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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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tune up

So I wanna do a full tune up. So far I'm doing coolant flush, plugs (bosh +4s?), wires(have no idea), pcv valve, egr valve, air filter(either drop in k&n or cold air, haven't decided with the weather and snow), and possibly 02 sensor and shocks. Any other ideas on what I'm missing or suggestions like on wire brand, or plugs, shocks etc? I wanna hit em all. Just bought it and although he did change the oil and keep reciepts, from the looks of the old ass air filter I'm not expecting much else to have been done.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 01:17 AM
 
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The Bosch +4's aren't going to do anything more for your car than the OEM Champion single plats will so don't waste the money. Might want to think about having your tranny flushed. I would run some SeaFoam through too. If you're close to 100k miles you might want to think about checking the timing chain and water pump.
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Seafoam thru the tranny? How? Its a 98 116k. The army car care unit will be doing the tune up. Do I need to do the seafoam myself, I.e. Put it in, run it or drive x amount of miles, drain and refill? Also tranny fluid I need atf+4 right?
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 04:11 PM
 
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go with the tranny flush. atf+4 only. i wouldnt do the o2 sensors till they cause the car to throw a code. champion coppers are fine too. its easy to replace the plugs so dont worry about going copper. my car ran better and doesnt ping under hard accelation as my old platinum oems did.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Went to autozone... got
1. Seafoam
2. Bosh iridium plugs
3. New egr valve
4. Thermostat
5. Turtle wax
6. Engine degreaser
7. Repair manual
8. Pcv valve
9. Air filter.. Fram.. They didn't have k&n in stock
on the way from torontofirecaptain
1. New atc head.

not too concerned with the hard acceleration thing. Highest speed limit on base it 45 and that's only on 1 rd. All the others are 35. I drive like a grandma coming back from the eye doctor with those big ass glasses on. But ya weather permitting ill wax it up and get some pics!

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DON"T SEAFOAM THE TRANNY! I can see where you got confused, but I meant you should SeaFoam the motor. Easiest way is to throw a can in the gas tank or put a half can through a vacuum line. Plenty of threads on here as to how to do that. As I said before, with 116k on it, a lot of us on here would suggest you replace the timing chain AND water pump because they are right there together, and it will ensure that your water pump won't crap out and leak into your oil, which will kill your motor.
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Roger that. I found the ***seafoam*** post earlier. Timing chain and water pump sound good as well. Didn't get em today but will pick em up fri when I pick up the egr valve I ordered. Is changing the chain and pump hard? I mean lotsa labor for me to pay for lol
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So on a 98 3.2 is the egr line the only place to suck up the foam? I don't have "extra" vaccum line so somewhere I don't need extra hose would be helpful!
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Well the timing chain and pump will be expensive in labor because they basically have to take the top of the motor off to get to both. It's up to you If you don't want to do it now and aren't having any problems, that's fine. Just preventative maintenance. As for the SeaFoam, it's easy to pour into the vacuum line right after the throttle body. Just unplug the hose and use a small funnel or something, and give it some gas with your hand to keep it sucking!
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The 3.2 motor has a timing BELT, not a timing chain. Recommended replacement interval for the belt is 105,000.
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The 3.2 motor has a timing BELT, not a timing chain. Recommended replacement interval for the belt is 105,000.
Ahh crap I knew that! Brain fart!
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well mine cost 300 bucks and i already had the parts....
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Theres Seafoam for the tranny. http://www.seafoamsales.com/transTuneTech.htm

Replace the belts and it wouldn't hurt to atlest check the timing belt. Also replace the fuel filter check the fuel injecters. Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends. and check tire presure.

I find seafoam works best with two runs. One though the PCV valve that goes into the intake manifold and though the brake booster.
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Theres Seafoam for the tranny. http://www.seafoamsales.com/transTuneTech.htm

Replace the belts and it wouldn't hurt to atlest check the timing belt. Also replace the fuel filter check the fuel injecters. Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends. and check tire presure.

I find seafoam works best with two runs. One though the PCV valve that goes into the intake manifold and though the brake booster.
I see it says it's safe for all trannys, but I know ours are kinda sensitive to what is put in so is it safe for ours?
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should be just fine
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