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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, It's been awhile, but I'm just about to pull the trigger on a very nice 08 Base, automatic with 43k miles. Although I'm not a mechanic, I still like to do preventive maintenance on my cars, like changing all fluids, belts, and plugs.....do these cars have plugs? Is the transmission sealed? etc. What can I use on the top to preserve it? Any other ideas are welcome...Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 01:08 PM
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read this ->
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f11/what-look-when-purchasing-150234/#post2083690
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Mean 2007 NA 2007 Solstice ordered on 8/24/06 - Picked up on 12/12/06 - Totaled on 6/12/10
Mean 2008 GXP Acquired 6/21/10 with 1275 miles on it - Summer Solstice !
Deep 2009 NA Coupe Acquired 11/2/13 with 1040 miles on it
Mean 2009 GXP Coupe Acquired 8/27/16 with 9100 miles on it
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yes, the cars have spark plugs

303 or raggtopp to clean & preserve the top

there is lots of reading you can do on this forum to any topic you choose.

simple use google to search. example -> raggtopp site:solsticeforum.com
or plugs site:solsticeforum.com

the best thing about this forum is that it contains the lessons of all owners, and you can search to find an answer to any question
( which you can not do on facebook )

Sir William's Fleet
Mean 2007 NA 2007 Solstice ordered on 8/24/06 - Picked up on 12/12/06 - Totaled on 6/12/10
Mean 2008 GXP Acquired 6/21/10 with 1275 miles on it - Summer Solstice !
Deep 2009 NA Coupe Acquired 11/2/13 with 1040 miles on it
Mean 2009 GXP Coupe Acquired 8/27/16 with 9100 miles on it
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welcome!

you are gonna like this car. Belts and plugs are easy to change. transmision is sealed but can be checked for fluid level from underneath. Oil filter is super easy: right on top of engine. Changing coolant can be difficult sometimes but not teribly so. Other members can suggest top treatments. I haven't had my top up in two years so it still looks new. Check your VIN for recalls. Especially for the passenger seat sensor..

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Welcome to the forum & the above members have given you good advice & let us know what you think of the ride.
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