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    Default Spark Plugs for Fiesta

    Motorcraft SP 525

    search and get them online..I paid my dealer 60 freakin bucks for them..I just gave him a blank look like "wtf, are they made of gold??!!!!" half the price on rockauto or anywhere else... that's why I hate going to gouging dealers, i do all my work and this is the only Ford, or for that matter domestic car I'm buyin..sheesh..
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    Yeah, because dealers who sell foriegn cars don't do that at all...........

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    I have read some Ford engines have a special plug and there is a special tool needed to remove and the engine has to be cold etc. Does the Fiesta have standard spark plugs(looks that way from the pics) that can be easily replaced with a rachet/extension and socket?
    2013 Fiesta Sedan S
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    Fiesta spark plugs are $9 each on fordparts.com
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    Fiesta spark plugs are good for 100K miles.
    Why did you change ?
    Om my Escort, at 75K they were working just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceracer View Post
    Fiesta spark plugs are good for 100K miles.
    Why did you change ?
    Om my Escort, at 75K they were working just fine.
    Agree. Most cars today burn so hot that plugs seldom have any carbon build up. Until performance suffers I would leave them alone.
    Former 2011 Blue Flame Metallic SE Fiesta
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    The spark plugs on the Fiesta come out just fine with a good old-fashioned socket.

    I took my plugs out when new and coated them with anti-seize to avoid future issues.
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    as usual, asp is dead on with figures and math, you put Ross Perot to shame

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    My Toyota had iridium tips, that does cost more than gold! At 120,000 miles they looked like they would last 120,000 miles. I don't remember what they cost, nut it was around $10 each.

    You do know your Ford dealer makes more money in the parts department than the new car sales. They barely break even on Fiestas.
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    The Triton engines and some mustangs took a special socket to remove the spark plugs. The Fiesta is a standard socket. No issues.

    It appears they were shipped with Motorcraft SP-525 Spark Plugs which are listed as platinum/iridium.

    Amazon sells them for $11.02 each. Shipped.

    I would recommend either NGK or Denso Iridium plugs if you were to switch. However if you aren't at 100k or more, I wouldn't even be looking at spark plugs. These new coated plugs with hi power ignition systems really make plugs last for the long haul.

    Long story, but several years ago, there was a fellow who came into my shop with a 94 dodge pickup with a v-10. Through some personal tragedies, he was living in this truck. He had some friends he would drive and check on. He drove A LOT, and idled this truck all night during the winters for over 2 years. this truck had 579,000 miles on it the last time I worked on it. At 267,000 I did a tuneup and an a/c service on it. He brought in 10 NGK V-power copper core spark plugs for the tuneup. (he was very anal about what went on this truck. He ONLY bought Chevron Supreme fuel, he would only buy it from a certain pump even.....) I installed these at 267k, and checked them at 579K and I tell you they didn't even look like they had 10,000 miles on them. Just solidified my belief in NGK being the best plugs out there. Bosch being the worst.
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    Thanks for the info guys. BTW Rock auto has a good deal on them too. $7.97 per plug.

    MOTORCRAFT Part # SP525
    2013 Fiesta Sedan S
    5-Spd
    Oxford White

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