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    I have 2005 BA Mk2 Falcon with 73000 K on the clock with the original spark plugs. Engine running ok, no problems, but i was thinking of changing the plugs ? How long do original factory plugs last ? Should i be changing them. My A and B sevices the the hand book does not mention when to change the plugs ( i bought the car new in june 2006 )

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    i thought they were changed at 120k or 140k.
    Isn't it good when everything just works!!

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    They'll likely last a good while longer than that.
    I changed mine at 135,xxx and the were still in good condition, 8.3L/100km highway cycle, 11.4L/100km city cycle.

    I only changed them due to a requirement after an engine modification.
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    If it an't broke dont fix it



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    not sure if this is related but i have a ba 04 v8 which has the spark plugs not to be replaced untill 120000km which is not true there have been problems where the plugs fuse to the block due to being in to long and results in the head being removed to get plugs out big $$$ i replace every 20000km to be sure but i could be wrong....

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    checked the manual 150 000 change plugs seems bit to long but its still good at 130 000 probly change them on next service just to be safe

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    If and when you pull the plugs out give them ( or the new ones ) a good coat of anty seize Works for me

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    yes i will do that, it's a very good practice

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    Changing plugs these days gets down to what you WANT to do with your car. It's a bit like people who change engine oil at 5000 klms, Ford recommends 15000.
    The only caveat with changing plugs on BAs is to be careful when taking the coils out, they do require Krytox grease when putting them back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
    Changing plugs these days gets down to what you WANT to do with your car. It's a bit like people who change engine oil at 5000 klms, Ford recommends 15000.
    The only caveat with changing plugs on BAs is to be careful when taking the coils out, they do require Krytox grease when putting them back on.
    Hey where do you get this Dupont Krytox grease from? Do you know of any other place that might sell it besides Ford?

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    Sorry I do not, It is available at Ford dealers part number GPL205 $67.50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
    Sorry I do not, It is available at Ford dealers part number GPL205 $67.50.
    Thanks for that.

    Found an excellent guide on how to replace plugs and coils too.

    http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11229532

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
    Changing plugs these days gets down to what you WANT to do with your car. It's a bit like people who change engine oil at 5000 klms, Ford recommends 15000.
    The only caveat with changing plugs on BAs is to be careful when taking the coils out, they do require Krytox grease when putting them back on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    i thought they were changed at 120k or 140k.
    That's correct it really depends on you. If you have plenty of cash go and change it but if you wanna maximize the use of your spark plugs dont change it until they are not worn out. I think they go beyond 120k. toyota spark plugs cannot match BA spark plugs.
    Last edited by andreasue; 10-12-2010 at 01:41 PM.

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    Default Re: BA spark plugs

    the plugs should be changed every 100k, due to being platinum plugs

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    A reputable mechanic/tuner suggested to me no more than 100K km for plugs
    on the I6 to ensure best longevity for the coil packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken 47 View Post
    If it an't broke dont fix it
    So if your engine is leaning out at say 14.5 afrs while at full noise, you going to wait untill your engine sends a piston out the side then fix it?

    Yes its sounds good "if it ain't broke dont fix it" but dont you think its better to say "Repair it before it breaks something else" ????

    I understand its only plugs, whouldnt it be better for the engine to have fresh plugs in it after so long???

    I have a xr6t, i change my plugs every 30,000kms, fords requirement is 90,000kms for the Ts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken 47 View Post
    If it an't broke dont fix it
    So if your engine is leaning out at say 14.5 afrs while at full noise, you going to wait untill your engine sends a piston out the side then fix it?

    Yes its sounds good "if it ain't broke dont fix it" but dont you think its better to say "Repair it before it breaks something else" ????

    I understand its only plugs, whouldnt it be better for the engine to have fresh plugs in it after so long???

    I have a xr6t, i change my plugs every 30,000kms, fords requirement is 90,000kms for the Ts.

    Another thing to ask you, dont you like to eat fresh fruit?

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    Default Re: BA spark plugs

    The standard practice is 120k but if you wanna change them then do it because its your car and only you have to be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUMO View Post
    So if your engine is leaning out at say 14.5 afrs while at full noise, you going to wait untill your engine sends a piston out the side then fix it?

    Yes its sounds good "if it ain't broke dont fix it" but dont you think its better to say "Repair it before it breaks something else" ????

    I understand its only plugs, whouldnt it be better for the engine to have fresh plugs in it after so long???

    I have a xr6t, i change my plugs every 30,000kms, fords requirement is 90,000kms for the Ts.

    Another thing to ask you, dont you like to eat fresh fruit?
    fresh juicy peach (puss puss) i mean peach lol
    Last edited by Phase Autos; 07-01-2011 at 01:58 PM.

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    Default Re: BA spark plugs

    I bought the Bosch Fusion Platinum with platinum tips a couple of months ago and lets just say will never go back to anything else!!!!

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    I just installed new plat plugs. Car has done 150000klms and I doubt the plugs had been changed. It was getting a bit rough under full throttle but all good now. Old mate from the autopart joint reckons plugs are good for 100000. But I shudder when I read about plugs getting stuck in the head. I just got back from 1600k round trip towing a boat and all luggage for family of 5 , BA wagon went faultless the whole time but terrible fuel economy. Had the aircon on a lot of the time though.

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