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Just finished putting a lot of maintenance into my V10 Excursion (2001) with 94000 miles : new Michelin Defenders, new OEM fuel pump and filter, new front brake calipers, new spark plugs (zero broken and they all look evenly worn), new fuel pressure regulator, one new fuel injector (#7), two new coil packs (#8 and #9), mass air flow sensor, new air filter. It's great to have it running like new again and look forward to putting another 100000 miles on it.
 
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Welcome to the group. Lots of good Excursion info in the Tech Folder in case you haven't already found it. Post up some pics when you can.
 
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Just finished putting a lot of maintenance into my V10 Excursion (2001) with 94000 miles : new Michelin Defenders, new OEM fuel pump and filter, new front brake calipers, new spark plugs (zero broken and they all look evenly worn), new fuel pressure regulator, one new fuel injector (#7), two new coil packs (#8 and #9), mass air flow sensor, new air filter. It's great to have it running like new again and look forward to putting another 100000 miles on it.
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Yes I am, man !
Will try to get some pics up this week.
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Welcome! Can't wait to see some pics.
 
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Just finished putting a lot of maintenance into my V10 Excursion (2001) with 94000 miles : new Michelin Defenders, new OEM fuel pump and filter, new front brake calipers, new spark plugs (zero broken and they all look evenly worn), new fuel pressure regulator, one new fuel injector (#7), two new coil packs (#8 and #9), mass air flow sensor, new air filter. It's great to have it running like new again and look forward to putting another 100000 miles on it.
Welcome to the EX forum and family Dave!
You mentioned that none of the plugs broke, that is an issue for the early years of the 3 valve mod motors, not our 2 valve engines. What IS an issue is the early V-10s had only 4 threads for their plugs in the heads, which is a factor in one of the only "issues" with these motors, possible plug blowouts. What torque values did you use when installing the new plugs? The factory spec is only 11 ft/lbs, which isn't very tight, many users here have increased their plug torque to 26/28 ft/lbs with good results. Did you also install all new plug boots and springs?
 
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I am a good or better garage mechanic, have 12 old motorcycles, all carbed, and a '94 XR7 V8 Cougar, but the only work I personally did that I listed was the air and fuel filter, while all else was done by either the local Ford dealer (all engine related work), a local truck service center (the fuel pump and brake calipers), or Discount Tire, so don't hate me for not tackling the engine. All plugs were evenly worn and blackish, except #7 that needed the fuel injector, and that plug was ash gray to clean. I got all the plugs back from the shop, numbered, which I specifically wanted to have, a good idea, so you can see for yourself what was going on. A funny note, what I thought my misfire and rough running over 50 mph was the fuel injector wires on #10, which had been chewed thru by a squirrel, that I had to re-splice, and I thought maybe my wire repair was faulty, but no, it was #7. A proper diagnostic by a good Ford dealer shop is worth it, at least at my local dealer, can't speak for any other. "Stealerships" is a well earned name at many dealers but the one we have here is good. I told them I want all plugs for sure and was not shy to go all coil packs and injectors but they said no, you only need one injector and two coil packs, and no charge for the labor on the coil packs. I also never would have known I needed a new fuel pressure regulator or mass air flow sensor without a diagnostic, so I am pleased with the overall tune-up experience.
 
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Here it is, more to follow.
 
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2 car garage with no room for expansion. My motorcycle shop takes up the other space.
 
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That leaves my beater Camry and Cougar out in the cold.
 
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But I am not willing to give up my bike shop. Also have a walkout rambler so I can roll some bikes indoors in the winter. One downstairs room is also set up as a nice little machine shop.
 
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I cut up a 3/4" sheet of plywood into 4 pieces to keep the floor clean and also to use one piece up against the rear doors when hauling long piece of wood, in this case a 13' stick of 1x4.
 
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After the kids left home the 3rd row seat went to the shed where the squirrels wasted no time chewing a huge hole in it. I have walnut trees so any car left outdoors gets walnuts and nests in the engine compartment in the fall.
 


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