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Old 08-07-2022, 06:43 PM   #1
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When to change coil packs?

I've been following computerguy some and read about coil packs. My 2016 F53 chassis is pushing 40K miles and I like to make long trips a couple of times a year. I sure don't want his troubles; I'm wondering about other RVers coil pack issues.
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Nothing pointing to coil pack issues with my Ford problems. If it were me I would have a spare with me and replace when problems occur with your miles on that engine.
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Old 08-07-2022, 07:36 PM   #3
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What computer guy said. Yes carry a spare and a code reader so you know which one to change if it starts missing. Thatís what I do on my Excursion.
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You don't need to worry about your coil packs, but frankly I like keeping my V10 stock. No aftermarket tunes and just maintain it, and it'll keep on running.
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I did all of mine when I did plugs at 73k miles. Not sure if they were all bad but given the miles and the fact that it wasn’t that much more to get coils too, I did both.
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I see many different brands listed on RockAuto with prices from $6 to $28. What brand do folks recommend going with? I don't see MotorCraft listed on RockAuto.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...tion+coil,7060
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I don't have a V10 but on the 4.6L V8 I had, I didn't have a coil failure until about 185K. I figured out which one it was by moving it around and it wasn't long until 2 more failed so I just said eff it and replaced them all. Prolly wouldn't hurt to carry a single spare but I wouldn't replace them proactively.

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I guess with more confidence now, I will plan my sometimes annual, after Labor Day trip. We've been driving from Arkansas to N.H./ME coasts several times for the best lobster and seafood. Probably 15 days for the trip with a spare coil pack and tools. I like Rock Auto.
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We replaced ours at 100,000 miles.

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I see many different brands listed on RockAuto with prices from $6 to $28. What brand do folks recommend going with? I don't see MotorCraft listed on RockAuto.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...tion+coil,7060


I use the Delphi brand. (not sure about spelling)
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I don't have a V10 but on the 4.6L V8 I had, I didn't have a coil failure until about 185K. I figured out which one it was by moving it around and it wasn't long until 2 more failed so I just said eff it and replaced them all. Prolly wouldn't hurt to carry a single spare but I wouldn't replace them proactively.



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Yep both my v10ís started having coil failures at over 150k miles. Carry a spare to get home then change them all when one has time. Donít buy the cheapest ones out there, but the Ford ones are way expensive. 10 is a lot.
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I guess with more confidence now, I will plan my sometimes annual, after Labor Day trip. We've been driving from Arkansas to N.H./ME coasts several times for the best lobster and seafood. Probably 15 days for the trip with a spare coil pack and tools. I like Rock Auto.
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Someone mentioned no Motorcraft coils on RockAuto. Decided to go have a look. I like RockAuto also.

RockAuto does indeed have Motorcraft under part number DG521 at $44.79.

They also have Standard Motor Products Blue Streak line part number FD509 at $30.99.

As a retired professional mechanic, Blue Streak is good stuff. Would be my choice. Motorcraft is also good, but not $15 better per coil.
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I see many different brands listed on RockAuto with prices from $6 to $28. What brand do folks recommend going with? I don't see MotorCraft listed on RockAuto.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...tion+coil,7060
I used standard motor products brand on mine. My mechanic friend said they are decent. Working well so far!
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