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Old 01-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Alright, Well Im justplanning a trip down to disneyworld with the fiancee for a a few days or so, Im driving down from southern Ontario Canada, One way to Florida is approx 1100 miles, so round trip in total will be around 3000miles which is close to 5000km, My car is very well mainted, but what are some preparation tips that I should consider for this type of driving

I have brand new tires
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rack pinion
water pump
power steering pump
supercharger
tranny

Is there anything preventative that I should also consider before heading off, I know that I will probably change the oil. tranny fluid, and Im thinking thats about it, let me know how you guys prepare for a long trip
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you pretty much got it
i would think you should double check
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Windshield washer fluid and an extra bottle just in case.
Loose change in case of toll somewhere.
Bag of mints, better than water on long trips.

Have a good trip
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Windshield washer fluid and an extra bottle just in case.
Loose change in case of toll somewhere.
Bag of mints, better than water on long trips.

Have a good trip
what he said
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Check your oil at every stop and call us when you there.

Seriously, though. Your list looks pretty good. Check your tire pressures before you leave. That can put the hurt on the gas mileage if they're too low.

I'll be doing the same thing with our 01 in the near future since we're also driving to Florida from mid-Michigan.
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speaking of gas milage how'* your O2? 5000km on an O2 thats not the healthiest can cost you much more then the $40 for a new one
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Oh ya...

Don't drive it until you fix your SC leak. :P
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Supercharger is in the works
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Spare tire pressure, jack and tools all there.
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