I just hit 60,000 miles yesterday
I am putting way to many miles on the ol' girl! Anyhow, I dont really like for shops to touch my truck and dont want to get raped by the dealership. So I think me and Dustin (ranger_1999) is going to change/refill all the fluids in the truck. All I ever change is the oil and check washer fluid and check tranny fluid.
So far I understand the following from owner's manual and talking with Dustin
Check and if fluid if needed, add Mercon ATF V
through the dipstick at operating temp.
Not real sure on this one. Do I just fill or do I replace? I know fiance's dad always drains 1 gallon and refills with 50/50 solution. I know I need to fill my reservoir to cold fill line. Someone walk me through the steps of how I should go about checking and adding/refilling radiator. I know you have to end up with 50/50.
Check and fill if needed. Fill with Mercon ATF
fluid until fluid is at bottom of opening. Not sure what brand to get.
Dont really need checking unless they have been submerged and they have not. I will check them anyways. And if they do need filling, use 80W-90 diff lubricant
These are all the fluids that i'm really going to check. I know my brak fluid and power steering fluid are fine. I will look at them just to make sure though. I dont think I am forgetting anything. Ya'll know I'm not rough on my truck and don't wheel alot. The main things im concerned about because I dont really know how to do is the radiator
Basically as you can tell, I just want to check all fluids and top off if needed. In not really draining anything (unless you think I need to). someone chime in to make sure i have ll this right