Disclaimer : I have limited mechanical experience.
Today I changed out the manual transmission fluid on my 03 Sport with 72,000 miles. I only had small metal bits sticking to the drain plug. I used Penzoil Synchromesh, and it shifts noticeably smoother now. I only made a small mess on the driveway. Finding a 17mm hex head socket was the hardest part.
This completes the changing of all the fluids. The previous owner was a little lax in some areas.
I also rotated the tires and found several mangled lugnuts. I am having a hard time finding reasonably priced lugnts in any local parts stores. I called the dealer and they quoted me $8 each. I politely declined.
Any suggestions for purchasing lugnuts online?
I bought 1 set of the $5 each NAPA nuts and 3 sets of the $5 a set autozone nuts... well 1 year later all the caps are missing from the autozone nuts and the NAPA nuts have just lost their shine a little bit...
As the old saying goes, you usually get what you pay for.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle