My new tug

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 20:57
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Well we finally took the big step and traded the 2000 ZD3.0lt in on a new BT 50 GT, will be nice to go for a drive and not worry what going to happen next.
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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 23:37

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 23:37
G'day Carl
Good to have a new truck but when service time comes I think there are a few items you should be aware of.
The old BT50 had a service interval of 40,000km before the gearbox oil and diff oils were drained for the first time. Dmax And Colorados have this at 10,000.
With all the fine stuff which comes off the gears in these units I think to have it grind away for another 30,000 before draining is too great a distance.

If you tow frequently I would have these diff,transfer and Gbox oils changed sooner seeing it is the first time.
These intervals do rely on the dealer actually doing the work at the correct time though. Many makes/dealers are not doing the services. Book gets stamped though.
Mark all items to be checked or drained and refilled, so you know they have been done. This is the only way to know.
Do not trust the dealer to do it, you must check before and after.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 23:41

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 23:41
PS. If it is an auto and towing have a good sized trans cooler fitted in the line from the trans to the radiator, not the rad to the trans.
Will keep towing heat loads under control and save the trans from overheating on slow uphill cilmbs on hot days. Essential, if you care for your transmission.
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Follow Up By: Member -Carl R (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 05:57

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 05:57
Good points will look into a cooler
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