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10/4/08 6:21 PM
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oblongo
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Going through my owner's manual, I see that the manufacturer recomennds the following every 30,000 miles:
Replace Spark Plugs
A/C Service
Throttle Body Service
Intake Valve Decaronization
Battery Service

If I'm not having any problems, how much, if any, of that is really necessary?
10/4/08 8:41 PM
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LetsTalkItOut
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Sort of like saying that I'm not noticing anything wrong with how my engine is running, why would I need to change the oil.

Most of the things on the 30k service are prevention type things or just check up. Keeps from costly repairs/having things go out down the road.
10/6/08 10:19 AM
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Just do it, its preventative. If you're poor, do it yourself.
10/8/08 2:35 PM
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what kind of car is this? 30k spark plugs sounds like a bit premature
10/13/08 2:12 PM
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Modern spark plugs last 100k miles.
10/13/08 7:23 PM
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What exactly is battery and throttle body service? I just got those on a 15K service package. I don't think they did jack to the battery.
10/15/08 3:15 PM
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Robert Wynne
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Edited: 10/15/08 3:20 PM
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^the battery is tested with an ohm meter so you wouldn't be able to see any evidence of what they did.

throttle body has to be cleaned and inspected,as required by manufacturers specs.

intake valve decarbonization is very important to be done,here's the funny thang though it's done with walnut shells! no really it is!

 

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