In my opinion, and based on what I've read in the maintenance manual, there is no reason that you'd need plugs, a fuel filter, or a "computer check" at 30,000 miles. Plugs are good for 100,000 miles, and yeah the filter is internal in the tank and I don't think it ever needs to be replaced unless you have problems.real_texan77 said:I think the dealer is crazy for the amount of money they want. I just had my 27000 oil change and gave me a quote of 585.00 for the 30,000 mile service. they want 72.88 for spark plugs platinum plugs are extra, i thought they were good until 100,000 miles. 55.99 for the fuel filter, I thought the titan's fuel filter is internal in the tank. 79.95 to test the computer, give me a break. the list goes on and on.
DITTO. It's amazing what you can learn crawling around on the floor under your vehicle. Every saturday was maintenace day for my dad's rigs, nothing like changing 44 quarts or oil & 3 filters... that was just one truck. I dont' want to think about greasing, especially the throw out bearing.Nuke said:I started working on my own cars when I couldn't afford to pay a mechanic, then realized I actually enjoyed it. I saw beauty in technology and felt good about doing quality work. For a professional mechanic, maintenance may be a dull and tedious drudgery, for me it's an exciting and pleasureable pastime. It all depends on the attitude.
TitanLou said:When mine comes due I am going to get the Tranny flush, coolant system flush, and rear end fluid changed. Every thing else can be done at home. I have the 7yr 100K warranty so I am taking it in so I won't have nay warranty issues down the road.
I guess the rear diff is pretty easy to DIY. So I'll just get the tranny and coolant done.adavis99 said:FYI changing the rear end fluid is the easiest DIY on the titan.
I had more trouble with wiper blades and the interior filter.
I think a coolant flush and a tranny flush is the way to go...cause I don't have the equipment to DIY and drain and fill just isn't the same.
I agree...for the most part.HudsonValleyTitan said:There's not a thing listed there that needs to be done anywhere near 30k miles! Certainly nothing that needs to be done at a stealership. The plugs are NGK platinum and don't need to be changed until 105k. Tranny fluid does not need to be changed at 30k, but that one at least I can sort of understand people wanting to change early. The read diff can be done at home in 15 minutes with nothing more than an oil pan and a socket wrench...for 1/8 of what the dealer charges.
Engine coolant? BS.....unless you're having issues with cooling, 60k is MORE than sufficient. Todays pressurized systems don't lose additives like they used to.
Why not change the air in all the tires while you're at it....lol. Other things like engine oil & filter change, wiper blades, lube locks ets, are things most folks do on their own when needed. Replace radiator cap? since when? Most have had their crappy original cap replaced anyhow. And if you need proof that the list is purely generic, one only needs to read "Replace manual transmission oil" on that list.
True, but doing it too early is simply a waste of money. I healthy tranny (easily determined by testing the fluid on the diptick) should go far more than 30k miles. But I guess some folks prefer the cheap insurance of early changes. I, for one, can't see paying the dealer their inflated rates period....let alone more often than needed.Arachnid said:IMO, the best maintenance you can do for your truck is keep all the fluids changed on a regular basis.
I just remove it (the in-cabin filter) and hit it with a bit of compressed air...cleans it right up and it's, get this, FREE! If it's real bad, you can also soak it a little after blowing ther crap out of it. But to be honest, I removed and cleaned mine at about 25k miles and it almost looked new...just a little crap in it.EricCartmann said:don't forget the air and cabin filters :lookaroun
I clean and recharge my Volant every 15k miles. I replace my cabin filter every 25k miles. They are nasty at 25k but at $35 a pop, I'll breath dirty air for a lil bit.