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Old 03-29-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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finishing some maintenance this week....

this is on my list so far of things to do...

- finished changing oil
- finished fuel filter and fuel system cleaning

left to do:

- change coolant
- change tranny fluid
- change differential fluid
- possibly change p/s fluid

in the next month:
- colder step copper spark plugs and new wires
- front brake upgrade to mach 1 calipers and brembo blanks with s/s lines
- serpentine belt w/ UDP and HB

you never realize how much you save doing this stuff yourself or with a friend until you've payed once for ford or superlube to do it. (not my car but my mom's)
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Re: finishing some maintenance this week....

yea it adds up, some of that stuff i hate to do so I let whom ever do it as I watch. But generally I like to do that stuff myself if for no other reason than so I can say its done right
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this is on my list so far of things to do...

in the next month:
- colder step copper spark plugs
Just curious what's the point of that?
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Re: finishing some maintenance this week....

I think I'm gonna change my fuel filter soon as a matter of fact. I have my belt, just need to get the attachment to release the tensioner.

Nothing like changing your own oil though. Nothing.
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Just curious what's the point of that?
Not sure myself, I always though the only reason to need to go colder was if you were going with Nitrous?

My car gets a complete overhaul in a month
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Re: finishing some maintenance this week....

1 step colder was tested as getting better spark even on n/a cars. and copper is better than platinum if you don't care about lifespan
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1 step colder was tested as getting better spark even on n/a cars. and copper is better than platinum if you don't care about lifespan
What's the part # on those plugs?
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Re: finishing some maintenance this week....

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I think I'm gonna change my fuel filter soon as a matter of fact. I have my belt, just need to get the attachment to release the tensioner.
Dude, you just use a wrench to release the tension on the belt.
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Re: finishing some maintenance this week....

You need a T-55 to fit in the tensioner to reset the tensioner belt wear thing.

I ended up just just lifting on on the bottom bolt/pulley with a wrench and taking the belt off.
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