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Old 14 Mar 2005, 06:19 pm
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Default 30,000 to Maintenance To Do ?

I am reaching the 30,000 milestone with my Turbo and was curious what if any maintenance the group thinks is well served (other than the items specified in the Chrysler maintenance manual-which by the way expressly provides it is not applicable to the Turbo model). Thanks. Otto.
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Car has a Stage I upgrade by the way. Thanks again. Otto.
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My 2003 Manual for my GT, page 275 is "Schedule A - 2.4L Turbo Charged Engine". It shows for 30,000 miles or 24 months to change the engine oil and filter, engine air cleaner filter, spark plugs, inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals, replace the PCV air filter and adjust the generator drive belt tension.

I change the oil and filter every 3000 miles and I have already had the brake pads replaced. I have the automatic transmission so I have also had the transmission fluid changed since the automatic transmission can be a weak spot for Chrysler.

Changing out the spark plug wires with after market (better) wires is a good idea at 30,000 miles also.
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Just follow the owners manual
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Old 14 Mar 2005, 08:02 pm
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This has been discussed, but most people's driving is Schedule B.
If you are just using it as disposible transportation, don't do anything. If you are just concerned with keeping the warranty, do the bare minimum. [:I] If you want peace of mind and a bit better resale, do a bit more. If you are a fanatic about the car and/or maintenance, change the fluids frequently, upgrade when possible and keep it clean!
If you've got ABS, have the brake fluid flushed (including the stuff in the unit), and do the full trans flush too. I'd also check/service the battery and ground connections, rotate the tires, and really look over the mechanical components.
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New performance wires and new spark plugs would certainly be appropriate.
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What kind of plugs and wires are you guys recommending for us Stage 1 guys?
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About time for brakes (if you haven't already) - go with ceramic pads - NO DUST!
Plugs and wires - Crane or Magnecore wires - for turbo, just copper plugs 0.040.
IF an auto, wise to get fluid flushed (not just drained). I went with ATF+5, which is synthetic version of ATF+4.
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at 36,000 miles I have installed MOPAR plug wires and NGK Iridium plugs and now have a silky smooth idle, more top end power, and a smidge more MPG. Changed Tranny fluid and filter and replaced with ATF+4 fluid right from the stealer. Of course I use Mobil 1 and change ever 3,000 miles. Rotate tires every other oil change.

I will replace shocks (upgrade with Tokico), brake rotors (drilled and slotted), pads, and flush brake fluid at 40,000 miles. Looking for new tires as originals look nearly shot now. I have bought, but not installed, a rear anti sway bar and am looking for a strut tower brace to go along with the rear sway bar.
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