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Old 07-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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I just got my mustang with 50k.. what tune up should I do?? Previous owner said he only did oil changes and air filter
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I just got my mustang with 50k.. what tune up should I do?? Previous owner said he only did oil changes and air filter

I'd suggest a fuel induction service, replace the fuel filter, flush brake fluid, and replace the thermostat housing before it explodes! Which means you'll have to flush the coolant.

Its also a good tome to do an oil and filter change. Also inspect the brakes, and suspension composted for wear

That's it they don't need too much and you
may want to change the cabin air filter

And while we're at it Rotate and Balance tires and check your wiper blades it's also a good time to check the alignment and tires.
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I'd suggest a fuel induction service, replace the fuel filter, flush brake fluid, and replace the thermostat housing before it explodes! Which means you'll have to flush the coolant.

Its also a good tome to do an oil and filter change. Also inspect the brakes, and suspension composted for wear

That's it they don't need too much and you
may want to change the cabin air filter

And while we're at it Rotate and Balance tires and check your wiper blades it's also a good time to check the alignment and tires.
+1000 for the thermostat housing! Like seriously as soon as you can!
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Thermostat is a plus

Check the levels on your transmission make sure they are full

Also check your tie rod ends, mines where completely worn out.

Clean your throttle body

Check brake pats and rotors

And clean your engine good and keep an eye for any oil leaks that need to be corrected
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Yeah definitely thermostat housing you don't wanna deal with that if it explodes like mine did.
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How do I change the thermostat??
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Do I just change the thermostat or all with the housing?? Also for the transmission fluid how do I check it
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The thermostat it's kind of simple, just need some pliers. Remember when you remove the thermostat all the radiator fluid it's coming out too. Put the new one the same way you took out he old one( facing direction). I believe you also need to get any trapped air by tapping on the hoses.
For the transmission oil I took my car in for a multi point inspection that comes included with the oil change. Since my car is a automatic. Automatic cars did not come with a dip stick only the manuals did. Also if the dealer notice it's low they will too it off with fluid with their Check up.
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The thermostat it's kind of simple, just need some pliers. Remember when you remove the thermostat all the radiator fluid it's coming out too. Put the new one the same way you took out he old one( facing direction). I believe you also need to get any trapped air by tapping on the hoses.
For the transmission oil I took my car in for a multi point inspection that comes included with the oil change. Since my car is a automatic. Automatic cars did not come with a dip stick only the manuals did. Also if the dealer notice it's low they will too it off with fluid with their Check up.
No dipstick on the manual trans either. You have to get under the car to check the fluid. At 50k the fluid should still be good depending on driving conditions, but it's still a good idea to check it.

I agree with the thermostat housing. Mine went at 90k miles, but I'm lead to believe that I got more life out of it than most.
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Yeah I blew mine at 65k.
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Would this thermostat housing cause your temperature to fluctuate sometimes?
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Would this thermostat housing cause your temperature to fluctuate sometimes?
A bad thermostat would. A bad housing would cause coolant leaks, which would cause temp issues if enough coolant was lost.
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A bad thermostat would. A bad housing would cause coolant leaks, which would cause temp issues if enough coolant was lost.
Hmm. My temp gauge has been going all the way to high like once a week when I'm driving then coming back down 2-3 seconds later
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Maybe your thermostat is getting stuck
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Hmm. My temp gauge has been going all the way to high like once a week when I'm driving then coming back down 2-3 seconds later
Yeah, could be the thermostat. Keep an eye on
your coolant level though.
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