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Old 04-16-2008, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Service recommendations

I know I'm going to get a bunch of different answers but........

Bought the truck with 82K and I'm going to service at or around 85K. I want to know:

What type of filter?
What type of oil (weight, synth, non-synth)?

AND Anything else that other than greasing that I need to check. The tranny, transfer case and everything else was done when I bought it so that should be good for awhile. Thank guys!!

PS- I live the the south where we will be temps in the 80s to 100+ in the next few months.

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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oem filters/ or amsoil is what i use. fluids are up to you and your budget and preference, i stick with amsoil throughout.

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Oil Filter-anything but Fram

Oil -15w40 dino or synthetic your choice

Change fluids in both differentials,transfer case and spin on filter & fluid in the Transmission.

It's a heck of a general question and opinions are going to vary immensley!

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I know it is a general question, I was kind of aiming for a poll question without the poll. Do I need to change the fluids in the diffs and tranny ever 5K? They were change when I got the truck.......
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I know it is a general question, I was kind of aiming for a poll question without the poll. Do I need to change the fluids in the diffs and tranny ever 5K? They were change when I got the truck.......

Diff's and tranny can be done up to every 50k depending on use. Those opinions will vary too,but I go 50 with the diff's and 25 with the tranny and t-case.
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Engine oil/filter changes are something you've probably already made up your mind on, so it's a moot point.

Tranny and diffs: I think most people would concur with a generalization here. If towing often, or with significant heavy loads, then 25k miles would be appropriate. If NOT towing often or heavy, then 50k miles would be fine, presuming you're using some brand of synthetic lubricant.

Please, don't ask "which oil is best" ... Just do a search, and make up your own mind. You should be able to search "synthetic oil", "transmission fluid" and "differential fluid" and read for the next week. It's been SOOOOOOO covered before.
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