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Old 04-30-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Tune Up Time

So Friday I'm doing a tune up seeing how its been burning gas and the car was sitting for a year before I bought it.

Oil Change

Air filter

Sparkplugs

Transmission filter/fluid

Is there anything I'm missing?
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coolant maybe
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Coolant exchange, plugs, wires, pcv valve, oil change, fuel filter, air filter ( either clean it or new one ), i wouldnt necessarily do a tranny flush but it is optional, throttle body cleaning, seafoam and i think thats it for my opinion on a tune up.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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What are some good spark plugs?
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Yep Ima just go with motorcraft, but what kind tho? I see platinum and copper
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Anyone ever come across a how-to or tutorial on changing plugs in the 2v 4.6?
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I've been searching and everyone does it different. I don't wanna take off the fuel rail
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Autolite coppers are perfect.

Just unbolt the coils one at a time and swap plugs. No need to remove fuel rail, just the intake tubing
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Autolite coppers are perfect.

Just unbolt the coils one at a time and swap plugs. No need to remove fuel rail, just the intake tubing
Exactly what i did
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Lots of people forget about brake fluid too. Not a bad idea to swap it out if it's been awhile.
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Lots of people forget about brake fluid too. Not a bad idea to swap it out if it's been awhile.
Old brake fluid can be bad???? =|
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Old brake fluid can be bad???? =|
Brake fluid absorbs water over the time. Yeah it can go bad so he's right recommendations on a brake fluid flush would be suggested
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
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Yeah man this car haven't had a tune up since it was bought
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It's a bit more money but I suggest a dot 4 brake fluid. Makes a big difference. Dot 4 paired with new stainless steel lines are a night and day difference.
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Spark plugs , clean injectors , clean out throttle body, change coolant and thermostat , fuel filter .

You can change brake and power steering, but i never do, all runs the same to me. Just saying
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If you do spark plugs you MUST do them right! Failure to do them correctly will result in them blowing out of the head. Its best to just use the stock Motorcraft plugs. The PI heads below 04 only came with 3 to 4 spark plug threads and have a horrible reputation of blowing out after installing new ones incorrectly.
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Well I changed the fuel filter and b12 it full tank of gas. I reset my trip to 0 and now see that it's getting 21 mpg. I'm going with stock motorcrafts.

It's cheaper bought online vs at advance etc
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Well I changed the fuel filter and b12 it full tank of gas. I reset my trip to 0 and now see that it's getting 21 mpg. I'm going with stock motorcrafts.

It's cheaper bought online vs at advance etc
Make sure they are pre gapped if not get specs and gap them !
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I got a gapper just in case!
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