"hombrewdude" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I am looking for some OEM parts to do a tune-up on a 1998 ford Contour.
> Some of the discount online shops are listing the OEM as Bosch?
> Isn't the OEM motorcraft?
Most "Motorcraft" parts are actually made by other suppliers. Ford buys a
lot of parts from Bosch, so it is very possible that Bosch makes the
Motorcraft wires and that the Bosch parts are equivalent to OEM parts. It is
also possible that Bosch made the OE parts to Ford specifications and the
aftermarket Bosch labeled parts are made to different specifications (could
be better or worse). If you want Original Equipment (OE) parts, buy them
from a Ford dealer. Even aftermarket Motorcraft parts are not necessarily
the same as OE parts.
> Any ideas for a source of online parts?
> Plugs, wires, fuel filters... stuff like that.
Plug wires for a 1998 Contour are $50.13 for a 4 cylinder and $86.69 for a
six cylinder. See http://tinyurl.com/b2qjs
Also look at http://www.motorcraft.com/catalog.do?from=page
4 cylinder spark plug wire set = Motorcraft P/N WR-5730 - $31.79 at
6 cylinder spark plug wire set = Motorcraft P/N WR-5692 - $54.99 at