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#3275292 - 02/08/14 08:34 PM sound maintenance plan?
mobilaltima Offline

Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 807
Loc: Golden Meadow, LA
Guy I ride to work with, he has a 1992 single cab C1500 chevy with the 305, 229,326 miles as of today. I noticed it needs some attention, and offered to do the work for him. Truck is driven 50 miles a day, 25 one way, 14 days a month( we work a 7&7 schedule). he bought it about 2 years ago with 200k on it. It leaks oil, never any on the ground but alot on the pan, it also burns a tad bit, constant light haze of smoke when cold and on hard aceleration only, think the cat might be bad also but it runs great and gets decent mpg, have to add oil every few days.(leaks more than it burns). I was thinking an oil change with Maxlife 10W40, and a Fram TG filter, a new air filter, a new thermostat ( i drive the truck for him to work,he doesnt care to drive, temp gauge always climbs but then falls back to normal, every single day without fail lol, thinking thermostat is sticking). A new PCV valve to see if it helps with oil consumption (thinking it could be valve stem seals) Were also going to install a new fuel filter and put new fluid in the rearend. coolant was just flushed and tranny fluid was changed when he bought it. Sounds like a good plan?

Edited by mobilaltima (02/08/14 08:35 PM)
2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 89k miles
2001 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 5 speed, Maxlife 5W30 Fram XG3600 141k miles

#3275310 - 02/08/14 08:51 PM Re: sound maintenance plan? [Re: mobilaltima]
dave1251 Offline

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8188
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Seen both of you depend on his truck to get to work. Go for it!

Just print a 410 page disclaimer he has to sign that you are not responsible if the truck goes kaput and it has detailed engineering drawings showing him that something like changing the oil in his truck can not cause a head casket failure that occurred before he bought his truck.
make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.

#3275341 - 02/08/14 09:13 PM Re: sound maintenance plan? [Re: mobilaltima]
Realtech214 Offline

Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 665
Loc: Florida
If you are adding oil every few days that seems like it could be a bad seal? Almost every chevy ive had has had some oil on bottom of the pan. Not leaking but just there
2015 Silverado Crew Cab 5.3 LT
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