Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Bronco II
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Bronco II Ford Bronco II

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-13-2005, 11:15 AM
thomj1 thomj1 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
thomj1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
General Question on older Bronco II

This is a general question on older Bronco II (mine is a 1986 with 220K)...

-Should I run these hi-tech plugs; Single or Double platinum, etc. It appears to me that the $1.99 Motocrafts give me better life in my car??
-Should I run any of these oil additives (the kind you see on the counter at auto stores with the gears you crank and see how the oil sticks to the one set of gears better - I can not remember the name of the product) that increase engine protection for hi-milage cars? Or will this just gum the engine up.
-Is there any advantage to running higher octane fuel in this vintage car??

Like I said, just want to get someone elses opinoin on this. Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-13-2005, 04:18 PM
GrayRanger4x4's Avatar
GrayRanger4x4 GrayRanger4x4 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Perry,Ga.
Posts: 1,777
GrayRanger4x4 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.GrayRanger4x4 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
If you run any other plugs then the motorcraft standerd copper ones I would just run the single platinum ones.{thats what I'm useing with no problems}
As far as oil additives go I would not use any.Just run a GOOD 10W30 oil and a Motorcraft or Wix oil filter.JMO
__________________

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
Jesus Christ and the American G. I.
One died for your soul;
The other for your freedom.
Many seem to have forgotten both of them.
Member of the Georgia Chapter


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2005, 07:21 PM
bronco2man bronco2man is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: West Springfield
Posts: 102
bronco2man is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile

I'm running shell rotella 15w40 in both of my broncoIIs', keeps the oil pressure up
__________________
Ralph DeMaranville

1988 Bronco 2
2.9 with a4ld
push button 4x4
4" lift all the way around
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-14-2005, 12:47 AM
RomerB2's Avatar
RomerB2 RomerB2 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bixby, OK
Posts: 3,624
RomerB2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I'm running the Bosche 4 way type, they work really well too. I have those, 8mm wires, brass cap and rotor, and MSD Blaster-3 coil. No problems here. As far as oil, I personally use Valvoline and I stay away from Pennzoil, I've heard horror stories, but that's just my opinion.
__________________
Did we just become best friends?!

Yup!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-14-2005, 01:01 AM
Monty06 Monty06 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: miami florida
Posts: 1,167
Monty06 is starting off with a positive reputation.
i was using bosch platinum 4 plugs but decided for autolite iridium plugs instead with 8.8mm msd wires and ignition sysem. i work parttime at advance auto parts here in miami and i have used lucas oil additive that's what your talking about the little machine with the gears. i run 20w-50 castrol with a k&n oil filter i have no problems with ticking lifters or loss of oil pressure.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-14-2005, 07:50 AM
thomj1 thomj1 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
thomj1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for all the input and insight!!

MSD Question:
I just installed a new set of Bosch wires (not sure if 8mm). Will the MSD system work on a '86 BII 2.9L EFI? What would I need to change out - just replace my 19 yr old factory ignition coil with a MSD one?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-14-2005, 04:03 PM
Monty06 Monty06 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: miami florida
Posts: 1,167
Monty06 is starting off with a positive reputation.
you have a 8227 msd coil direct replacement for stock coil. you need to find yourself
a 8874 wiring harness from msd and a msd 6A or 6AL with rev limiter.
works great.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-14-2005, 09:31 PM
thomj1 thomj1 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 26
thomj1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Great! Thanks for the help!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 09:31 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1987 Bronco II Project BroncoNoob Bronco II 9 11-07-2009 05:51 PM
bronco II headlight adjustment ford_nut2000 Bronco II 1 02-21-2007 10:11 AM
bronco II or escape? bronocIInoob Escape & Escape Hybrid 19 02-28-2006 07:57 PM
runs with no battery bronocIInoob Bronco II 5 01-10-2006 05:41 AM
gurgling noise heard from dashboard hvnitro006 Bronco II 15 12-16-2005 11:13 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Bronco II

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup