In my old cars, every 30,000 I'd change out the spark plugs, wires, distributors and rotors. That was on easy to service 4 bangers though. I've read a bit on here about getting to the spark plugs on the passenger side being a pain in the butt and I'm wondering if its worth it to do all this. I've noticed the truck seems to be running alittle sluggish, and I'm thinking maybe running thicker wires and NGK spark plugs might help a bit...?
Any clues as to what I should do and/or change out for 30,000 miles? I'd rather do it myself and save some hundreds of dollars by not going to a dealer.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge manual 4.0 4x4 with 3" Body lift, 33x12.5 BFG A/T KO's, on Eagle Alloy 057 rims, and alot of mods
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 manual with no mods yet
2005 Ford F250 automatic 5.4 4x4 with no mods
Man I need to do some stuff to thanks for reminding me John. I think the only maintinence you need to do is that headlight mod. Hahahaha I know I am waiting for the so called "Right Time" too.
P.S.- I beat you to 30,000 I got 31,800
lol, nice roach.
You've actually got a bit more on me... i change my oil every 4,000 miles, so I'm commin up on 28,000 was gonna do it then.
So, tranny flush and radiator flush are pretty much the popular consensus here. Is that something that's easy to do yourself, and how do you dipose of the fluids? Other thing on my mind is how long should I be able to go on the spark plugs and wires to keep the engine running its best?
yeah i had that list of crap done and i know that i had to change oil, flush tranny, flush raidiator, change fuel filter, rotate and balance tire, aim headlights check, a/c system, cost me 469 bucks. altho i have i 3.0L the guy at ford said its pretty much the same for the 4.0L
I almost took my truck into ford to get their 30K maintenance. They said that it was not under warranty. They were going to charge me for a tranny flush...did I mention that my truck is a MANUAL! They were going to change my oil...I have full synthetic in it and they only had their "bulk oil". The truck had also already kicked a frost plug so the coolant had already been changed with the new blockheater THEY put in. Then I just left laughing. I picked up fluid for the trans and diffs, and called it good lol
2003 Ford Ranger EDGE4x4
K&N FIPK, Spec Clutch, Hurst Billet Plus Shifter, Trac-Lok, 18x9 Saleen Wheels, 255x45x18 BF Goodrich T/A KDWs, Nascar Graphics, Westin Grille Guard, Chrome Ford Taillight accents, Rhino Liner, 20% Tint, Clear Corners, Silverstars in Heads and Fogs
Another good idea for a 30k service is an induction service. clean throttle body, use injector cleaner(aerosol can) and a top engine cleaner (not fuel tank type) clean and adjust parking brake. air filter lubricate latches and hinges. a/c evaporator clean you know maintaince things