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post #11 of 13 Old 08-31-2013, 06:51 PM
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Transmission fluid that lasts the life of the vehicle is something I never heard of, ever. Time to look into this.
I usually change transmission fluid based on driving conditions, not mileage. On cars I've had with a transmission temperature gauge, city stop-and-go driving usually raised the temp to around 216'F. On the highway, they ran much cooler at around 160'F. Since the Spark does not have a transmission temperature gauge, I'll be changing every 50,000 miles (severe service) as per the manual.

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-23-2013, 10:20 PM
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This sounds like a great idea. It would be fairly easy to remove the existing spark plugs, coat the threads, and reinstall them. Can you tell us the retail name of this product. It would be a great weekend preventative maintenance project during these fall and winter weekends.
You can use a small amount of anti seize grease on the threads. You can use any type or brand from the auto parts store.
I just did the plugs on my new Cruze with only 1200 miles on it. The plugs were WAY TOO TIGHT from the factory and if I had waited 100,000 miles, I can be assured that they'd have snapped off.
I strongly suggest everyone do this when the motor is relatively new to prevent costly problems down the road.

While you're at it, make sure they're gapped properly.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-26-2013, 07:12 PM
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I just did the plugs on my new Cruze with only 1200 miles on it. The plugs were WAY TOO TIGHT from the factory
I agree. Every car I have owned I did the plugs at around 50,000 miles, and at that mileage they were already difficult to get out. I can't imagine waiting 100,000 miles to do plugs. Talk about nearly impossible to remove with hand tools...
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