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Old 07-09-2003, 03:16 PM
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Best Plugs, Plug Wires & Oil Filters For '99 F-150 4.6l

Hello.

What is your opinion on the best Plugs, Plug Wires, and Oil Filter & Air Filter for '99 F-150 4.8l?

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Hi Dave,
I think it's pretty hard to go wrong with all Motorcraft parts like Ford uses from the factory.
I do know that I wont use Bosch or Champion or Autolite plugs and I wont use Fram filters.
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Motorcraft all the way !!!!!!!!! Except I do use a K&N air filter. You buy it once and never again. Just clean and reoil it once a year.
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Best Plugs, Plug Wires & Oil Filters For '99 F-150 4.6l

I must agree. Motorcraft plugs and wires are definately a great buy. Going with anything else is almost like wasting money. Bosch, Autolite and Champion are not worth it in Ford Engine. They don't last even half the time a set of Motorcraft double platinums would. As for air filter, go K&N. It is a bit pricey, but it will last the life of the vehicle (longer even). Plus, they claim it adds horses.

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and the bonus of having a K&N is that you'll get good at cleaning your MAF sensor
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Thank you to everyone, I appreciate your feedback!!!!

I love my truck, but I definately went wrong with our last Ford Car we bought. I have never felt so screwed! This is why I wasnt sure about Motorcraft parts.

Thank you though, looks like Motorcraft may have to be the way to go!!!!!
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I never could understand how two filters have similar surface areas, but one will flow more air and filter better. Is it true or is my bs meter right?
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Because the regular filter is paper and the K&N is cotton fiber. It is less restrictive. I have had one in my 88 5.0 Mustang for 144,000 miles and I have never had to clean my Mass Air sensor. I installed the filter with 9000 miles on the car back in 88 and it hasn't let me down yet. It did pick up 1/10th of a second in the 1/8th mile.
I installed one in my 2001 F150 and gained about 1 mpg and I will never have to buy another filter. I looked at it after 2000 miles of K&N filter use and the MAF is as clean as it was when I installed the filter. I guess if you use too much oil on the filter, you may have problems, but I never have.
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I think that overoiling is the main cause of dirty MAFs when using a K&N but it also seems that in reallly dusty conditions they dont filter as well as a regular paper filter. That's just something I've observed on trucks that are driven lots on gravel roads....which we have quite a few of around here.
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Well, I guess I will be ok then, I really don't get off-road much. But it's nice to have the 4x4 option when needed.
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IMO, the ford dealer plug wires are expensive but way worth the money.
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So the dealer (?Motorcraft?') Wires are better than the rest?
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By the way guys, does Ford sell Ford Racing plug wires for F150's? If they do, would you really see a difference in performance or would it just be better stickin' with my Motorcrafts?
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They have thicker insulation on the wires and may have less ohms per foot. You may see a slight increase in spark. Probably not enough to make a big difference on a mild or stock engine.
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Hello,

I am getting engine noise when I have the AM radio on and there is something I now listen to on AM. It is irritating as hell. I am not sure when this started of whether this was stock. because I never use to listen to AM.

Do you experience this?

What is causing it?

What is the fix?

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