Ask your spark plug, wires and coil questions here - Page 32 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus SVT > SVT Performance (2002-2004)

SVT Performance (2002-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L SVT DOHC Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #311
The Librarian
 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5157
Location: Helena, MT
What I Drive: '04 Sonic Blue - SVT 3Door

Posts: 13,116
FF Reputation: 138 WD40 Excellent Standing Member WD40 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Lose the Bosch plugs, and your problem will most likely go away.
If you look through this thread there's a few others that tried the Bosch plugs, and had pretty much the same result as you.
WD40 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #312
pwned
 
tetra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60621
Location: Toronto, Canada
What I Drive: 2009 Black Clearcoat SES Sedan

Posts: 4,712
Points 13,912, Level 76
Points: 13,912, Level: 76 Points: 13,912, Level: 76 Points: 13,912, Level: 76
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 10 tetra Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Do most of you guys that use the Autolite 104's get the copper or platinum ones? Also how often should these be changed?
__________________
tetra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #313
EDM Specialist
 
CaysE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 22059
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: Blown red SVT

Posts: 6,581
Points 15,831, Level 80
Points: 15,831, Level: 80 Points: 15,831, Level: 80 Points: 15,831, Level: 80
Level Up 97% Completed
Level up: 97% Level up: 97% Level up: 97%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 80 CaysE Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (13)
Coppers should be checked at every oil change, but can usually last 20-30k miles if the heat range is correct. Platinums probably last about twice as long.
CaysE is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #314
pwned
 
tetra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60621
Location: Toronto, Canada
What I Drive: 2009 Black Clearcoat SES Sedan

Posts: 4,712
Points 13,912, Level 76
Points: 13,912, Level: 76 Points: 13,912, Level: 76 Points: 13,912, Level: 76
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 10 tetra Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Thanks for that.. Is there a huge difference between the platinums and the coppers?
__________________
tetra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-10-2009, 02:32 PM   #315
The Librarian
 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5157
Location: Helena, MT
What I Drive: '04 Sonic Blue - SVT 3Door

Posts: 13,116
FF Reputation: 138 WD40 Excellent Standing Member WD40 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetra View Post
Do most of you guys that use the Autolite 104's get the copper or platinum ones? Also how often should these be changed?
None of us use the Autolite 104's...this is the SVT Performance Chat area...
We have the Zetec engine, not the Duratec.
WD40 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-12-2009, 03:57 PM   #316
Focus Addict
 
JeepXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 48404
Location: Joplin, MO
What I Drive: 03 Pitch Black SVTF

Posts: 754
Points 3,163, Level 34
Points: 3,163, Level: 34 Points: 3,163, Level: 34 Points: 3,163, Level: 34
Level Up 76% Completed
Level up: 76% Level up: 76% Level up: 76%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 JeepXJ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
ohhh burned! well not really but its seemed to fit lol.
__________________
CFM 67mm TB w/ port matched manifold, Volant Intake w/ ram air scoop, FS UDP, Toms Tune, CFM Adjustable Short Throw Shifter, MSD Coil & Wires
linux user
JeepXJ is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #317
Focus Enthusiast
 
04OrangeZX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51337
Location: Wisconsin
What I Drive: 04 svt euro ZX5 & 95 Taurus sho mtx

Posts: 234
FF Reputation: 1 04OrangeZX5 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Do you guys think this set-up would be fine for my svt massive MSX 90 wires (In orange) and the copper plugs. Has anyone used the massive 90 wires?
04OrangeZX5 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2009, 04:06 PM   #318
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65627
Location: Cornelius, OR
What I Drive: 2002 red ZX3

Posts: 4
Points 19, Level 1
Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1
Level Up 37% Completed
Level up: 37% Level up: 37% Level up: 37%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 david57 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I can see this thread is a couple of years old, so I don't know if any one will see this.
I have a stock 2002 zx3, and I'm going to do my own tun-ups.
I would like to put the best plugs and wires in it without dropping a lot of unnecessary money.
In trying to get some info off the web I came across a "fact sheet" by magnecore.
Do I really need to spend that kind of money to get good wires, or will a set of ngk's or the like do me?
Also, should I get motorcraft copper plugs, or are those best suited for the racing and performance cars only?
Any info would be a great help.
Thank you.
david57 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2009, 04:38 PM   #319
LETS TURN DIRT!!!!
 
03OrangeSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 19169
Location: Piketon, OH
What I Drive: MINI Cooper S TURBO

Posts: 11,906
FF Reputation: 152 03OrangeSVT Excellent Standing Member 03OrangeSVT Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
There's nothing wrong with running a copper plug in a Focus be it "high performance" or an every day non-modded driver.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both... the coppers carry better spark but the plats last longer.... the plats cost more but you should replace the copper more often.

Personally I run the coppers and have for a few years without any bad side effects.
__________________
[B]1951 McCormick FARMALL M
2007 MINI Cooper S Turbo... new project car
1998 Chevy 3500 Ext cab, long bed, 4x4, duelly, turbo diesel
2004 Harley V-Rod.... sex on wheels
2011 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited
[/b]
03OrangeSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2009, 02:01 PM   #320
Focus Enthusiast
 
MCL_STV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52512
Location: San Antonio, TX
What I Drive: 2002 Infa Red SVT

Posts: 307
Points 995, Level 16
Points: 995, Level: 16 Points: 995, Level: 16 Points: 995, Level: 16
Level Up 95% Completed
Level up: 95% Level up: 95% Level up: 95%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 MCL_STV Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Nevermind.
__________________
'02 Infa Red SVT #3564
T-Minus 2 months until the new house is done, YES! MY OWN DRIVEWAY AND GARAGE!
MCL_STV is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DTC P0351 - Ignition Coil "A". At the end of my rope. superbeast04 General Technical Chat 17 08-20-2012 06:33 PM
SVT Spark Plug Wires and plugs? rfinger SVT Performance (2002-2004) 16 11-28-2007 02:09 PM
svt grill, svt cat, svt plug wires and coil... my 2003SVT BST Archive 13 11-28-2006 08:43 PM
For Sale: Stock SVT spark plugs, plug wires, and Distributor!! my 2003SVT BST Archive 4 05-04-2006 02:55 PM
Spark Plug Wires and Grounds Question Oni SVT Performance (2002-2004) 20 01-20-2006 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1