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Old 02-14-2007, 02:33 AM
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I have a stock S2000 and i feel like its been running kinda sloppy lately. A friend suggested to take it in for a service and a tune up. What is there to tune up? I have alignment, valve clearances and oils to do but is there something else that has to be tuned (like programming of ECU or adjustment of an engine component)??

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In general a tune-up consists of the following (this is NOT S2k specific)

Change Plugs
Change oil and filter
Change plug wires
PCV valve replacement
Belt check/tighten/replace (depending on condition)
throttle linkage lube (don't use WD-40 for this, please)
Air filter check/replace

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head... Older cars of course you'd change out the distributor cap and rotor, too. Fortunately, those days are gone now
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So there really isn't anything to tune.. When you put a stock s2000 on a dyno for a dyno tune.. can anything be tuned there?
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Nope, the stock ECU cannot be programmed. No such thing as a "tune-up" really, just regular maintainence for this car in stock form.

Your car is 7 years old, you might just want to get a really detailed service done on it -- all fluids/filters, check for leaks, etc. How many miles do you have on it? How's your clutch doing? A dying clutch might produce the "sloppy" effect you're describing, as can many other things, of course.
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Change your transmission and diff fluids. This probably won't have an effect on your car but change your cabin air filter. Its the filter for your a/c. And maybe bleed your clutch or brake fluid. Thats all I can think of. You can check the mainantence link above the under the hood.
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about 100k on the clock now.. i just changed the Clutch.. Going to do fluids and suspension today.
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