I'm having difficulties finding good information on what maintenance is
needed at 90K for my '99 Saturn SC2 and how much it should cost. One
thing to note is that it has a re-man motor and a rebuilt tranny at 60K.
The first call to the Saturn dealer I was quoted 550 or so, the second
call 350 or same as 30K maintenance.
I'm like everyone else and would like to save some money on this big job.
Especially because my 90K point will be right around Xmas. So yesterday I
General inspection of all hoses, brakes, etc.
Air filter + PCV Valve replacement
New Spark plugs and wires (Denso and Bosch)
Coolant system flush
Serp belt replacement (the old one was squeaking)
The things that are left on the 90K maintenance schedule per my book are:
Saturn Fuel Filter SAT21009427 (~125.00 @Saturn) - I see that you can
only buy this through Saturn for $75.00. Replacement seems easy enough.
I've been told this is a 100K filter from the parts folks. Replacing now
or later doesn't bother me.
Fuel Injector Service - I called Saturn and they said the service was a
power flush of the injectors for $157.61 (purchase alone). That seems
awful high to me. Do I need the power flush or just a bottle of cleaner?
Tranny Service - The Haynes book says for 30K to just empty and replace
the ext tranny filter. Aka Drop-pan service = 29.99 at Penzoil. Saturn
quotes $143.44, and says that it's not a Power flush but the pump is used
to get it all the old fluid out?
And lastly the Computer Test - This is a full system diagnostic test so
Saturn says and they recommend every 30K. If done alone it's $85.00.
*raises eyebrow in disbelief*
Checking around on the web for more info I came across another Saturn
maintenance schedule at http://www.saturnofcolumbus.com/service.htm that
lists some stuff that to my knowledge hasn't even been done on my car.
(well at least for the last 60K...)
Power Flush the Lube Oil System (recommended every 12,000 miles) - News to
Brake system flush (complete system flush with new fluid. Every 36k miles)
- Again this one is questionable...
Power steering system flush (with new fluid & conditioner)
I like my car and don't want to screw it out of anything needed but I
don't like paying through the nose on every little thing either.
I know it's a lot of info/question above, and the whole new drive-train at
60K can confuse the issue but I'd really appreciate any feedback.