: Getting ready to hit 20k miles..



brtnharv
01-24-06, 11:32 AM
Other than oil change/tire rotation, is there anything else to take care of at this interval? Thanks

Florian
01-24-06, 11:44 AM
add a Maggie. All kidding aside, do the maintenance thats called out in the manual. Nothing else required.

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MikeyVSeries
01-24-06, 01:08 PM
i think hes asking what is in the manual... other than the 2 things he listed - anything else.. he just didnt want to look in the manual cause its easier for someone who knows to type it and he can read it real quick :)

Lindsay Cadillac
01-24-06, 01:47 PM
With 20K you would probably do Maintenance II - Straight out of the service manual...

Maintenance II -- Use Maintenance II if the previous service performed was Maintenance I. Always use Maintenance II whenever the message comes on 10 months or more since the last service or if the message has not come on at all for one year.

Maintenance II
Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System. An Emission Control Service.
Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (k).
Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See footnote (n).
Rotate tires and check inflation pressures and wear. See Tire Inspection and Rotation.
Inspect brake system. See footnote (a).
Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed.
Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section.
Inspect suspension and steering components. See footnote (b).
Inspect engine cooling system. See footnote (c).
Inspect wiper blades. See footnote (d).
Inspect restraint system components. See footnote (e).
Lubricate body components. See footnote (f).
Replace passenger compartment air filter. See footnote (g).
Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks.
Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components.
CTS-V Only: Change hydraulic clutch fluid (severe service only). See footnote (l).
CTS-V Only: Change brake fluid (severe service only). See footnote (l).

Maintenance Footnotes

(a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc.

(b) Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.

(c) Visually inspect hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen, or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace with genuine GM parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap and cleaning the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser is recommended at least once a year.

(d) Visually inspect wiper blades for wear or cracking. Replace wiper blades that appear worn or damaged or that streak or miss areas of the windshield.

(e) Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken airbag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. The airbag system does not need regular maintenance.

(f) Lubricate all key lock cylinders. Lubricate all body door hinges. Lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, rear compartment, console door, and any folding seat hardware. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment. Applying silicone grease on weatherstrips with a clean cloth will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak.

(g) If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often.

(h) Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions:

• In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher.

• In hilly or mountainous terrain.

• When doing frequent trailer towing.

• Uses such as high performance operation.
If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing.

(i) Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. This service can be complex; you should have your dealer perform this service. See Engine Coolant for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap, and filler neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap.

(k) A fluid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add fluid if needed.

(l) Change fluid if the vehicle is used for high performance operation.

(m) Change fluid whenever the vehicle has been driven for 3,000 miles (5 000 km) with the transmission temperature at 290°F (143°C) or higher without using an auxiliary fluid cooler. See Message Center and Transmission Fluid Hot Message.

(n) If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change.

(p) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks, or obvious damage. Replace belt if necessary.

ahahnu
01-24-06, 01:54 PM
I welled up in the eyes as we broke 20,000

brtnharv
01-24-06, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the replies, the reason I initially asked is because I get free oil changes/tire rotation. Just wondered if there would be any out of pocket cost for hitting 20k.. thanks.

rand49er
01-24-06, 03:11 PM
i think hes asking what is in the manual... other than the 2 things he listed - anything else.. he just didnt want to look in the manual cause its easier for someone who knows to type it and he can read it real quick :)Hey! That's MY secret!:histeric:

CVP33
01-24-06, 08:16 PM
Visually inspecting your hose is best performed with a partner. :highfive: A quick warning not to ask Florian as he is notorious for over-tightening yer' clamp.

Florian
01-24-06, 08:19 PM
Visually inspecting your hose is best performed with a partner. :highfive: A quick warning not to ask Florian as he is notorious for over-tightening yer' clamp.

Life partner???? Dannystang can help as well. He's a certified hose inspector! :leaving: :banana:

"Looks like you blew a seal there, sir.... Oh that, its just mayonaisse!"

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dannystang
01-24-06, 09:32 PM
Life partner???? Dannystang can help as well. He's a certified hose inspector! :leaving: :banana:

"Looks like you blew a seal there, sir.... Oh that, its just mayonaisse!"

F

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