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This is a discussion on Maintenance within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Bought my car last may, and deployed a couple of months later in july. In that time i put a ...

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    Bought my car last may, and deployed a couple of months later in july. In that time i put a little over a grand on the clock and changed the oil before i left just for good measure. On leave this january i changed the oil again just to get all the gunk out thats been sitting in there over time. My question is what essential maintenance should be done when i get home. Shes at about 57k and i want to get all potential issues out of the way so i can enjoy her for a long while.
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    Check your tire pressures, check your accessory belts, and go for a nice long drive to put some miles on the car. If all the fluids are okay, then you're pretty much set. If the fluids have NOT been touched, then coolant flush, trans flush and diff fluid drain and refill should be on the list. At least they would be if it were me.

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    ^^ This. The coolant flush is probably the next most critical item. Also, be sure to check and/or change your belts and hoses, especially if they are factory original. Flushing the brake system is also not a bad idea.

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    Thanks much gentlemen, for awhile i didnt think anyone was going to touch this post. I think a complete flush and refill are in order for everything. Any particular belts and hoses recommended?

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    Goodyear Gatorback belts are highly recommended.

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    There's also a sticky on maintenance I wrote in the General Help section
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Check your tire pressures, check your accessory belts, and go for a nice long drive to put some miles on the car. If all the fluids are okay, then you're pretty much set. If the fluids have NOT been touched, then coolant flush, trans flush and diff fluid drain and refill should be on the list. At least they would be if it were me.
    What he just said.

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