha I knew someone said it...I was just too lazy to look back through the post to find out who
 
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Originally Posted by V6Mustang
Haha I knew someone said it...

AHA!!!!

Caught you again! I can't believe it, twice in a row.

So, again I repeat myself. Ahem (clearing throat) uh, that supposed "Someone", has a name. Yeah, "Hi, Hello, How are ya, yoohooo"



That's ok, my feelings aren't hurt.

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