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Old 08-29-2019, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
David Jay
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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Preemptive Maintenance for High Mile 2500

I purchased this truck at 172,000 and I intend to run it for perhaps 6-7 years. I have never owned any vehicle - certainly not a 3/4 ton truck - with over 200,000 miles (I sold one Chevy[Toyota] Prism at 182,000 miles) so I want to hear what I may need to do to get her to say 300,000.

So far I have replaced all the fluids except the PS, brake and coolant. Those 3 are on the list. Switched the transmission to TES-295. Plan to run Rotella T-6 starting at the next oil change.

I think that Todd at T&C Diesel has convinced me to replace the CP4.2 at 200,000. Pulling a 5th wheel all over the country, I would feel better installing a new one ($650 part) before the old one grenades.

Is there anything that I should be replacing preemptively? I saw an old Suburban by the side of the road this week that was dragging the drive shaft. Do I need to replace U-joints or CV joints? I look forward to hearing from you guys...

2013 2500HD Ext. Cab DMax, 4WD
Stock drive train and fuel system
Primary "job" is 5th wheel RV hauler
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