Durant

MAINTENANCE SERVICE PLAN

JANUARY 1925

Original Booklet Provided by Bob Krause

FOREWORD

An important investment has just been made by you, it is essential that it be preserved to give to you the greatest amount of satisfactory Low-Cost Transportation. In daily service, your car will be subjected to rough roads, to all manner of weather conditions, and to the normal wear and tear that any piece of machinery has. You can reduce the effect of all of ill conditions by regular inspections and lubrication. You control this, as nothing we can do will help you, unless you, yourself, are willing to be assisted. Most owners are willing, and with that thought in mind, we have devised a simple Maintenance Service Plan which, if followed regularly, will give you the kind of satisfaction which you are entitled to got from our product. Lubrication regularly done prevents wear, because the very foundation of lubrication is to keep two metal surfaces separated with a thin film of oil. When this breaks down or dries up, wear immediately starts and, if not corrected, eventually results in an expensive repair bill.

The oil in the motor will become dirty, full of burnt carbon and diluted with unburned gasoline. Its lubricating qualities are reduced and the fine carbon and dust drawn through the carburetor will begin scratching and smearing the moving parts. The oil should be changed regularly. The cost is slight compared with the damaging results and ultimate repair bill. Bolts will loosen because, no matter what precautions a manufacturer takes, the constant pounding and straining of the entire chassis in being driven rapidly over uneven road surfaces will cause bolts and nuts to loosen. When they become loose, wear and distortion takes place, which will eventually cost a considerable sum to correct.

Electrical connections will work loose, causing unbalanced loads to be placed on one or more units. Undue electrical stresses, sparking and heating result with eventual injury. Nearly all electrical failures are caused by loose contacts which can be greatly reduced by a regular tightening of all connections. These are the causes of more dissatisfaction and expensive repair bills than any other factors in the operation of a motor car.

In the following pages we have set forth a series of lubrication and tightening operations which should be performed at regular intervals of 500 Miles each. We have priced these so that the cost per mile is at the lowest possible point.To assist you in determining when you have driven 500 miles, a small sticker will be pasted directly above the season mileage numerals on your speedometer head. This sticker will contain three figures corresponding to the three last figures on the season mileage dial. Whenever the last three digit& equal the printed figures on the sticker it is time to bring your car to our Service Station. By checking off the operations as they are performed, you can determine in advance exactly how much the next and succeeding operations will cost.

Remember, the old adage, "a stitch in time saves nine," applies with peculiar force to the operation of a motor car. This booklet contains information of value and if you will allow us to help, we can assure you that your car will give longer service, will cost less to operate, and will be ready to go whenever you want it.

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATIONS 500 MILES MS-1

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch thrust bearing

TIGHTEN
Cylinder head bolts
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Body bolts

ADJUST
Adjust front wheels for alignment
Price---- $2.85

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 1000 MILES MS-2

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Steering gear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Fan
Clutch thrust bearing
Distributor drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Cylinder head bolts
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Universal joint flange nuts
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor, coil, and generator connections and terminals
Radiator hose clamps
Water pump packing nut

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star,.0075"; Durant, .014", with hot motor)

Price -------- $3.90

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 1500 MILES MS-3

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Clutch thrust bearing
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Spring clips-front and rear

Price ------ $2.20

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION
2000 MILES MS-4

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings Clutch thrust bearing
Steering gear
Fan
Front wheel bearings
Distributor drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Cylinder head bolts
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch
Starting motor, distributor, coil, and generator connections and terminals
Body bolts

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star, .0075"; Durant, .01411, with hot motor)
Front wheel bearings

Price------$4.10

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 2500 MILES MS-5

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish
Drain oil from transmission and replenish
Drain oil from rear axle and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle ldng pins and tie rod bolts
Rear axle outer bearings
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Clutch thrust bearing
Steering connecting rod

TIGHTEN
Hose connections
Water pump packing nut

Price -------- $4.45

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 3000 MILES MS-6

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings Clutch thrust bearing
Steering gear
Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft
Distributor drive shaft
Fan

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch
Starting motor, distributor, coil, and generator connections and terminals

Price ----- $3.20

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 3500 MILES MS-7

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearin&
Clutch thrust bearing

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star, .0075"; Durant, .014", with a hot motor)

Price........ $2.35

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 4000 MILES MS-8

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Steering gear
Front wheel bearings
Break lever oilers-rod end pins and shaf c bearings
Universal joints
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Fan

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts--front and rear
Universal joint flange nuts
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch,starting motor, distributor
Body bolts
Water pump
Radiator hose connection

ADJUST
Front wheel bearings

Price ------- $4.20

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 4500 MILES MS-9

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing
Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft

Price -------- $2.20

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 5000 MILES MS-10

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish
Drain oil from transmission and replenish
Drain oil from rear axle and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Rear wheel bearings
Steering gear
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Steering connecting rod
Fan

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor and distributor

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star, .0075"; Durant, .014", with hot motor)
Drain water from radiator and flush

Price -------- $5.55

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 5500 MILES MS-11

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Clutch bearing

TIGHTEN
Water pump packing nut
Radiator hose connection

Price -------- $2.45

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 6000 MILES MS-12

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Steering gear
Front wheel bearings
Brake IL-ver oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Fan
Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor
Body bolts

ADJUST
Front wheel bearings

Price -------- $3.85

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 6500 MILES MS-13

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing

Price -------- $2.10

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 7000 MILES MS-14

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Steering gear
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Fan

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips--front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Universal joint flange nuts
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor
Water pump packing nut
Radiator hose connection

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star, .0075"; Durant, .014", with hot motor)

Price-------$3.80

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 7500 MILES MS-15

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish
Drain oil from transmission and replenish
Drain oil from rear axle and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring Bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Rear wheel bearings
Clutch bearing
Steering connecting rod
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings

Price -------- $4.15

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 8000 MILES MS-16

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts--front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Steering gear
Front wheel bearings
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Fan
Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor
Body bolts

ADJUST
Front wheel bearings

Price --------- $3.85

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 8500 MILES MS-17

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle Idng pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Clutch bearing

TIGHTEN
Water pump packing nut
Radiator hose cormection

Price -------- $2.45

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 9000 MILES MS-18

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Steering gear
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Fan

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts-front and rear
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor

ADJUST
Valves (clearance: Star, .0075"; Durant, .014", with hot motor)

Price -------- $3.35

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 9500 MILES MS-19

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Clutch bearing

Price -------- $2.10

MAINTENANCE SERVICE OPERATION 10,000 MILES MS-20

LUBRICATION
Drain oil from motor and replenish
Drain oil from transmission and replenish
Drain oil from rear axle and replenish

Lubricate:
Spring bolts-front and rear
Front axle king pins and tie rod bolts
Rear wheel bearings
Steering gear
Front wheel bearings
Brake lever oilers, rod end pins and shaft bearings
Universal joints
Clutch bearing
Distributor drive shaft
Steering connecting rod
Fan
Starting motor drive end bearing and Bendix drive shaft

TIGHTEN
Motor hold down bolts to frame
Spring clips-front and rear
Spring shackle bolts--front and rear
Universal joint Range nuts
Ammeter, lighting and ignition switch, starting switch, starting motor, distributor
Body bolts
Water pump packing nut
Radiator hose connection

ADJUST
Front wheel bearings
Drain water from radiator and flush

Price -------- $6.50

 

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