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Spark plug wires

How often should they be replaced? The book says 100k on the plugs but I think thats too long and I don't see the wires lasting that long either.
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Well assuming everything is running good, 100k seems appropriate. I would pull the plugs and put some anti-seize on them so they are easier to come out when they get replaced.
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I replace mine about every 30k-40k but im hard on stuff.
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I would. I need to change mine on my 4 banger.
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Well looking back I did plugs/wires at 66k & 113k. So that is right around 60k. I have had better luck with just running motorcraft plugs. If I use the random brands they tend to foul easier.
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I'd change them everytime you change the plugs. If you don't, Murphy's law will kick in. You'll end up ruining one of the wires trying to get it off the plug.
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Well thats what happend when I did it the first time. It was my first time pulling plugs and I ripped the boot right off of the connector. So therefore, new wires...
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Why not change the wires when you get new plugs? I did mine at 63k and I felt that that was too long.
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x2 on the motorcraft plugs. it just seems like all of the fords that i have/had do better with motorcraft.
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I just bought some from Wayne, he has good prices and a good product.
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How much do the plugs/wires cost?
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platnum plugs what about $20ish for 6, wires about $45-70
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Yeh when I went to autozone, the older guy working there asked me what plugs I had and when I told him boschs or whatever i had, he was like put motorcrafts in there. Hes like dont even bother with that other crap. Iv got some pretty good tips from him.
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