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Old 05-23-2008, 01:49 PM
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What would be a 'good' tune-up?

Driving across the country soon.

What should be on my list to change/replace? Please list even the obvious. I need to order today. (procrasination). It for a 90 300D 2.5T w/ 105,000miles. Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:13 PM
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Air and fuel filters, complete oil and oil filter change, tranny fluid and filter change, and radiator flush and fill. Also flush the brake system, and check or change the rear diff oil.

Diesel purge would be good as well. Check all hoses and fuel lines for leaks, and check the belts.
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Air and fuel filters, complete oil and oil filter change, tranny fluid and filter change, and radiator flush and fill. Also flush the brake system, and check or change the rear diff oil.

Diesel purge would be good as well. Check all hoses and fuel lines for leaks, and check the belts.
Which rear diff and tranny fluid is recommended? My 2.3 16v loved Redline, but I can't recall which Redline products...
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1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi (sold)
1981 Audi 5000S Turbo (sold)
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS 145k (sold)
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 150k (sold)
1984 Saab 900 150k (sold)
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GTX 1.8T 20V
1985 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.0 160k(sold)
1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 188k (sold)
1988 Volkswagen Fox 161K (sold)
1990 BMW 525td (Sold)
1990 Mercedes Benz 300D 100k
1994 Saab 900 SE Turbo 55k (sold)
1996 Volvo 855R 140K
2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 16k (sold)
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:22 PM
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Any good name brand should be fine. A lot of people swear by Amsoil. Rear diff is typically heavy gear oil, so any good brand should be fine.

Tranny needs to be Dexron III or IV.

True synthetics, although expensive, offer the best protection from wear.
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06 VW Jetta TDI 210K miles

03 VW Golf TDI 5 speed 372K Miles

RIP--Lost in fire...82 300D 322K was My Daily Driver-On the search for a w126 now...

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:24 PM
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Are all of the fuel filters e.g Mann, Mahle, Bosch, etc equal?
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1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi (sold)
1981 Audi 5000S Turbo (sold)
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS 145k (sold)
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 150k (sold)
1984 Saab 900 150k (sold)
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GTX 1.8T 20V
1985 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.0 160k(sold)
1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 188k (sold)
1988 Volkswagen Fox 161K (sold)
1990 BMW 525td (Sold)
1990 Mercedes Benz 300D 100k
1994 Saab 900 SE Turbo 55k (sold)
1996 Volvo 855R 140K
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:27 PM
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I prefer the Mann filters personally. Mahle is good also, and so is Hengst.
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70's SPM #5608 Fairmont A-4 MOW car

06 VW Jetta TDI 210K miles

03 VW Golf TDI 5 speed 372K Miles

RIP--Lost in fire...82 300D 322K was My Daily Driver-On the search for a w126 now...

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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I prefer the Mann filters personally. Mahle is good also, and so is Hengst.
Lastly, preference on engine oil?
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1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi (sold)
1981 Audi 5000S Turbo (sold)
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS 145k (sold)
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 150k (sold)
1984 Saab 900 150k (sold)
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GTX 1.8T 20V
1985 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.0 160k(sold)
1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 188k (sold)
1988 Volkswagen Fox 161K (sold)
1990 BMW 525td (Sold)
1990 Mercedes Benz 300D 100k
1994 Saab 900 SE Turbo 55k (sold)
1996 Volvo 855R 140K
2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 16k (sold)
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:31 PM
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Currently I run conventional 15w40 Rotella or Delvac or Delo, whick ever is on sale. I plan on going synthetic using the Mobil 1 specifically for the diesel.
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06 VW Jetta TDI 210K miles

03 VW Golf TDI 5 speed 372K Miles

RIP--Lost in fire...82 300D 322K was My Daily Driver-On the search for a w126 now...

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:35 PM
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Thanks.
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1977 Volkswagen Golf GTi (sold)
1981 Audi 5000S Turbo (sold)
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS 145k (sold)
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTi 150k (sold)
1984 Saab 900 150k (sold)
1984 Volkswagen Scirocco GTX 1.8T 20V
1985 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.0 160k(sold)
1986 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-16 188k (sold)
1988 Volkswagen Fox 161K (sold)
1990 BMW 525td (Sold)
1990 Mercedes Benz 300D 100k
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1996 Volvo 855R 140K
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