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Old 08-19-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Best Sparkplugs For 2012 V6?

I have a 2012 V6 and I was wondering which sparkplugs perform better and are the best?
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I have a 2012 V6 and I was wondering which sparkplugs perform better and are the best?
You need spark plugs already. Lol. The factory spark plugs should be good for 100k miles. Lol
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The plugs that are in these engines should not require any changing for at least 80 to 100K.

And to answer the question, stick with the OEM type plugs. They'll get you to the 100K range, so another 100K when they need changing will work.
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Thanks... I'm going to be overseas for a year and was wondering maybe since it will be parked for a whole year that it would be good to change them when I get back.
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On my last car i tried so many different spark plugs as an experiment. The factory spark plugs worked just as good if not better.

On my Mustang, i'm sticking to the OEM spark plugs when the time comes to change them. Just saying.....
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Hi Cachabrier

If it is going to be parked for a year you should get some Sta-Bil Measure twice as much as needed for your Full to the top tank.

Either take the battery out or get a battery tender to keep the electrics working all year. (BEST)

Cover the exhaust pipes so nothing can crawl into them.
Get some Damp-Rid to put in the trunk and interior as well as under the hood.
Cover the car
You can put the car on stands or just fill the tires to about 45/50 PSI and let it sit on them.

What ever you do- Do not get someone to start it up and let it idle every couple of weeks That is harder on an engine then letting it sit.

You will probably not need spark plugs or anything else. Your car will start and run fine using these techniques.

I'm hoping you have a garage. If not just rent a storage shed for the year.

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I've also heard that moth balls scattered under the car help keep critters away. And parking on some wooden planks is better than on concrete. Something about uneven wear or bald spots on the tires when stored on concrete. Not sure how true both of these are though
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I've also heard that moth balls scattered under the car help keep critters away. And parking on some wooden planks is better than on concrete. Something about uneven wear or bald spots on the tires when stored on concrete. Not sure how true both of these are though
Yep. moth balls UNDER the car work great for keeping rats, mice, and other critters away from the car.

As ronnie states, get sta-bil in the tank, start it, run for a few seconds, then shut it down. If possible, rid the tank of any ethanol based fuels and fill up with ethanol free fuel, then the sta-bil.
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It's a repeat of what's been said...but there're some pointers not mentioned as well.

How To Prep Your Car for Long-Term Storage

Removing the wheels and using jackstands is what a lot of my friends would do when deployed.
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Ah heck, just give me the keys while your gone...I'll keep it "in tune" for you while your gone!
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One most important thing.

One thing on six7one's link say's to get someone to drive the car for fifteen minutes every once in a while. I say DON'T Not even BUCKO !

It is not worth the worry and you know as much as I do that nobody takes proper care of someone else's car if they are not in the passenger seat. Plus, It is not really necessary if you pump up the tires and top off the gas and use a battery tender and most important is to use sta-bil.



This 66 convertable sat in my neighbors garage for over 3 1/2 years. It was not stored but just parked and left. When Shari bought it I went over and filled up the tires,(Only one was flat) I charged the battery which was dead but did charge up. I poured a little gas in the carborator and it started right up. I drove it to her house and it ran fine.
She did take it to a mechanic to get it fully checked out and the wheel bearings packed and oil changed as well as a new gas tank ( It was only 1/4 full so the ethanol gathered enough moisture to rust the original one. ) These are still the same tires I filled up and are fine.
Car looks and runs like new now.

You are only going for one year so you really don't need someone driving it to death for you while you are gone. Not even BUCKO Ha! Ha!

Changing the oil is a good idea but not as important as the Sta-bil and a full gas tank.

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