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Old 08-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #26
 
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I've been neglecting sway bar end links for a while now, procrastinated it out of warranty too. I figured I could get some aftermarket replacements cheap. Turns out I'll either have to figure out how to press bushings for the first time or just buy an aftermarket bar.
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:58 PM   #27
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ive also had to do the outer tie rods for about a year now. i have the parts jsut not the time or space to work on the car.

i also have a window that wont stay up. i have zip ties on the track to keep it up, if i didnt have the weather tech rain guards id be more worried. it is cracked just enough to not let in rain. the window jsut moves up and down freely.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:04 PM   #28
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Paint maintenance is what gets neglects most by me.
Same. I rarely wash it myself anymore.....I'll run it through a machine every few months...maybe
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This will be a good thread to check when buying a Car owned by a TCG member lolol
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TCG daily driver thread.
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Oil overdue by 1k miles, trans fluid overdue by 10k miles, clunking strut mounts up front, clunking lateral link in back, alignment last done 5-6 years ago, have yet to rotate these tires which I'm 17k into, fuel filter never been changed.. The list goes on.

But it's a 3800 so I worry once the car stops physically going down the road.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:36 PM   #32
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I literally went 14 months between my last 2 oil changes on the g8.. Im honestly not sure that happened.. the year LITERALLY flew by.

I was rather embarassed. Then again I really did only put like 4k miles on it or so.
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Yup, oooops
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odd dilemma, too many cars, not enough drivers.
I'm on the road 45+ weeks per year. I get a new car every Monday. Biggest maintenance problem I have is low tire pressure.

Wife is mostly stuck trying to put enough miles on 7 cars to even justify an oil change. I'm pretty bad at that too, I always get them between more than one year and less than 3000 miles.

I got a rare 96 SHO I bought in 2005 with 68,000 miles - It now has 77,000 miles and has been from Chicago to Memphis, Tennessee, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Conway, Arkansas, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. And those miles are about it.

I really don't know how many times I have changed the oil in that car in the last years. Maybe four.

"How many times you changed that oil on your car in the last ten years?"
"Four"

Doesn't sound like a car still working.
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I have @daturbosix change my oil once a year or so.
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I thought the BOSS had the lifetime in-tank filter like us lowly Coyote guys... not that I wouldn't feel better if it was changed often like the old ones...
Seriously? It doesn't have an inline filter? I haven't been under the car much. I figured it would have an inline filter on the passenger side like my 06 had.

I'm sure the Boss fuel system is 100% identical to the GT.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:16 AM   #39
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For the most part, I keep up with shit. I've been ignoring the completely fubar balljoints on the ranger for three years though. Starts getting stupid loud again? Fuggit. *Hit's 'em with some white lithium*

Also tossed a reman P/S pump at it... Whined something awful out of the box, but has worked. So I have no interest in pulling it again. Hahaha
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Seriously? It doesn't have an inline filter? I haven't been under the car much. I figured it would have an inline filter on the passenger side like my 06 had.

I'm sure the Boss fuel system is 100% identical to the GT.
Yeah no in-line filter. I think it's integrated with pump in the tank. "Lifetime" 10yrs 150k or something like that. I want to replace mine but it's kind of a PITA. I think I'd need to buy the pump itself which is ~$200, but I'm not 100% sure. No DIY guides I can find really but I think you just drop and crack the tank when <1/4 full, remove and replace pump, put everything back together, then you're done maybe? I don't know. I'll probably just have Ford do it if it's a light labor job.
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You shouldn't have to drop the tank to get to the pump. There are access panels under the rear seat.
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ractronix out of canada sells all the different size fuel filter socks pull the pump and see what it is and order one, if its anything like the other intank pumps ive done its a pretty easy job with an access panel it should be an hour start to finish, thats awesome news that there is an access panel under the seat ive never looked but now maybe I will do e85 after all lol only thing stoping me from putting a bigger pump in was the dread of dropping the tank
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Awesome, thanks guys, did not know that stuff. I think I'll go ahead and look into tackling this. I had no idea there was an access panel and I've had that seat out a bunch of times. I guess I need to pay more attention.
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I don't ever do front end alignments.
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Paint maintenance is what gets neglects most by me.
That's also my biggest problem. I always neglect the paint on all my vehicles but they run like a top and never break because the regular maintenance gets done on time, always. The truck has water spots all over back of the hood. I really need to get a full detail done to this pig.
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I think I've done 3 maybe 4 oil changes on my Camry since buying it. Have put 30k miles on it already.

The girlfriends Saturn is like 10k past due on an oil change but has probably had 20+qts put in to keep topping it off cause it burns so much oil. So really just need to change the filter.
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Silverado requires dexos oil every 7500 miles. I've been changing at 3000. It makes me feel better. I am 2,000 miles over for a cabin filter.
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Newer GM oil. Seems to be a semisynthetic. Not iimpressed
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I use regular old Mobil 10w30 in mine with 3k changes.
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