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Subject: Re: Approaching 100k miles Date: 10/15/2012 8:50 PM
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I think Todd is correct about the trans flush machines. They just refill the tranny as it empties. (instead of three "drain and refills")no high pressure involved.
I would definitely do it, even at 100k.
It probably should have been done at 30/60/90k rather than inspected.
By saying to inspect it they can sell/promote the car as needing less maintenance and having a lower cost of ownership. And it may be legit to change the rec from service to inspect. The trannys are better made and the oil is better now than 30 years ago.

Otherwise I agree with Milligram and Samtheinvestor and their recommendations except I would not check the owners manual about the plugs or belt. I would just change them. Especially the plugs, soon before they get stuck and take the aluminum cylinder head's spark plug threads out with them.
And the wheel bearings are not serviceable. If they are, it is done with the brakes.
I'd like to add a fuel filter to the list.
Because.. you know.. I just like to spend money ;)

Steven
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