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Old 04-19-2008, 12:15 PM
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spark plugs don't go bad just sitting in a motor....

if the motor ran ok before it sat.... it will still run ok on those plugs....

the black will make the coil charge to a higher voltage to be able to jump the gap....

if they are still black after 500 miles it indicates a motor problem...

if ya just gotta go buy some new parts....go buy a new fuel pump...the pump rubber diaphram doesn't do well sitting dry for a long time

"if it ain't broke don't fix it"

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if they are still black after 500 miles it indicates a motor problem...

could indicate that too cold of a spark plug was used for the engine.
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spark plugs don't go bad just sitting in a motor....

if the motor ran ok before it sat.... it will still run ok on those plugs....

the black will make the coil charge to a higher voltage to be able to jump the gap....

if they are still black after 500 miles it indicates a motor problem...

if ya just gotta go buy some new parts....go buy a new fuel pump...the pump rubber diaphram doesn't do well sitting dry for a long time

"if it ain't broke don't fix it"
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I didn't know if spark plugs went bad or not. Thats cool I dont have to get new plugs, I really dont have much money this month. Thanks for the tip. I'll defanatly use the old ones.
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If the plugs are black, I would look to see that the choke is opening.
I agree witht the above post, plugs dont have a shelf life. I have started engines that sat for 10+ years and as long as the plugs were not oil soaked, I re-used them.

On a long time stting idle car, I would be most concerned with the fuel system and getting the engine pre oiled.

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If the plugs are black, I would look to see that the choke is opening.
I agree witht the above post, plugs dont have a shelf life. I have started engines that sat for 10+ years and as long as the plugs were not oil soaked, I re-used them.

On a long time stting idle car, I would be most concerned with the fuel system and getting the engine pre oiled.

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Thanks chet for the info!
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On this engine what cyl. would be cyl #1? (80's ford V6.)
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right side front. right side 1-2-3 left side 4-5-6
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right side front. right side 1-2-3 left side 4-5-6
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smurbs For your information: firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6 clockwise rotation
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smurbs For your information: firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6 clockwise rotation
Thanks again! Steve. Valuable info.
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