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Okay, this is really early but I'm also trying to figure out how much I'll need to have saved, gonna be calculating preventive maintainence for the trip...

During the summer I'm planning on driving out to Vegas, in one shot, straight there, minus some bathroom breaks, but obviously it'll take it's toll on the car driving non-stop for maybe 8 hours.

Summer + Desert = Hot

Hot = Bad

All I can really think of is a coolant flush, oil change, checking the tire pressure and brakes.

Anything else I should look into, or have done, before I basically have my car on for 8 hours and drive 600 miles there and assuming I leave, have it on again for another 8 hours and 600 miles back?
 

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In all seriousness, if my 1990 Subaru could do six days at eight hours a day, half of those in 100-degree heat and all with a bunch of dead weight in the trunk, then your 2002 G20 should have no problems at all. MAYBE something would happen, so take along a cell phone, but the chances of anything making the car undrivable are slim to none. I developed a clunk in the suspension that I still haven't fixed and the speedometer cable broke 15 miles outside Bumfuck, South Dakota, but nothing actually made the car break down.

EDIT: the only preventative maintenance I did beforehand was replace an axle that had had a torn boot for months, and pump up the tires.
 

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Man...

Strawberry Swishers. Everytime.

Glass FTW, but it's not practical sometimes. Pipes are hella harsh, bongs are cuts, but it's not cuts when you're just chilling on the corner, you know?

Anyway, yeah true, I got AAA it's cutty...

They can help me out when my car is thizzin'...

AKA rolling on E...

Ba-Da-ching!
 

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WHen I lived in San Diego, we'd constantly drive to Vegas and Laughlin in the dead of the summer heat. Many times it was 115 degrees, so the road temp was probably 10 - 15 degrees higher. Had the AC blasting and pedal to the metal...haha.

Seriously, proper maintenance and good tires and you should be fine. REMEMBER: to bring lots of extra water, not only for the car, but in case you break down and have to walk.

enjoy.
 

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On top of coolant flush, oil change, checking the tire pressure and brakes you will want to also change your thermostat (cheap insurance for the hot temp you'll be experiencing), check your alt/ps/ac belts, check your radiator hoses for any cracks, and that should do. Depending on how miles is on your car, and past maintenance work that has been done there's a few things I didn't list.
 

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Hmmm..keep some coolant and oil in your trunk and if your running range 5 spark plugs change to range 6..they're cooler and are used in hot weather and since you're basically going to be doing highway driving the gas mileage shouldn't be affected.
 

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dude just fly. its cheaper and much more convenient. I always used to drive there. so much that my friends thought I was scared to fly. yeah it get hot, but nothing to trip over unless you got a beater. dont do anything stress your engine. best to drive there at night when its cooler and less traffic.
 
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