Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Re: Do all engines need TUNE ups
These days with the advanced electronics and computer controls the car's ECU knows how to maintain the performance its been designed to achieve. Also how to protect itself against damage. With spark plugs lasting 100,000km, really all you need to do is change the oil, oil filter and observe the spark plugs when you are in 'regular' motoring mode.
If you are after more performace than the car gets delivered with then you have more advanced tuning and maintenance aspect.
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")