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Check-List for Service...

Was wondering of someone could knock up a check list for what has to be done during a normal car service on a EF falcon. (Change oil, filters, tighten this, do that, etc...)

Im gunna service the ol girl later this week, I think I got most things covered, but want to make sure i dont miss something, or do something dumb.


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Re: Check-List for Service...

very little.
after lookin at my receipts for services, very little gets done.
oil change, oil filter
check various bits and pieces.
plugs and leads if needed.
air filter /fuel filter if needed.

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Re: Check-List for Service...

Thanks.

Might paint the rocker cover, extractors and intake piping while im at it, any words of wisdom?

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Re: Check-List for Service...

paint the extractors?
mmmmm interesting :)
well
intake piping.
don't do it like mine, coz otherwise our cars will be far too close
(i don't think u'd paint it bright green though!!)

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Re: Check-List for Service...

A basic service is pretty simple but just about everything gets looked at, check condition of all items that wear (belts, brake pads, wiper inserts, boots, bushes, plugs, leads, filters, tyres, ball joints, uni's etc), check all fluid levels and condition, tyre pressures, oil and filter and check/adjust ya handbrake.

Alot of checks get done even on a minor service if you go to a dealership or a decent workshop but it doesnt get mentioned on the Repair Order or your receipt, the only time something is mentioned though is when something isnt right etc.

Painting the rocker cover is pretty simple and looks good, totally degrease it and give it a rough sand, I used a wire brush attachment on a drill very quickly. I hit mine with about 6 coats of that VHT high temp stuff and then ran a few coats of VHT clear over it and it hasnt chipped, cracked or flaked. Been on it for about 9/10 months now. Just make sure when you put it back on you seal it up properly otherwise it wont stay clean long.

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Re: Check-List for Service...

Might consider flushing the radiator/brakes?

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Fill the ashtray with change again... always comes in handy. lol
 
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dont forget to check your windscreen washer fluid levels and change if necessary... don't ask me how though.
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Re: Check-List for Service...

just a quickie about the rocker cover painting, does it just unbolt and come straigh off as simple as that, and also do u need a new rocker cover gasket on it before u put it back on again??
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Yes, for all of us inexperienced people like myself, what's involved with taking off the rocker cover? Is it a job for an amateur? Risky?

My rocker cover is as greasy as f*** and gets like that even after a thorough scrubbing. Does this mean the cork/rubber needs to be changed?

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