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Old 09-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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what's everyones top tips for keeping their stangs running sweet as a nut :)

What's everyones top tips for keeping their stangs running sweet as a nut
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Oil changes definitely. Spark plugs.
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Use high quality parts and check all fluid levels all the time. Check oil at every fill up. Check trans and coolant level often, maybe monthly. Keep everything lubricated to avoid squeaks. If you have to replace upper control arm bushings make sure to reinstall with grease fittings that fit the tight space. Periodically check drum brake adjustment. Make sure adjusters turn freely. Keep belts properly tensioned. Carb choke settings need to be adjusted according to season. Shop manual has the procedure.

I'm sure I've missed something. Seems like a lot of work, but these old cars are not low maintenance. Will make you appreciate the new ones (even Vauxhalls!)
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Seafoam and check tires
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Whenever you start it up wait for the idle to drop to normal before you start driving it. Then if you are going to drive it hard make sure everything is warmed up to optimum temp first.
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Nah I dont think I appreciate a vauxhall haha. Lots of good stuff here.. whats seafoam.. and good tip about warming her uo first. I notice that she runs sluggish when cold so good call.

Going to get a user manual next
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Nah I dont think I appreciate a vauxhall haha. Lots of good stuff here.. whats seafoam.. and good tip about warming her uo first. I notice that she runs sluggish when cold so good call. Going to get a user manual next
You should only use sea foam on an improperly maintained engine... Follow everything everyone else is saying and you should never have to run sea foam.
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You should only use sea foam on an improperly maintained engine... Follow everything everyone else is saying and you should never have to run sea foam.
I agree. Same with any product like it. They're not intended to be preventive. Here's a link though so you can see what it is.
http://seafoamsales.com/sea-foam-motor-treatment/
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Ah I see.. maybe worth using if im not sure how much the previous owner did maintenance wise. I put redex in the fuel too.. is that similar? Sounds similar
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