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100k maintenance on hd 2500

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grass disaster, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    so i have a 2001 with 100k on the meter. I run amsoil in everything

    what kind of maintenance should do?

    i changed the rear end last year. so that should be clean yet. i do oil @ the end of the year.

    plugs? tranny? coolant?
  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 779

    Owners manual should tell you what needs to be done. But if it was me I would change all fluids.
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  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Belts? Plugs & plug wires, dist cap/rotor (if gas engine)?
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    if it aint broke don't fix it
  5. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    Funny you mention that. I know several people who advise don't service the tranny unless you do it every 30k or so. My old boss serviced the tranny at 100k on 2 trucks prior to the plowing season and both trannys blew that winter. He said never again.

    Anybody want to comment on that theory? I'm not promoting that but I know a bunch of guys who say not bother with the tranny service.
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  6. Ormond32176

    Ormond32176 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    143k on my 01 1500 tranny that has been put through hell (yes, hell), never been serviced, and still has 0 issues.
  7. thom

    thom LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Preventative maintenance contributes to the longevity of any vehicle.
    Engine oil is the most important fluid. I also own an 01 2500 HD 6L gas engine
    with 65K on the meter.I use Valvoline durablend 10w30.The trany fluid in my truck is original, and will stay that way untill my trusted transmission expert tells me to change it, when he does, he will also drill, and install a drain plug in the torque converter.
    At 100k, the spark plugs should be changed.
    The coolant should be tested for deterioration, flushed, and refilled as needed.The coolant in my truck is original.
    You live an area where rust is a issue.Inspect all brake line for deteration.replace as needed.Inspect the brakes, steering, and suspension
    parts for wear, replace as needed.

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