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Old 12-24-2012, 10:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You guys really remove the manifold to put in plugs? I just reached back there and did it the way Ray Charles would . . . by feel.
Yeah..? Try that on a 2004 Duratec. It aint happenin even if Stevie Wonder was helping you.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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qman, which engine does your 98 have? Vulcan or Duratec?
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Yeah..? Try that on a 2004 Duratec. It aint happenin even if Stevie Wonder was helping you.
oh ya...the 2004+ DOHC motor, the UIM sticks over the COPs/plugs in the back. You have to take the UIM off. No way around it.
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Ok guys, how many miles should the original plugs be good for? My 2004 bull only hit 62000 the other day. No issues at all. Should I change them soon, or can I wait til 100K?
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Ok guys, how many miles should the original plugs be good for? My 2004 bull only hit 62000 the other day. No issues at all. Should I change them soon, or can I wait til 100K?
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My factory plugs went 120,000. My second set went 95,000...probably could have gone more, but I had to take the UIM off to get at a back COP so I figured I'd save myself the extra work.
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