Got bored and decided to research on ignition upgrades for the Duratec so I went ahead and picked up a set of Autolite AR 103's. Turns out the shop that serviced my car before I bought it put crappy Bosch Iridiums in it (yuck!). I swapped in the AR 103s (using the recommended 0.55 gap) and the car runs tremendously better; the idle is whisper quiet, smoother inside the car, revs cleaner, and car feels more spunkier. Cleaned up a bunch of issues I did not even know I had. I am very happy with this upgrade. Just glad I got those Boschs out of there early on, I was expecting the stock Motorcrafts. [80?] The Boschs went straight into the receptacle. Thanks again for the tech info! [cheers]
VW used the silver Bosch plugs for several years during the 1980's as a OEM plug, as I remember they did idle better than the regular Beru or Bosch plugs at the time but were rather expensive. I installed many sets of these until VW changed the recommended plug from silver to copper later on.....
The tapered seat design on these bottoms rather suddenly & firmly if you're used to the type with separate gaskets. "Snug" or "Firm" is "Gut enough", I only use a 6" ratchet handle for installing plugs 'cause you don't want to "reef" them in there.
They'll be hard enough to break loose when you change them next, no reason to overdo it.
So I just swapped plugs on my buddies 05 zxw. Advanced auto didn't have the 103's so he just went with ngk's.
I'll refer to plugs in this order since idk the exact specifics, passenger to driver 1-4. The center two spark plug galleys 2-3, had noticable surface rust on the walls as well as the boots. On #4 the spark plug was soaked in oil at the bottom.
I wasn't very impressed with the conditions to say the least. Is the oil just from oil blow by? Pcv valve or something? The plugs looked burnt white and VERY thin.
Recently I purchased a new torque strut for my wife's 2007 Ford focus. Her car has an automatic trans. I ordered it at my local Ford dealer, and was told and sent a roll restrictor that looks different from the one that goes on the manual transmission, it larger but the width is the same at both...
Probably asking a question that’s been answered million times if so I’m srry trying to figure wat parts from the 2.3 will work on the 2.0 duratec trying hit the ball park of 200-300 whp and still keep it streetable I’m considering turbo and the motor is bone stock other then exhaust. Cai is...
not getting into details, ive replaced many times for friends and family, of course it haoppens to my baby...
But i love my 2006 zx3 and not ready to give up on her despite everyones "advice".
i was debating on my options and prices, i would like the 200hp but lets look at options.
My current wish list that im slowly but surely gonna build up.
Massivespeed Purple Oil Cap
Massivespeed EGR Delete kit
Massivespeed Front Strut Tower Brace
Massivespeed Rear Shock Tower Brace
Massivespeed Adjustable End Links
Massivespeed Light Pulley System
FSwerks Variable Exhaust Cutout