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(1998 Toyota Camry)
in Dublin, CA on April 24, 2009
What shluld I have done for 170,000 maintenance - at 90,000 I changed all fluids, timing belt & drive belt- changed brake fluid, radiator and tranny fluids,
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In multiples of 30,000 miles I suggest changing all the fluids, transmission oil, engine oil and filter, coolant/antifreeze, brake fluid ect. and then engine oil change every 3,ooo miles engine oil and filter every 6,ooo miles. Every 30,000 miles we replace the the fuel filter and check the valve clearances and adjust as required and replace the spark plugs if they are stand duty plugs, (every 60k if iridium plugs were used). By this rational 150k would have been a big service (all fluids, valve clearance check, plugs ect....) due again at 180k. For all our customers at our shop we review the customers records and look at al the previous service records from other shops if it is a new customer to ensure we are not duplicating work previously done or just recently done.
It is hard to say what should be done on a higher mileage car without knowing what service schedules have been followed to date. We specialize in Toyotas and many of our customers commute and have over 200,000 miles on their Toyotas some have reached 460,000 on one engine. So maintenance and preventative maintenance does add to the longitivity of a car's life.
I had noticed your posting was from Dublin. Repairpal is actually based in Emeryville, CA, I consult for Repairpal but our shop is located in Santa Cruz. All the auto technicians that answer these questions for Repairpal are really great guys and they mostly work around the Bay area. I'll forward this to them and see if any of them know a great, trustworthy shop in Dublin.
Preventative maintenance is key to longevity of a car, but at the same time you don't want to be over sold work!
on April 24, 2009
I am very thankful for the advice. I also have another question - Where did the reply come from ???? If it's a repair shop close to me I would like to go there to see the shop and possibly schedule my maintenace with them.
on January 02, 2011
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