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#4054548 - 03/25/20 04:17 PM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: Lance01]
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Registered: 03/22/20
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Loc: CA
Originally Posted By Lance01
Originally Posted By CrystalPistol
About California … I'd move back to Texas.

About spark plugs
… I had a '98, a '00, and a '06 CVPI during the last 12 years of my career as a state LEO, run them cars like you owned them, never an issue. That '98 was so tough, I bought a '01 Mercury GM in 2001. That '00 was a low miles (25K) reissue that was initially issed to OJL, in his basic, boy only knew two speeds, "get up" & "fly" was all he knew. I turned in my '98 as the radios got messed up and they (Sgt.s)decided to send it to Richmond to be stripped of police stuff & sold at auction, he turned in the '00 to get a car with extra cameras, I took his used '00. I put well over 110K miles on the '98 & then up over 136K on the '00, was times I run them flat out for miles & miles on end, never a hiccup.

Plugs were changed a few times,
always used MC plugs with nickel bodies,
dry with NO anti-seize,
torqued them about 11-13 ft lbs always …
did the same on my '01 Mercury that I still have, no issues.

Yeah, state paid mechanics bill, it was usually less because I usually did work and he would help me on my cars or let me use his lift in his garage or his tire changer & balancer … aka: barter deal.

Virtually, might near, "bullet proof" cars in my book. The '06 was also problem free, I put 86K on it, retired, my replacement wrecked his car and took mine, he ran it way up to over 160K before he got a new one as Richmond had a delayed order & backlog.


Had to lol.. I lived in that state for 8 years.


Just moved here, this is about Ford Panther platform not divisive partisan politics.

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#4054552 - 03/25/20 04:20 PM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: SDHOUHK07]
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Thanks for the feedback y’all. I’ll post my results on the tune up next several months. Yeah, I have to set a budget for that as it will include all new coils and plugs.

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#4054558 - 03/25/20 04:55 PM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: SDHOUHK07]
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@ the OP...what Tenevic said pretty much sums it up.

You really don't need new COPs unless you have a misfire now. They aren't a wear item like the plugs.
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#4054660 - 03/26/20 12:54 AM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: RF_Overlord]
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Loc: CA
Originally Posted By RF_Overlord
@ the OP...what Tenevic said pretty much sums it up.

You really don't need new COPs unless you have a misfire now. They aren't a wear item like the plugs.


Have no misfires yet, although it was running rough when I first got it but doing a little sea foam helped smooth it out. I may get the boots for it and either Motorcraft finewire plugs or NGK Iridiums

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#4054688 - 03/26/20 06:38 AM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: SDHOUHK07]
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There are several CVN members in your general area. If you get cold feet, see if someone will help you learn the procedure.

(obviously, best if someone local to you happened to read this thread)
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#4054786 - 03/26/20 08:57 PM Re: Really worried about doing a tune up. 98 Ford CV [Re: SDHOUHK07]
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Originally Posted By SDHOUHK07
Originally Posted By Lance01
[quote=CrystalPistol]About California … I'd move back to Texas.
[b]


Just moved here, this is about Ford Panther platform not divisive partisan politics.
Oh, I don't think I mentioned any politics. I'm originally from Texas, been to California a couple times, Texas wins in my book. If you see divisive partisan politics in my friendly off handed remark, then that's your misfortune and none of my own.
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