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Actually i'm on 54k miles -<P>I always get my oil/tires changed/rotated on time and I believe I had a tuneup at 40k.<P>Is there anything special that should be done?<P>Oh btw I have a '97 960 RWD<BR>thks<p>[This message has been edited by gar598 (edited 06-13-2002).]
 

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+ new timing belt<BR>+ chassis lube<BR>+ check all rubber fuel lines for cracks and replace if necessary (here in California they are still using that MTBE s**t which is supposed to reduce emissions yet the stuff is environmentally hazardous (the EPA at their finest once again) and it prematurely degrades the rubber in fuel hoses and actually has caused many engine fires)<BR>+ check ball joints and replace if they are worn<BR>+ top off brake fluid level if necessary or flush system if fluid is blackish in color<BR>+ cooling system flush*<P>* please be sure you and the shop who is going to be performing the maintenance on it are doing the environment a favour and instead of the cheap, crappy, and toxic run-of-the-mill ethylene glycol based coolant, use a propylene glycol based coolant (more expensive) such as <A HREF="http://www.sierraantifreeze.com/" TARGET=_blank>Sierra Antifreeze</A>. Why propylene glycol and not ethylene glycol? Propylene glycol is a non-toxic chemical compound commonly found in soft drinks, shampoo, "personal" lubricant, junk food, and a plethora of common everyday products. The idea is that if you have a boilover or just a leaking cooling system that there is no danger to the environment, but more importantly, pets and small children. Ethylene glycol has been used in industrial cleaning products for many years, and is far from safe. Ethylene glycol based coolant products have been linked to numerous deaths of people's dogs and cats having licked it up off of a driveway.<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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Whoa thats a lot of stuff to get done......<P>Thats gonna cost some major cash <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P>should I get it done at volvo or goto a cheap place?
 
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