DYI-18k Service Results
Well, i did the 18k service this week on my 07GT (born 12/06). All the valves were in spec (just like everyone sadi they would). The plugs looked almost new. Coolant was blue and fresh. While it was apart i decided to wrap the headers from the heads to the collector. For the coolant part i used a mighty vac coolant evac kit i got for a $100 bucks last summer. I worked perfect! I replaced the plugs, coolant, thermostat and used all new gaskets (it turned out i didn't have to because they are reusable, grr!).
Anyways, it wasn't that hard, i just followed the RepRom with the exception of the coolant recharge. While i was in there i pulled the tank and performed a canisterectomy. Since i didn't buy the cam bearing hold down too, my dealer was cool enough to perform the actual valve adjustment if it was needed if i found a valve out of spec.They were only gonna charge me for the cam removal portion of the adjustment. As it turned out, i didn't need it.