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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Successful day

Today was a successful day with the help of g Mendoza, today we replaced the belts on my 04 v8 esprit with Gates blue belts, idlers and tensioners, oil change/filter with redline oil, adjusted the throttle cable and gonzo reinforced the gas pedal with his great fix no more floppy gas pedal, and tightened the loose steering wheel, and finished off with a wash,a long but successful day. Gonzo is the only one I trust with my esprit in the Los Angeles area, highly recommend d if you need service reach out to him

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Getting all of that done in 1 day IS a long day! As long as you did all of that I suggest you continue and complete all of the rest of a complete "C" service. No need to do it all in 1 day but best if done contemporaneously. That would include the front wheel bearings, lube the chassis, air filters, fuel filter, spark plugs, trans oil, cooling system, flush the brakes and clutch, and test battery among other things. Don't forget the owner checks like checking all of the lights, brake pads, the glass, and tire pressures and tread. The more pro-active you can be in your maintenance, the more reliable the car will be.
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Hi Dave, thanks for the info, yes a lot in one day, I had the brakes Done about 6 months ago and replaced the battery with a yellow top optima about a month, getting rid of the old acid type battery. Also replaced the air filters a few months ago. A lot still on my list but it is getting shorter, just as we all know $$$$ is where we have to be patient with the things we want to do, I am patient and enjoying the process

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Thanks Mike!

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