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2015 5.0L tune up

Took my truck in for routine maintenance today and was told I need to change the plugs, (72,600 miles). Long story short. Was quoted $429 for a "tune up". So, even at $40 a plug that's $320. What else is done in this "tune up". Got a very vague answer from the service writer. How hard are the plugs to get to? This is a Quick Lane that I have used since new.
 
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Super easy to get to... just look up the COP harness connector as it's kinda tricky to release. Start to finish 30-45 minutes. I did mine at 60k on my 2016 and with heavy towing I definitely needed to change them as they were well worn.
 
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I was quoted something around $350 for my ecoboost.
 
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Originally Posted by CR172 View Post
Took my truck in for routine maintenance today and was told I need to change the plugs, (72,600 miles). Long story short. Was quoted $429 for a "tune up". So, even at $40 a plug that's $320. What else is done in this "tune up". Got a very vague answer from the service writer. How hard are the plugs to get to? This is a Quick Lane that I have used since new.
Does that quote include changing the coil packs as well?
If not, you should save the money and change the plugs yourself because it’s very easy and they’re very easy to get to on the Coyote.

With that being said and depending on the the brand, you can get eight OEM or OEM type spark plugs for well under a $100.00 dollars.

The coils packs have to be removed to change the spark plugs anyway so you could change those if you like and just like the spark plugs, the prices for OEM or OEM type coil packs are all over the place so look around online for the best price.

Unlike older cars, most if not all modern cars require very little for a tune up and all that’s really involved is the basic stuff that many consumers can do themselves such as changing the spark plugs, serpentine belt, oil and filters,

I hope this info helps you out.

Have a day.
 
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Ordered a set of OEM Motorcraft SP519 plugs from Amazon for $57. Sure beats the $429 I was quoted. Also watched a video. Can't believe how easy the plugs are to get to.
 
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If you ever suspect your price is too high, call around and find a local mechanic. If the price difference is really big and you feel you're being ripped off, call back the dealership and mention the price you got. A lot of times, they'll say, "oh, oh, I forgot, we have a promotion right now, $100 off." That works! Try it.
 
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I see you're in N. Texas as well and I'd be happy to help you if you need it. But they are pretty easy to do.
 
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I see you're in N. Texas as well and I'd be happy to help you if you need it. But they are pretty easy to do.
I appreciate the offer but I don't need help changing spark plugs. Never really looked at the plug locations before now.

Burleson huh? We are north of McKinney.
 
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Make sure you change the boots as well and I'm sure that was part of the dealer's quote.
 
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Make sure you change the boots as well and I'm sure that was part of the dealer's quote.
What boots? Not seen or heard anything about boots. The coil packs are on top of the plugs. This is a 5.0 coyote.
 
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I appreciate the offer but I don't need help changing spark plugs. Never really looked at the plug locations before now.

Burleson huh? We are north of McKinney.
Not doubting your ability just wanted to make sure you didn't waste the extra $350. It is definitely not any harder than any other vehicle.
The boots are attached to the COP. I didn't replace mine at 36k miles but I will at 72k when I do them again just because they're pretty cheap.
 
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Now I understand the boot but I'm not having much luck finding them. Anyone have a part number?
 
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Rock Auto shows: AC DELCO16114

O'Reilly Auto has Coil Boots

Didn't see anything at Auto Zone.
 
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Thanks for the info Scott.
 
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Originally Posted by scott91370 View Post
Rock Auto shows: AC DELCO16114

O'Reilly Auto has Coil Boots

Didn't see anything at Auto Zone.
Bought a set online at O'Reilly. Will pick them up on the way home tonight. Once again, thanks Scott.
 

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