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post #1 of 17 Old 07-21-2009, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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100k Tune-up

i'm coming up on 100k & figured it was time for a tune-up, so i called the dealership to set an appointment. i ask what i would get with the 100k package & the service guy started rambling about different packages & when i bring the car in they'll do an inspection & let me know. i believe the 100k pkg starts around $500, so i look it up in the manual & it seem like there's alot of inspecting but not alot of doing.

i got new belts & the intake manifold cleaned about 15k ago. i also got the a/c charged this past april. so outside of spark plugs, air filter(i have cai), in cabin filter & fluids, what's more to a tune-up on these cars? i know they'll inspec the whole car but is it really worth $500? not imo

if there's more to a tune-up on these cars, can someone let me know what else i'll need. i'll just buy the parts & have a local mechanic do it. it should work out cheaper that way...

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I think thats all a rip, Its just another way for them to get your car in there too run a bill on you.

If its running good, change the fuilds as needed, spark plugs and filters...other than that just drive it for what it is.

They are just going to bend you over their knee.

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thanks man...i was all ready to take my ride in there thinking they're going to service alot of stuff, then i read the chart for 100k & im like wtf...everything falls under the title "Inspec". that don't mean sh!t

i'll just buy the parts & get it done for alot less that what they're asking, minus the "inspec"

btw...i'll use the search to see what i can find on some good plugs, but if u got any recommendations, it'll save me some time...thanks bro
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not sure about plugs, im gunna be doing mine soon too.

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not sure about plugs, im gunna be doing mine soon too.
after doing some reading it's a toss up between playing it safe by getting NGK platinum from the dealer or ordering the NGK iridium from rockauto.com, this sounds like a good site to order from according to a few post in the search. my only concern is if they're gapped wrong it can really screw up your engine from what i've been reading.

it's obvious the iridiums are a better choice, but if the difference between the two is not that much, i'll just stick with the oem
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rock auto pre gaps the plugs but if your worried spend the $1 and get a gapper...

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Always double check the gap...its really easy to do.

I love rockauto, they have best prices, and if you need a 5% discount code let me know.

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just do your regular maintenence, plus swapping the plugs since it's recommended that you have them changed at 100k...and wait till nissan has the special where they do that 100 point inspection for free. go from there for the less obvious repairs that they might've "found."

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yeah save the money and do it yourself.

if you haven't yet, i would think about getting the auto tranny fluid flushed as well using nissan matic k or k matic, whatever its called. assuming your a 5AT SE-R anyway.
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my dealer charges $500 for the "30k mile Service" and it was nothing more than Inside/outside air filters, oil change, and tire rotation.

I've found most of these services are pretty much an easy squeeze on the people who don't know better.

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i have 133k on my ser. and it still runs greaaatt.. i just installed new drilled nd slotted rotors and pads today, and got the ac recharged nd all that. the engine pulls still nd it runs great. the intake and y pipe i put on should let it breth and digest easier too. i want to change the sark plugs soon, how ever u have to take the intake manifold off to change the othe thre plugs, and thts something i dont want to do my self really. unless its easy??
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Wow run on's and poor grammar asside you must drive a shit ton to get that many miles. Anyway its not hard at all to take off the I/M. I've done it like 7 times already.

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haha yea i was falling asleep. but is it reall that easy how many bolts do u gotta undo
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and i bought it with 114k
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You will have to disconnect a few vacuum hoses and I think maybe 8 bolts or something. Been a while because I have a Kinetix IM now...

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