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Bryan22
02-03-2009, 09:36 PM
So i decided to get these bosch plug out and go with some motocraft plugs in my little 2.3l. Let me just say ford is really proud of their $h1t! 88 dollars and change for 8 plugs. :shok:

Rangerman4158
02-03-2009, 09:41 PM
I replaced eight plugs in a guys 05 mustang the other day and the plugs were 27 dollars EACH and the new F150 runs the same plug

LearjetMinako
02-03-2009, 09:42 PM
So $11 bucks a plug. Sounds about right if they are double plats or Irdium. I forgot how much the Bosch plats were for mine.

dusto2
02-03-2009, 09:56 PM
wow motorcrafts are just autolites, and double plats are around $6 a plug and iridiums are around $8, wow that was alot to pay

Original_Ranger84
02-03-2009, 10:08 PM
You guys spend that much! I get the Autolite Platnum 2's or what ever for like 2$ a pop.

valleyvinyl84
02-03-2009, 10:23 PM
You guys spend that much! I get the Autolite Platnum 2's or what ever for like 2$ a pop.

Doubt it....

Bryan22
02-03-2009, 11:00 PM
i think they are iridium(SP) but i didn't pay that much, my dad works at a big company who gets parts for their small trucks through ford. Still at his price it was 57 dollars. which isn't as bad as 88 but still i can't beleive how much for gets for their stuff.

Bryan22
02-03-2009, 11:01 PM
I replaced eight plugs in a guys 05 mustang the other day and the plugs were 27 dollars EACH and the new F150 runs the same plug

That's nuts!

LearjetMinako
02-03-2009, 11:04 PM
I know the NGK Iriduim spark plug for my KLX is $12 and needs to be changed every 7500~15000miles. Thank goodness its only 1 cylinder and 1 spark plug, so I don't mind spending the extra for a better spark.

Bryan22
02-03-2009, 11:11 PM
ya, my 98 ktm 125 has some kind of odd plug. instead of a normal plug like br8es or something like that, mines just an NGK 8. 21 dollars a plug. like you said tho, only one cylinder, so it's not all that bad.

97ranger4x4
02-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Wow I just got Motorcraft Double Plats at autozone for $5/each this weekend. That sounds like they bent you over and legally raped you!

BeaterMan
02-03-2009, 11:25 PM
thats a lil too much for me. i have a buddy that had a full blown drag car and his plugs were something like 53$ ea :shok: i wana say. my yz250 plug is about 15$ and there was i point i was putting a new one in every 2 weeks then i tore it down and the idiot i bought it from had put a 380 main jet in, when at sealevel it was 290- i'm in colorado mind ya. changed that with a few other things and now i havn't changed the plug in ova 6 months and the thing runs like a batt outta hell :headbang:

86ford
02-03-2009, 11:29 PM
I replaced the head gaskets on my b2 but i have still not replaced the spark plugs, is that a bad thing?









seriously, spark plugs are NOT a big deal unless they are WAY out of spec. everyone wants to put in new plugs but unless yours are trashed its a waste of money, same goes for plug wires. now those that DD your RBVs you should be more particular about your maintenance and NOT follow my beliefs on repairs.



86

Bryan22
02-03-2009, 11:33 PM
mines a dd and i have sparks all over the place under there at night, this si why i'm replacing all that auto zone junk with oem stuff. no more electronics from autozone for me.

Sevensecondsuv
02-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Motorcraft platinums (factory spec for 2.3) are like $2.50 a pop at autozone. Or you could go to walmart and get the autolite platinums for $4.00 for a two pack. Autolite and motorcraft plugs come off the same assembly line and are the same part. Sounds like the ford dealer raped you pretty good.

mines a dd and i have sparks all over the place under there at night, this si why i'm replacing all that auto zone junk with oem stuff. no more electronics from autozone for me.

You do realize that motorcraft plugs from autozone are the EXACT same thing as motorcraft plugs from Ford, don't you?

Bryan22
02-03-2009, 11:49 PM
my autozone didn't have motocraft, bosch is whats in my truck now. and the duralast wires i had on it were pretty much glowing in the dark, they're gone now too.

97ranger4x4
02-03-2009, 11:50 PM
You do realize that motorcraft plugs from autozone are the EXACT same thing as motorcraft plugs from Ford, don't you?

I think he was referring to bosch and other brands that are not Motorcraft/Autolite. I am sure he realizes that Motorcraft plugs are the same weather you buy them at Napa, Autozone, Ford, or the crack head down on the corner. :icon_twisted:

BeaterMan
02-03-2009, 11:55 PM
my autozone didn't have motocraft, bosch is whats in my truck now. and the duralast wires i had on it were pretty much glowing in the dark, they're gone now too.

i personally havn't ever been a fan of bosch, aren't they more of a plug for european automakers? i just stick with the autolites for under 2 $ and have never had a problem in the 40k that they have been in my truck.

JohnnyO
02-04-2009, 10:32 AM
Bosch sucks, which has been discussed here many times, because they do not work well with the Ford ignition system. On other cars they work ok.
I always buy Autolite Double-Platinums at Wal-Mart.
I can see a dealer charging you $11 per plug. Lord knows they're not making any money selling cars right now.

fix_or_repair_daily
02-04-2009, 08:06 PM
For me, Bosch plugs made whatever I put them in miss worse that whatever worn out crap was in there before. My friend put them in his CJ 7 and ended up putting the old ones in till he got different ones because it missed so bad. I just stick to the cheapest autolites for ford and cheapest ac delco for GM products and I've never had an issue.
Josh

JamesC
02-04-2009, 08:48 PM
I always put the plug the car came with from the factory GMs run like shit with anything but delco plugs, Fords need motorcraft/autolite and Chryslers need champions. Bosch makes good plugs, but save them for you fancy European car. I find the funny thing about Bosch is that just because its the most expensive doesn't mean its the right plug for your car.