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Old 03-11-2013, 03:33 PM
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My truck is pretty well at 100,000 miles. I also just regeared my truck, and it is advised to replace differential fluids after 500 miles. So... I am planning on putting her in the garage this coming weekend and changing front and rear differential fluid, transmission fluid, and transfer case fluid, spark plugs, drive belt, and coolant flush. This post is in regards to spark plugs. I have read through a bunch of threads and found that Motorcraft or Autolite are the best choices, so this is what I am going to use. My question is...should I change the plug wires at the same time, or is there a need? And if so, what are the best plug wires to use? Am assuming Motorcraft, but know there are other name brands out there and didn't know if they were actually "upgrades" or if they were not worth the money.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:33 PM
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yes change out the wires too
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:06 PM
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I'm doin the same service to mine this weekend, putting all motorcraft in mine.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:19 AM
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That's what I am thinking as far as plugs and such. Gonna run valvoline in trans, transfercase, front and rear end. Motorcraft plugs, wires, and belt. I think I am gonna leave the coolant flush for the local shop. Not hard to do, but just gotta deal with getting rid of the old coolant...
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:28 AM
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why dont you just call them and see if they will take the old coolant? most places will
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:38 AM
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why dont you just call them and see if they will take the old coolant? most places will
Haha! I feel a bit like an idiot! I hadn't even thought about that!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:40 AM
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but holy crap you must drive your truck a lot...you have 3 times the mileage than mine does lol
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:17 AM
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I just did plugs wires and fuel filter at 80k and am getting 2 more mpg and it's got a little more power to
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:49 PM
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but holy crap you must drive your truck a lot...you have 3 times the mileage than mine does lol
I drive around 60 miles a day round trip for work. And sometimes have to drive between our 3 locations throughout the day. Outside of work we use my wifes car as she gets double the gas mileage that I get. But the miles rack up! Nothing in Vermont is close to anything else!

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I just did plugs wires and fuel filter at 80k and am getting 2 more mpg and it's got a little more power to
I did a full tuneup at 60k and it made a huge difference at the time. And I had to argue with the dealership to do it. They pretty well told me I was stupid for even wanting to do it. Told me it was unnecessary before 100k.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:36 PM
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That's bull when I did my tune up my plugs where so warn out at 80k the gap on them was about .095 it says in the book .052 to .056 so it needed that tune up
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:45 PM
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Exactly. Figured at the least it was peace of mind for me!
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:24 PM
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I drive 40.3 miles one way, work 12 hour shifts so that helps some. Got 99912 on her as of right now. Will take photos of the plugs on saturday, she doesn't miss or run rough so we will see.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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At ~30k miles I pulled my plugs for inspection and they looked fine. But as cheap as four plugs are I replaced them with new autolite iridiums and put some antiseize on them. If they remain symptom free I'll pull them at 100k. You need to pull them at least every 100k to renew the anti-seize. Once they are pulled do you really want to put plugs with a 100K back in?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:32 PM
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Plugs shouldnt be reused after taking them out. New ones with antiseize it is for my cars.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:24 AM
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I wouldn't reuse them. Once they are pulled, new ones go in. He said above that he was doing the same service this weekend, so I don't think he is planning on pulling them to take pics then stuff them back in.
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