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Old 07-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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yesterday my truck was idling a bit rough and had difficulty starting. i realized i had never changed the plugs and wires.

this is spark plugs at 128,000 miles of use... i feel ashamed of myself

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Well, that's whatcha get fer havin' one of them old timey gasoline en-gines!

Aint never had to change plugs or wires in my diesel!

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i would rather deal with spark plugs than diesel glowplugs...

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Not absolutely horrible looking for that kind of miles on spark plugs. Bet the truck runs better now though.

I've changed oil in cars that I'd, just about swear had as many miles on the oil. That, is inexcusable to me. My vehicles stay on a pretty strict oil change schedule, and tune-up schedule. I'm more flexible on the spark plugs than the oil.

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Look just fine simple ash deposit. The platinum tips are in good shape.

Newer vehicles are designed to run 100,000 on a set of plugs. With dynamic engine controls the air fuel inconsistencies, timing drift, and inconsistent spark heat form wearing points that used to cause problems for the plugs no longer exist.

Plus they went to the platinum arc points, which are far less susceptible to spark erosion.


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Back in the days of leaded gasoline, at 20,000 miles you would be chipping what looked like mortar off the plug electrodes. Unleaded gas, computer controls, HIGH energy ignition, platinum electrodes, no breaker points-= VERY long life for plugs.

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I think Prius is coming out with an F250. Extension cord included.

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Not absolutely horrible looking for that kind of miles on spark plugs. Bet the truck runs better now though.

I've changed oil in cars that I'd, just about swear had as many miles on the oil. That, is inexcusable to me. My vehicles stay on a pretty strict oil change schedule, and tune-up schedule. I'm more flexible on the spark plugs than the oil.
they dont have any hard burining nothing but severely eroded contacts from use

i change oil and filter 3-4 range. i take real good care of my truck. its a 2003 silverado x-cab z71. fuel pressure regulator is acting up just waiting for it to cool before replacing it. dont want a hot engine flashpointing leaking fuel.

i shoulda changed the plugs at the 100k mark. the old wires were probably ok but as i was going to have em off might as well change them

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Back in the days of leaded gasoline, at 20,000 miles you would be chipping what looked like mortar off the plug electrodes. Unleaded gas, computer controls, HIGH energy ignition, platinum electrodes, no breaker points-= VERY long life for plugs.
back in the 80's i would change plugs every 30k. im dreading doing the plugs on my 89 formula in 15k more miles. the rear plugs are a cast iron btch to get out...pun intended
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got your money's worth out of those plugs

Consider going to Mobile 1 extended and testing your oil samples. I'm going on 10k miles and the oil is still considered in good shape.

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got your money's worth out of those plugs

Consider going to Mobile 1 extended and testing your oil samples. I'm going on 10k miles and the oil is still considered in good shape.
im not going to risk it. there is more than just worn oil. as fuel is burned and engine operates teeny bits of metal and dirt move about i prefer to get rid of that stuff frequently.

changing oil and filter is cheap insurance. my truck runs the same as it did when i bought it new in 2003.

the fuel pressure regulator is the first thing that has broken on it in 11 years. i can fix anything on my vehicles except things that involve pulling the engine or transmission. i just do not have the space to do it nor the tools.
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