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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 12:23 PM
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awesome write up. will come back to this thread often for maintenance reminders
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post #12 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 04:41 PM
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So, I shouldn't get a tune up until 100,000 miles? My Balt has 55,000 miles and I was thinking of getting a tune up next oil change.
My car is a 2006, do I need to change the antifreeze or wait until 100,000 miles?
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post #13 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 11:06 AM
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damn I'm 8 months ahead on the 15k mile one.

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Since i'm in sunny/rainy FL with slight b2b traffic, i'm changing the tranny fluid between 30-50k. Same with cooling system.

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When do we need to get a tune up? I have 55,000 miles on my '06
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When do we need to get a tune up? I have 55,000 miles on my '06
100,000 for the tune up. I waited on mine and when I changed out the plugs they looked just as good as the new ones.

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Cool, I guess I'll save some moolah on that one. What about the tranny fluid?
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post #18 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 06:27 AM
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Every 250 Miles or Weekly Which Ever Comes First
Check the engine oil level
Check the engine coolant level
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Check the powersteering fluid level
Check the tires and tire pressures

That's ridiculous. If I had to do those every 250 miles I wouldn't want to have a car.

My personal schedule is approximately :

Check the engine oil level - 3 months, before an anticipated long trip, or if I see drips on the pavement
Check the engine coolant level - same
Check the brake and clutch fluid level - 6 months
Check the powersteering fluid level - 6 months
Check the tires and tire pressures - Cobalt checks pressures for me, I check for external damage about once a month

I've owned cars for 65 years and never had a problem caused by following this schedule. But to each his own. Now flame me !
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Every 250 Miles or Weekly Which Ever Comes First
Check the engine oil level
Check the engine coolant level
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Check the powersteering fluid level
Check the tires and tire pressures

That's ridiculous. If I had to do those every 250 miles I wouldn't want to have a car.

My personal schedule is approximately :

Check the engine oil level - 3 months, before an anticipated long trip, or if I see drips on the pavement
Check the engine coolant level - same
Check the brake and clutch fluid level - 6 months
Check the powersteering fluid level - 6 months
Check the tires and tire pressures - Cobalt checks pressures for me, I check for external damage about once a month

I've owned cars for 65 years and never had a problem caused by following this schedule. But to each his own. Now flame me !
If I followed that schedule I would be checking my fluids litterally every other day.

I am so glad i start a new job next month only 13 miles from my house. I have been commuting 120 + miles each day.

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post #20 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 11:11 AM
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Every 250 Miles or Weekly Which Ever Comes First
Check the engine oil level
Check the engine coolant level
Check the brake and clutch fluid level
Check the powersteering fluid level
Check the tires and tire pressures

That's ridiculous. If I had to do those every 250 miles I wouldn't want to have a car.

My personal schedule is approximately :

Check the engine oil level - 3 months, before an anticipated long trip, or if I see drips on the pavement
Check the engine coolant level - same
Check the brake and clutch fluid level - 6 months
Check the powersteering fluid level - 6 months
Check the tires and tire pressures - Cobalt checks pressures for me, I check for external damage about once a month

I've owned cars for 65 years and never had a problem caused by following this schedule. But to each his own. Now flame me !
it is not hard to check that stuff weekley, takes what maybe 10 min? and as far as the car telling you the tire pressure that's fine but i still check mine about bi weekly tires are expensive i dont want to have premature wear, also because electronics can and do hiccup. and with the oil, i go by 3k miles not three months but even going over 3k i have never seen drips on the pavement. and i get joy out of making sure my car is running like a top.

drive it like you stole it!

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