Re: Moog or Motorcraft ? Ball Joints .
Perhaps your mechanic should have been a little more specific.
Bosch Plat plugs are crap in many ford engines, NOT just those mentioned
.... also in the 3.8 and 2.3's from my observation. But he likely wouldnt
have been upset at Bosch Oxy sensors.
though I am unhappy with there marketing that suggests you should change
them more often than needed.
And despite all the 'brands' I doubt there are more than one or two
actual manufacturers of the integrated ball joint / control arms.
"GMach3" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The last mechanic I took my Ford to read me the riot act for not using
> Ford (Motorcraft) parts in my Ford product. (I'd put Bosch Platinum
> plugs in my Windstar). His argument was that Ford engineers spent $$$
> and time figuring out what the best parts, etc were, so why argue.
> Anymore, I'd go with the Ford part.
> "Adam" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Moog has a good reputation. I've used their ball joints before, and
>> they looked to be very well made (stronger than OEM, in fact). They
>> also had grease fittings where the originals did not.
>> Also, keep an eye out for TRW, as they supply a lot of Ford's parts.
>> In many cases when you buy a Motorcraft suspension component, you're
>> paying significantly more to get a TRW part in a Motorcraft box.
>> kalaj wrote:
>>> Hello ,
>>> I am thinking about replacing ball joints on a 1989 Ford Tempo with
>>> 150,000 miles. The lower control arm with the ball joint is
>>> replaced as a unit . There are various brands of ball joints
>>> available . It seems the price of Moog ball joints is about the
>>> same as the price of Motorcraft ball joints . I would like to hear
>>> opinions based on your experience working with these parts . The
>>> Moog brand is supposed to be a high quality product .
>>> NAPA chassis parts is also considered a high quality ball joint .
>>> Some of the other brands I have found are : McQuay-Norris ,
>>> Perfect Circle , Spicer , Mevotech , Chassis Select , Coni-Seal
>>> , Tread Saver .
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!