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This is a discussion on Good Boy within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Sarge How many of you maintain your car? I have people bring me their rides just totally ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    How many of you maintain your car?

    I have people bring me their rides just totally trashed. Ask I help them "fix it". They change oil and filter religiously and nothing else.

    My question here is simple....
    Do you change Brake Fluid? Coolant? Power Steering Fluid? Rear End Fluid? Trannie Fluid? Clean your Throttle Body? Your Air Filter?
    Do you have your front end aligned annualy? Inspect and clean your brakes/assembly? Change spark plugs every 30K?

    Do you open the hood and just inspect everything? Do you keep your engine bay clean?

    Do you really maintain your ride?

    Oil changed today (lucus oil=no dice with the clicking/clanging noise goes in the shop next thursday)
    oil filter last 3K
    power steering 10K ago (she whined a bit after replacement)
    coolant probably 7K ago (after my radiator replaced)
    Rear end 5K (and additive to quitedown the whine)
    air filters good
    front end no (but rotated 6K regularly AND correctly)
    brakes/fluid nope
    TB nope
    tranny fluid nope
    spark plugs ill change at 90K
    i keep and ear/eye out for problems
    and on a full mile of gravel road everyday...im fighting a losing battle with keeping the engine bay clean
    during summer i clean her exterior once or twice a week...engine bay id spray it once a month
    interior sometimes twice a week if necessary
    thursday shes getting a full Diagnostics so well see how good ive been doing for the 10K ive owned her

    for a 17y/o i believe i take care of my car pretty damn well..
    even tho i make sure she stays loose

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    Clicking clanging? As in valves? Get that Lucas crap out of there. Absolutely terrible oil. Look at the VOA's of the crap. Should be illegal to sell crap like that. Pure marketing.
    I digress.

    Go get yourself some cheap conventional Mobil Clean 5000 and 1 quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. Change the oil and filter with 1 quart of MMO repolacing one quart of motor oil. Run it 1000 miles.

    Let me know......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Clicking clanging? As in valves? Get that Lucas crap out of there. Absolutely terrible oil. Look at the VOA's of the crap. Should be illegal to sell crap like that. Pure marketing.
    I digress.

    Go get yourself some cheap conventional Mobil Clean 5000 and 1 quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. Change the oil and filter with 1 quart of MMO repolacing one quart of motor oil. Run it 1000 miles.

    Let me know......
    well fuck.
    thanks bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Guy brought me his 2008 Avalanche Boy she was pretty....all waxed and tire shine. He was so proud to tell me he used nothing but RoyalPurple oil. Thing would hardly idle at all. Surged and sputtered pulling away from a stop light. I popped the hood and the thing was a shithole nest. I pulled the air intake and his throttle body was black. His MAF screen was full of "crap".....I took his TB off and cleaned the crap out of it and cleaned his MAF. Idled like a champ....and everything smoothed out. He had the original fluid in the trannie/rear end/brake fluid et al. I chewed his ass. Proactive guys...you must be proactive not reactive with your cars man.
    Sarge I like guys like him above. I get to make a profit from "fixing" their ignorance. It also helps employ people like us that enjoy working on these things and gives them a reason to make a living.


    Now to answer your question. Hell yeah, Preventative Maintenance goes a long long way. I hate shopping for a used car some times. I always think "just how F'd up have the previous owners taken care of this vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Sarge I like guys like him above. I get to make a profit from "fixing" their ignorance. It also helps employ people like us that enjoy working on these things and gives them a reason to make a living.


    Now to answer your question. Hell yeah, Preventative Maintenance goes a long long way. I hate shopping for a used car some times. I always think "just how F'd up have the previous owners taken care of this vehicle?
    Yeah exactly. You can get lucky, or you can get something that no one ever changed the oil in.

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    When I bought my Z28 the lady never changed the tranny fluid. Turns out it was low too. After that the rear went, never had fluid changed. Lord knows the last time it had an oil change. But it is in better hands now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooddaniel View Post
    Yeah exactly. You can get lucky, or you can get something that no one ever changed the oil in.
    When I sell one of my cars or trucks everybody in town knows it. I never advertise anything. They want one of my cars because they know what they are getting. I take care of my cars.

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    Eveverything gets changed regularly and documented. The engine bay of my cars are cleaner than most brand new ones that have been off of the lot 6 months. Often times I feel bad that one of mine is dirty (to me) and people comment on how clean it is.


    What's your opinion on changing trans fluid on a newly purchased high mileage car? I have heard not to that it can cause more problems than it can prevent.

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    Flush it. Just dropping the pan and changing 40-50% of ithe fluid has caused problems

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    How do you go about flushing an a4? Sounds like those pumps they use at the jiffy lube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    How many of you maintain your car?

    I have people bring me their rides just totally trashed. Ask I help them "fix it". They change oil and filter religiously and nothing else.

    My question here is simple....
    Do you change Brake Fluid? Coolant? Power Steering Fluid? Rear End Fluid? Trannie Fluid? Clean your Throttle Body? Your Air Filter?
    Do you have your front end aligned annualy? Inspect and clean your brakes/assembly? Change spark plugs every 30K?

    Do you open the hood and just inspect everything? Do you keep your engine bay clean?

    Do you really maintain your ride?
    yup yup yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    How do you go about flushing an a4? Sounds like those pumps they use at the jiffy lube
    Yeah they are...I bought one for cheap from a guy going broke....
    Most dealerships/shops have them.
    Hook up the lines to the trannie cooler up by the radiator and start your car up and watch the old fluid be pumped out and new fluid going in....total fluid change including the converter. Cheap and quick.

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    Awesome, craigslist seems like a safe bet.
    What's the name/brand you purchased?
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    Shit I dunno...it is 1000 miles from here in my garage
    BMG or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Yeah they are...I bought one for cheap from a guy going broke....
    Most dealerships/shops have them.
    Hook up the lines to the trannie cooler up by the radiator and start your car up and watch the old fluid be pumped out and new fluid going in....total fluid change including the converter. Cheap and quick.
    does this work on an m6 as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Shit I dunno...it is 1000 miles from here in my garage
    BMG or something like that?
    Excuses... My grandpa did that uphill on his way to school ever mornin in the snow. And another 1000 up hill back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro Loco View Post
    does this work on an m6 as well
    No...no converter in a M6 so just drain and refill and your good to go.

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