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#1 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 10:02 PM
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Question new owner 94 318

just bought my son a 94 318 black , auto, 137000 miles looks like been taken care of but can not tell mechanically, any suggestions on things to check ? brad in illinois
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struts shock trailing arm bushings, atf fluid do a tune up and you should be good
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vincent thanks for reply , anything special for tranny fluid ,filter change? what do you suggest for tuneup besides plugs brad
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tranny flushes suck get it done though by a shop they will get you for about 200 oil changes are simple its a 8mm bolt i believe ,on the bottom of the engine and the filter is under the hood i use 10 w 40 and it took 8 quarts get plugs theres not wires just coil packs and 6 plugs get a coolant flush too mine has 192 on it and i had to do trailing arm bushings, shocks and struts but i work at a shop and those parts got me for about 500
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Also it's a good idea to check the front lower control arms/bushings.

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