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Might get this T/A, what should I do right away?

This is a discussion on Might get this T/A, what should I do right away? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I'm looking into getting a higher mileage T/A, more miles that I would like but I really want it. I'm ...

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    Might get this T/A, what should I do right away?

    I'm looking into getting a higher mileage T/A, more miles that I would like but I really want it. I'm just wondering what kind of maintenance I would need to do right away like oil change, radiator flush, change gear oil, etc. If anybody could give suggestions that would be great.

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    Need more info on the car. Year and Mileage. There are plenty of T/A's out there that don't have a lot of mileage on them. If the one you're looking at has a lot, keep looking. IMHO

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    yeah find another one. after 100k they fall apart imho

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    its an '02 WS6 M6, havent seen it in person yet though. I just dont want to have to do too much routine maintenance right away. I'm not sure if they even did any of that. But maybe I should do all of that anyway so I dont have to worry about it and that way the car will be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 rwhp trans am View Post
    yeah find another one. after 100k they fall apart imho
    Depends on the car and driver. If you have somebody who has no clue how to drive and just mashes and wears the engine out it wont make it past 100k , but if you take care of the car it will last a lot longer than that 150+... my cousin has a 98 ss with 125+ and it still runs great, Just depends I guess...But anyway look around and find the best car there are some great deas out there , go find one

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    its an '02 WS6 M6, havent seen it in person yet though. I just dont want to have to do too much routine maintenance right away. I'm not sure if they even did any of that. But maybe I should do all of that anyway so I dont have to worry about it and that way the car will be perfect.
    And you shouldn't have to...unless the seller didn't take good care of the car. In that case you don't want it anyway..

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    OK, an 02 with how many miles? If it's up there then definetly find another. I bought my 99 with only 48K in november. Only up to 60K now. Technically an 02 should have 75K but that's still kind of high in my book.

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    its got 62k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    its got 62k miles
    oh thats not bad. im thinking like 90-110k shit your cool

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    62K is nothing! I have 106K and still running low 12's in a dd. Just take care of her/him. Besides what you have already mentioned do a general tune-up. Plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, and upgrade the brake pads/rotors since it will probably be time to replace the pads anyway.

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