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I am putting togather a maint schedule to help all of us keep our truck in tip top shape. I have it mostly completed but would like to gather any input you all may have on commonly overlooked items. I amnot talking about the stuff we all know and do.. but things that often get overlooked like weahter strip maint.


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Check lug nuts, tire pressure (spare tire pressure). Shampoo your motor!



That kind of stuff?
 

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add fuel
, add fuel additive, check rear-end breather tube (mine came loose and was rubbing on driveline)..
 

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Eric, too bad you weren't writing one of these for older dodges. I would love to show people my patented 'door adjuster'
 

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Where do you find the time and motivation? Good on ya mate!


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The way you are using "ya'll" looks like you have been hanging around me to much!!
 

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So you're saying lubing the weather stripping every other month. Changing the power steering fluid and brake fluid once a year.
 

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Spray the fuel cooler from accumilation of leaves and crud .....

Buff tailpipe and drive ....

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Jerry, I actually thinking of you when I wrote the topic! Man, my list isnt even out yet! You guys are good
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Summarize with......


Before truck is out of warranty pull to top of launching ramp. Place truck in neutral, release parking brake ... walk away.
 

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Wish there were grease fittings in the "U" Joints, all 16 of them LOL


Regarding Airline Preventative Maintenance programs where parts are replaced based on hours of service and end up getting replaced long before they fail (this is a good thing by the way), what is the expected life of the 'U" joints anyway and when should we repalce them. Is it still like the old days and wait until you can "hear" them or when you get that sudden lurch and banging noise. LOL
 

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Here is a listing of my sheet for doing things at oil change time.






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Sounds like a good idea for a website where it would tell you what service items were coming up, remind you of the part numbers. Perhaps it could even send you e-mail reminders.
 

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good ideas guys, I will come up with some packages including all needed for certain services and as you all know by now, my prices are hard to beat.
 

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ag4gt,


I thought the cooler by the gas tank was a fuel cooler not a transmission cooler.


It sucks I want to use the mygmlink site but they haven't added the 2004 2500HD yet. I even wrote them but they basicly told me it will be added when it is added.
 

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I find www.mygmlink.com to be a pain in the neck. They have a set service schedule and if you do things early, it still reminds you later to do it - even when it's already done. Then, you can't clear something from the service schedule without completing it and then deleting it. Plus, they have the oil change interval preset at 3,000 miles. It's very user unfriendly!
 
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