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 Post subject: Plugs & Leads for Gas EL XR8
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:16 am 
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Guys,
Got my Ex. Copper booked for gas conversion;will I need different plugs and leads, or any other engine mod. to have it on gas? It's no major but one lead at the mo has burnt and cracked after resting on the extractors, have taped it up but it will need replacing either way.
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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:58 pm 
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you needa run the XR6/Tickford spec spark plugs.
so long as your leads are in good condition they'll be fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:08 pm 
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Tickford spec plugs = one heat range cooler than non XR. They will indeed do the trick.

And yes.. leads should be replaced if the insulation has given up the ghost. Wouldnt happen to be #4 would it (driver side, closest to firewall)

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:34 pm 
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Thx folks,
Yeah, I reckon the plugs are Tickford spec, fitted at 100k service, by Stillwell Ford in Adelaide.
Certainly is the burnt lead #4 drivers side, closest to the firewall.
Since I've got to renew the burnt lead, what brand are you fella's replacing them with?
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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Lol, that's a memory test!!

I was using champion, they were great - but fell victim to the #4 exhaust manifold.

Now... i think ive got bosch? Black/yellow. Nice and solid.

Get some of the little clips that hold the leads together and rig it up so the #4 lead isnt flapping onto the header.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:19 pm 
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Just go genuine parts

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:08 am 
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Would tickford spec plugs only come from ford? Or would global sell them as well perhaps.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 am 
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Go genuine definatly!!
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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:20 am 
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Got em :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:17 pm 
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putting some new plugs in now and my Bosch leads are falling apart. you pull them out and the metal plug retainer stays on the plug.. Anyone recommend a decent set of leads?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:06 am 
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anyone got a part number on the tickford/gas plugs?

 

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I wouldn't get anything genuine that the aftermarket supplies, especially for the 5.0L. Try asking for a set of genuine leads, dizzy cap and rotor button and then reply here with the cost. V8 stuff is alot more expensive than dime'o'dozen 6cyl parts, thats for sure!!

 

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