Vehicle Tune Ups....what's essential?

spaceman

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I have a 92 Ford Ranger PU truck,it runs great but has 94k miles on it...Id like to get at least another year+ on it before i trade it in.
It's high time for a tune up what should i buy for the tune up?
ANything else i should check/replace etc?
I dont want to spend a ton of money,and dont want to buy products that do not truly preserve the life/performance of the vehicle.
ANy advice would be greatly appreciated.:)
 

ISAslot

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Jan 22, 2001
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My dad's 88' GMC has 300k+ miles on it; never had a tune up.

Of course this is probably an exception...

I'd recommend a good change of fluids to start out with.
 

veryape

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Plugs,wires,Distributer cap and rotor,pcv valves,air filter and any other filters you can find,worn belts,fuel injector cleaner,oil change and check all other fluids. Thats a pretty thorough tune-up. Tell me if I forgot anything guys.
 

sharkeeper

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Don't forget the fuel filter! Overworking the fuel pump is something you don't want to do because replacing an in-tank fuel pump is a real PIA!

Cheers!
 

veryape

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<< My dad's 88' GMC has 300k+ miles on it; never had a tune up.

Of course this is probably an exception...

I'd recommend a good change of fluids to start out with.
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I find it hard to believe at 300k somebody didn't at least change the spark plugs. In fact I don't believe it. I am a ex-mechanic and know thatit is just not possible without the plugs burning out.
 

ISAslot

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<< I find it hard to believe at 300k somebody didn't at least change the spark plugs. In fact I don't believe it. I am a ex-mechanic and know thatit is just not possible without the plugs burning out. >>



You are correct. The plugs have been changed at least twice. I meant 'tune-up' as in the whole deal. This truck has the same wires, cap, belt, etc. Fuel injectors are the same as well (throttle body injection).
 

geno

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<< :D:D:D:D:D:D:D AWESOME ADVICE!!!!THIS TRUCK IS GETTING AN ENEMA! >>


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