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What are your common knowledge car maintenance tips?

iKingGodGivBiziKingGodGivBiz What title?Posts: 29,037 Regulator
I was looking at a forum for my car, and it made me think..

I spent yesterday doing my "50,000 mile" service: 1. Synthetic oil change 2. Tire rotation 3. Change cabin air filter 4. Inspect & clean brakes 5. Flush transmission 6. Change engine coolant 7. Drain & fill power steering fluid 8. Clean MAF sensor 9. Clean & lube battery posts. 10. Add gumout to fuel system.

 
So I was wondering what you guys do to maintain your car to run well for an extended period and how often. Please no car wash replies.


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  • wilberdmillzwilberdmillz Posts: 2,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2015
    OP, what you pushing that need Transmission and steering fluid @ 50k miles?
    I don't think many people know about that Cabin air filter, pops put me on it a few years ago.
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  • The RecipeThe Recipe Posts: 10,427 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2015
    Im a mechanic so my I have a little more than common knowledge and wouldnt get all that shit done. You should at least learn how to change your own cabin air filter its as simple as changing a filter in your home and save a couple $. But I just get shit fixed when it breaks and stay on top of my oil changes. I dont mess with them tranny flushes they can cause more harm than good. But shit if you got the funds to get all that shit done get it taken care of what kind of car you got is it a 2010-11?
  • iKingGodGivBiziKingGodGivBiz What title? Posts: 29,037 Regulator
    edited May 2015
    OP, what you pushing that need Transmission and steering fluid @ 50k miles?
    I don't think many people know about that Cabin air filter, pops put me on it a few years ago.

    It was just an insurance thing. i posted key car in thecar thread awhile ago. A black 2012 Limited edition Toyota avalon and I added much shit to it my brother since then.

    Btw a hydraulic jack and a #14 are musts for me.

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  • RembrandtRembrandt The JunglePosts: 198 ✭✭
    Take care of your brakes
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  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson do 10 pushups everytime you read my post... you know you want too. Posts: 61,068 Regulator
    OP, what you pushing that need Transmission and steering fluid @ 50k miles?
    I don't think many people know about that Cabin air filter, pops put me on it a few years ago.

    It was just an insurance thing. i posted key car in thecar thread awhile ago. A black 2012 Limited edition Toyota avalon and I added much shit to it my brother since then.

    Btw a hydraulic jack and a #14 are musts for me.

    Cs i bought mine from Harbor Freights for 75 bones couple years ago. They should have better ones for cheaper by now. Wouldnt trust my knuckles with their tools cause its mostly surplus Chinese metal.

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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really need to get that jack.
    Also i don't see a problem with getting freight tools if you only work on your car. If the shit breaks bring it back, that lifetime warranty. Beats having to deal with managers at sears.
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  • iKingGodGivBiziKingGodGivBiz What title? Posts: 29,037 Regulator
    Rembrandt wrote: »
    Take care of your brakes

    Ya imma need to get the rear brakes done, that will cost me near 350 according to fucking SullivanTires here in Boston, but I dunno if I should trust my local car guy who could do it for half.

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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Currently changing out the valve cover gasket and i'm ready to blow this shitbox up. Everything that possibly go wrong went wrong. First two ignition coils are stuck due to over tightened bolts. but i was like fuck it since i'm replacing the whole valve cover (spark plug seals are embedded into the valve cover on altimas) and leave those bitches on. Fast forward when i'm taking the valve cover off part of the ignition coil breaks and is now stuck in the well. Now i'm out here like i a cave man using a flat head to break apart the rubber off till i can get a long ass needle nose to get it out. This was suppose to be a job that doesn't take longer than a hour. FML. Does anyone have any homemade remedies in ignition boot out?
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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    damn that sucks^

    I only do basic shit, I just recently put all new brakes and rotors on my shit and out on 2 new rear calipers.

    Also just installed a new motor mount on my shit , it was a pain in the ass getting it in because their usually machine pressed and we had to rig it to get it in.

    Gonna replace my serpentine belt this weekend
  • MECCA1000MECCA1000 Posts: 2,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think Nissan purposely make their cars difficult to work on.....everything is tough to get at. I swear their transmissions are only built to be replaced and not rebuilt. (had it replaced at 165k)

    I just started with a 50/50 regular and synthetic oil after the murano crossed 180k miles..... Haven't noticed a difference in driving but it looks better after changing at 5k. Flushed the radiator myself but went to my local aamco for the a/c for the $50 deal.... A/C blows cold like new
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  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 22,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I fucked round and left my gas cap off.... My check engine light is on now. How long will it stay on?
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    I fucked round and left my gas cap off.... My check engine light is on now. How long will it stay on?

    You have to get it reset or get the codes pulled
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 22,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aneed123 wrote: »
    I fucked round and left my gas cap off.... My check engine light is on now. How long will it stay on?

    You have to get it reset or get the codes pulled

    I guess I got lucky. It went off yesterday. Hallelu lol
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  • killapkillap Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, it will usually go off after the third start up... Also you can just unplug the battery and that will reset it.
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  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,646 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MECCA1000 wrote: »
    I think Nissan purposely make their cars difficult to work on.....everything is tough to get at. I swear their transmissions are only built to be replaced and not rebuilt. (had it replaced at 165k)

    I just started with a 50/50 regular and synthetic oil after the murano crossed 180k miles..... Haven't noticed a difference in driving but it looks better after changing at 5k. Flushed the radiator myself but went to my local aamco for the a/c for the $50 deal.... A/C blows cold like new

    lol, i know all about nissans.......................


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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MECCA1000 wrote: »
    I think Nissan purposely make their cars difficult to work on.....everything is tough to get at. I swear their transmissions are only built to be replaced and not rebuilt. (had it replaced at 165k)

    I just started with a 50/50 regular and synthetic oil after the murano crossed 180k miles..... Haven't noticed a difference in driving but it looks better after changing at 5k. Flushed the radiator myself but went to my local aamco for the a/c for the $50 deal.... A/C blows cold like new

    yea its a thing with foreign cars, I used to have a honda accord I had to take the wheel well off to change a headlight lmao
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  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bcotton5 wrote: »
    MECCA1000 wrote: »
    I think Nissan purposely make their cars difficult to work on.....everything is tough to get at. I swear their transmissions are only built to be replaced and not rebuilt. (had it replaced at 165k)

    I just started with a 50/50 regular and synthetic oil after the murano crossed 180k miles..... Haven't noticed a difference in driving but it looks better after changing at 5k. Flushed the radiator myself but went to my local aamco for the a/c for the $50 deal.... A/C blows cold like new

    yea its a thing with foreign cars, I used to have a honda accord I had to take the wheel well off to change a headlight lmao

    Bruh I laughed @ this shit back then but now i when i gotta change the passenger side headlight i gotta do the same. FUCK THIS NISSAN
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  • AP21AP21 Posts: 16,867 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IC brahs

    any of ya'll ever recharged ya own freon? is it as simple as just using the diy kit from the auto store?
  • CincoCinco Real Nigga Minerals Posts: 4,914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AP21 wrote: »
    IC brahs

    any of ya'll ever recharged ya own freon? is it as simple as just using the diy kit from the auto store?

    Depends on situation and how slow it's leaked out. If your air is cooling, but not cold, yeah u can get the kit and charge it up on the low pressure side. Use one with a gauge so u don't overcharge.

    If your air is not cool at all, meaning your compressor isn't kicking on, you need to find the source of the leak, fix it, vacuum the system, then have it recharges. This is done by a shop.
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  • AP21AP21 Posts: 16,867 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dope...its the former

    its blowing cool, but not cold

    gon check out autozone...thanks fam
    Cinco
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