Thank you, thank you! It's pretty damn exciting.
So I have to drive this a few hours before I get it back. As described, this shouldn't be a problem. I want to do a quick check of everything before hitting the road to make sure things are as good as possible. Does any one have any suggestions of places that will not make a fuss over working a bit on a vehicle? Would any normal auto parts store be okay with this if we give them some business?
I figure I'll do the following. Please chime in on additional things I'm overlooking:
1. Check all fluids and fluids levels. Any opinion on whether topping of is okay until I can get home and do proper changes/flushes or if I should actually replace all of it before driving in some cases?
2. Inspect tires for excessive wear that may lead to flats. I imagine that like cadillac said, I'll be getting the worst tires they can possible get away with calling fair and not poor. I hope I can get these replaced at home and not before.
I know there is more to do. I'm a bit tipsy from a family picnic this afternoon, so the really planning will have to wait til tomorrow
I have ZERO diesel experience, but we do every repair possible on our own cars so I'm not a novice either. I'll be reading dieseliq site and the powerstroke forums obsessively over the next few days to catch myself up to speed as much as possible. Any one have some recommended resources?