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Hello all, I just got my Major service kit put together, Not pictured is the cabin filter, its being shipped, for only $500. I have a 2013 GTS that I purchased with only 11,216 miles in April of 2019, I now have 15,044 miles on the clock. I have no idea when the last service was except for when I got the car with 11,216 miles, the first thing I did was order the oil change kit from FD. The belts are now 7 years old so it will be a great piece of mind. I would assume the brake fluid has never been changed either.

As you will see this kits contains OEM Maserati oil, Q horsepower 5w-40, OEM oil filter w/ new crush washer, Power steering fluid, Motul brake fluid, Concentrate Coolant, Serpentine belt, Acc Belt, BMC Air filter, and Cabin Air filter (not pictured).

I will be doing a Major Service video within the next couple months to show how you can do it yourself at home, I will also have a list of tools needed which is pretty basic.

I did invest in a very nice scanner (Autel MX808) for about $350 that I reset the green wrench light when I changed the oil for the first time myself, You can use this scanner on ANY car. I also invested in a Motive Power Bleeder for $85. Works on most German cars as well.

Stay tuned!
 

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Robin, looking forward to the DIY video and discussion for this job. My car won't be needing this for a good while, but I'll definitely be doing it myself when it is needed so this will be a great reference.
 

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Hello all, I just got my Major service kit put together, Not pictured is the cabin filter, its being shipped, for only $500. I have a 2013 GTS that I purchased with only 11,216 miles in April of 2019, I now have 15,044 miles on the clock. I have no idea when the last service was except for when I got the car with 11,216 miles, the first thing I did was order the oil change kit from FD. The belts are now 7 years old so it will be a great piece of mind. I would assume the brake fluid has never been changed either.

As you will see this kits contains OEM Maserati oil, Q horsepower 5w-40, OEM oil filter w/ new crush washer, Power steering fluid, Motul brake fluid, Concentrate Coolant, Serpentine belt, Acc Belt, BMC Air filter, and Cabin Air filter (not pictured).

I will be doing a Major Service video within the next couple months to show how you can do it yourself at home, I will also have a list of tools needed which is pretty basic.

I did invest in a very nice scanner (Autel MX808) for about $350 that I reset the green wrench light when I changed the oil for the first time myself, You can use this scanner on ANY car. I also invested in a Motive Power Bleeder for $85. Works on most German cars as well.

Stay tuned!
Love my Motive bleeder, well built and works wonderfully well (y)
 

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Doing some similar maintenance as I already did the oil change. Super easy except for the stuck oil filter (came off with the right oil filter wrench). I ordered the 2 belts as I believe the maintenance schedule for them to be changed every 2 years. I'll probably do that in a few weeks. Looking forward to some more DIY info on the forum to save money on these maintenance costs whenever possible. I (usually) enjoy doing the work myself because I like learning about the car and get a feeling of accomplishment.
 

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I am really looking forward to this too. That brake bleeder looks really interesting, I had never heard of that before - boy would that be a time saver!
 

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I see you bought a Motive Brake Kit, so did I, I also bought a brake fluid tester (less than $10 on Amazon). Guess what, the Mas tested good but my Audi (dealer maintained) tested way bad. So no loss, I changed the Audi fluid an will keep testing the Mas. When it shows less than good, I’ll change it.
 

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Doing some similar maintenance as I already did the oil change. Super easy except for the stuck oil filter (came off with the right oil filter wrench). I ordered the 2 belts as I believe the maintenance schedule for them to be changed every 2 years. I'll probably do that in a few weeks. Looking forward to some more DIY info on the forum to save money on these maintenance costs whenever possible. I (usually) enjoy doing the work myself because I like learning about the car and get a feeling of accomplishment.
Grab you one of these puppies, shout out to forum member tulit for this hook up... $10
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Good work! Not to parse words, but that's a fluid service, not really a "major service". None the less, I love when guys get their hands dirty. Better bonding experience with the car. :)
Yep I agree but that's Maserati major service. I see why you have to change the belts more often....they are very small.
 

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This might help.

I have planned the same maintenance, also doing spark plugs and diff oil next time.I will still let my specialist check the car over once a year and reset some stuff. Since they really know what to look for and check and for a piece of mind.
But all the basic maintenance doesnt seem any harder then a regular toyota.
 

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Major service, or minor service, a top notch independent mechanic shop should be able to do most anything the dealer would, for at least 30% less and often even less than that, depending on the service. I say "most anything" because there are a few things which probably can't be done without the use of the dealers' computers, but I imagine for any preventive maintenance and basic service, most repairs , out of warranty , there is no reason to take the car to a dealer. IMO. But if you're a DIY-er, even more savings to be had (y) . I'm not, so that's why I rely on others, although if I lived in an area where only dealers were available, I'd be compelled to start doing basic things on my own pretty quickly, I hate throwing money at dealers unnecessarily ..
 

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This might help.

I have planned the same maintenance, also doing spark plugs and diff oil next time.I will still let my specialist check the car over once a year and reset some stuff. Since they really know what to look for and check and for a piece of mind.
But all the basic maintenance doesnt seem any harder then a regular toyota.
I did this last year although I did a full brake and rotor swap, but didn't get to bleeding the fluid.That's this year, plus differential fluid change.

The only problem I had was dealing with stripped screws on the covers underneath the engine.
 

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Don’t forget the differential, My car’s records show regular maintenance but I don’t think the differential oil was ever changed.
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