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Bracer
Wednesday 17th November 2004, 15:43
As most of us are driving high mileage motors I thought it an idea to list what should be considered as the basic tune up for any car prior to any performance modifications are carried out.

But this list can also be used as a reference for most poor running problems, i.e. Rough Idle, Surging, Hanging Revs etc.


1) Distributor Car + Rotor Arm (Replace)

2) Spark Plugs (Check / Replace)

3) Ignition Leads (Check / Replace)

4) Engine Oil + Filters (Replace)

5) Gear Box Oil Inc Auto (Flush & Replace)

6) Air filter (Clean / Replace)

7) Engine Coolant (Replace)

8) Vac Hoses (Check / Replace)

9) 02 Sensors (Check / Replace)

10) Fuel System + Injectors (Fuel System Cleaner)

11) Intercooler and Piping (Check / Clean / Replace)

12) Throttle cable slack removal: http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthread.php?p=192820#post192820

steveT5
Monday 22nd November 2004, 14:24
Are the parts for the stage 0 tune up just standard bits from the local motor shop or would you reccomend using volvo approved parts ? what make of plugs and so on.
any info would be great.
Thanks Steve

Bracer
Monday 22nd November 2004, 14:33
Are the parts for the stage 0 tune up just standard bits from the local motor shop or would you reccomend using volvo approved parts ? what make of plugs and so on.
any info would be great.
Thanks Steve

1) Distributor Car + Rotor Arm (Replace) OEM

2) Spark Plugs (Check / Replace) See Here (http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/639353/7) will explain all

3) Ignition Leads (Check / Replace) OEM

4) Engine Oil + Filters (Replace) OEM

5) Gear Box Oil Inc Auto (Flush & Replace) OEM or any good quality recomended alternative

6) Air filter (Clean / Replace) OEM or any good quality recomended alternative i.e ITG, BMC, K&N etc

7) Engine Coolant (Replace) any good quality brand

8) Vac Hoses (Check / Replace) OEM or any good quality silicon hose

9) 02 Sensors (Check / Replace) OEM

10) Fuel System + Injectors (Fuel System Cleaner) Redex

11) Intercooler and Piping (Check / Clean / Replace) OEM

steveT5
Monday 22nd November 2004, 14:44
Cheers Bracer, gives me plenty to go at !

Bracer
Monday 22nd November 2004, 15:20
Glad to help :wink: