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Old 09-11-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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How often for a tune-up?

Hi. I just bought a 2000 Ford Focus Kona with 43000 miles. Should I get a tune-up? What should I do to make sure the car will be in good working order. What plugs, lines, or fluids should be replaced? Thanks.

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Old 09-11-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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uhh. Well, really on newer cars, the only thing a tune up consists of wouldbe checking plugs. Just make sure the plugs are good and all the fluids look good.
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what about PCV?
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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Didn't you get a maintenance guide with the Kona?
I'm a middle aged guy, with a middle school mind.
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Don't waste your time changing the plugs until at least 85k. You can change your oil, oil filter, and air filter for piece of mind. Probably time for a radiator flush too. Check your serpentine belt for cracks and wear while your at it.
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i changed my plugs at 44k and now i get like 3-4 mpg more, the plugs that came out were ok.
i'm getting ford racing wires soon to help smooth out the idle, especialy with the a/c on.
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