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Old 10-19-2011, 09:19 PM
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460 Tune Up

Bought my truck over the summer been driving it everyday and love it. I was thinking about it earlier today and decided i need to do alittle tune up. What i was thinking was doing an oil change, changing filters (air, oil, fuel, etc.), and change spark plugs. Its a 460 and its got about 204,150 miles on it. What kind of oil should i use? And whats the best spark plug for a big block 460? Any other ideas while im doing all of this is also appreciated.
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For oil, I personally just use 5w-30 valvoline synthetic oil. I live in CA so I could get away with using 10w-30, but if you live somewhere with cold weather 5w-30 should be used. My 460 has about 220,000 miles on it. At over 200,000 miles make sure you change the oil regularly. I personally change mine every 2,000 miles because I only drive my 460 about 4,000 miles per year now days.

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I live in Jacksonville Florida so there's not cold for to long so i could probably use what you use.
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10-30. And dont use synthetic unless you want oil leaks.

Fota plugs, go to your local auto parts place and get Autolights or Motorcraft plugs. I would also be a good idea to change the wires
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Alright. So 10-30 oil? Is that synthetic?

I was thinking about also doing the wires. What about injectors?
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I like rotella 15w40. But to each his own. The Motorcraft plugs and wires are definitely good to use. They seem to be made of more durable materials than other brands as far as plugs and wires go. How are belts and hoses looking? Might as well do the cap and rotor while you're at it.
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Bought my truck over the summer been driving it everyday and love it. I was thinking about it earlier NHL v power today and decided i need to do alittle tune up. What was thinking was doing an oil change, changing filters (air, oil, fuel, etc.), and change spark plugs. Its a 460 and its got about 204,150 miles on it. What kind of oil should i use? And whats the best spark plug for a big block 460? Any other ideas while im doing all of this is also appreciated.
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