Re: 40K Service on 3 Yr Old Mountaineer V8
I agree and DO do it piecemeal, although I cannot do it myself. The owner's
manual is vague on servicing the transmission, but here in the steep hills
of Pittsburgh you are a fool to just ignore it.
"Anthony Giorgianni" <email@example.com>
wrote in message
>I think you should ignore the dealer and do whatever the owner's manual
> recommends. Do whatever you can yourself - grease the headlights and
> the rubber band :O) - and have anything else done piecemeal. If you go for
> scheduled maintenance package, it will cost $10,000,000,000, and they'll
> likely do stuff that doesn't need to be done and neglect stuff that needs
> be done.
> Don't forget to check the lugnut torque. I never trust a dealer to get
> Anthony Giorgianni
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> "D.D. Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I scheduled some service on my 2003 '03 Mountaineer V8 that will be 3
>> old on Sept 15th. I've never done anything under the hood except oil
>> changes, a fuel filter at 30,000 miles and an air filter.
>> The dealer suggests a tranny flush ($139) and a coolant drain and fill
>> ($40). Or they can do a full coolant flush for $90, but he said that the
>> drain and fill (leaving some new coolant diluted with some old coolant)
>> probably just fine at 40K miles. He said the differential doesn't need
>> service until 60K.
>> What do you guys think of both what was recommended and the prices
>> Seems about right and I've been OK with this dealer before, but I don't
>> to overpay or underservice!