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basic c4 corvette maintenace reminder from EBAY

PostPosted: August 15th, 2009, 5:08 pm
by grumpyvette
Corvette Recommended Routine Maintenance

On the C4 Corvette, there are several maintenance items which should be attended to on a regular basis. The items are cumulative meaning the frequent items are also done whenever the less frequent items are attended to.

Every 300 miles or every week (whichever comes first):

Check Engine Oil level

Check Brake and Power Steering Fluid levels

Check Engine Coolant level

Check Windshield Washer Fluid level

Check Tire Pressures and Condition of tires

Every 3000 miles of every 3 months (whichever comes first):

All of the above plus:

Check Automatic Transmission Fluid level

Inspect the Engine Hoses

Inspect the Windshield Wiper Blades

Every 7500 miles or once a year (whichever comes first):

All of the above plus:

Change Engine Oil & Oil Filter

Lubricate Chassis and Top Off all fluids

Inspect Exhaust, Suspension, Brakes and Steering components

Replace Fuel Filter and Air filter

Replace PCV valve

Rotate Tires

Check Manual Transmission and Overdrive Oil levels

Check Rear Axle Oil levels

Check Throttle Linkage and Throttle Position Sensor setting

Check Serpentine Belt, Replace if Frayed or cracked

Check Spare tire

Every 30,000 miles or every 24 months (whichever comes first):

All of the above plus:

Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and filter

If Manual Transmission, Change Overdrive Fluid

Drain, Flush and Refill Cooling system

Inspect Evaporative Emissions system

Replace Spark Plugs

Inspect Plug wires, Distributor and Rotor

Check Timing and Adjust as required

Check Shock Absorbers for leakage

Every 100,000 miles or 6 years (whichever comes first):

Perform ALL of the above steps plus:

Inspect Steering System wear indicators

Inspect Exhaust Manifold for cracks

Check Compression of all cylinders

Check MAP Sensor

Replace MAF Power and Burn off relays (1985-1989 L-98)

Inspect Chassis for Corrosion and/or rust

Keep them running great.

I hope this help's those Corvette Owner's who do their own Maintenance

>^..^< Catmeow17

as always you start the problem isolation process, [COLOR="Red"]by pulling trouble codes and verifying the drive train basics [/COLOR]of having the TPS/IAC and IGNITION TIMING checked, fuel pressure checked,belts & hoses, vacuum lines,visually inspected,oil level checked,trans fluid checked, visually inspect the u-joints and wheel bearings ,adjusting valves, brakes,and general tune up items done like a new oil filter, air filter,gas filter,spark plugs,most problems are minor, but several together DO make a difference, in the cars mpg.
you might be surprise at the number of small items that can be slightly Mal-adjusted and still have the car run.
make your own check list or look in the owners, or shop manual and check out the car, simple stuff like partly clogged fuel or air filters can cause noticeable drops in fuel economy and performance