Originally Posted by macho_mike21
whats the difficulty on those "tune-up" mods...(air filter (unless you're going to mod your intake), a fuel filter, PCV valve, O2 sensor, plugs, wires (MSD and Taylor are good choices), Transmission filter, and then make sure your oil, transmission fluid, and coolant are fresh). How difficult would they be for a 16 year old who hasnt changed the oil yet, but has a shop full of just about any tool he would need
PCV is simple. 5 minutes. Easier than a supercharged version, but they're both simple. You'll need a screwdriver to pop the cap, and a pair of needlenose pliers to remove the old valve. Fuel filter you need a 10mm socket and ratchet for the filter retainer, and needlenose pliers for the fuel line disconnects. They're quick-release. 15 minutes for that one. O2 sensor is a crescent wrench and 5 minutes. Easier than a spark plug. Plugs and wires are typical. Not too bad. Easier than my old 77 camaro! Transmission filter will take the longest. You need a pan gasket and filter kit. Probably 20 to 30 bucks and a couple hours. About 5 or 6 quarts of fluid when you're done.
Fuel filter should be 10 bucks, PCV should be 5, O2 part numbers and prices are listed up in Techinfo, Plugs should be AC Delco or NGK, wires go with MSD or Taylor. Trans pan seal and filter from your local auto parts store, about 30 bucks. There'* a procedure for this up in Techinfo also.