JoinedFeb 13, 2019Messages45Reaction score9Points8LocationAlbuquerque brand-new MexicoVehicle Year2000Make / ModelFord RangerEngine Size3.0L V6TransmissionAutomatic2WD / 4WD2WDTotal LiftStockTire SizeStock 225/70R15
Hello, I’m back again with things that shouldn’t require answering. I believed it to be high time to replace my spark plugs and wires on the ranger yet unfortunately I have actually a emotion I’m in an additional f*ck autozone situation. I ordered pre gapped Bosch iridium spark plugs and also was currently bugged ~ above the website due to the fact that it had actually no point out of just how much the a pre-gap just that they were simply that. Reliable autozone since it to be parts specific to the vehicle and what execute you know, they’re the wrong parts. Castle gapped in ~ .052” and also the 3.0 requirements .042 - .047 if I’m no mistaken. As far as I recognize these are for a 4.0 so must I just buy a 4.0? JkLol anyways might I just change these a certain means back down to the 3.0’s gap selection or would certainly it it is in a really negative idea to put them in regardless.

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I simply went to the Bosch website and also looked because that iridium spark plugs because that 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0l v6.Here is what their website proved me. Ns recommend regular old Motorcraft spark plugs.
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I placed some the those an intricate iridium plugs in my Ranger part years ago, Bosch. Ate the center electrodes out of them in 5000 miles. Also tried some of those E3 plugs, unable to do in 5000 miles. An excellent old Motorcraft dual platinum plugs in the now because January 2017. Because the ignition on these fires 2 plugs, v the spark backwards ~ above them, it"s best to rod with twin platinums. Top top one side, the spark goes indigenous the external electrode to the center. On the other, the goes native the facility to the outer. So that wears top top the electrodes in different ways on both sides.Lots of different wires here. I have the blue JBA in my Ranger and also the red JBA in my 4.0 Mustang. Complete metal spiral wound wires. The best. Lengths all correct.These are all 3.0 cable kits. Https://www.carid.com/1998-ford-ranger-performance-plug-wires/?filter=1&sub-model<>=3.0L For far better or worse, i buy mine plugs in ~ my regional FORD dealer. I favor rolling in over there in my Lightning. Attracts a crowd every time. And them salesman coming out wondering what i am trading that in for. LMAO!!
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JoinedFeb 13, 2019Messages45Reaction score9Points8LocationAlbuquerque new MexicoVehicle Year2000Make / ModelFord RangerEngine Size3.0L V6TransmissionAutomatic2WD / 4WD2WDTotal LiftStockTire SizeStock 225/70R15
I just went come the Bosch website and looked because that iridium spark plugs because that 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0l v6.Here is what your website confirmed me. Ns recommend continuous old Motorcraft spark plugs.View attachments 35646
okay disagree on the search, though they obtained me pre gapped in ~ .052 i m sorry is not traditional for the 3.0
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You have the right to run them together isWhen steering under pack at greater RPMs check out if girlfriend feel any kind of misfires, if no all is wellSpark plug gap is motorists choice, within limits, lolThe smaller sized the space the weaker the spark so can reason slower cold starts, but the far better the recovery time for the coil, i.e. Racing engines use smaller sized gaps for much better high RPM performance, they don"t care about cold starts, lolThe broader the gap the much better for cold starts and also low RPM pulling power, stronger spark, yet less restore time for coil, so girlfriend can gain misfires at high rpms, 5,000+ rpms+/- 0.01 is around the limit for basic driving requirementsSo 0.046 spec, could be experiment at 0.036 to 0.056 for finest DRIVER"S preferenceIts prefer tire pressure, driver decides the best pressure to run, within limits
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Yeah, choose us Lightning males reduce the gap when us up an increase beyond stock. I run NGK TR-6 gapped in ~ .032 in mine. IIRC, stock gap is up roughly .060. But much more boost can "blow out" the spark if the gap is as well wide.
JoinedFeb 13, 2019Messages45Reaction score9Points8LocationAlbuquerque new MexicoVehicle Year2000Make / ModelFord RangerEngine Size3.0L V6TransmissionAutomatic2WD / 4WD2WDTotal LiftStockTire SizeStock 225/70R15
You deserve to run them as isWhen control under load at greater RPMs check out if friend feel any type of misfires, if no all is wellSpark plug void is vehicle drivers choice, within limits, lolThe smaller sized the void the weaker the spark therefore can reason slower cold starts, but the better the recovery time for the coil, i.e. Gyeongju engines use smaller sized gaps for much better high RPM performance, lock don"t care about cold starts, lolThe wider the gap the far better for cold starts and also low RPM pulling power, more powerful spark, but less restore time because that coil, so friend can get misfires in ~ high rpms+/- 0.01 is about the limitSo 0.046 spec, could be experiment at 0.036 come 0.056 for best DRIVER"S preferenceIts prefer tire pressure, driver decides the finest pressure come run, within limits
I guess: v the question is then, must I get different plugs at this point? The truck is accurate my way of obtaining out of thick wet clay as soon as it rain out where I live therefore I’m really running the crap out of her. Sometimes we enter town with the truck however Im mostly driving mine E36 bmw as a daily. So the truck is what’s getting beat. It sounds like I shouldn’t placed the spark plugs in v the way I drive it
JoinedFeb 13, 2019Messages45Reaction score9Points8LocationAlbuquerque new MexicoVehicle Year2000Make / ModelFord RangerEngine Size3.0L V6TransmissionAutomatic2WD / 4WD2WDTotal LiftStockTire SizeStock 225/70R15
Keeping in mental the van is 2wd and it’s first gear, petal ~ above the floor v the tires spinning at 40mph to move in this mud. So ns really in search of the best means to run this truck
JoinedOct 9, 2009Messages1,432Reaction score333Points83LocationMidwest City, OklahomaVehicle Year1998Make / ModelFordEngine Size3.0TransmissionAutomatic
I freshly put among these on mine 4.0 Mustang, and am intending the exact same for mine 3.0 soon. Https://www.carid.com/1998-ford-ranger-ignition-systems/accel-super-edis-ignition-block-904806230.html?parentsubmodel<>=ENGINE|3.0LAnd this is as close as you can acquire to the one i have. Mine is a MAC, not obtainable any longer. This one if K & N. Https://www.carid.com/1998-ford-ranger-air-intakes/kn-air-intakes-57-series-377170362.html?parentsubmodel<>=ENGINE|3.0LI should take an additional picture, this one is really old. LOL!!
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Iridium is great and works really well, yet for a wasted spark system both the ground and also the facility electrode need to be iridium or it will carry out no good. The wasted spark system is walking to try to burn turn off 3 of the facility electrodes, i m sorry is why most fine cable plugs will certainly be shot after a pair thousand miles.
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Iridium is great and works very well, however for a wasted spark device both the ground and the center electrode should be iridium or it will do no good. The wasted spark mechanism is walk to shot to burn turn off 3 the the facility electrodes, which is why many fine wire plugs will certainly be shooting after a couple thousand miles.

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Which is precisely what happened when ns tried them. Unable to do in 5000 mile or less. Quiet ran though. Ns took them out just to check out what castle looked like, and found iirc the 3 on the passenger side had actually no center electrodes at all.
JoinedJan 13, 2019Messages1,378Reaction score796Points113LocationPennsylvaniaVehicle Year2004Make / ModelFordEngine Type3.0 V6Engine Size3.0TransmissionAutomatic2WD / 4WD2WDMy credoMy world is filled with stuff that needs to it is in fixed
I newly put one of these on mine 4.0 Mustang, and am intended the exact same for mine 3.0 soon. Https://www.carid.com/1998-ford-ranger-ignition-systems/accel-super-edis-ignition-block-904806230.html?parentsubmodel<>=ENGINE|3.0LAnd this is together close as you can get to the one ns have. Mine is a MAC, not available any longer. This one if K & N. Https://www.carid.com/1998-ford-ranger-air-intakes/kn-air-intakes-57-series-377170362.html?parentsubmodel<>=ENGINE|3.0LI have to take an additional picture, this one is yes, really old. LOL!!