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maint schedule

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by floatinghat, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. floatinghat

    floatinghat

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    I'm putting a maint/repair schedule together and this is what I came up with. I'm looking to the wisdom group to add.

    thanks

    andre

    I'm doing this in Excel and will have 3K increments. I'll forward to anyone that want it when I'm finished.


    Replace windscreen wipers
    Replace Distibutor Cap
    Replace plug wires
    Replace spark plug(s)
    Change oil
    Replace air filter
    Replace a belts
    Replace a battery
    Replace a headlight
    Rotate tires
    Replace alternator
    Replace starter
    Replace radiator
    Replace water pump
    Repalce timing chain
    Replace fuel pump
    Replace brake fluid
    Replace fuel filter
    Replace fuel hoses
    Replace radiator coolant
    Replace transmission fluid
    Replace disc brakes, pads
    Replace brake rotors
    Replace brake line
    Service Birfields
    Replace wheel bearings
    Replace muffler
    Replace exhaust pipe
    Replace shock absorbers
    Replace ignition module
    Replace front end components. ( tie rods, ball joints etc.)
    Replace steering rack
    Replace head gasket
     
  2. MoJ

    MoJ Moderator

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    Good idea. :)
     
  3. colo_tlc

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    [quote author=floatinghat link=board=2;threadid=13243;start=msg122255#msg122255 date=1079473227]

                  
    Replace a headlight                              
    Replace alternator               
    Replace starter               
    Replace radiator               
    Replace water pump               
    Repalce timing chain               
    Replace fuel pump                                             
    Replace fuel hoses                              
    Replace brake line                              
    Replace wheel bearings               
    Replace muffler               
    Replace exhaust pipe                              
    Replace ignition module               
    Replace front end components. ( tie rods, ball joints etc.)               
    Replace steering rack               
    Replace head gasket               



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    Andre, I left the ones that I don't understand you including?? They are not maintanance items? If they break or quit working then you replace them. I guess you would have them on a list to check them to see if they are working, but I don't see you replacing them at any time or mileage just when they malfuntion. Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are stating?
     
  5. floatinghat

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    More from the tracking the $$$ spent. I don't know if from a tax presective how I might view the LC going forward so I would rather track all costs included. I'm thinking about creating a separate tab that would roll up the $$$ in various area.

    ajl
     
  6. firetruck41

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    I use Automotive Wolf to track fuel usage and all routine maintenance as well as repairs and all costs (ie. FSM) related to my vehicles. It is a pretty good program and you can add and set maintenance intervals for whatever you want, you can scan reciepts and attach them to your maintenance/repair log, you can use it for all your vehicles, it also will do multiple reports and ie. cost per mile/or per year/month/etc. It will give alerts on what is due, and plenty more features, anyway, I like it. Check it out! It is $29.
     
  7. floatinghat

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    thanks FT, I like to do things my self but also realize I'm not the end all be all. (except to my wife and kids).

    andre
     
  8. Rookie2

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    Interesting.. I was thinking about this issue earlier today, and how it would be a good FAQ. More from the standingpoint of PM items that are not really mentioned in the typical maintenance schedule.., birf service, radiator flush, power steering brake fluid replacement, brake fluid etc.. To me it would be beneficial for them to be tagged with a service interval and a "highly recommended", "recommended if you've got some spare time and cash", "recommended if you're an anal anus, and want something to work on" based on the perspective opinions of the "guros" on this forum.

    Just my 2 pennies.
    Rookie2
     
  9. hpantier

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    i think a similar maintenance schedule would be great as well. I especially like the idea of an "importance rating" being attached to each item.

    I wouldn't think it would be too hard for us as a group to put one together fairly quickly.
     
  10. IdahoDoug

    IdahoDoug

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    My high tech maintenance log is a $1 maintenance book from IMPARTS. In addition to the price, it's nice because it is in the glove box for easy access when you have a minute. Such as when you're waiting in the car to pick someone up, etc. I make notes such as "noticed RF caliper's R pad wearing faster", etc. The downside is that there is no calculation feature like Ben's program, and other things it can do. Tax wise, I simply add up the saved receipts at year end. Since ours has been paid off since '97 I figure it's been paying me about $700 a month now (cost of equivalent new rig) for 7 years. That's a cool $59 grand. Guess the extra $700 bucks I've spent over and above normal maintenance during that time could be considered a good investment, no? I could also add in the $5000 in maintenance costs I've saved from doing it myself. Hmm, I think this thing's paying me so much I need another one......

    DougM
     
  11. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    that's right, if you get 5 you can retire!
    :D
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  12. Rookie2

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    [quote author=IdahoDoug link=board=2;threadid=13243;start=msg123004#msg123004 date=1079579554]
    Hmm, I think this thing's paying me so much I need another one......

    DougM
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    Dang... how you can afford NOT to get another?

    :D