Hi Everyone --
I'm in charge of doing the maintenence on my mother's 1990 Corrola Wagon. It has 74k miles, and runs great.
I just changed the oil, using Valvoline 10-30w Full Synthetic, with a Fram filter. A lot of folks have low opinions of the Frams, and that could be changed to a different brand if needed.
Changing the transmission fluid is the next project. It looks like there is a drain plug on the pan -- the plan is to drain and refill, then maybe do it again, after the old and new fluids are mixed.
What is the correct type of fluid? The tranny dipstick says Dexron II, which isn't carried by the parts store -- is Dexron III or IV the correct type? Is it worth using Synthetic?
Anyway, this is something I'd like to do tomorrow -- any advice would be greatly appreciated.
My mother and sister asked me to tune it up, but I'm not sure what's needed -- it runs great, so the plugs and plug wires and distributor and fuel system all seem to be in working order. I thought changing the plugs and wires might be a good idea, but I'm not convinced.