Astrophysicist / PostWhore
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM (visit NM!)
Time for a tune up?
I wanted to ask a quick question about what I should do for my car (see info under my avatar).
She's got 70,500 miles on her (got her w/ 49K). Got copper plugs and 9mm FRPP plug wires within 2 months of buying the car (Dec, 2001). Just changed the oil on Friday.
I dont have a repair manual on me and am trying to figure out how much $$$ i need to allot for my car this next pay check.
What kind of 'tune up' stuff should I get? I figure a new PCV valve and fuel filter....but is there anything else?
is it time to change the fluid in my pumpkin? tranny fluid? (havent done the mystery trans mod yet). Probably need to do a radiator flush (now that winter's here).
what is my car 'due' for at her age? she gets a good amount of freeway miles, but i do have to do some bumper to bumper action every now and then...so i guess 'severe' is the schedule my car needs to be on..
sorry this all seems so random....like i said, i dont have my repair manual on me at the moment and wont have a chance to get it for a while..
thanks for your time.
one last thing...i hear copper plugs dont last as long...what's the life of them? would i have to replace them any time soon (~15K miles on them so far?).
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V8 + 1992 Ford Mustang hatchback + 1989 Ford Mustang notchback = no where else to park at my house!