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Old 02-20-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Spark plug question ??

So i notice a lot of these threads on the SVT are over a year or longer old. So i have searched but want to know , What everyone runs on the 2000-2004 SVT ? I have read a lot of different choices. I know the motorcraft sp463 are the way to go, but were i live it's a pain to get them without ordering them.. So what will work if i need somthing today ? There has to be more options , MAYBE !


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Old 02-20-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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Spark Plugs

Trust me go OEM Double Platinum the copper plugs are crap
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The copper plugs are the only way to go with the SVT , I have been installing then in Hundreds of Foci over the years and never had any issues with them from simple bolt ons to over 400HP turbocharged , the copper sp463 is a great plug

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I found some motorcraft sp463 , 50mi drive to get em . Hope there the right ones . Lol
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Sorry guys I'm on my phone didn't read the previous post
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Order in 2 sets use one and one for a backup then order more local , if you go into your local Ford then will have them the next day they can get them from the dealer 50 miles away and you can get them tomorrow

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Thanks Tom , also what gap would you recommend ?
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UPDATE : So i get the plugs and wires and a wix fuel filter and get home pull wire four (closest to the timing belt) and its covered in oil , so i get a flash light and look in there and there is a puddle around my plug. Also was half as much on the one next to it.. The other two were dry .
So i pulled the valve cover assuming it was leaking .. So now my questions are for the experts .. How do i clean the old gasket residue off the block ,and how easy is the install of the new gasket . Seems to me it just lines up in the valve cover it's self .
But now that the cover is off and out of the way it was way easy to remove the plugs and i did soak up the excess oil before removing the plugs. So i need help with these few things.

1-Gap on my new motorcraft sp463 plugs
2-How to clean old residue of block so the gasket seal properly and is this the right part ? http://http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Felpro-Valve-Cover-Gasket/_/N-8znn0?itemIdentifier=729602_0_0_
3-Also i notice the air hose that connects to the valve cover was not hooked up to the air filter housing. Would this cause anything other than a mess ?

I very much appreciate all of your help , hopefully some of you mechanically inclined will chime in . And i have read a lot of the how to's on these. But want to be safe !
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as for the gap I've done extensive research on this myself and I have some on the way to me right now....from what I read it's good to gap .60 and that goes hand in hand with upgrading your wires (I also have tylor 8.2 thundervolts on the way). as for the other questions I'm not 100% sure so I won't throw in my .02...i know the air intake needs to be hooked up to the hose...for sure
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as for the gap I've done extensive research on this myself and I have some on the way to me right now....from what I read it's good to gap .60 and that goes hand in hand with upgrading your wires (I also have tylor 8.2 thundervolts on the way). as for the other questions I'm not 100% sure so I won't throw in my .02...i know the air intake needs to be hooked up to the hose...for sure
Thanks for the advice/help . I was thinking of .054 but .060 does seem to be the running number and i am replacing the wires also so its prolly right on .. Now if i could just make sure that valve cover gasket i've found will work ..
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