Originally Posted by Dr_MNC_SK
Thinking of preemptively changing major rubber parts (read hoses and belts) now. Can anyone please help me with the part numbers and what all should I replace at the bare minimum?
At 150,000 kilometers I just took my 2013 CRDe in for work. I did the following:
1.) Changed the turbo with one taken off a recent wreck. Mine was running okay but leaking a little oil so....4000 rupees. Runs great.
2.) Changed motor oil, oil filter, fuel filter.
3.) Changed power steering belt. Belt was original and was slipping a bit under stationary hard turns. Old belt looked pretty geriatric. This fixed the slipping immediately.
4.) Fixed a small coolant leak and fixed a small fuel leak simply by reseating the hoses and tightening up the clamps. Left old hoses alone for now. Sometimes I change them on a vehicle, sometimes I don't. Not a bad idea. I don't worry about part numbers. I have an independent parts guy I can trust and I tell him what I want, he gets quality parts with no larceny or drama. Sometimes you luck out and find the right fellow.
5.) Changed the plastic radiator overflow bottle. It was leaking. Vibration can make it chafe against metal and eventually leak.
4.) Lubed front hubs and all wheel bearings.
5.) Checked gear oil in the transfer case and tranny.
6.) Checked brakes and suspension stuff. Greased rear springs and replaced a couple of those pancake bushing discs.
7.) Flushed the radiator, put in new coolant.
Next will be a preemptive rebuild of the alternator and starter. It's about time. I do them before they go bad. Needs paint bad. Gonna do that very soon. The steel half cap you see I fabbed seven years back. It is VERY handy, makes the vehicle more secure, cleaner inside, quieter. A gamble that paid off big time.
Runs like a scalded goose, rusty top and all! Burns no oil. "Cheaper to Keep her"...mebbee. And, no, I am not about to ford that river.