I was looking through the windstar maintenance schedual, wondering what you
guys thought about the published numbers. this is how many miles between
air filter 30k
trans 30k - so their saying to replace all of the fluid every 30, I assume
do a filter at the same time. Should a filter with those 5qts be done more
plugs 100k- you can go 100k between plug changes? is this even after the
originals are pulled, does it matter what brand they are replaced with?
Just my $0.02, some of this may not work for you ...
Inspect filter every 10k mi. (5k if your roads are unusually dusty).
You'll likely be able to tell when to replace.
Not unless there's a specific fuel-related problem.
I got a 4r70w (that I've never fully trusted). When I check oil, I
check tranny fluid for color (kinda light red), consistency, and
smell. If something's funny, (i.e. fluid smells "burnt") I try to
figger what/why, maybe change earlier than 30k.
Similar to tranny. Inspect several times/year. If color is OK and
coolant smells like rad. hose and no particulate matter, scum, etc,
then consider change at 30k anyway.
I'd venture a definitive "Yes" to this last.
Hard for po' me to imagine 100k on a set of plugs, but I'm driving
a 12-yr-old 'Boid, lotsa things might've changed.
If motor runs fine, I'd pull a plug or 2 and inspect electrodes
every 40k mi. Lotsa stories are told by appearance of plug
electrodes (Google'd help with this). More often if motor runs funny.
Seems most maintenance schedules are OK as generalities. I usually
like to look a little closer ...
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