100,000 tune up!
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11-24-2007, 05:11 PM #1
100,000 tune up!
I just bought a 2000 Formula this week with a 6-spd. It has 103,000 miles on her. I noticed in the am, since it is cold now, it seems to knock for few minutes. Is this normal? What type of stuff should I go ahead and replace/service?
Thanks in advance to all!
11-24-2007, 05:25 PM #2
Make sure it didn't have the throttle body bypass mod done to it. Fine in the summer but not Ohio winters.
11-24-2007, 06:09 PM #3
Thanks! I will look into that!No matter where you are is where you are!
11-24-2007, 09:41 PM #4
Congrats on the purchase.
Since you dont know the conditon of the fluids and filters i would start there.
Piston slap is normal for our cars until the warm up.
I would replace The fuel filter,
Oil and oil filter
Rear end fluid
Tranny fluid and filter
Plugs and wires
Have the coolant flushed and refilled with dexcool.
Get the car on a lift and inspect for leaks or any bad mounts or bushings.
Atleast then you will know where you stand with all your fluids and the overall shape of your car.
J2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....
11-24-2007, 09:42 PM #5
I'll give you the same advice I give everyone buying a used higher mileage car. If it's a filter, fluid, hose, or belt replace it. That's the only real way to know where you stand at on the maintenance of your car. They're all cheap and easy to do. No reason not to change them out.
11-27-2007, 07:08 AM #6
He won't have a tranny filter due to it being a M6. Right?
11-27-2007, 09:40 AM #7
The throttle body bypass isn't a big deal here in Ohio,,,I have been driving one of my F bodies for 10 years in the cold Ohio weather without any issues. It's my old body that complains though,,,,lol. Goodluck with the new car. Cheers.
11-27-2007, 09:04 PM #8Have the coolant flushed and refilled with dexcool.
11-28-2007, 03:33 AM #9
I think where people run into problems is neglecting to do regular maintainance. Although this is supposed to be 5 year antifreeze I still service mine every year and at the very least every 2 years.
I've seen some cars come into my shop that are 10 years old and have never had it changed at all I beleive thats where the problems start.
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