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This is a discussion on SS Camaro Maintenance Question within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have a 2001 SS with about 15,000 miles on it. I change the oil every 3 months and recharge ...

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    I have a 2001 SS with about 15,000 miles on it. I change the oil every 3 months and recharge the K&N filter every 6 months. Is there anything else I should do since it is about 7 years old now even though it has low mileage?
    It could be 10 years before I hit the 60,000 mile maint. mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001SSCamaro#2516 View Post
    I have a 2001 SS with about 15,000 miles on it. I change the oil every 3 months and recharge the K&N filter every 6 months. Is there anything else I should do since it is about 7 years old now even though it has low mileage?
    It could be 10 years before I hit the 60,000 mile maint. mark.
    Thanks for your input.
    make sure the tires are holding up and after 7 years i would replace the battery...

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    I already had to replace the battery. I usually stay with Delco stuff but they tell me they make crappy batteries now. I went with a Bosch. Tires still look good though. I drive it about 15 miles every weekend is all. The rest of the time it is garaged.
    Thanks

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    i suppose you could also check you A/C to make sure it's charged, brakes no doubt will be fine w/only 15k. i can't really think of anything else. sounds like you are already on top of it...
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    Wow, 15 miles a weekend. Guess if you want to be sure everything is absolutely perfect calculate about 10K/year (think that's about average mileage) - then bounce it off the maintenance schedule in the owners manual. Just an idea...

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    I might take a look at the drive belt, the coolant (even if it's dexcool) the orange stuff, the tranny fluid could be changed or powerflushed and the same goes for the rear end fluid. I know some of these don't need to be done based upon the low mileage but I like to do them. I only have 2500 on my '02 and I just did all of the above. Just my $.02 worth.
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    Fuel filter, its cheap insurance. Wouldn't be a bad idea to do all your major fluids, coolant, rearend oil, tranny fluid, plugs/wires even.
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    Thanks, I was thinking about doing the plugs and wires just for the heck of it.
    Fuel filters is also a good idea which I always forget about. I would like to drive it more often but I want it to last me 50 more years

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    wow when / if you ever sell that, it will be a buyers dream

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    Flush the brake fluid. Should be done at least every two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Z28 View Post
    Flush the brake fluid. Should be done at least every two years.

    hey nice ride looked at your pics of the Z, was that a GM option all that from the factory with the F1 kit or whatever cuase i like>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    hey nice ride looked at your pics of the Z, was that a GM option all that from the factory with the F1 kit or whatever cuase i like>.
    It's a GM Performance parts kit that was dealer installed.Added $4000.00 to the price of the car.
    They are few and far between I have only seen one other in Socal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001SSCamaro#2516 View Post
    I already had to replace the battery. I usually stay with Delco stuff but they tell me they make crappy batteries now. I went with a Bosch. Tires still look good though. I drive it about 15 miles every weekend is all. The rest of the time it is garaged.
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    WOW! You only drive the car 15 miles on the weekends. I wish I could do that with my car. I probly drive that far to and from work every day in my 02 SS.

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    great car and should sell it casue all and all its RARE

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001SSCamaro#2516 View Post
    Thanks, I was thinking about doing the plugs and wires just for the heck of it.
    Fuel filters is also a good idea which I always forget about. I would like to drive it more often but I want it to last me 50 more years
    in 50 years there wont be any cars running on gasoline anymore and pump stations wont sell it lol.

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    Just installed the new rotors this weekend, they look great, although only done 10 miles on them, so not worn in yet.
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    i myself have a 98 ss that just turned 20,000 miles. i beleive you need to change your rear end fluid every 8,000 miles. everything else above sounds good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth001 View Post
    Just installed the new rotors this weekend, they look great, although only done 10 miles on them, so not worn in yet.
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    Is that all you changed just the rotors? I was looking into come new ones because mine have rust pits in them. I just got the car and i think the previous owner let it sit out side. Looking for an upgrade that wont empty my wallet. I want to go with a whole new brake setup eventually just can't afford it right now. How much were yours?

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