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Old 08-18-2015, 07:15 PM   #1
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Tune up

What do I need for a tune up for my FOXBODY all I've done was oil changes and brakes since I got it. I have new spark plug wires rotor cap oil and oil filter. What else should I get that will help me for the long run? Thanks


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Old 08-18-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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Fuel filter, pcv screen at the back of the intake should be checked. New spark plugs and maybe check the timing.

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
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I agree.Check the timing and adjust it to 10-14°,if using high octane fuel.87 octane can be used if its set to 10°,but use high test if going up to 14°.The 10 pin maintenance procedure is a good thing to do while you're at it,to prevent future issues.Check & replace any vacuum hoses that need attention.I like running Royal Purple synthetic in my transmission(if its a T5) and differential.It really seems to help in the winter with easier shifting when the transmission is cold.Clean throttle body(if dirty)& replace pcv valve.
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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I got royal purple synchro max high performance manual transmission fluid.


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Does anyone know if that's the proper transmission fluid I should go with?


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The T5 is not really a finiky transmission so clean ATF and regular flushes. If purchased used then it's a crap shoot.

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Yes the syncromax is the correct royal purple product for the t-5.

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I always used Dex/Merc III in T-5s with great results. They're really simple transmissions with THE smoothest action of any trans ever pretty much.
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I always used Dex/Merc III in T-5s with great results. They're really simple transmissions with THE smoothest action of any trans ever pretty much.
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