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Old 10-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Sparkly Spark plugs?

So my sixer hit about 31k miles today and is about due for an oil change. I've been seeing around some forums that it's suggested to change out the spark plugs for brand new ones for the 30k milestone. I just wanted to ask if that is indeed recommended and if so do i need to talk to BAMA about a tune update for spark plugs? and is there a recommended brand for them?
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So my sixer hit about 31k miles today and is about due for an oil change. I've been seeing around some forums that it's suggested to change out the spark plugs for brand new ones for the 30k milestone. I just wanted to ask if that is indeed recommended and if so do i need to talk to BAMA about a tune update for spark plugs? and is there a recommended brand for them?
Your spark plugs are probably okay but it can't hurt to replace them! It's cheap maintenance that serves a great purpose. Your Mustang will definitely run much smoother!

I always replace my spark plugs every 25-30K. It may not be 100% necessary but it's worth it IMO! The Bama team won't have to make any adjustments for your new plugs.

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It certainly wouldn't hurt like Dan said but its not necessary either. They aren't too expensive so i would go for it.
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Oh ok good deal thanks for the responses! Hey Dan I only saw plugs for the '10 v6, are those compatible with a '12 or are '12 gt ones compatible?
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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was hoping to see some Sparkly Spark plugs...
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DUH !!!!

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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was hoping to see some Sparkly Spark plugs
Ya can't see the spark plugs on our 3.7's at all, That is unless you remove the coil packs.

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So my sixer hit about 31k miles today and is about due for an oil change. I've been seeing around some forums that it's suggested to change out the spark plugs for brand new ones for the 30k milestone. I just wanted to ask if that is indeed recommended and if so do i need to talk to BAMA about a tune update for spark plugs? and is there a recommended brand for them?
Get some NGK bro lasts a good 80k miles and they are better than stock and provide a better spark so better fuel economy and better performance
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DARN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was hoping to see some Sparkly Spark plugs...
If they are Sparkly you need to change a coil pack
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I have 56K on my 2011 V6, with the same plugs. I planned to pull each one to check the health of the cylinders this December. I'll most likely change them then.

30K seems a bit soon for the spark plugs they use these days. Removing and inspecting is always a good thing; they can tell you a lot about how the engine is doing internally, so I guess if you have them out for that, then slapping in a new set will not hurt.

Check the gap of the ones you remove and post them here, I'd be interested in how much wear they have at 30K. I'll post the same in a few months when I remove mine. By then, I'll have close to 60K.

Don't forget, you'll have to remove the upper intake to get at the right side (passenger), as the coil packs are underneath the "rolled over" tuned intake ports. Gasket should be fine for re-installing the upper intake. If you have a strut bar, that needs to come off too to get the upper intake off.
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Thanks for the tips Bucko! I'll definitely take some pictures when I get around to checking the plugs
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