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    Best tune-up for Camaro SS?

    I am about to purchase a 1998 camaro SS and I am going to do a good tune-up first off... Spark plugs and wires are obvious, TR55's (NGK)(or should I get the one's that are like 10$ each, are they better?) and what kinda of wires to suggest? Anything else I should replace just for a little tune-up? Replacing the coils is a little much for just a tune-up I think.. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelmanLS1 View Post
    I am about to purchase a 1998 camaro SS and I am going to do a good tune-up first off... Spark plugs and wires are obvious, TR55's (NGK)(or should I get the one's that are like 10$ each, are they better?) and what kinda of wires to suggest? Anything else I should replace just for a little tune-up? Replacing the coils is a little much for just a tune-up I think.. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!
    NGK TR55's are good plugs. MSD or Taylor's are great wires. I would replace the fuel filter for sure($15) and the air filter as well. You want to check the tranny fluid and filter and wouldn't be a bad idea to change the gear oil also. I always change the oil and filter as well when I acquire a new vehicle just for peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    NGK TR55's are good plugs. MSD or Taylor's are great wires. I would replace the fuel filter for sure($15) and the air filter as well. You want to check the tranny fluid and filter and wouldn't be a bad idea to change the gear oil also. I always change the oil and filter as well when I acquire a new vehicle just for peace of mind.
    Okay this is the plan then.. How does it sound?

    8 -NGK TR55's
    1 -Fuel Filter (Wix or AC?)
    1 -Oil filter(AC Delco)
    Qt's of Royal Purple 10w-30
    Royal Purple gear oil
    MSD wires
    and the air filter will be replaced with a K&N when I do the lid..

    How does that sound?
    (I work at O'Reilly's so I get a pretty good damn discount on stuff, thats why I am the fan of Royal Purple but it is WAY expensive for anyone else)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelmanLS1 View Post
    Okay this is the plan then.. How does it sound?

    8 -NGK TR55's
    1 -Fuel Filter (Wix or AC?)
    1 -Oil filter(AC Delco)
    Qt's of Royal Purple 10w-30
    Royal Purple gear oil
    MSD wires
    and the air filter will be replaced with a K&N when I do the lid..

    How does that sound?
    All sounds good, I always get the AC fuel filter, I am not a Wix fan, but lots of people are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    All sounds good, I always get the AC fuel filter, I am not a Wix fan, but lots of people are.
    Thanks for all the help man... Do you have a AIM or MSN? Also is it worth the money on the Royal Purple gear oil even though I get a good discount on it? I know the RP oil is worth it IMO, whats your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelmanLS1 View Post
    Thanks for all the help man... Do you have a AIM or MSN? Also is it worth the money on the Royal Purple gear oil even though I get a good discount on it? I know the RP oil is worth it IMO, whats your opinion?
    pdcharlt on AIM is my handle.

    I use RP for the gear oil, real pleased with it. I believe you don't want to use it if you have a Moser 12 bolt though.

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    dont forget the royal purple tranny oil too!

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    how hard is it to change the fuel filters on these cars? I've been getting some really poor miles per gallon lately, and I think that may be the cause

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    it is realy easy! one end is a threaded end all you need is two wrenches for back up and one to turn the filter. the other end of the filter is just a matter of un clipping at little clip. should only take you no longer than about 10 mins to do.

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    There is another VERY good reason to change the fuel filter on a regular basis.
    If you don't, the fuel pump located in the tank, can go bad costing an arm and two legs to replace. I am not sure, but I believe the rear end has to be dropped to get at the fuel pump, on our cars.

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    I just remove the shocks and let the rearend hand down a little more, then I remove the rear portion of the exhaust. From there the tank comes right out for me. It's not that big of a deal. I do them in an afternoon.
    Car lift and a transmission jack helps though

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