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Old 01-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Tune up with e3 plugs.

Is it worth it I these old trucks?
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Autolite copper core or motorcraft copper core. Just the standard old plug .
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I like the sandard plug the best. The truck seems to run better .
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its crap.

just stick with motor craft copper.
you want power and more mpg and stuff. do a sixlitre tune.
seach it up on google
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did the e3 plug swap and new wires,rotor,cap to my 1993 f150 5.0 302 and it wouldnt run i thought i crossed a wire and spent 3 hours trying to fix it and i took them e3 plugs out put some autolites in their and she purred like a kitten so i took them pieces of crap and threw them at the dick at napa that recommended them to me lol his face was priceless
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Yep, Autolite or Motorcraft. I've actually conducted the exercise of using different plugs and ended back up with Autolite/Motorcraft.
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I ended just going with auto light coppers and wires from napa costed $39 and some change. Didn't get to it till 10 ish I think, took about and hour cuz I was taking my time anti seizing the plugs and put dielectric grease on the connections. Then I found out I need a coil too now which I'm gunna go get tomorrow morning and cuz of that I might have found my slight cut out.
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And can you bump the timing without re gaping and a hotter coil?
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yes but only by 3 degrees just to be safe and if u do just 3 degrees you will b e at 13 degrees normal is ten
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Well I did a base of 13-14 runs great I've had no pinging yet. Haven't had a load in the bed yet to tell if its going to ping under load.
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