Okay. 98 Sable GS. 52K miles on it. What maintainence should I do? Should I just wait and pay the $300 for the 60k service? I am fairly mechanical as long I have a general idea of what I'm looking for.
change/replace: motor oil, transmission fluid/filter, fuel filter, air filter.
inspect: brakes, accessory belt.
you could also rotate the tires, and decarbon the intake and clean fuel system if you wanted. I cant see it being too bad, though.
what exactly is a 60k for a non-sho taurus? I thought the 60k was a term for adjusting valve lash and replacing timing belt, plugs/wires, among other things. Isn't the first larger service for a vulcan and duratech at 100k?
SparkPlugs (Bosch Platinum) Go a long way in my book. Roll up your sleeves and do it your self. Pick-up one of those chiltons or Haines manuals for your car and read it. Those repair manuals are worth their weight in Gold.