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Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

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Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby 4.3VorteC4x4 [OP] » Aug 20 2014, 2:14pm

hello everyone. I just recently purchased a 2003 2500HD with the 6.0L as i needed a newer and more reliable truck. The truck has 134,000 miles, auto tranny (being swapped to a new one as we speak). In a week i leave for school in Georgia and i am looking for some advice on what i should replace for a tune up before leaving for my 1,000 mile journey. Any advice helps, Thank you!
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Re: Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby exmarco » Aug 20 2014, 2:33pm

If you don't have any receipts with history... Change ALL the fluids.
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Re: Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby 4.3VorteC4x4 [OP] » Aug 20 2014, 2:44pm

I already plan on changing the oil+filter right before leaving and I am replacing the transmission right now. As well as replacing the screen,filter and fluid.
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Re: Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby exmarco » Aug 20 2014, 2:49pm

Its the other stuff that needs to be examined, ie; Radiator, PS fluid, Brake fluid, Transfer & Differential cases, etc. It's easier just to R&R than guess/judge how old they are by looks only.
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Re: Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby 4.3VorteC4x4 [OP] » Aug 20 2014, 5:06pm

thank you for your input! I will do that
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Re: Just purchased a 2003 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L

Postby CritterGitter » Aug 20 2014, 6:45pm

Pull a spark plug for a look see. If the gap is bogus and fowling is pretty bad... Replace your spark plugs.
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