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Old 03-15-2019, 11:16 AM
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So i am planning to pick up an 05 S2000 next weekend. The car has roughly 155k and i don't know much about the previous maintenance or service history on it other than a few things. Every time i buy a new car i always do a bunch on maintenance for peace of mind and so i can start a routine maintenance schedule going forward. Just want to see if anyone had any other recommendations or additional things to add. Here is what i plan to do and whats been done:
- Intake filter (Done)
- Cabin air filter (Done)
- Clutch/Cruise Control Grommets
- Map Whack (Done, but i will probably take the throttle body off anyway and just clean it and as much of the inner manifold as i can)
- Engine oil
- Trans Fluid
- Diff Fluid
- Bleed the clutch
- Brake fluid
- Spark plugs
- Valve adjustment

Those are the things i plan to do pretty much immediately. Over the course of the first year i will probably replace the Clutch, Flywheel, Slave and Master cylinder.

Anymore recommendations or things i should do? Thanks guys

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Axle nut TSB
Replace TCT
Condition seats and top
4 wheel alignment
inspect all rubber bushings -replace worn or torn ones
inspect and replace if necessary the motor, trans and diff mounts
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Shin Etsu grease all seals and rubbers
valve cover gasket, spark plug tube seal o rings
hex bolt o rings
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:11 AM
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List seems plenty complete. You'll know if you need a clutch and fly wheel soon enough but they're not scheduled or preventive maintenance.

Coolant is a definite scheduled maintenance issue. Plenty of information on bleeding the system in the library. Differential requires GL-5 oil, not Honda differential fluid.

Replace the TCT with the Billman Gen-X. Accept no substitutes. Takes 10 minutes.

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There is a very comprehensive thread created a few years ago, to answer this exact question. Its called thread for new owners (or something to that effect).

Everything you need to know and much more...
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Thanks guys. Forgot about coolant haha, definitely will add that to the list. . Also Chuck, you recommend that over the Ballade TCT? Used that on my previous s2000s with no issues and seems to be pretty heavily praised on here as well. Everything is to each their own of course, just curious if you had any specific reasoning.
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In case yours are saggy, Modifry Softtop straps: Convertible Top Fix

Will prevent tears in the top:
When the OEM elastic straps wear out the top does not retract correctly, jamming the top material between the support bars. This not only prevents complete lowering of the top but some customers have reported it caused the top to tear!
While working on the throttle body you might want to clean the Idle Air Control Valve (+ Idle Relearn Procedure afterwards):

There is a good chance your pulley bearings might need replacing as well:

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