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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2003, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tune-Up Q\'s

I just finished changing my plugs, wires, rotor, and cap, put in a new battery (don't laugh if you've read the post), and cranked JW up. First thing I notice is WOW how much better it idles. Should a tune up affect idle? I'll tell ya my plugs were very "used". Probably the first time they had ever been changed. Also, anything else I should do that's fairly easy and cheap? I just turned 105,000 and still going strong. I'd like to keep it that way as it'll be at least 6 more months before I'll have steady income again. Thanks to all who gave me a lil advice on the other posts. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Tune-Up Q\'s

Flush all fluids and change them. This includes oil, brake, tranny, diffs, tcase, and radiator. If you can't afford to do all of those I'd at least do the oil, diffs, and tranny.

New parts will make an engine run better and perform better. Its now burning cleaner and more efficient. Good upkeep is very important to the life of your engine.
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Re: Tune-Up Q\'s

Sure, plugs, wires, cap and rotor can make a BIG difference in not only how an engine idels but also in overall performance. I'm a big believer in good spark plug wires. Wires with high resistance (over 10k Ohms) can cause a miss especially at idle and in point-type ignitions which run on lower spark voltage than electronic ignitions. I'm a big believer in Accel wires. They're expensive but worth the money to me. I hate a rough idle.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2003, 11:37 PM
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Re: Tune-Up Q\'s

The other gentlemen are quite correct... a litle routine maintenance WILL go a long way.As a smog tech since 1978 I've come to conclusion that most failures are due to lack of minimal maintenance,ie change your oil regurly!!!!!!!! also when was the last time you changed or checked your air filter and pcv valve or orfice? it's all in the details!And a definate high five on good plug wires!!! if you can aford them I have found that nology wires can get about the most firing voltage out of most low powered o.e. ignitions.keep it in good tune,maintenance is alot cheaper than repairs, and you can also tell by the seat of your pants when something actually goes south..... [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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