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08-13-2012, 03:33 PM #1
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100,000 mile tune up and maintenance questions - Spark plugs, fluids, others ideas...
I'm just about to hit 100,000 miles in my '99 and am wanting to do some maintenance and replacement of a few parts.
1) what are the pro's and con's of the expensive spark plugs and wires? Is it worth the $10 each for high end one, or are stock Delco ones just as good?
2) I keep hearing good and bad things about synthetic differential and transfer case fluids on older vehicles, such as mine. What is your input and thoughts on the topic?
3) I generally keep pretty up to date with maintenance, so nothing on the truck is broken or at the limit of its lifespan, but what else should one change out at the 100,000 mile marker?
I am welcome to any input or suggestions. Thank in advance everyone!1999 K1500 Ext Cab, Short Box
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08-13-2012, 05:36 PM #2
My 2 cents:
1. The ACDelco plugs appear to make most GM engines VERY happy.
2. The synthetics are the way to go.
3. I like to change the front O2 sensors when I change plugs.
Have you considered the transmission fluid?Ray
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10-05-2013, 06:13 PM #3
Curious about o2 sensor's replacement. Could you explain what they do and how they affect the vehicle.
10-05-2013, 06:18 PM #4
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10-05-2013, 06:29 PM #5
10-05-2013, 08:48 PM #6
Where are O2 sensors located? I have never changed mine and probably need to.Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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10-05-2013, 11:52 PM #7
There will be two before the cat in between the exhaust manifold and the cat and two after the cat in the pipe. They can be a pain to change. Not getting to them, but rather getting them out. You can rent a socket at a parts store that is long enough to slide over the sensor. it has a slice in it so the wire can poke thru.
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08-13-2012, 09:45 PM #8
I just did this tune up on my 04 5.3 liter. I changed the following
-all o2 sensors
-auto light xp iridium plugs (.040 gap)
-0-40 mobile one oil change (recommended by a GM wizard)
-all rotors and pads all around
My truck ran great anyways, no issues but it ran AMAZING after these tuneup items were replaced. It got much quieter and my fuel economy did improve!
08-14-2012, 09:52 AM #9
08-14-2012, 12:40 PM #10
Iridium plug technology is widely misunderstood. Iridium plugs are not designed to give you motor better performance, they are designed with the metal iridium (obviously) which is much much stronger then platinum. Iridium plugs were designed to be a long lasting, durable plug that can with stand the harsh motor environment better then any other type of plug
A GM tech that says iridium plugs have a differing resistance that the motor was designed for is a MORON! Lol sorry, plugs do not dictate your resistant in the sparking system, your plug wires work with your coils to determine resistance, the plugs are just a catalyst for this outcome.
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