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Buying a new to you vehicle

Post by MudRaider on 12/28/2011, 10:07 pm

Just my two cents, but I've been buying vehicles for a long time, and I've learned a bit from it. Whenever you get a new vehicle, change out all the fluids as fast as you can. i just got around to changing out the fluid in the Shogun's manual transmission today, and when I drained it I got about a cup out. checking the manual, it calls for 4 pints. Quite a bit of difference. After doing that, went for a spin to get fuel, and after a while, noticed it shifting a lot smoother. It has 300,000 miles on it, and I don't know when fluids were changed last. The rear end is trashed, the LSD makes all kinds of noise even after changing fluids and putting in the LSD additive. Even simple fluids changes that you wouldn't think of, brake, power steering, and radiator, can help with longevity.
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Re: Buying a new to you vehicle

Post by piratex on 12/28/2011, 10:20 pm

I second that.
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Re: Buying a new to you vehicle

Post by chope045 on 12/28/2011, 10:41 pm

also do a full tune up i got my jeep changed most the fluids and did a tune up runs a lot better

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Re: Buying a new to you vehicle

Post by MudRaider on 12/28/2011, 11:18 pm

Tune up is a gimme. Most people when they get rid of a vehicle start getting lax on maintenance, "just let me get rid of it" mentality. Specially plugs, generally a higher cost if people have that done that they will put off if it is running "ok"
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Re: Buying a new to you vehicle

Post by chope045 on 12/29/2011, 3:42 am

its always good mine looked rusted when i took my old ones out but thats just what ive always been tought

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