1991 Turbo Maintenance Notes

Notes for the 1999 Automatic.

I suppose I could consolidate my whole maintenance record here, I used to keep it in a little paper notebook, then I transferred it to a Palm Pilot - it still lives in the Palm Desktop that just got migrated to our new PC, but I wonder how long before that gets hopelessly lost... so, webpages have proven pretty durable...

March 5, 2017, 113328 miles

Thermostat replacement with 180 degree Stant.

March 2, 2017, 113300 miles

Coolant flush, replace with 50/50 Prestone & Publix Purified water. Still a little red, also removed some sediment from overflow tank, but not much. Thermostat has been sticky, not opening soon enough when driving constant low RPMs after startup - have replacement, not yet installed. A few days ago had the exhaust downpipe replaced and weld to the muffler repaired. Replacement wastegate exit pipe was useless, too much bending of the coolant return hardpipe required to use it, kept original exit pipes - shop repaired with re-weld to the flange.

February 28, 2016, 112962 miles

Coolant flush, replace with 50/50 Prestone & Publix Purified Water. Much less red this time, but still some red coming out when block drained.

September 12-23, 2015, 112090 miles

September 8, 2015, 112090 miles

Existing plugs were same brand and type looked fair and even, gaps read 0.035 to 0.037. New plugs were factory gapped at 0.040, gaps adjusted by the "knock on wood" method.

September 5, 2015

August 30, 2015, 112033 miles

August 23, 2015

July 1, 2012, 105140 miles

January 1, 2012, 103500 miles

February 2010, 95440 miles - catching up:

All in November 2008, between 90800 and 90880 miles, in no particular order:


Last updated September 2015