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This is a discussion on Tune Up within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need to get my car tuned because its been almost 7 years since Ive done anything ubder the hood. ...

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    I need to get my car tuned because its been almost 7 years since Ive done anything ubder the hood. (2002 pontiac trans am) What does a good TUNE UP consist of & can I do any of it myself. Thanx for helping!

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    You can do it all yourself and save some serious green....
    How many miles are on your car? Auto or M6?
    Heres a quick list, pm me if you need instructions for any of it.
    Change oil and filter "use a good filter and synthetic oil"
    Plugs and wires
    Rear end fluid
    Fuel filter
    Air filter
    Transmission fluid and filter
    Coolant flush
    Clean maf and throttle body
    Check power steering fluid
    Check brake fluid
    Clean and degrease engine.
    Check for any leaks or squeaks..
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    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

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    thats a big list, I will be getting back with you.

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    PM sent, I'd like some info on some of those steps as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    You can do it all yourself and save some serious green....
    How many miles are on your car? Auto or M6?
    Heres a quick list, pm me if you need instructions for any of it.
    Change oil and filter "use a good filter and synthetic oil"
    Plugs and wires
    Rear end fluid
    Fuel filter
    Air filter
    Transmission fluid and filter
    Coolant flush
    Clean maf and throttle body
    Check power steering fluid
    Check brake fluid
    Clean and degrease engine.
    Check for any leaks or squeaks..
    J

    One other note: when changing from Dino oil to synthetic, you will need to sacrifice one oil change to convert completely over to full synthetic.

    I used a cheaper synthetic oil subbed 1 bottle for MMO (marvel mystery oil), ran about 1500 miles then drain and change filter over to Mobile 1. The MMO cleaned up the engine real nice. If you have high miles (Mine was 110,000 at the time) I highly recommend doing it.

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    or you could just run dino oil like I have for the last 98k miles. I know people like their synthetic oils but I haven't had any issues running dino oil my entire life.

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    seafoam is a go on ppl who have tuned out there o2 sensors but it looks like his T/a is stock and when u use seafome it tends to destroy and clog up the o2 sensors . a good lucal fuel system treatment would be a great alternative and cheap $ 6-7 at any auto parts stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by 402 Guru View Post
    seafoam is a go on ppl who have tuned out there o2 sensors but it looks like his T/a is stock and when u use seafome it tends to destroy and clog up the o2 sensors ...
    Are you sure about that? I've never heard that before and know of countless people who have used seaform without problems.

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    Not trying to stir anything up but i have run sea foam for years on my cars and customer cars without any issues. As long as you use it according to the directions...
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    My T/A has 125k miles on it now, should i switch to "high mileage" engine oil or stay with "full synthentic"?

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