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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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D90 Service recommendation

Thanks to the Forum, I found a near perfect 95 D90 in So Cal (pics soon).
I am taking it tomorrow based on the Forum's recommendation to WCR in Irvine to attach a Bonnet protection steel plate (to match the fenders) and have an oil change etc...

I have read a few things about things on the Forum about changing some lines etc...to prevent fires etc...

Bottom line is, what?, if anything, should I have done or ask to look at while the truck is there for a few days while I travel.

The truck has 67K miles.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Having the oil cooler lines replaced with stainless steel ones is a good idea.

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/110oillines.html
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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You are referring to the oil coolant lines see here about the fires: http://www.trailhead4x4.com/30464.html

You might also change the brake pads and check the disks. Change the ignition coil, rotor, distributor cap, wires and spark plugs.

Also consider the oil in the diffs, transfer cad, transmission.

Then you can start fresh with your own regular maintenance schedule.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Why are you adding the bonnet tread plate? Are you planning a lot of walking on the hood? Is your hood trashed? If not I would stay away from doing it.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Are you buying it from a dealer or an individual? Ask if you can get the maintenance records.

It is always a good idea to set a maintenance baseline for your records. Change the oil cooler lines the day you get them. Then change all the fluids, grease the bearings, then drive it for 6 months before modify it.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:30 PM
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That tread plate on the hood is ghetto, have the cooling system flushed and the radiator rodded.
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Phil, it's his truck... He can do what he wants.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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The advice already given is good, i wouldn't go all out and do all the fluids (thats just me), Just engine oil, and do all the filters (oil, air, fuel), and plugs and wires. I would certainly check the fluids levels of the diffs, trans, transfer, and swivels, but most people don't really change those fluids too often. Coolant is a good idea to change though. Otherwise have fun with it, and if it runs good for a month i wouldn't wait any longer to mod it, the extra 5 just seems like torture to wait.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Phil, it's his truck... He can do what he wants.


Agreed, its still atrocious.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Agreed, its still atrocious.
I agree.

------ Follow up post added November 4th, 2012 05:21 PM ------

It's only wrong to say something after he does it.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Uploaded a few pics finally, thanks to everyone for all the advise on service.
I did get all the maintenance done since day 1 from window sticker to last month's...(nice folder with 18 years of everything)

In regards to the bonnet thread plate, I just want to match the fenders and I like the overall look of it...

Name of the truck in the registry is "26.2"
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Uploaded a few pics finally, thanks to everyone for all the advise on service.
I did get all the maintenance done since day 1 from window sticker to last month's...(nice folder with 18 years of everything)

In regards to the bonnet thread plate, I just want to match the fenders and I like the overall look of it...

Name of the truck in the registry is "26.2"
Oil cooler lines! When I purchased up my NAS I was heading straight home to change them. Made it 2 miles before they blew. Freaky timing, and I got lucky all smoke no flames.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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My recomondation as a certified tech would be a 60k service if it wasn't done ... all fluids is a must ! with temp changes and contamination the fluids brake down .... coolant flush is a must , bake fluid fluch, check all hoses and clamps , full tuneup wires plugs ect..... clean thottlebody,idle control motor and plenum.. set base idle ,check swivel ball preload . grease propshafts
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