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Old 01-04-2013, 08:06 AM
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For some reason everything is not in the manual.

They list "severe" use change at ~50000 miles for the transmission, but don't list a regular use change interval(although I believe member transengineer commented it was good for ~100000-150000 miles under normal use).

They also don't list the cooling system schedule in the manual.

I change half the transmission fluid(via a pan drop), the filters, and gasket every ~50000 miles on my truck, and I drain and refill the coolant every ~50000 miles also(I use the universal type). It's more than needed but it's inexpensive, easy, and keeps the vehicle running a long time. This is pretty much what I do on all my vehicles and they always run 200,000+ miles with minimal issues before we sell them.

I also try to flush the power steering and brake fluids every ~100000 miles, change pcv valves every ~100000 miles, and fuel filters(if serviceable) every ~50000 miles. Then of course other maintenance as needed.
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