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Maintenance advice on a 143k 98 z28 camaro

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    Maintenance advice on a 143k 98 z28 camaro

    Alright my car is a 98 z28 camaro A4 and has a 143k miles on the clock. I got it with 132k 9 months ago and its my DD. The guy that had it before me was the only owner and was a older gentleman so i knew there wasnt much engine wear from lead foot. Over all its in perfect condtion and i want to keep it that way. I dont have any records from the prevoius owners maitenance. I change the oil every 2500-3000 miles with mobile 1 synthic 10w30 during the summer and 5w30 during the colder months. I recently had new brake pads, rotors, tires, fuel filter put on and replaced the knock sensors. I literly baby the hell out of my car like how every person should with there camaro, firebird, gto, vette etc. Before my next oil change i was going to seafoam the engine and trans to get all that carbon build up from 143k miles outta the cars system. Then i was going to get the oil changed along with a trans flush with replacing the trans fluids. What type of oil should i go with in the trans ? any other things/fluids i should change ? any tips or advice is appreciated thanks.

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    Good man.....taking care of your car should be a law......
    If it were mine I would do the following.....
    1. AutoRX the motor and transmission.
    Transmission
    http://www.auto-rx.com/auto-rxnet/index.html
    Motor
    http://www.auto-rx.com/pages/applications.htm#basic
    I would use Castrol GTX 10-30 and a NAPA/WIX or AC Delco filter for the cleaning and rinse phase for your motor.
    Follow the instructions to the letter and to the mile. After the cleaning I would go with either Pennzoil Platinum 10-30 year round or Amsoil SSO 0-30 and any of the filters I mentioned above.....
    http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?subcategory=40
    I'm a big believer in AutoRX for a thorough cleaning without solvents.
    Flush and fill your trannie with Amsoil ATF
    http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?category=23
    Change out the rear end fluid with Amsoil ( your choice of viscosity or OEM viscosity)
    NAPA/WIX air filter and go another 150,000 miles ...

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    Thanks for the advice sarge i just put in my order for some auto-rx and ill be switching over to Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30 my next oil change. Whats your opinion on seafoaming the trans and engine ? do you think it even works ? i had the guys at autozone swearing that it will drastically improve my engine and tran life and get rid of all that carbon build up. I have also seen commericals saying that z-maxs stuff is just "amazing" Im curoius to see what an acutally expert says on it
    Last edited by 98Z28importslayer; 07-15-2008 at 10:44 PM.

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    Great advice sarge.

    I used dyno oil my first 60k, then 3 /2 of PP / Castroil mix. Now at 114k. When I hit 120k I will go the pure PP route.
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