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1997 Ford F-350
Property of flainn. Added Jan 25 2018

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Nov 10 2018

Oil and filter change

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Added by flainn on Nov 10 2018 at 5:16 pm

Sep 9 2018

GreaseCar system fully installed and working properly! Woohoo!

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Added by flainn on Sep 9 2018 at 4:51 pm

Jun 16 2018

Changed power steering fluid. New is Dex/Merc ATF.

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Added by flainn on Jun 16 2018 at 9:44 pm

Changed front diff oil. The old oil had a lot of water and rust contamination. I cleaned out the inside as best I could. Looks like water has been in there a long time. Used SuperTech 75w-90 full syn.

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Added by flainn on Jun 16 2018 at 9:43 pm

Jun 15 2018

Changed rear axle oil (new SuperTech 75w-140 full syn) and added 8 oz limited slip additive.

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Added by flainn on Jun 15 2018 at 7:46 pm

May 15 2018

Drained original green coolant. Flushed system with three quarts of Evap-O-Rust Thermocure and refilled system with pink Fleet Charge (contains SCAs). Added coolant filter. Plumbed Greasecar system into cooling system. Drained transmission, cleaned pan, replaced filter, reused factory gasket, refilled with new SuperTech Dex/Merc. Drained and refilled transfer case with SuperTech Dex/Merc. Replaced passenger side headlight. Also (about 300 miles ago) vacuumed down and replaced AC refrigerant.

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Added by flainn on May 15 2018 at 10:31 pm

Mar 30 2018

Changed the engine oil because the injectors were replaced, which mixes diesel into the engine oil.

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Added by flainn on Mar 30 2018 at 11:07 am

In exchange for three dirt bikes, I had Uriah Baldonado replace my eight AA-code injectors with his eight AB-code injectors. It's like a new truck now, much more power and doesn't smell like it's burning oil anymore.

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Added by flainn on Mar 30 2018 at 11:06 am

Mar 3 2018

Replaced cam position sensor. Old one was gray; new one is black with purple o-ring (rev C). No difference in idling or around-town driving. (Edit: replacing the CPS cured the missing-at-highway-speed issue).

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Added by flainn on Mar 3 2018 at 6:43 pm

Feb 15 2018

Oil and oil filter change. I also added 16 oz (one treatment) of Archoil friction modifier. I am already seeing results from the Archoil; the truck is running smoother and not smoking, and has more power. I hope the improvements will continue.

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Added by flainn on Feb 15 2018 at 8:25 pm

Feb 4 2018

Replaced seven of the eight glow plugs. The replacements are "Bapmic" brand, which I got for cheap on eBay (about $3 each). The eighth -- the front-most on the passenger side -- is stuck in the head. I left that one disconnected. All plugs in the truck previously were Beru (Motorcraft) brand. Three were burned out, including the one stuck in the head. The other five still work. One that was burned out was made in Ireland; the other two, including the stuck one, were made in Germany. The five that are still good consist of four made in Germany and one made in Ireland. I also replaced the glow plug relay (with a genuine Ford one) because I suspected the old one had gone bad. I also replaced the fuel filter. And I put half a bottle of Howe's treatment in each fuel tank.

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Added by flainn on Feb 6 2018 at 1:05 pm

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