: Maintenance Q's



steve711
01-23-05, 12:59 PM
My V is an 05 and just wanted to know all your guys opinion on 4,000 mile routine maintenance?.I had the rear end replaced oil changed,tires rotated at 2000 mailes so rear differential fluid flushing/change probably isnt needed but not furshure.What im going to do is dealer oil-change and tire rotation am i missing anything?.

StealthV
01-23-05, 02:41 PM
Depending on how many times you've buzzed the gears, etc., one thing you may wish to consider is a transmission oil change. For the price of four quarts of fluid, it is very cost effective insurance for long term durability.

The original transmission fluid is generally full of nice shiny metallic particles and dark in dark color. :eek:

steve711
01-23-05, 03:44 PM
I was thinking of that Rick but did'nt know if it was needed.
Do you know by chance how much that is from a dealer to do it? (i dont do any auto work :banghead: )

StealthV
01-23-05, 05:28 PM
Dealer retail on the fluid is $18.95. Figure 1/2 hour labor max to change fluid ~$30. Grand total should be right around $50.