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Preventive maintenance for a Road trip (R31)


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so I'm dragging my road whore up the gut from Victoria to Queensland, although im super keen on the drive, im only 90% confident it'll make it up and back without a hitch so ive planned on putting a few steps in the way of "preventive maintenance" if u will. i'd just like to hear all your opinions to see if iv missed something or to check sumin, this is what im plaining on or already/done 

 

 

change engine/transmission fluid + filter 

buy new (i know its expensive) OR just take out and clean injectors + fuel rail 

already got new plugs 

just finished reconditioning the distributor 

change diff oil????

remove ac condenser (doesnt do shit anyway) for better air flow in engine bay

new suspension bushings worth it? (some of them are as crusty as balls)

 

 

   

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change all Oils & filters, check coolant and make sure its bled properly, spark plugs, brake fluid & check pads, inspect hoses and belts. Windscreen wipers too
I drove my HG gts from Adelaide to Townsville after sitting in a shed for 22years just did the above and had no major dramas.......

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Check all the small coolant hoses around the inlet manifold, heater hoses, etc, and the big rad hoses to see if any are likely to to explode and leave you stranded with a cooked engine. Take along a selection of heater hose and small bore hose and some clamps if you're even more paranoid, plus coolant, etc.

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Also check your battery health and tyre pressure, and I'd take a spare fan belt.

I'd also google the tilt tray dudes for places like Albury, Dubbo, Moree, Goonawindi, etc just in case.  Easier to do it now than trying to do it on the side of the road with no service or a swarm of flys/mozzies etc. 

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On 15/03/2021 at 7:55 PM, robbo_rb180 said:

change all Oils & filters, check coolant and make sure its bled properly, spark plugs, brake fluid & check pads, inspect hoses and belts. Windscreen wipers too
I drove my HG gts from Adelaide to Townsville after sitting in a shed for 22years just did the above and had no major dramas.......

yeah cheers man i should be fine

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21 hours ago, GTSBoy said:

Check all the small coolant hoses around the inlet manifold, heater hoses, etc, and the big rad hoses to see if any are likely to to explode and leave you stranded with a cooked engine. Take along a selection of heater hose and small bore hose and some clamps if you're even more paranoid, plus coolant, etc.

might just cas some of my hoses are a bit crusty

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17 hours ago, tridentt150v said:

Also check your battery health and tyre pressure, and I'd take a spare fan belt.

I'd also google the tilt tray dudes for places like Albury, Dubbo, Moree, Goonawindi, etc just in case.  Easier to do it now than trying to do it on the side of the road with no service or a swarm of flys/mozzies etc. 

ye ye might just do that man, cheers 

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3 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

especially if they're the original parts, they're due for refresh

yeah i think the water pump has been renewed when the last owner had it, but the other two could prolly do, ill google to see how much works involved and what not cas im kinda leaving in less than 2 weeks. you know of any good after market fuel pumps? or should i stick to oem 

 

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