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Old 03-09-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Ford van tune up

I'm thinking of giving my 1995 Ford SMB a tune up (V-8, 5.8). I was going to go with Motorcraft parts (plugs, wires, cap, and rotor). I may spring for a K&N air filter.

Does anyone have other recommendations instead of Motorcraft?

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Old 03-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Re: Ford van tune up

they really like motorcraft...bosch platinums too...

K&N arnt that great...read some reviews about people getting finer "dust" into the intakes and MAF sensors....just a regular filter...

and for the LOVE OF GOD...DO NOT USE FRAM OIL FILTERS!!!....puralator or puralator one's..(napa and nappa gold's are puralator and wix rebadged)...

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfilte ... study.html
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: Ford van tune up

Thanks. I've got Fram's in both my cars..... Just a random choice.....
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Re: Ford van tune up

I used Fram's for years on my Jeeps. There might be one in there now, as I was feeling lazy last time I was at the autoparts store. Fram is a good example of selling the sizzle not the steak.
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Re: Ford van tune up

I too was a diehard fram guy.....but at least I knew better than to use quaker state or castrol!!...

ever see an engine that was soley ran with them??...take the valvecover off...its a wax mold of the valvecover!!!...their "heat induced lubrication" is a kind of wax...it builds up and plugs oil return passages..I got a shoebox full of parafin wax out of a 6cyl engine one time...it didnt run much longer before the oilpump died...
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #6
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Re: Ford van tune up

So what filters to you guys use now?
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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Re: Ford van tune up

The Fram ToughGuard has some of the best filtering properties, next to Purolator Pure-one. But the TG doesn't cause as much pressure drop as the Pure-One

The Fram TG is the only filter I use now. Most filters don't list their specs. The rest that do are overpriced in comparison, except the Pure-one.

I have over 270,000 miles, and the engine still runs like new. And, I plan on 7500 mile oil changes (Ford revised spec for the V10) but the usually ends up being closer to 10,000 miles.

BTW - I use to use Quaker State synthetic or motorcraft , but for the last 80,000 os so been Penzoil Platinum because it has the highest Moly content. For me that value is important, because I'll sometimes tow 14,000 pounds in 120 degree weather, pulling steep grades. I want that extra moly protection in case the oil thins out because its to hot.
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Re: Ford van tune up

I would stick with Motorcraft tune-up parts, stock paper air filter and a good quality oil filter. After reading through various filter reviews, I ordered a case of Baldwin filters.

http://www.knizefamily.net/minimopar/oi ... index.html

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