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Old 02-24-2016, 06:31 PM
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Re: My DIY EcoDiesel maintenance list and tips

Yea, my maintenance is similar but different.


once a month or before a long trip:
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fill up with diesel
spray engine bay w/409 and wash with garden hose
check if DEF is 1/4 tank and add 5 gal.


at every oil change interval (by indicator, 10K miles, or 1 yr, whichever is first):
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1. take to shop and tell them to change the oil & check my owners manual to see if anything is required.
2. clean my K&N filter


every 2yr/20K miles
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replace cabin filter
Replace fuel filters

every 3yr/30K miles
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same as 10k


every 5yr/50K miles
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not there yet so don't know


every 10yr/100K miles
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see 50k maint


every 10yr/150K miles
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see 50k maint


every 12yr/120K miles
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fix stuff as needed and see if there is another extended warranty available.

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Re: My DIY EcoDiesel maintenance list and tips

I've never been a Pennzoil engine oil fan my whole life, now I'm using it in my Ecodiesel since I've been given the first (4) changes free from my dealership. Can you tell me akinney why you are using Mobil ESP in your Ecodiesel? Is it just a personal choice, or did the Blackstone samples show better results with Mobil ESP? Please remember I'm no Pennzoil fan, but I also don't like switching oil brands after starting with a certain kind. Thanks.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:15 PM
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I've never been a Pennzoil engine oil fan my whole life, now I'm using it in my Ecodiesel since I've been given the first (4) changes free from my dealership. Can you tell me akinney why you are using Mobil ESP in your Ecodiesel? Is it just a personal choice, or did the Blackstone samples show better results with Mobil ESP? Please remember I'm no Pennzoil fan, but I also don't like switching oil brands after starting with a certain kind. Thanks.
Personal preference. I've been using Mobil 1 full synthetic in my gas vehicles for the last 5 years or so based primarily on marketing claims and anecdotal evidence from others that do their own maintenance. I only recently did my first oil analysis and that was on the factory fill.

Regardless of the brand, it's pretty universally agreed that full synthetic protects engine parts better and handles long change intervals better than dino. It's kind of a moot point on the Ecodiesel, though, since it's part of the required spec.
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Re: My DIY EcoDiesel maintenance list and tips

Thanks, akinney, for the good details and info. My 2016 is at 9,700 miles and I'll be doing my first JGC CRD oil change this weekend (I put 40K mi on a 2014 but always had the dealer change the oil).
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Thanks, akinney, for the good details and info. My 2016 is at 9,700 miles and I'll be doing my first JGC CRD oil change this weekend (I put 40K mi on a 2014 but always had the dealer change the oil).
You're welcome! I have another oil change due soon. I plan to get an analysis done on the Mobil 1 ESP. If wear metals look good, I'll keep using it.
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Re: My DIY EcoDiesel maintenance list and tips

My oil change went smoothly, I just finished it. The only difference, maybe because mine is a 2016, is that at the end of the Oil Life reset steps in your first post (which changed Oil Life to ---, 3 dashes), I had to press OK on my steering wheel button. That changed the '---' to 100%.

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Re: My DIY EcoDiesel maintenance list and tips

I am at 45K miles and plan to do the transmission drain and fill, both diffs and transfer case. I have all the fluids except LG8 which is coming from CTSC most like late this week. I will use the rest of my Pennzoil then most likely go with Rotella since I ran that for 189K miles in my Super Duty before I sold it to get this JGC.

Overlkill on the fluids except the oil change but it is my ride and it will be with me for a long time. My oil analysis has been excellent with Pennzoil doing 10K oil changes with TBN showing significant life left in the oil.

I am using only MOPAR products except the oil to avoid any future issues. I will take pics of the fluids and the pump putting them in as documentation of the change.

By the way my power steering fluid is slowing leaking out. I made the mistake of going into the dealer after toping it up to the fill mark with Pentosin and they ran dias on the power steering system. No leaks. I am maybe 10K miles from it needing filled again so this time they can either fill it or see what is wrong. I paid for the dia fee by the way even though I have the 10 year/ 120K mile service plan so whatever you do let them make the call if your power steering fluid is low.
By the way the Pentosin is what I have been using in my BMW for 10 years and I was told at the dealership that it might be evaporating. I just laughed and said not a chance as I have never had to do the power steering in my BMW using the same fluid except for the flush.
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