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Old 10-20-2009, 17:03   #1 (permalink)
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Well im planning on setting aside my weekend to do a tune-up on my car. im wondering what i need to replace.

i know i need to replace the plugs and plug wires but beyond that im not sure...

and what brand....

i heard that you only want motorcraft parts.... iv also heard bosch

and other parts what brand would be best for my car...

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Old 10-20-2009, 18:26   #2 (permalink)
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What year is your car? If 1998 or newer, their are no plug wires. Use dual platinum plugs from Motorcraft or Autolite. Make sure you use anti-seize on the threads and a toque wrench for the plugs. Too tight and when the aluminum head expands, it will pull the threads out. The fuel filter should be replaced and get a special MAF cleaner and clean the MAF sensor.
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Old 10-20-2009, 18:36   #3 (permalink)
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car year 95..

below is the list iv picked out so far online.

1. Purolator PCV Valve

2. Fram Fuel Filter

3. Autolite Spark Plug


they are from advanced auto.... clickable links to make sure they are the right ones?
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get a special MAF cleaner and clean the MAF sensor.
I didn't know about this.
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Old 10-20-2009, 19:29   #5 (permalink)
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car year 95..

below is the list iv picked out so far online.

1. Purolator PCV Valve

2. Fram Fuel Filter

3. Autolite Spark Plug


they are from advanced auto.... clickable links to make sure they are the right ones?
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They will be great but check our sponsors site Rock Auto, Their prices are a lot less. RockAuto Discount Code - Valid through 1/10/2010 They have a discount for us to make their low prices even lower.

I always used the APP764 on them but the ones you chose look like a good set.
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Old 10-20-2009, 19:33   #6 (permalink)
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I bought a thermostat and gasket from RockAuto.com today but forgot to use the code. :(
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Old 10-20-2009, 20:05   #7 (permalink)
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I bought a thermostat and gasket from RockAuto.com today but forgot to use the code. :(
Their prices are good even without the code. Of course, even better with it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 16:16   #8 (permalink)
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well i replaced the spark-plugs (showed signs of running lean - from past owner, i fixed that problem), PCV valve (it was stuck - wasnt clicking), and fuel filter (was rusted and when the remaining fuel inside was brownish lol) below are some pics..

p.s old plugs and wires were all still from the factory lol

(all 8 plugs)


(Really bad plug)


(plugs and wire-set)


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(just stuff)





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Old 10-21-2009, 16:46   #9 (permalink)
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Nice job. Thanks for the update.
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Old 10-21-2009, 17:25   #10 (permalink)
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next thing im doing is giving me engine a really good cleaning (mean green and scrub brushes lol) LONG weekend ahead of me
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