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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tune-up

how often? 30k? 60k?
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IMO, 60K. But following the manual is a good idea too.




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It depends on what you mean by tune ups. The term "Tune up" doesn't really apply anymore to modern days cars and replaced by maintenance schedules.
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just the typical...clean or replace spark plugs, air filter, replace distributor/rotor (and if needed...spark plug wires, PCV valve, fuel filter, and O2 sensor)

thought 60k seems more practical...factory G6 comes equipped with platinum spark plugs, yes?
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just the typical...clean or replace spark plugs, air filter, replace distributor/rotor (and if needed...spark plug wires, PCV valve, fuel filter, and O2 sensor)

thought 60k seems more practical...factory G6 comes equipped with platinum spark plugs, yes?
All those items have different replacement intervals.
Distributor, rotor, fuel filter no longer need to be replaced.
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I'm thinking the manual and what seems most sane is replacing the spark plugs and wires (if needed) at 100k unless you are having power problems. Air filter should be around every 10k miles or so, usually the oil change places pull it out for you to look at and if it's clogged probably a good idea to replace it.

I had a 2001 Lumina that got "tune up" after about 100K miles before I traded in for the G6 that cost $600+ to replace the spark plugs/wires and PCV valve. I agree with mrslcom with saying I don't think the rest needs to be replaced.

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This is a good topic, we can have several different driving habits and/or conditions. If you putt-putt around town or drive hard can be the factor in getting a tune-up. I used to work at a location that required me to drive on a gravel road for about a mile, behind other drivers. DUST was everywhere so changing the air filter was a regular thing. I just changed out a set of plugs on another car I drive (Mazda 6S) daily. I put 134000 on the original set of plugs but I drive 98% interstate with the Mazda so I feel the plugs will last longer than the G6 which is a daily driver for my wife. Being old school with automotive repair and modifications I rely on the performance of the car to determan if it needs a "tune-up" or just a set of plugs.
Back when, a tune-up involved spark plugs, points, rotor, distributor cap, spark plug wires, air filter, fuel filter and a timing check to name some of the items I changed out.




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that's good to know that there are fewer things done for regular maintenance...it significantly reduces the cost of car ownership (according to statistics, the 2007 G6 has a below average value rating. though, the '08 values are average and the '09 will surely do as well)
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50k-rotate tires,lof,tranny flush,air filter, check brakes and suspension
100k-same as above,spark plugs
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How much does a tune up cost?
"just the typical...clean or replace spark plugs, air filter, replace distributor/rotor (and if needed...spark plug wires, PCV valve, fuel filter, and O2 sensor)"

Anyone know what price range?
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I plan on having the tranny fluid drained @ 75k, if I remember correctly it should be changed @ 100k.

At 100k I'll do the serpentine belt, wires, cap, rotor & plugs & flush the cool system.

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where are the spark plugs??

i've got a 2005 g6 gt and i wanted to swap out the spark plugs for these bosh fusion plugs i just got. at first glance i figured that they go in near the top of the engine where 6 wires are plugged into this black base but i removed the wires and the spark plugs are to big to fit in there so i took the black base off to see if they go in underneath but its a no go, any ideas?
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they sould go into the side of the engine on the other end of those wires, make sure you mark which wire went where on that black base.

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i've got a 2005 g6 gt and i wanted to swap out the spark plugs for these bosh fusion plugs i just got. at first glance i figured that they go in near the top of the engine where 6 wires are plugged into this black base but i removed the wires and the spark plugs are to big to fit in there so i took the black base off to see if they go in underneath but its a no go, any ideas?
mabey you should let a shop put in your spark plugs if you dont even know where the spark plugs are located

i swear some people do not need to mess with cars lol

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I plan on having the tranny fluid drained @ 75k, if I remember correctly it should be changed @ 100k.

At 100k I'll do the serpentine belt, wires, cap, rotor & plugs & flush the cool system.
Correct me if I am wrong but there is no dist. cap or rotor on these car.

Tune up should consist of fuel filter, plugs, wires.
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