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Old 10-15-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

I'm changing the plugs on my 2000 GT -- anyone have any preferences/experiences to share? I've always gone with Motorcraft in the past but would like to consider alternatives if they're available and would value everyone's experience.

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Old 10-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

I have always ran Autolite plugs, but any good name brand plug should serve.
Just shy away from any "gimmick" plugs with the exception of the fine tipped irridium plugs, which have been proven to provide noticeable improvements on forced induction engines.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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I run ngks always. Make sure what ever you get has the 3/4 inch or so of threads and not the half inch or less. Seen way too many fords come in with autolites that didnt have enough threads and they blow out
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

autolite and motorcraft are the same plug , made by allied signal in the same factory .................... ngk's work to !!
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autolite and motorcraft are the same plug , made by allied signal in the same factory .................... ngk's work to !!
Motorcraft - Is owned by FoMoCo
Motorcraft products are sold through Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, as well as select auto parts stores. These products must meet quality standards set by the Ford Motor Company to be considered for retail sale.

Autolite - Is owned by Honeywell International Inc.
Ford was forced to sell Autolite by the Federal Trade Commission. The Government found Ford had violated antitrust laws. The current "Honeywell International Inc." is the product of a merger in which Honeywell Inc. was acquired by the much larger Allied Signal in 1999.

Couldn't find anything saying Allied Signal manufactures Motorcraft parts.

However with the larger companies continually swallowing up smaller companies anything is possible these days I suppose.

Correction!
I found a statement that says they are manufactured side by side, BUT the Motorcraft plugs are manufactured to Ford's specifications so they are not the same plug.
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From my experience at the shop there is a diffrrence between the two. You can visually see it in a couple ways. Ford is very specific to make sure their parts are not replicated by aftermarket. They can be very close but not exact. For example ford 6.0 fuel filter. Motorcraft is about a half inch longer than all others. Aftetmarkets cant be the same size or material which causes the fiters to not filter allnof the fuel and some gets bypassed.
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I just put in a set of Bosch platinums yesterday, they're working great. Noticed a big change of course my plugs definitely needed replacing.
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Autolite 25's all day everyday. Used Bosch platinum before and in 3 months they were burnt down inside the insulator and missing. They hate aftermarket ignitions, I have them some where(10years later) I'll post them if I can put my hands on them.
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Really ? wow. Why is that? So I should maybe expect problems later?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #10
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I wouldn't say to expect any issues. That car was full bolt ons, MSD ignition except the distributor. It was also a 95 5.0L not a mod motor. I would recommend standard core autolites for an N/A Mustang..
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

Thanks for all of the input everyone -- I'm likely to go with the Motorcraft platinum plugs.
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Thanks for all of the input everyone -- I'm likely to go with the Motorcraft platinum plugs.
I would think you can't go wrong with those..
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

I use e3 diamond fire plugs on a my 2000 mustang 4.6 gt they are guaranteed for 100,000 miles and you notice a definite power gain
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:05 AM   #14
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I use Pulstar plugs on mines there $13 bucks a piece and worth every cent noticed a nice little power boost and my gas mileage increased a little
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

I've heard a lot of good things about pulstar plugs where did you buy them can they be gaped or are the like the diamond fires that come factory set
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I ordered mines off advance auto parts because I had a discount with them but autozone has them also they just have to order them and you can gaped
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

Pulstar Plugs Dyno Test

Not even worth the money for the minimal gains.
And they are only guaranteed for 50K miles.

Before you drop big money for any spark plugs it is well worth your time to search for reviews and tests.
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i been running ngk the $2.99 #3403 platnime in my 01bullitt(dont mine my speling)for about a year now and they seem to be doing good ,people told me that if i can afordt motorcraft atlease get autolite but these ones ngk are doing good for me. sometimes is just the brand your paying extra for when you can get the same material/performance/ for less , just dont forget to use a little anthessis grease(how ever you spell that)and dont over torgue them.
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i been running ngk the $2.99 #3403 platnime in my 01 bullitt(dont mine my speling)for about a year now and they seem to be doing good ,people told me that if i can afordt motorcraft at lease get autolite but these ngk are doing good for me. sometimes is just the brand your paying extra for when you can get the same material/performance/ for less , just dont forget to use a little anthessis grease (how ever you spell that) and don't over torgue them.
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

I use Autolite, Motorcraft, or NGK. No real difference between either one to me but I run the iridium line for whichever I go with. Autolites right now
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Ngk iradiums work good

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E3 spark plugs doesn't help power or mph no offense bc thought they helped to but when it says increased fuel economy it does if u are having miss fires that's were they get u all u need is a iradium plug and ur good to go

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yeah , i stay whit ngk works good for me , the first time i when to autozone and ask for some plugs i ask let me get the ngks the guy said oh thats not for ford there use on fast cars like my si civic , i told him really ! whats sow fast about it them a little muffler noise , i told him that ngk is more used by mustangs especialy on nitros and superchargers because of the indrinium , then told him to just get me my plugs , he said i can smoke ur v6 , i told him is not a v6 just because u dont see a spoiler means is a 6, is a v8 bullitt , the talk when on n on i just told him get my plugs and hit me up,when u get 4 more cylinders man! sow ngk for me man
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

Went with Motorcraft and a new set of Accel coil-overs -- car sounds better than it has in years.
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Re: Non-Motorcraft plugs for my 00 GT -- opinions wanted.

as long as its a good quality plug it wont really matter, dont be fooled by all this quadrubple point cross fire etc bs... just get a standard good quality plug.
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Well not any plug but I will say that I have had a plug blow out. And In my search for a longer thread I found that ngk had a longer tread surface. Works great but typically I stick with what came from the factory. Unless ur FI the copper top is better. In our garage we go about it like this. motorcraft = ford ac delco= GM champion = chrysler/dodge. But I will say this denso makes most all iridium plugs.
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