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    Maintenance Needed? 01 SS

    I have a 2001 SS Camaro which I ordered brand new in 2000. It has 18k miles on it and is a 6 speed. It has never been to the shop and only maintenance done has been oil changes and air filter (K&N) cleaning. Do you think there are other maintenance tasks I should perform? Or if it is running fine, dont fix it.....

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    I would say being that the car is 10 years old regardless of miles i would go threw and change the trans fluid and gear oil. prob the fuel filter too. that stuff does have a shelf life even though there is only 18,000 miles on it. I only put 1500 miles on my camaro a year and I change the oil and filter every year regardless of miles. and the other fluids I do every other year. other than that you should be ok as long as everything is running ok. plugs and wires should be good as long as their is no dry rot or cracking in them.

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    I change the oil every year as well. And changed the plugs and wires 2 years ago. Tires still have some tread on them, but as you say, they are 10 years old and scare me at high speeds, so I plan on replacing them in the next couple months as well. I opted for the Auburn differential, is it hard to change the oil in that? And how about the M6? Is it fairly easy to change fluid in that as well?

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    Definitely change the fuel filter.

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    You may have done this already, but clean your maf too. Those oiled k&n filters would dirty a maf commonly, tho yours has such low miles that I imagine it had plenty of time to dry.

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    yeah, very easy to change the fluid on a M6. their is a bottom plug to drain the fluid and a top one to put it in. the tremec m6 that comes in our cars uses automatic trans fluid, i believe it is dexron III. it is actually stamped on the side of the trans. you will prob need a little hose attachment for the end of your bottle so you can pump the new fluid in. thats it.

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    Yes I have cleaned the MAF a few times and it was pretty well lubed...lol
    Thanks for the info, will do the tranny fluid and fuel filter, then some new Tires.... Probably stick with the F1s cause I like the look.

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    As everyone already stated, change the fuel filter.

    On top of that, consider your other fluids as well:

    Coolant should be flushed... Dexcool has a 5 year 100k life on it and it starts breaking down.

    Trans fluid is probably ok, but it's inexpensive to drain and fill your transmission, so you might as well.

    Clutch fluid and brake fluid should be changed/flushed. They are hydrolic fluids and absorb moisture like it's no ones business.

    Power steering fluid is probably ok, that stuff is pretty resilient so shouldn't require any special attention.

    Rear axle fluid should also be changed out due to time. It's a really good idea to keep fresh fluid in the OEM 10 bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    yeah, very easy to change the fluid on a M6. their is a bottom plug to drain the fluid and a top one to put it in. . you will prob need a little hose attachment for the end of your bottle so you can pump the new fluid in.
    Or, you can remove the center console, shift boot, and shifter, and pour it in the top. That's what i do.
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    you might wanna clean your IAC and PCV just cheap things to go ahead and do
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