I guess I am on super borrowed time. My filter mounted lift pump is 8 years old today and has seen 128k miles worth of fuel go thru it. Still works. JMHO
I strongly suggest you buy a backup because you really are on borrowed time. If your ready for it you can replace it on the side of the road in just a few minutes.
You can get one for a good price at Geno's Garage.
I plan to have my 2006 dodge Ram 2500 5.9 TD freshened up. Transmission flush, oil change, differential flush, fuel filter and valves adjusted. My mechanic says I should think about putting in an aftermarket lift pump. I wonder if my truck had one put in already by the previous owner. I also wonder if it's a MUST HAVE item. I don't want any injector problems but I also don't plan to add any power chips to the motor either. Hmmm thoughts? Note: my mechanic is not pushing the lift pump. He just recommended I put one in.
Do not flush the transmission. The 48re does not play well with flushes. Just a filter and fluid change is all that is needed. Your truck already has a lift pump and it is mounted in the fuel tank. An aftermarket one is not needed unless you start adding more power to the engine. How many miles on the truck? Valve adjustment isn't needed until 150,000 miles.
My truck has 151,000 so I'm guessing the valve adjustments are a good idea.
Gentlemen, great feedback here. I've decided against the lift pump and against the flush. I will;
Change transmission fluid and filter.
Change fuel filter and
Adjust the valves
I believe there is something that needs to /should be adjusted when the oil pan is off. The "valve body"? Okay I'm going to expose my true ignorance here... Is adjusting the valves the same as adjusting the valve body?
Also, is it necessary to add a pml/DEEP oil pan? I'm pulling a 6700# MAX trailer with this beast. I'm betting the oil should stay cool enough stock considering the trailer is not super heavy. Thoughts?
Your more than likely talking about a band adjustment. I would personally not do this. Why? Because a lot of mechanics will screw it up and cause more damage than good. I'm sure others will disagree with me.
About the deep pan. It will just hold more fluid and that does not really do much. The small volume will get just as hot. It may take a minute more to do it that's all.
IMHO your doing the right thing with your truck in your last post.
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