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 Post subject: '03 turbo Barra Coil Change. School me please
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:32 pm 
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Just got a turbo BA in the drive & will be doing a coil swap next week.

Anything I need to know that's not in a book ? ( I don't have a BA service manual...yet)
Will be getting fuel miser coils.

Background: 160 thou odd K's on odom, factory / unmolested other than a twin tailpipe set up.

Engine idles & revs fine, drives well with minimal right foot, falls flat on its face under load so coils are the first item on the list.
Car has been babied & has been semi stagnant for at least 2 years & not a lot of maintenance done in that time.
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 Post subject: Re: '03 turbo Barra Coil Change. School me please
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:06 pm 
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With BA Turbos i would only use genuine coils and plugs. Reliability of the genuine is proven.
And if your going to do coils you may as well do the plugs while your at it.
Not hard to do at all.

 

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 Post subject: Re: '03 turbo Barra Coil Change. School me please
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:08 am 
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So do ford have their own brand / generic, or did they use a branded product... bosch, NGK ... ?
Plug change already discussed.

Is it also wise to use dielectric grease on the plug fittings ?
I've heard some horror stories of plugs & coils being corroded together.
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 Post subject: Re: '03 turbo Barra Coil Change. School me please
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:28 am 
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Rust Belt wrote:
So do ford have their own brand / generic, or did they use a branded product... bosch, NGK ... ?
Plug change already discussed.

Is it also wise to use dielectric grease on the plug fittings ?
I've heard some horror stories of plugs & coils being corroded together.


Yeah it is a brand under the Ford banner,trying to remember/stupid scotch. , as mentioned they are well proven.
I'm using the coils that I had N/A in the XG's first engine in my turbo setup,Drifter Coils which are High Output coils with some good NGK plugs.
Have heard from others that they are good (turbo wise) but can't tell you first hand sorry.

 

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 Post subject: Re: '03 turbo Barra Coil Change. School me please
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:38 pm 
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All good. Job is done now & car runs perfect.

Brakes hadn't had love for a while either, both front calipers had 1 seized slider each, no rubber boot!
Again all fixed now.
I've never seen "offset" brake pads, but these old ones certainly were!

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