Folks, my 91 FB has reached 200K. The V8 5.0 still runs strong and burns
little oil. I'd like to do a good maintence of the car. I'm also wondering if I
should change to syn. oil. I've heard its better for the older high miles
engines. So guys...what would you do to your car at 200K?
I appreciate the opportunity to hear your ideas and get a chance to learn
from your experiences.
Drive it till it drops. You'll gain zero by going to synthetic at this point.
The "damage" has been done (which as you can see is very little. LOL. The car
still runs after 200k :) ).
Give it the scheduled tuneup and fluid changes and go through it. Follow the
OEM maintenance schedule in the glovebox and drive it another 200k :)
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
The smoke is most likely valve stem seals. If it gets bad, they can be
changed with out removing the heads, and with the engine in the car.
At 200,000 miles I would go thru an inspect items like:
1. Lower Controll Arm Bushings.
2. Sway Bar Bushings and End Links.
3. Rear control arms and bushings.
4. Motor and Transmission mounts.
5. Park brake cables, and adjusters.
6. Brakes, and front wheel barrings.
7. Struts & Shocks.
If everythimg is up to par, change all the fluids, do a tune up, look
for anything that seams worn. A well taken care of F-body will last many
tranny fluid change.
diff. fluid change.
check the brakes.
give it a good greasing.
check brake,power steering,rad fluids etc.....change them if you have the
and if you still figure you haven't done enough you can track down and fix
those little squeaks that have shown up.
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