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Gas mileage has been going down hill. I'm going to put some seafoam in this weekend and oil change. I'm also replacing my spark plugs. I was wondering what spark plug wires to get. From what i've read, MSD and Ford racing seem to be the best bets. What year stang to get them from?


But should I replace the coils as well? Anything else I should replace while i'm at it (replaced the fuel filter a year ago)
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Just get OEM ones motorcraft from jason and call it a day. Unless your having some ignitions problems you dont need to change the coil packs.

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Some times it takes a lil while for the car to crank up. But now that I let the key sit in the one position for a second instead of going straight to starting it up (letting it prime up) it turns over a lil quicker. But nothing like a brand new car

as for the wires, I would like to have blue ones to match the loom under the hood, since they are around the same price. Is it part number FMS-M-12259-C462 (thats 96-04) But I think I need the ones from a 94-95 stang, is this correct. thanks

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94/95 stangs came with the H.O 5.0, so those wires wont work...has to be 96-04

as far as the crank time is concerned, if it takes a while, thats usually a sign of aged parts showing their ugly faces...might be a combination of parts though, not necessarily just one
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I have a set of stock motorcraft wires in blue from a 97, I'd think you could still get them. The FRPP don't seem to last as long unfortunately.

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msd's last longer but the ford's are good.I would change all 4 o2' sensors.summit racing has nkg one's for 36 each wich is dirt cheap.I also will say you need to change fuel filter every 30,000 miles.I took my route 66 trip this past weekend and i used to get between 25 to 28mpg put my new sensors on last week and go 27mpg @ 80mph on cruise from arcadia oklahoma to wichita ,ks on I-35.I got 25mpg @70mph from harrisonville to joplin i had more in town city driving in kc before i left though. Before i changed i was getting low 20's high teen's with 80,000 on original sensors. i got better when i first bought the car at 40,000 miles. the numbers are all highway.It was even worse in city before i changed them
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Some times it takes a lil while for the car to crank up. But now that I let the key sit in the one position for a second instead of going straight to starting it up (letting it prime up) it turns over a lil quicker.


REPLACE YOUR FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR,,,,
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the regulator is on the drivers side not left.
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I would at the minimum do a tune up with plugs and wires. For wires, I have found great performance and value with borg-warner selects, which are grey, and they have thick insulation--so they tend to have less issues with arching and work great. They are about 70-75 bucks at most autoparts stores-- which is in line with the motorcrafts from what I hear. Stay on top of the oil changes. Change your air filter and CLEAN THAT MAF SENSOR---this has added well over 30% more horse power for me, runs smoother, and gets me between 3-5mpg more. Plugs--copper cores are cheap and make your car run great, however they don't tend to last very long. I usually go with some type of platinum plug my self with all of my cars. But, ya know--no matter what brand of stuff you buy or how much you replace----every thing makes a difference, just keep the tires turning.

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the regulator is on the drivers side not left.
The driver's side is left. When refering to left/right of a vehicle the frame of reference is from sitting in the driver's seat. Hence the driver's side is the left side of the car.

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