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. ...
12-06-2009, 08:25 AM #1
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!
12-06-2009, 10:49 AM #2
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
Transmission fluid and filter
Clean maf and throttle body
Check power steering fluid
Check brake fluid
Clean and degrease engine.
Check for any leaks or squeaks..
J2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....
12-08-2009, 03:05 PM #3
thats a big list, I will be getting back with you.
12-09-2009, 05:43 AM #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Marietta, GA
- 1998 Trans Am WS.7 Vert
PM sent, I'd like some info on some of those steps as well
12-09-2009, 01:06 PM #5
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Ugy Lower Corner of AL
Navy Blue Metallic
- 98 T/A w/a little mods...
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.
12-09-2009, 01:19 PM #6
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.
12-09-2009, 03:39 PM #7
12-12-2009, 08:59 PM #8
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
12-13-2009, 05:25 AM #9
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- Madison, WI
1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
- 2001 Silverado Z71
12-13-2009, 08:45 AM #10
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...
12-29-2009, 05:00 AM #11
My T/A has 125k miles on it now, should i switch to "high mileage" engine oil or stay with "full synthentic"?
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By 5.7literMustangEater in forum GTOReplies: 101Last Post: 10-06-2010, 04:26 PM
By karpetcm in forum Computer & TuningReplies: 12Last Post: 11-18-2008, 09:27 AM
By Ed Blown Vert in forum Almost Anything GoesReplies: 0Last Post: 11-17-2008, 10:40 AM
By kevan in forum GTOReplies: 6Last Post: 11-13-2008, 11:58 AM
By ninobrn99 in forum Computer & TuningReplies: 0Last Post: 03-25-2006, 02:53 AM