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Old 07-11-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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May be a silly question but...
We are moving and I of course plan to drive my truck the 1 1/2 hour trip to our new home. The truck runs great and I am not expecting to have any trouble.
My question is this, since I will be driving it longer and harder than I have since I owned it should I use this time to stick an additive in the engine to help clean? Any suggestions.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:16 PM   #2
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I think it's snake oil, but what the heck. I've tried Rislone Concentrate and SeaFoam. Not sure if they made any difference, except in slightly dinging my wallet.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:02 AM   #3
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Don't do it. Gimmicks. Ur truck will be fine. If u don't have cruise control the only annoying thing will be keeping your foot comfortable. The longest trip I did in mine was 10 hours straight. Not something I would do again, unless I really had to.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #4
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I drive my 1998 Frontier (4-cylinder, 5-speed, AC) on a 1.5 hour trip from Prescott to Phoenix every Monday afternoon and back on Tuesday afternoon, 98% highway. Never reach half-way on my temperature gauge.



Check tire pressures, coolant, oil level before you head off. Eyeball brake fluid level and clutch fluid level through the reservoir bottles. I do this like every 2 weeks.



Also check pressure of spare tire.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:23 PM   #5
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As long as it's running ok you should be fine. I moved at the end of April and drove it for 7-8 hours with only a couple pit stops in between. If you have a bench seat your back will feel it the next day, but that's about it.
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