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Pretrip checklist

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by caryhenry, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. caryhenry

    caryhenry Registered Member

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    I'm leaving for california from florida in two weeks, and I wanted to know what i need to take a look at to make sure I get there without any problems. Here's what I've done so far:


    flush all fluids
    install tranny temp gauge
    purchased extra belts
    cleaned and adjusted carb
    greased drive shafts ball joints and tie rod ends
    install mechanical Oil pressure gauge

    any reccomendations you have would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    might wanna check ur wheel bearings if you haven't lately. Dont forget to bring some spare fluids (esp oil/tranny), fuses etc. Check your u-joints... dunno.. is this entire trip gonna be on-road? Might be a good idea to retorque your wheels lug nuts, inspect tires for punctures, tread depth, air pressure etc. Have a buddy watch while you try all the brake/head/warning lights to make sure they are all a-ok. Thats all i can think of right now. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Carry enough tools/spare parts to fix anything.
    Chiltons/Haynes manual
    check the spare, jack, 4-way etc
    check: battery, wipers, lights, fan clutch, rad. hoses, brakes, fuel pump, starter, alternator
    change all filters...uh...just make sure the truck is in excellent working order...
     
  4. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    make sure you got air in your spare tire, id even check the brakes (pads, shoues). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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