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Old 02-20-2013, 07:25 PM
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Remember, there is a difference between factory recommended (minimum requirements for warranty) and dealer recommended (more often so they can make money), and some fluids do NOT need to be changed that often.
Exactly, go by your manual and good judgement. Of you are able, do not mind and have the time there is no reason not to change the fluids yourself and save yourself some coin.
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I'm planning on keeping this one for a while so I think doing my own maintenance would be beneficial. Not only will I save money but also some time because the service dept. is slllooow. This is the first vehicle I've owned that I haven't done any of the maintenance on so I'm capable of doing so and if not I have a buddy who is ase certified. I'll be changing the trans oil and filters and diff fluid just for my sake because my job sends me all over the country sometimes pulling a trailer. Thanks for the input I just wanted to put it out there and get some feedback from you guys.
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Do the oil/filter and plugs, but you can leave the tranny and diffs since they really don't need to be changed until 100K miles. Check your air filter, if it's dirty then change it, if not save the $10
I know this is in line with Chryslers recommended maintainence, but I won't let my own personal truck go this long without changing these fluids, especially since I do some occassional towing and hauling.
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Don't mean to hijack a thread,but in searching threads to learn certain things I figure those who commented here may be helpful.I'm preparing my 07 1500 5.7 for my vac trip soon.Discovered I need to change the radiator as I have a pin leak.Looking to use the 100% Zerex G-05.Just how much is needed once I do a full flush? I know I must mix approx 50/50 so I will use distilled water.Just curious how many gal of Zerex to buy. I've thought of replacing the plugs also even though I show evidence of needing to.Which plugs have proved both a good bargain AND a good performer if I may ask.Really appreciate any tips/experiences that may be shared.Thanks,DeWayne
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My dealer quoted me $1100 on the 30,000 mile service.
I had a big yelling bout at the dealer and left pissed off. I was going by the manual and they quoted all these other optional things.
I ended up letting them do the plugs and the oil and filter change as I already paid for that.
I put my own air filter and i hope to rid of this beast long before 60,000 miles.
Anyone interested in it. Just getting to 38,000 miles with perfect maintenance history. All receipts available.
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your selling because the service rep tried to up sell you?
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Just had the 60k service done on my truck and the charge was just near $900.00. I have the Chrysler 7 year 120k service plan on my truck so all was prepaid. Only paid $1,500 for the plan so thought it was a fantastic deal. Not sure if they have a separate pricing for this plan vs not having the plan.

I am a stickler for maintenance and am keeping this truck till the wheels fall off or I go first. And since I am retired I figured let the younger guys crawl around the truck.

This included the transmission service, 4x4 service, coolant flush, replace spark plugs, oil and filter and a few other things I can't recall at the moment.

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The spark plugs are a big part of that costs about 22 to 23$ For a two pack so about 180 for those alone, but still haven't taken it to dealer ship. They put a couple nice gouges and scratches on quarter panel last time
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