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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-29-03, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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New toy

Just recently picked up this jem for my girlfriend. 1986 Tempo GL. Paid a whopping $150 for it and he gave me a parts car to boot. It has 170,000 miles on it but runs like a champ and doesn't smoke. How much life do you think the 4 cylinder has in it?



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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-21-03, 05:19 AM
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Hey there,

I saw the date of this post so this may be a little late. Anyway, to tell the
truth, there are somethings you want to do first.

Get a Haynes or Chilton car maintenance manual first.

1) OIL/OIL FILTER CHANGE *- no matter what, might be good to use some AUTO-Rx to clean it out
2) CHANGE AIR FILTER *
3) CHECK SPARK PLUGS, IGNITION WIRES, DISTRIBUTOR CAP, ROTOR
4) CHECK THE TRANNY FLUID, if it's a manual then you might be in luck
manuals are tough work horses.
5) CHECK BRAKES/BRAKE FLUID- replace/bleed if necessary
6) CHECK COOLANT, COOLANT HOSES, Maybe flush
7) CHANGE FUEL FILTER *
8) CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID
9) CHECK BELTS, maybe better just to replace and be on safe side
10) CHECK ALL HOSES
11) FUEL SYSTEM CLEANER *- IE: Chevron Techron or Valvoline Synpower Fuel System Cleaner

**- Check to make sure any fluids are not leaking. IE: Oil around valve cover.

*- These things I suggest you CHANGE/USE are probrably only about $50 all
together.

Like I said I know it has been a while but, maybe this might still help you
or someone else.

Slade
 
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