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Maintenance intervals

I am new to owning a diesel, what are you using, grade and brand motor oil? Do you change by the mile or the computer? Same for the trans filter/fluid? how often on the fuel filter? any other tips would be greatly appreciated. I have 226,000 mules of my gas 5.3 and expect to get many more on this 06.
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I change my oil when the computer says 10% or so, and I change fuel/oil/trans spin on filter at the same time, the best fuel filter is the AC/Delco or Racor, as for Oil filter I use WIX or Fleetguard, and for Transmission the best is an Allison or Wix

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I do a twice yearly oil change, once in the fall, and once in the spring/summer which is about what the oil change interval seems to be. I run AMSOIL CJ-4 synthetic

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