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Old 10-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hey I got my Stanford with 84000 and is about to hit 94000 is it a good time to check plugs and if so what about wires and stuff?

And I have no idea if the company did it before I bought it

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I mean I got my mustang...lol
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Hey I got my Stanford with 84000 and is about to hit 94000 is it a good time to check plugs and if so what about wires and stuff?

And I have no idea if the company did it before I bought it

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I mean I got my mustang...lol
Yep, right now would be a great time for a tune up. Some guys will sure chime in about what you should do. Especially since you don't know how maintained it was.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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What would u recommend doing? Sport plugs ? Or what?
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Motorcraft oem plugs all other plugs run like s*** in our cars
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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Oh really. Do I need to change wires or anything?
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #6
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Check the wires for any signs of wear aka fraying or anything
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #7
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Are you looking for other things to tune up? I'd do the fuel filter if you are, like $20 total including the fuel line disconnect tool(5/16")
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Re: my plugs

Personal preference of mine but I'll pass along. When I get a new (used) vehicle I like to go through everything as time/money permits. Change everything that you don't have first hand knowledge of it being changed. Oil, trans fluid, rear end fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, belts, plugs, wires, fuel filter, pcv valve, air filter. Check tires for tread and pressure, check brake pads/shoes. I know it sounds like a lot, but its always a good thing to know that everything is taken care of. You can never know for sure what the previous owner did or didn't do.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #9
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I personally went with e3 plugs and the bed wires from oreillys and my fuel mileage is great
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Re: my plugs

plus should be checked regularly, checked like 25k intervals, changed 50k... they are cheap why not?

gap them right put a little anti seeze (very little) and stick em in. Go with OEM ford copper ones just like that came in it.
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I don't know much about plugs but is it worth it to get sport plugs or just normal stock
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I think stock is good
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Stock motorcraft plugs are the way to go just like champion is the only plug you should put in a dodge (with exceptions I'm sure). Your car is designed and built for a certain heat range of plug. It's kinda like putting premium gas in a ford tempo... If the car isn't designed for the fuel to be burnt that fast then the engine won't run right. Same with the heat of the plug. Your car is designed and built and timed for a motorcraft plug so that's the optimal plug to replace it with. Also someone up the thread said changing all your fluids when you get a used car. Great advice EXCEPT the auto trans fluid. After a certain point your transmission wears out with the fluid and if you put new fluid in it it can actually cause your transmission to catastrophically fail within a few hours of running. General rule of thumb is to check the level and smell the fluid. If it smells burnt don't change it. There's a good chance you will stir up metal filings and particles that have settled and also wear out your "bands" in your trans. Very expensive mistake...
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Thanks ruthless. What about a coil pack or new wires? And since u mention gas should I be using anything besides unleaded?
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Thanks ruthless. What about a coil pack or new wires? And since u mention gas should I be using anything besides unleaded?
If you got a v6 just use 87 octane. You Gould probly get new wires too depending on the miles
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Actually that depends on wether or not you have a tune. If you're still stock go with whatever your owners manual says. I assume 87 I haven't looked. But from my understanding if you have a tuner and can tune your cars brains to be ready for that higher octane then you should put what you're tuned for. And wires I would suggest accel or some other high quality. NOT BOSCH! Those are the absolute worst! And for a coil pack again going to depend on wether you have a tuner. Maybe a new oem one will show improvements simply because it's new. And has Clean connections. Very important... Gonna notice a difference? Probably not
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Ya no tune just a cai right now.
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