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Old 03-27-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default 30,000 Miles service

So I am coming up on 30,000 miles very soon. (Currently at 29,500 approx.) I am wondering what maintenance I should do. So far I plan on flushing the trans fluid, performing an alignment, rotation, and balance to the crappy LS2's, and checking my air filter. As well as the usual checks such as the antifreeze and coolant, wiper blades, battery, tires, and brakes. Are there any other things I should be concerned about or check on in the car? Such as power steering fluid and such.

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Old 03-27-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have it pretty well covered. I would have a top engine cleaning done to get rid of the carbon that may have built up in the 30k. The 4 cylinder Malibus have electric power steering, so no fluid to worry about.
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Thanks! Just trying to stay on top of taking care of her. Is cleaning the top engine easy or should I have a place do it? Oh? Sweet. I didn't know what kind of steering they had. Used to having to worry about steering fluid.
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GM has a spray can top engine cleaner that you spray into the throttle body while it is running, actually I think the instructions are on the can. It has to be bought at the dealer though, but it works a lot better than seafoam for cleaning. It cleans the carbon out of the throttle body nicely too, if any is left over just wipe it out. Also, a bottle of either GM injector cleaner or chevron techron would be good to add to the gas tank to clean the injectors some.

I love not having to worry about power steering fluid, it is one less thing that might leak.
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How much does that cost? I have been using the Chevron Techron so no worries there. First bottle made a world of difference. Previous owner did not take care of it as seen by the exhaust tip covered in soot as well as other things.
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I think the can of the top engine cleaner costs around $10 and you only need the one can. If a dealer or shop does it, it will run around $100 for their fuel system service most likely.
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Is it just a can you spray or pour into a compartment? Also what fuel system service you talking about?
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The top engine cleaner is a spray that you use while the vehicle is running. You have to take the air intake off and spray it in bursts into the throttle body while it is running.

A fuel system service involves running the vehicle on an injector cleaner only to clean the injectors and spraying a top engine cleaner into the throttle body. Also, some add a can of fuel system cleaner into the gas tank. It is a lot cheaper to do it yourself than pay someone else to do it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:28 PM   #9
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The top engine cleaner is a spray that you use while the vehicle is running. You have to take the air intake off and spray it in bursts into the throttle body while it is running.

A fuel system service involves running the vehicle on an injector cleaner only to clean the injectors and spraying a top engine cleaner into the throttle body. Also, some add a can of fuel system cleaner into the gas tank. It is a lot cheaper to do it yourself than pay someone else to do it.
Hmm sounds like the top engine cleaner isn't too hard to use. I will have to get some then.

So basically they do what I already do minus the top engine cleaner since I already use Chevron Techron.
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Hmm sounds like the top engine cleaner isn't too hard to use. I will have to get some then.

So basically they do what I already do minus the top engine cleaner since I already use Chevron Techron.
Yep, and then they charge a lot more to do it. One thing I will stress is DO NOT empty the whole spray can quickly or you run the risk of hydro-locking the engine. Short bursts work just fine and afterwards let the vehicle sit for 10-15 minutes while everything is reassembled. This lets the chemical work in some more and ends up running it out of the exhaust. It is really simple to do though, I just seem to make things sound complicated sometimes.
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