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#1 Old 07-12-2007, 04:06 AM
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30K Mile Service !!!!

Just wondering who had the 30 K service done and what it ran price wise ?

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#2 Old 07-12-2007, 07:59 AM
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I'm due for mine also, but haven't even checked what is supposed to be involved in it.


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Check your owners manual as to what needs to be done. Don't rely on your dealer unless they are someone you trust. They will tell you that all kinds of things need to be done or it will void your warrenty. All you need to do is whats in the owners manual and your warrenty is covered. Some dealers will try to make you get 300-1000 dollars worth of stuff that are "required". Do some research here and make your own judgments. You shouldn't have to spend more than 2-300.00 on any routine maintenance.

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@ 30k I had my transmission fluid flushed and filled at the dealer, had my oil and filter changed got all fluids checked and got my rear diff serviced at Valvoline. All together I think I spent around $300. Still running strong with no issues at 47k!!

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Plug change is where they get'cha on the 5.7's. You should at minimum do that yourself.

If you got a V6, your plugs are good until 100K miles.
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Plug change is where they get'cha on the 5.7's. You should at minimum do that yourself.

If you got a V6, your plugs are good until 100K miles.
I think I remember hearing the plug change on the 5.7's is an easy do-it-yourselfer job? I've had vehicles in the past that I paid to have it done, simply because I do not bend that way without injury!


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I think I remember hearing the plug change on the 5.7's is an easy do-it-yourselfer job? I've had vehicles in the past that I paid to have it done, simply because I do not bend that way without injury!
yup! the V6 requires you to remove the intake manifold. Hence the 100,000 mile plugs.

The 5.7 is pretty easy from what I heard, you only need some long extensions and a U-joint attachment. I have yet to do it myself, only 10K on the clock.
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This was posted by WickedChargerRT in another Post

30,000 miles or 30 months
Maintenance Service Schedule
Change engine oil and engine oil filter I'll do myself
Rotate tires I could do this myself but I'll just let them do it.
Check the coolant level, hoses and
clamps
Inspect exhaust system
Inspect brake hoses
Inspect CV joints & front & rear
suspension components
Replace air cleaner filter I'll do myself
Replace spark plugs 5.7L I'll do myself
Check & replace PCV valve if necessary* /quote


I'm just wondering how reluctant the dealer is going to be to help me if I do half of this myself. Actually I guess I'll let them do the transmission flush on top of the few things I'm not doing which is most of the inspections.


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Not all 5.7's need plugs changed at 30k miles. First build RTs actually have 100,000 mile plugs in them. I saved a good bit on my 30k checkup due to this!

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Not all 5.7's need plugs changed at 30k miles. First build RTs actually have 100,000 mile plugs in them. I saved a good bit on my 30k checkup due to this!
Huh?

How is that possible, I've never heard of one Magnum R/T or 300C owner talkabout this and they have cars an entire model year older vehicles than us. And there is a whole board full of them over at Lxforums. As far as I know only the V6's have 100K plugs in them.
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