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There are only a few vitals you really must keep up with :
Engine oil changes.
Gearbox oil changes.
Make sure your coolant does not freeze.
Watch your motor temperature constantly.
Fit a smoke alarm to your engine room.
Personally, I favour the circumstances where the engine compartment is as open as possible, so I can see a problem early rather than later. As we motor along, I have my ear-defenders on with my head in there lots of times, constantly checking.
Once the motor has settled down, it really does not need much maintenaince, but it does need the vitals.