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spark plugs

ok i did a search and find nothing about what brand/type of spark plugs to use for a 3.0L i want to change mine am i want to know what works best so i dont waste money on junk that doesnt last very long.
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motorcraft, dont use anything else!! you can get them at the dealer or autozone, which is a little cheaper.

although you shouldnt have to change them this soon, how many miles do you have
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2004 3.0

Autozone

Plug
Part #
Cost

AUTOLITE_DOUBLE_PLAT
APP104
$3.99
AUTOLITE_PLATINUM
AP104
$2.49
CHAMPION_DOUBLE_PLAT
7401
$4.49
DENSO IRIDIUM
5325
$12.99
AUTOLITE_RESISTOR
104
$0.99
CHAMPION_DOUBLE_PLAT
3401
$2.29
DENSO PREMIUM
5070
$5.99

I recomend Autolite Double Platinum. You can also buy them from the dealer for a comperable price, maybe even cheaper.

You can thank me later
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Yea, no need to change your plugs out already. I changed mine at 38K, but don't remember what I went with, lol.
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i guess autozone switched over to autolite, i would get those, you may also be able to find them at wally world for a good price.
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thanks for all the info i think i go with the motorcraft and according to the dealer they said it was time to change the fuel filter and spark plugs and a bunch of other things but i didnt have enough cash on me to have it done and i ask if i i could just do it my self at a later time and they said that could do the fuel fiter and spark plugs my self but i would have to take it in to have the other stuff done in order to keep the lifetime powerterain warranty and i have 31000 and according to the service book that they gave me it says to change them at 30000 miles.
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thats crazy when i had some things done i paid the 50 bucks(Deductible) and that was once at 40,000 miles and that was my trucks first time back to the dealer since i bought the truck had some drivetrain stuff worked on they never questoined me about anything hell all the mechanic said to me was "hey that's a nice trickflow diff. cover i see you like to play in the mud too" i said hell yeah no mud puddle exscapes me and he laughed
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hmm, if you have a lifetime powertrain warranty through your dealer, you may want to go through them and KEEP the reciepts. that way you cant get burned down the road.
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Maybe it's time I did it. I have 48k on my 3.0 now.
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hmm, if you have a lifetime powertrain warranty through your dealer, you may want to go through them and KEEP the reciepts. that way you cant get burned down the road.
yeah i keep every reciept just incase they were to ever give me any s***
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Go with Motorcraft. And even at 31,000 miles you don't need to change them. I would wait until 40,000.
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I threw in some motorcraft double platinums at around ~20,000. Got them for free, they were used out of another 3.0 for about a week.
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nice user name !!!



anyway you shouldn't need to change the plugs till you get to 100k
and use only motorcraft.
someone is trying to sell you un needed work!

and did i say nice user name?
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i kinda figure that they were trying to sell me something that i didnt need yet. but when i do decide to change them i will stick with motorcraft

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nice user name !!!
i was thinking same thing
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whao.. an 04 with 30K!
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