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Old 04-11-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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I always go over my cars shortly after I get them to make sure they have had a fresh tune up, oil change etc. Here is my list of what I am planning on doing and I was just wanting any feedback anyone has to offer for what I might be forgetting or doing wrong. This is for the 2000

Plugs, NGK TR-55
wires
Oil change with AC filter
new air filter (purolator)
cabin air filter
fuel filter
PCV valve
Thermostat (180 degree)
Flush orange goo (convert to green)
clean maf and TB (should I remove the TB or just clean it on the car)
Transmission filter and fluid (what filters are good, or to avoid)

Is there anything I am forgetting or should do different?
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The TB should be removed.

Belden is a popular brand of spark plug wires on this board. Cost is not high and there is a lifetime warranty.
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Trans filters are generic, re-use the OEM pan gasket.

Don't put in green. Put in the Prestone 'mixes with any color' antifreeze. (not Prestone Dex-compatible).

Other than that, the list looks good.
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I like the list and have a few things to add/suggest.

Start with Sea Foam seeing as your changing plugs and oil anyways, good internal engine cleaner.
Clean the TB when you swap out the t-stat, either way your going to lose a little coolant.
Inspect the maf with a magnify glass after you have cleaned it, don't leave any specks or hairs on it.
Lube your sunroof and power seat runners, fuel door lock too.
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good ideas, will add to the list. I was also thinking of giving the chasis a lube too.
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Check the power steering fluid too.
You need a flashlight and an extra wrist about mid forearm to get to it.
It lives under the alternator.
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Leave the O2 sensor as an option. If it'* old and tired, the seafoam may finish it off. If you don't know how old it is, consider changing it.
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I like the list and have a few things to add/suggest.

Start with Sea Foam seeing as your changing plugs and oil anyways, good internal engine cleaner.
Clean the TB when you swap out the t-stat, either way your going to lose a little coolant.
Inspect the maf with a magnify glass after you have cleaned it, don't leave any specks or hairs on it.
Lube your sunroof and power seat runners, fuel door lock too.

Well, I did the air filter, cabin filter, plugs (went with the tr55ix) and wires. Before I did the plugs I did seafoam and it smoked pretty good for awhile. I can tell a big difference, it seems a lot smother now.

More will be done next week. I have already decided the first mod will be the intake. I was thinking of getting the K & N filter, but decided to wait and get the cone with the FWI. The mod bug is starting to nibble.



On a side note, It is fun messing with the ricers around here, there are sooooo many.

Thanks all for the input.
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