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time for the tune up.. parts!

Ok i am new to this forum and i would just like to give yall the props.. you guys are the best people of the best forum on the web. Everyone else is biased.
So i own 2002 ranger 4.0l sohc 4x4 and i am going to be doing a tuneup soon. I am just wondering what i should get for this. I am thinking:
Plugs, which ones do yall recommend
wires, which ones should i get
air filter
oil, castrol syntec or whatever yall recommend
oil filter
Thats all i am thinking. I just replaced the fuel filter and pcv valve about 5-7k miles ago. My truck gets terrible milage, about 13 average. about 75% city 25 highway. I always keep up with oil maintenance . Every 3k. If yall know anything else i should get please tell me. I am going to do this all myself so my limit is about 80 bucks. I just changed my oil so i might just gather up all the parts now and wait for 2k miles and change everything. Dont include oil with this budget.
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Get stock Motorcraft plugs. I'm running the autolite double plats and they just keep cracking on me. Just put whatever the stock wires were back in it also.
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I would change ur fuel filter, pcv, clean your MAf and IAC. Those might helpt ur gas mileage. That and less mashing on the skinny pedal.
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I would change ur fuel filter, pcv, clean your MAf and IAC. Those might helpt ur gas mileage. That and less mashing on the skinny pedal.
I am not going to change the pcv valve or fuel filter since i just changed those. I am thing new plugs and wire, a good seafoaming before i change the plugs, clean the maf, new air filter, maybe change my rear differential oil. idk i just hope i get better than 200 miles a tank!
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City driving is your biggest issue. Get Motorcraft plugs and wires, that will put you around $80
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Ok so i just got back from auto zone and they had a deal for castrol syntec edge with a k&n intake for 32 bucks, new fram air filter, and ngk spark plugs. The spark plugs are fine wire platnum i belive. The number on em is tr55-1gp. I am going to gap them at about 54.
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Here is a list of things to change and the brand new i would choice. I just did a tune up on my 07 2.3L and picked up 2mpg which totals my mpg to 26ish.

Plugs - Ford
Wires - Ford
Air Filter - Accel Performance Filter
Fuel Filter - Puralator
Oil - Ford
Filter - Ford
O2 Sensor - Ford
Belt - Goodyear Gatorback
Tranny Filter and Fluid - Ford
Rearend Fluid - Ford
PCV Valve - Puralator

Wayne
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Been having bad luck with the autolites. You really should have gone with the motorcraft brand.
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I use Champion plugs in everything i own. i've never had a problem with them. pulled them out of my truck to check them once after about two years and they were still looking good.
and i use Shell ATF in the tranny. along with unknown watered down substance in the rear end, the seals and the fluid are getting changed this weekend. probably gonna go Mobil.
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Get rid of the NGKs, those typically run colder and will result in less fuel mileage. I had similars and didnt care for them They are best used if you have a supercharger or something.

Go get some motorcraft or autolites.
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Get rid of the NGKs, those typically run colder and will result in less fuel mileage. I had similars and didnt care for them They are best used if you have a supercharger or something.

Go get some motorcraft or autolites.
they only reason i use them in everything i own is my dad and his business ventures at the auto shop.
we may or may not have gotten a case of about 300 of those suckers. depends on whos askin.
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It always amazes me people run 100000 miles on Ford plugs and wires before a tuneup then think they can find something better and more reliable the Motorcraft. Like Ford doesnt know anything. sorry for the rant, I take autozone crap out all day and put Motorcraft in and fix misses customers caused.
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