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Maintenance List When UIM Is Removed

I'm pulling the UIM off my 03 Duratec this weekend. I'm trying to make a list of all the things I should be doing while it's off. I'm ordering the parts today so I have them for the weekend.

So far I have:

PCV and all related hoses/elbows.
Autolite #APP104 plugs

About to order:

Motorcraft plug wires #WR-6033 (Do I need these, are they known to fail?)


A little back story on the car. 03 Sable with 89k. Has and idle problem I think is related to a vacuum leak. Throwing code P1506. I've replace the TPS & IAC and still have an issue. When pulling the IAC plug off while running there's no drop at all in RPM's.

So, what else should I be doing while in there?
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Look at changing the UIM and LIM gaskets while you're in there. There are good tutorials on here for that.

Also, you might not want to go with the Autolite plugs, but that's just me.

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Look at changing the UIM and LIM gaskets while you're in there. There are good tutorials on here for that.

Also, you might not want to go with the Autolite plugs, but that's just me.
I found Motorcraft plugs but only the single platinum. Do you know the part number for the doubles?
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SP 432's, about $4.30 each from Amazon.

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SP 432's, about $4.30 each from Amazon.
So the Motorcraft are single platinum? I thought I saw somewhere on the board that we should be using the double platinum.
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SP 432's, about $4.30 each from Amazon.
The SP-432 is a single platinum plug. Motorcraft doesn't make a double platinum plug for the Duratec anymore. Being a fine-wire design, the SP-432 eliminates a lot of the need for a platinum ground strap. The issue was that the rear plugs fire in reverse and would wear down the ground straps on the older single platinum plugs. The fine wire design does not erode the ground strap near as quickly, even when reverse firing. I wouldn't hesitate to put them in and not worry about them for 100k.

Whether you use the Motorcrafts or the Autolites, just make sure you use plenty of dielectric grease on the boots.

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The SP-432 is a single platinum plug. Motorcraft doesn't make a double platinum plug for the Duratec anymore. Being a fine-wire design, the SP-432 eliminates a lot of the need for a platinum ground strap. The issue was that the rear plugs fire in reverse and would wear down the ground straps on the older single platinum plugs. The fine wire design does not erode the ground strap near as quickly, even when reverse firing. I wouldn't hesitate to put them in and not worry about them for 100k.

Whether you use the Motorcrafts or the Autolites, just make sure you use plenty of dielectric grease on the boots.
I knew it wasn't DP but it was what we were supposed to use these days. It's what I just put in mine last month.

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Thanks guys! I'm ordering from advanced auto parts. If you order online and use code TRT30 you get 30% off. The plugs end up being $3.41 each, not bad.
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If you went for the Autolites, they have a mail-in rebate available for the rest of 2014:

2014 Autolite Spark Plug Rebate.pdf

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