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Old 17 Dec 2003, 05:58 pm
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Default 20k miles per year = extra precaution??

I'm probably going to be putting around 20K miles per year on my car. Most of it will be city drivin at ~30-50 mph.
Beyond the standard 3K miles check'n change mantainence what else can I do to make sure my car will go 100K miles with the least amount of problems?
I plan on putting synth in at my 1st oil change. Good idea? Should I wait till the 6k change to do it?
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Old 17 Dec 2003, 07:00 pm
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Just go by the scheduled maint in the owners manual. Plus do visual checks every now and again. My current daily driver is a '95 Dodge Avenger i4/5sp with 234K on it. I traded in a '87 Honda CRX w/224k on it for the Dodge. I ran the urine outa both of them [8)] but kept up the scheduled maint. Good Luck![?]
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Old 17 Dec 2003, 07:02 pm
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Ditto OurPTGT.... except for the part about running the urine out of a Honda and a Dodge.

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Old 17 Dec 2003, 07:04 pm
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reg up keep should be fine
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Old 17 Dec 2003, 07:13 pm
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How bout the synth?
Put it in at 3000 or wait till the 6000?
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Old 17 Dec 2003, 07:18 pm
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im going to do it at 3,000
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If it's an auto, I'd say to flush the fluid at 50,000 mi. Chrysler slushboxes don't go the distance - need all the help they can get. Also expect to replace ignition wires - do it at first sign of a miss. I have nearly 68,000 miles on my PT now, a little over 2 years. Go synthetic right away & use good filters. (I get K&N for $8@ when bought by the dozen).
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