Begs the question .. "what are you doing in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night" ... but I'm afraid that you might answer, so I won't askA. Spruce wrote: ↑Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:42 am
While trying to knock back a layer of filth yesterday I found the receipt for the last oil change, about 2K ago. They used "high mileage" engine oil. I'm willing to bet that the price difference between "high mileage" conventional oil and synthetic is minimal. I'm heavily leaning now to going with synthetic, the most that will happen is that it will uncover an existing problem that would be better to address now than at the side of the road in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.
I am religious about maintenance and have no doubt that any vehicle that I own from new off the lot will live a long and healthy life. Buying someone else's baby I don't have that same level of confidence, hence why this thing is going to get every fluid changed and a full health inspection. I think this is a good truck that will need some minor maintenance to get it tip top. We shall see what the mechanic has to say on Wednesday.
If you do go with synthetic, I'd still stick to the normal change intervals, and not go with their claims of 2x the mileage
Transmission flush and filter, coolant flush would be on my list.