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Old 05-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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20,000 mile maintenance?

My car just hit 21,000 miles, and after completing an oil/filter change yesterday with Mobil 1 and a Wix filter, and draining my RX Catch can, I also cleaned my Vararam filter element, let dry overnight and re-oiled. My RX breather cap had a small amount of oil on it, so I soaked it in a cup of simplegreen/water mix for a couple hours, rinsed, and let dry overnight. The pollen is finally gone here in Central Arkansas, so I also covered the CAI with a trash bag and rinsed down the engine bay with simple green concentrate in my gilmour foam gun (also cleaned the gun in the process ) with low pressure water to get all the yellow pollen out of there. So general maintenance is in pretty good shape. It's about time to get the tires rotated again, and I was wondering what other things should be checked around the 20,000 mile mark? I plan to do all maintenance myself if it's something that doesn't require special equipment. Dealership labor charge is horrible! Thanks for any info on this.

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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In cabin filter might be pretty nasty at this point (free to check and take a look)
Also would recommend a rear axle fluid change or inspection at least ours was very black with alot of metal on the magnets even at 700 miles
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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+1 on the rear differential fluid. The cost of a quart of gear oil and some friction modifier is minimal. You spend more money on a movie and popcorn + drink.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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I actually have a similar question:

I'm still under warranty and just hit the 21,000 miles mark. Is there any big/small service that requires me to bring the car in at this point? (my CEL is always on cause of midpipes so I can't tell)
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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I actually have a similar question:

I'm still under warranty and just hit the 21,000 miles mark. Is there any big/small service that requires me to bring the car in at this point? (my CEL is always on cause of midpipes so I can't tell)
You can go to Autozone or wherever (if you dont have a code scanner) and they can check if you have any other codes...
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #6
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I've been needing to change the differential. I'm at 28k.
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