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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 05:59:59 PM »
Looking forward to the results!
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2019, 11:17:30 AM »
How long should I wait until I swap plugs from a drive about 2 hours? I usually wait until cars cold but if I had time today has anyone done a swap while motors still a little warm but not hot?

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 11:48:19 AM »
You can change them anytime even with the motor blazing hot....it depends on how much heat you can take....
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2019, 11:55:38 AM »
You can change them anytime even with the motor blazing hot....it depends on how much heat you can take....

Oh good , wasn't sure if with the aluminum heads there was a necessity for being cold only. I bet hood open for an hour with coils off will make it bearable 

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2019, 12:04:05 PM »
You can change them anytime even with the motor blazing hot....it depends on how much heat you can take....

Oh good , wasn't sure if with the aluminum heads there was a necessity for being cold only. I bet hood open for an hour with coils off will make it bearable

If that was the case, nitrous guys wouldn't be pulling plugs directly after runs.  Just make sure you use anti sieze on the threads, and I always use dielectric grease as well.
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2019, 01:05:49 PM »
Ideally warm to the touch is warm enough to change plugs in aluminum heads.  Just take your time removing the plugs and installing them to avoid crossthreading.  Antiseize is typically not necessary with modern plugs, if you choose to use, use sparingly so as to not alter torque values.  If you are re-installing the old plugs, definitely use antiseize.

http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/anti-seize-spark-plug-threads/
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2019, 02:49:57 PM »
Ideally warm to the touch is warm enough to change plugs in aluminum heads.  Just take your time removing the plugs and installing them to avoid crossthreading.  Antiseize is typically not necessary with modern plugs, if you choose to use, use sparingly so as to not alter torque values.  If you are re-installing the old plugs, definitely use antiseize.

http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/anti-seize-spark-plug-threads/


Thanks for the replies , I'll probably use a slight dab on upper threads , says on box between 7.2 lb ft to 14 lb ft torque value . 10 lb ft sounds like perfect to me

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2019, 05:09:46 PM »
There is a detailed howto in the ... HOW TO ... section :) should you need more info to look up.
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2019, 07:53:15 PM »
......so now I am confused, should I upgrade to the sp542 or the sp 580.? Or that new super metal plug and change it a little less often......? Any specific vendor have deals on either plug, 580 vs 542? Thanks leaning towards the sp580 and be done with it. ..

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2019, 05:50:01 AM »
The MOTORCRAFT- SP542 is a better overall Spark plug and 1 step colder spark plugs specially @ this price-point. Z
 
FYI- The MOTORCRAFT SP534 CYFS12YT3 is the Stock OEM Spark plug which most recently was superseded with the SP580 Iridium spark plug! Z

SP-542- CYFS092YPT $6.11 ea

SP580 -CYFS12YT3 - $7.35 ea

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/motorcraft,SP542,spark+plug,7212

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5931324&jsn=3

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,2013,taurus,3.5l+v6+turbocharged,1503823,ignition,spark+plug,7212

« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 12:55:35 PM by ZSHO »


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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2019, 07:09:43 PM »
......so now I am confused, should I upgrade to the sp542 or the sp 580.? Or that new super metal plug and change it a little less often......? Any specific vendor have deals on either plug, 580 vs 542? Thanks leaning towards the sp580 and be done with it. ..

580 same as OEM , 542 one step colder better for more boost and tuned cars

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 08:25:23 PM »
Ok,  I think some sp 542 have my name on them. I am only getting 35,000 out of my iridiums. ...

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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2019, 08:27:39 AM »
New Motorcraft SP-542- CYFS-092-YPT Spark plugs arrived today and were gapped very close to 0.030 out of the box. Z  :)


« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 12:48:00 PM by ZSHO »


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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2019, 12:20:07 PM »
New Motorcraft SP-542 Spark plugs arrived from www.RockAuto.com all pre-gapped @ 0.028 . Z  :)




Do they all come pre-gapped at .028 or did you ask for them to be pre-gapped for you? 
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Re: Spark plugs
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2019, 12:50:32 PM »
New Motorcraft SP-542 Spark plugs arrived from www.RockAuto.com all pre-gapped @ 0.028 . Z  :)




Do they all come pre-gapped at .028 or did you ask for them to be pre-gapped for you?
I stand corrected and the Gap was closer to 0.030 . Z
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 12:52:43 PM by ZSHO »


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