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02 hawk, 1500 miles - which fluids to change

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    02 hawk, 1500 miles - which fluids to change

    Just picked up a 2002 hawk vert with only 1500 miles and no fluids have ever been changed. I need some opinions on which ones I should replace. Ok, So i'm changing the engine oil for sure, but what about:

    M6?
    Rear end? (no Auburn option)
    Coolant?
    Brake?
    Power Steering?
    Vert Top hydraulic fluid?
    anything I'm missing?

    Not looking for which fluids to use, there is plenty to read about that.

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    well considering that it has set up for a long time all of those fluids are subject to condinsation. my little bro on here has an '02 Z28 with 7500 miles on it and we have only changed the oil in it. we left the other stuff alone for now. if i were you i would maybe and just maybe change the tranny fluid and coolant along with the oil. as long as you drive it enough to get the rear end hot it should burn the moisture out of it. other than that i think you are just fine.

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    Personally if it were me I would change them all. Even though the car only has 1500 miles the fluids are still 5 years old. Might be overkill but at least then you know where you stand on all the fluids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    Personally if it were me I would change them all. Even though the car only has 1500 miles the fluids are still 5 years old. Might be overkill but at least then you know where you stand on all the fluids.
    +1
    fluids are cheap... alot cheaper than drivetrain components, cooling system components, and steering components.

    May as well change them all based on time and start with a clean slate. Consider it cheap insurance

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    change all the fluids, and hope that you dont have any problems later on because I heard sometimes cars with really low miles like yours have some serious problems with dried gaskets and other things
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    Change and flush all of your fluids, over time they do break down and some even begin to become corosive. Ie Coolant.
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    All of em.

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    agree, all of them. If nothing else you have peace of mind. Which is always the best thing

    btw congrats on finding a car like that with such low miles...crazy
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    x2 on all of them, welcome to ls1.com

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    Thanks for the comments, looks like i'm changing all of them.

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    I would also change them all. Don't forget the gas. Has it been sitting with the same tank for a while?

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    I drove it 250 miles on saturday, there was only 1/4 tank in there when I picked it up from the owner, and he said that was fresh gas, but I filled it up with premium and it ran great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1 Hawk View Post
    I drove it 250 miles on saturday, there was only 1/4 tank in there when I picked it up from the owner, and he said that was fresh gas, but I filled it up with premium and it ran great.
    You would know by now if the gas was bad. I would definately change the fuel filter though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowv View Post
    You would know by now if the gas was bad. I would definately change the fuel filter though.
    and get a fuel system flush... clean out all the injectors etc.

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