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Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by 2Slow5oh, September 19, 2002.

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  1. 2Slow5oh

    2Slow5oh New Member

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    Sorry to bring up what may by now be a tired topic, but I'm new (I know, no excuse). In any case, my wife's '97 5.0 needs a tune-up. I've run some searches and read up on the options, and I think I'll run some Motorcraft or NGK plugs (have NGKs in my ride and love them) with a set of Taylor wires. What I need to know is MUST I use platinum plugs? I've read in past threads that the late model x's require them. What's the concensus on this?

    Thanks for the help, great site you all have over here! Very informative reading so far! :cool:
     
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  3. Alec

    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, these motors call for platinum plugs, preferably double platinum plugs.
     
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    Thanks, appreciate it!
     
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    what will happen if you dont use them?
     
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    bates Shine on Benevolent Sun

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    the universe will implode!
     
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    I would just stick with good ole' Motorcraft double platinums. They will work great for your application. :chug:
     
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    Thanks all. I took the advice and went and got a set of the Motorcrafts. I've decided on a set of Ford Racing wires to go with them, should match up nicely.

    Thanks!
     
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    uhh, if you don't use them you will actually gain a couple of hp, but they won't last as long...

    at least thats true on the 'stangs (i've seen dyno testing), and it seemed to work for me
     
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