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Old 04-30-2013, 08:14 PM
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So my 04 HEMI is still running great, I take pretty good care of it. Regular intervals on the oil changes w a synthetic blend. New radiator, new plugs, new break pads. I'm still a lil rough on her, hole shots off the light, exceeding 90 mph when I'm running late to work (only on the highways, usually at 4 am). I was just curious if anyone knew of anything I should look out for with the 150+ on the odometer, anything I should address. Thanks in advance guys!
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Chevy,I would say just keep doing what your doing with the oil changes and filter changes and you should be fine there are some Hemis out there with 200,000 + miles and still goin strong.Hell I got 91,000 on mine and its a 2011.The transmissions are the weak link.
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About the only thing I would suggest is an increase in transmission service. I drain and fill mine every 15k and replace the filters every other D/F. May be a bit overkill, but trans on my 10 had no issues and my 11 is doing great.
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I'm a lil scared to touch the trans since IDK if the previous owner ever kept up on that or not. When I work in a service shop if their wasn't regular maint records on the trans and it had over 100k on it, we wouldn't touch em, mainly based on the thought that the clutch material in the old fluid was what was keeping em going? is that BS or is there any truth o that? she shifts fine and the fluid condition is a lil dirty, but no burnt smell. if I do change it, should I go with a good synthetic, or any additives like lucas?
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If you change the fluid use ATF+4 ONLY. It is synthetic and you can buy other brands then Mopar but I would suggest getting Mopar. My Dad has told me that about tranny fluid for years his 97 12valve Cummins with over 600,000 miles on it has the original fluid. He says he's going to have to rebuild it soon but he wants to make it to the 750,000 mark first if he can.
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I'm a lil scared to touch the trans since IDK if the previous owner ever kept up on that or not. When I work in a service shop if their wasn't regular maint records on the trans and it had over 100k on it, we wouldn't touch em, mainly based on the thought that the clutch material in the old fluid was what was keeping em going? is that BS or is there any truth o that? she shifts fine and the fluid condition is a lil dirty, but no burnt smell. if I do change it, should I go with a good synthetic, or any additives like lucas?
You want to avoid a flush at this point, but a drain and refill won't hurt it.
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hemilonestar.....does that include a filter change or just leave the old ones in?
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More info in this post than "Carters got Liver pills". Good info on older Hemi's (since I don't own one yet) and Maust1's (Mick's) validation on his dad's 97 12 valve (just picked one up staring at 286,000 as a banged up old working 2wd hauler).

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