Re: Spark plugs and wires
Are the horror stories about the plugs being stuck in the head? That is my
fear since they have been in for 100k.
That is the reason why I thought about having the dealer put new ones in and
just take the ones I bought back.
BTW I had bought Autolite Double Platinum plugs
(The package says NASCAR officially licensed-So they should be better than
OEM to use in my truck <Snicker>)
Thanks for everyone's input
"Happy Traveler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The OEM platinums are specified for 100,000, and will last that long, so
> that's what your user manual probably recommends. I would take them out
> around 50,000, just to make sure I can, because I heard horror stories
> removing plugs that were kept for 100,000. 'Reading' the plugs also gives
> idea about the health of the engine, and I am a curious guy... Once they
> out, it's probably worth spending the $25 on a new set.
> The wires, unfortunately, told me themselves when they needed to be
> replaced. The first time was around 40,000. The second time was around
> 75,000. If the originals got you to 67,000, you may be on borrowed time.
> perhaps Ford did something to improve their design in later years (as
> indicated by the $200+ price).
> BUT: do you even have plug wires? Not sure about Explorers, but sometime
> around 2000 Ford was switching over to coil-on-plug ignition.
> "stevie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> when should I consider changing my plugs and/or wires?
>> my 2000 LTD has 67K. it is a V8 and runs good.