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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:38 pm 
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i need a service quite badly.. my car was due at 127,000 and im now at nearly 136,000 my car isnt using much oil at all.. and the water power stearing fluid and break fluid are all fine car runs perfectly however i should get it looked at obviously.. what things should i expect to need done?
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:48 pm 
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if everything is running well dont bother taking it machanics, just do the regular yourself just change the spark plugs, oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, and ignition leads if they havent been done in a while)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:59 pm 
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i would b too scared to stuff it up haha
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:09 pm 
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sparkpulgs- are pretty straight foward, pull out the old ones put in the new ones,
oil- jack the car up, get under the car empty the oil(make sure you have a bucket to catch the oil) while the oils out change the oil filter just twist out the old one then twist in the new one. then put the new oil in the the engine.
air filter- open airbox take the out old one put in the new one
i rekon you should just give it a go, if the worst happens call "lube mobile"
if you CBF then just take it to any machanics and ask for a minor service but remember youll never learn unless you try

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:24 pm 
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yeh very true i think ill give it a go :) my mates a mechanic anyway ill get him to giv me a hand if i need it
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:34 pm 
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Should replace your BRAKE(not break) fluid once a year, same for power STEERING(not stearing), it all absorbs water, and it will f**k your system up if you dont do it regulary.
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:47 pm 
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thanks for that info i didnt realise that ill do that too :)
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:53 pm 
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And use anti-seize compound on the spark plug threads too. And clean the throttle body.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:40 am 
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bowsaw wrote:
Should replace your BRAKE(not break) fluid once a year, same for power STEERING(not stearing), it all absorbs water, and it will f**k your system up if you dont do it regulary.


Oh noes! somebody call the grammar police!!!!!
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:30 am 
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Basic spelling i thought, Fordmods can teach you things other than cars , plus i gave advice, not just spelling.
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:05 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
Basic spelling i thought, Fordmods can teach you things other than cars , plus i gave advice, not just spelling.


Was that even a sentence? Sorry just jacks me when people comment on peoples spelling on a car enthusiasts forum. If i wanted to discuss spelling i would go to spellingmods.com lol.
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:41 pm 
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yeah, im sorry about the bad grammer and spelling in my post's. The reason its their is i am dislexic and after working 12 hour day's i really can't be bothered typing a message like this and proof reading it.
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:47 pm 
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get mozilla, it has a spell checker, its a great little tool, once you tell it a few dozen australian words.

oil oil/filter
plugs
trans? oil/filter
break pads
in car airfreshener
and some new car cd's

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:48 pm 
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Best thing is first get your workshop manual (autobarn will have them), check how to do the above listed thing's and give it a go. Then read up about your car and try to think how all the systems work together, you will notice more about your car and find yourself fault checking without even realising it.

I will mention that when you replace the power steering and brake fluid, it is worth flushing the system. I have found Brakes Plus to be a great little place if you CBF, they are quick and cheap enough, give them a call.

Also, some logic, look at what your working on and try to visualise how it works, or unbolts etc! I service my car from top to toe myself (although CBF with larger more in depth thing's as I don't have a good enough garage) and have learnt how to do it from a short stint at high school, reading books and trial and error.

Give it a go!

p.s. Try to use the right tools and good luck!

 

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