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Subject: Re: Approaching 100k miles Date: 10/12/2012 6:11 PM
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My recommendations:

Coolant --> regardless of owner's manual recommendation, about the only one I deviate from --> I do at 100K and then every 50K after that

ATF --> regardless of owner's manual recommendation, and I would replace the ATF filter at the same time. I now do ATF every 50K miles and filter every 100K miles, only deviate from manual if it recommends sooner. In my mind there is no such thing as "lifetime" ATF - the only "lifetime" is the life of fluid right before it has fully cooked and takes the tranny with it

Transfer case oil --> good call

Differential oil --> good call

Radiator hoses --> inspect only, replace only if needed

Thermostat --> Nah

Serpentine belt --> what does the owner's manual say, follow recommendation

Front and rear brakes --> inspect and follow recommendations

Brake fluid --> Yes, good call

Water pump --> Nah, unless your vehicle has a history of eating water pumps, they are so reliable now

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I would add to your list

Power steering fluid - if never replaces assuredly cooked by now

Fuel injection cleaning

Inspect suspension for possible strut/shock replacement, also inspect bushings and fittings --> 100K miles is a lot of road. You won't notice the slop in your suspension because it has happened so gradually. I would consider a wheel alignment (at least check alignment) if not done in the last 50K miles.

Spark plugs and wires --> check the owner's manual and follow

Cabin air filter --> if equipped - have you ever replaced it? One of the most neglected filters

Inspect HVAC system --> check AC coolant pressure and recharge if needed


All told a 100K mile service might run $1K or more depending on parts, but if you're planning a long term keep of the vehicle and gunning for 150K or 200K miles it is money very well spent.
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