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Old 02-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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Is there any type of transmission maintenance I could perform on my truck that could prevent it from breaking down? Since I've had it I've only performed basic maintenance on it i.e. oil changes, air filter, brakes, wipers, spark plugs, tire rotation, etc.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:46 PM
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change out the gear oil in it and thats all i can think of. Its not a auto so you should only have to worry about the clutch/slave throw out bearing stuff like that. Autos will take a dump on you and theres 3g's gone there
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:47 PM
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your truck is also going to need to replace manual trans oil and the diff oil...
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:52 PM
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Thanks!

@S13minus1: What's the diff oil?
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:56 PM
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rear differential. what turns your rear tires change that out if your truck has over 100k.


the best stuff for that is royal purple. Buts its expensive but the best. Use that in the trans and the rear diff.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:56 PM
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Well thats not a good sign. lol Differential oil is a oil that it is specifically formulated to provide proper lubrication for the gears in the differential of a truck. What sets this oil apart from regular oil is that its more thick, or viscous.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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awesome, will do! thanks.
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awesome, will do! thanks.
Get a service manual, if it keeps you from f-ing up 1 thing it paid for itself!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:28 AM
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^^yes a good chilton book will show you what do to and service intervals
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:15 AM
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Don't forget to change the clutch fluid every three years. It's brake fluid and it sucks in moisture from the air. If it's black, it's over due. New brake fluid is damn near transparent. There is a bleeder valve on the slave cylinder in the transmission that you access through the access hole on the driver's side of the bell housing.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:29 PM
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Get a service manual, if it keeps you from f-ing up 1 thing it paid for itself!!
I have one but can't find it lol

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Don't forget to change the clutch fluid every three years. It's brake fluid and it sucks in moisture from the air. If it's black, it's over due. New brake fluid is damn near transparent. There is a bleeder valve on the slave cylinder in the transmission that you access through the access hole on the driver's side of the bell housing.
thanks, it's going on my to do list!
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