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Old 04-22-2002, 12:53 PM   #1
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What is all included on the 30k mile tune-up? All that I have planned to do is the oil/filter, air filter, differential gear oil, spark plugs/wires. I'm going to top off the brake fuild resevoirs, and power steering resevoir. And of course check the brakes. Is there anything else I need to do? Also, I was looking at the rear differential, and what kind of tool is that for the drain and fill plug? What size is it?

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Old 04-22-2002, 12:55 PM   #2
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Blah.. can someone move this to S&M? Thanks
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Old 04-22-2002, 01:34 PM   #3
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i changed the tranny oil, fuel filter, spark plugs, engine oil/filter, air filter, rear diff oil, and coolant. you dont need to change your spark plug wires unless they are damaged.
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Old 04-22-2002, 01:52 PM   #4
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IIRC, the rear diff drain is like a 3/4" square. You could use your 3/4" drive ratchet with no socket on it ('cuz that's a common tool to have in your toolbox ).... or you could just pay someone the $20 to do it and have them fill with Red Line gear oil and never have to touch it again.
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Old 04-22-2002, 02:36 PM   #5
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30k mile tune up includes :
oil change
tranny oil change
rear diff oil change
plugs & wires
fuel filter
air filter
tire rotation
brake bleed
coolant change

If the brake fluid and power steering fluid is low, then don't top it off yet. First, find the leak source. They don't go low that often unless there is a leak in the system.
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Old 04-22-2002, 02:50 PM   #6
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The brake fluid reservoir is about 2/3 full, and the power steering if just missing a drop. (nothing to worry about) So, I won't do anything about the power steering, but I will check the brake lines, although I haven't noticed any leakage on the ground. Where would be a good place to start looking?
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Old 04-22-2002, 03:13 PM   #7
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replace your PCV valve too.
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Old 04-22-2002, 03:44 PM   #8
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replace your PCV valve too.
Thanks to Richard L., I know what the hell that is!!

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=PCV
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Old 04-22-2002, 04:08 PM   #9
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The rear differential drain/fill bolts are 1/2" square. So your 1/2" drive for your ratchet will work just fine...
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Old 04-22-2002, 06:07 PM   #10
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As your brake pads wear, the pistons move out farther & more fluid is contained in the calipers, and this makes the level in the master cylinder fill reservoir lower. If you don't pay attention to your brake pads, the "brake" light will come on when the level reaches a certain point, and MAKE you aware that something is wrong. Do not "top it off" unless you have just replaced the pads, or you pay close attention to them. Otherwise, you may run out of pad. Almost happened to me once with a previous car - ran the brakes hard and forgot to check 'em for a couple weeks afterward, plus they wore fast anyway. The light in the dash saved my rotors.

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Old 04-23-2002, 09:27 AM   #11
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I have a little less than a 1/2 left on the brake pads.. Should I just wait until I put new pads on to top it off?
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Old 04-23-2002, 09:55 AM   #12
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It's up to you, 2point5RS. Base your decision on whether you check your pads often enough to catch 'em before they wear out.

I still have about 1/3 original pad left, and have replaced my fluid 3 times - at 15000 miles, at 30000 miles, and after I installed my stainless steel lines a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 04-23-2002, 10:14 AM   #13
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I check them fairly often.. about every oil change. I'll just get to them before they start making noises.. Thanks Fred.
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