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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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When you have the belt off, check your tensioner pulley and Idler Pulley bearing for roughness.
X2 ! I just did this today because I'm going on a long trip. I found the tensioner pulley was shot. Real easy to replace. I just replaced the pulley on the tensioner. Instead of replacing the tensioner assy. $20 for a Dayco pulley. Got 169,000 miles out of the factory pulley.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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I'm just glad my roommate is a mechanic because I have no idea where most of this stuff is haha I bought the Hanes manual but it doesn't make sense
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #18
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Here is my plan when this tank gets down to half I'm going to put 3/4 bottle of seafoam in vac hoses then 1/2bottle in oil and whole bottle in gassed the rest of both in the gas tanks

Do the 60 plus etc etc big smoke show then drive the last half of tank and at that end first tune up starts

1 drain engine oil
2 install new spark plugs platinum
3 instal new injectors Bosch
4 fill engine with Mobil 1 full Syn with Bosch filter
5 flush coolant. And clean with cleanser and then use sealer and put it back on fill it and test it
6. If we have it install cold air intake
7 drain tranny clean and eg new gasket and filter
8 balance tires/ Tire pressure
9 clean car
10 install new exhaust if we have it
I don't recommend putting Seafoam in the oil, only in the gas tank and through a vacuum line.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #19
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http://www.techron.com/
Google is your friend.

IMHO, It's one of the standards of the industry for consumer-use fuel additives. Available about anywhere parts are sold.
Easy to pour too.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #20
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Don't stress it too much. Long-haul driving like that is about the least stressful form of driving possible (assuming you aren't towing). Would you freak out about the next 3,000 miles of commuting? No.

Enjoy your trip. I found (with my Overland) that premium fuel made a significant different in power and mileage going across the mid-West - at higher altitudes it picked up about 2 mpg over regular. Also, if you are using cruise control watch out for random crazy downshifts to 2nd gear on long hills. You'll have about 1000 miles of long rolling hills on your way west. Using premium fuel helped a lot. So does turning off Overdrive as you hit the base of a long hill. Just let it drop to 3rd and cruise will pull you through.

To be honest, I wouldn't bother carrying extra fluids. I used to subscribe to this philosophy but it doesn't make sense to me any more. You'll either be close enough to civilization that you can get what you need when you need it, or you'll be so far away that an extra quart of fluid won't make a lick of difference. I mean, if you blow a radiator hose, what will a gallon of coolant do? Get you a mile down the freeway?

Just enjoy your trip. Pick up a good nav and don't forget your cell phone charger.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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Don't stress it too much. Long-haul driving like that is about the least stressful form of driving possible (assuming you aren't towing). Would you freak out about the next 3,000 miles of commuting? No.

Enjoy your trip. I found (with my Overland) that premium fuel made a significant different in power and mileage going across the mid-West - at higher altitudes it picked up about 2 mpg over regular. Also, if you are using cruise control watch out for random crazy downshifts to 2nd gear on long hills. You'll have about 1000 miles of long rolling hills on your way west. Using premium fuel helped a lot. So does turning off Overdrive as you hit the base of a long hill. Just let it drop to 3rd and cruise will pull you through.

To be honest, I wouldn't bother carrying extra fluids. I used to subscribe to this philosophy but it doesn't make sense to me any more. You'll either be close enough to civilization that you can get what you need when you need it, or you'll be so far away that an extra quart of fluid won't make a lick of difference. I mean, if you blow a radiator hose, what will a gallon of coolant do? Get you a mile down the freeway?

Just enjoy your trip. Pick up a good nav and don't forget your cell phone charger.
I've been running mine on premium ever since I bought it and I've gained 3-4 mpg just from that but thanks for the tips I guess I'm just a lil paranoid about it and I just can't afford to have it break down on me I have 7 days to make it there and if I don't make it there in time I'm in big **** I'm in the navy and yeah I have to be there
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #22
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Get AAA and make sure you have a good spare tire. Welcome to Washington! Enjoy your time at the NAS.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #23
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Look up the app for "Pure Gas", it is similar to GasBuddy but will tell you the stations on your route that has gasoline withOUT ethanol.

Better for your rig, mpg's, pocket & will clean out you system really nice!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 01:16 AM   #24
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Here is my plan when this tank gets down to half I'm going to put 3/4 bottle of seafoam in vac hoses then 1/2bottle in oil and whole bottle in gassed the rest of both in the gas tanks

Do the 60 plus etc etc big smoke show then drive the last half of tank and at that end first tune up starts

1 drain engine oil
2 install new spark plugs platinum
3 instal new injectors Bosch
4 fill engine with Mobil 1 full Syn with Bosch filter
5 flush coolant. And clean with cleanser and then use sealer and put it back on fill it and test it
6. If we have it install cold air intake
7 drain tranny clean and eg new gasket and filter
8 balance tires/ Tire pressure
9 clean car
10 install new exhaust if we have it
No Bosch filter nonono wix filters
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