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Old 05-10-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default New ignition goodies installed

Finally bit the bullet on a Screamin Demon. I was waiting until my next plug change to get one.



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old plug w/ 40,000 miles vs new lol...not too shabby at all!



getting the reservoirs out of the way makes MUCH easier & quicker work of the passenger side plugs



stock coil pack with old wires unhooked:



SD coilpack, new wires, and plugs gapped at .065 installed. I also cleaned all the crap off that valve cover lol









I havent driven it yet so I have no feedback on the new setup but I did it for the mileage improvement. Speaking of which, Im thinking of going back to my 32's and keeping the 33's as spares.

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:19 AM
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with the bodylift it should be a breeze doing plugs, just lift up the gap gaurds.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:45 AM
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what year is your truck?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:49 AM
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You bought an expensive coilpack and wires for fuel economy?? I'm not sure you're going to see any desired results from that. Pictures won't open at work, what brand plugs did you use?
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:30 PM
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lol you lucky californian. corrosion barely exists out there, you should have seen my plugs before i replaced them
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:35 PM
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nice john!! reminds me i need to do wires and plugs still. 112k and going on stock wires and plugs haha
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:20 PM
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with the bodylift it should be a breeze doing plugs, just lift up the gap gaurds.
Agree a body lift you can get to the plugs easier.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:01 PM
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You bought an expensive coilpack and wires for fuel economy?? I'm not sure you're going to see any desired results from that. Pictures won't open at work, what brand plugs did you use?
Stock Motorcraft plats, theyve never done me wrong.
So are you also going to PM every single member here, on RF, and RPS who has a Screamin Demon and reported better mileage and tell them the same thing you just told me?

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with the bodylift it should be a breeze doing plugs, just lift up the gap gaurds.
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Agree a body lift you can get to the plugs easier.
If I were to jack the front and remove the wheels then this would be true. The way i did it was less work. I had a platform to help me get a good angle on a few of them (being tall helps too)
I looked at what it would be like doing it through the wells with the truck on the ground and the wheels on, and believe me, my method was much easier

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nice john!! reminds me i need to do wires and plugs still. 112k and going on stock wires and plugs haha
I went like 118k on my stock plugs! Edgeman, its a 98

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:30 PM
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Stock Motorcraft plats, theyve never done me wrong.
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So are you also going to PM every single member here, on RF, and RPS who has a Screamin Demon and reported better mileage and tell them the same thing you just told me?
No I'm not. But I'll gladly say here that I think you're going to disappointed. A higher voltage spark is not going to make your stock motor burn any differently.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:26 PM
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Good move!

No I'm not. But I'll gladly say here that I think you're going to disappointed. A higher voltage spark is not going to make your stock motor burn any differently.
ok. ill forward that message to those liars.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:55 PM
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I'm not saying those people are lying. Please don't put words in my mouth. I don't care what those people said, did, or think they're results may or may not be. I'm speaking for here and now. All I said, and all I mean is exactly what I said.

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I think you're going to disappointed. A higher voltage spark is not going to make your stock motor burn any differently.
Don't make it into more than it is or something sinister.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: New ignition goodies installed

If someone says they got a benefit in power or mpg from something like this, it is usually because their stock ones were pretty much shot and reducing their power and fuel economy. By installing new ones you are just returning the engine back to stock form and function.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:41 AM
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Alright Fireranger, in a week or 2 I will report back with my actual mileage from a full tank of gas at.

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:32 AM
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You're going to have to do a lot more than report the results of one tank of gas. That means absolutely nothing. You need to correctly track your mileage before the change through several tanks of gas, and that means in identical weather conditions and identical terrain and routes. Then do the same thing after the change. Just saying "I got .5mpg better in my last tank of gas" is completely meaningless.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:31 PM
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Yes, it is true.. the higher voltage from the performance coil pack will yield higher Fuel mileage.....
Provided the stock unit was faulty or week -OR- for some other reason, your stock ignition was not burning the fuel/air mixture properly in the first place.
This falls into the same bin of myths as .. "These new 10mm ignition wires gave me 1-2 MPG gain over my factory 7mm wires". To this, Science says... "WRONG"... the proper saying would be "These NEW wires gave me 1-2 MPG gain over my old and shorting factory wires".
At any rate, i hope you get some gains but at the same time, as an engine tuner and mechanic, unless your stock unit was faulty (and it could be) you will see the same.
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