Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug
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Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug

Part No. SP-493 Warranty  

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Motorcraft Original Equipment spark plugs are designed, engineered and recommended by Ford Motor Company.

Product Features:
  • Same part installed when the engine rolled off the assembly line
  • Features a center-wire platinum firing tip for reduced gap erosion, fewer misfires, enhanced performance and increased durability
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Center Electrode Material:Platinum alloy
Thread Reach (in.):0.679
Length (in.):3.124
Seat Style:Tapered
Center Electrode Core Type:Copper core
Rib Configuration:Standard
Terminal Top Type:Fixed
Hex Size (in.):5/8
Insulator Type:Standard
Ground Electrode:Nickel alloy
Heat Range:4
Tip Configuration:Single platinum
Center Electrode Firing Tip:Platinum ball
Thread Size/Diameter (mm):14
Side Electrode:Yes
Resistor:Yes

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MotorcraftOriginal Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Improves engine efficiency (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Increases power (8)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (16)
  • Replacement (12)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product, easy to install.

I went ahead and bought a 5/8 "padded" socket and a little packet of anti-seize when I picked up my spark plugs. The socket was only a dollar but its help...Read complete review

I went ahead and bought a 5/8 "padded" socket and a little packet of anti-seize when I picked up my spark plugs. The socket was only a dollar but its help was priceless. I heard of many people having their spark plugs brake when extracting them but I had no problems at all. They all came out in one piece and with little effort. The only one I had trouble with was the back one on the passenger side. The socket wouldn't sit right over the plug because I guess water seeped in there and under the ignition coil over time and formed some sort of crust on top of the spark plug. I simply chipped at it with a screwdriver a little and the problem was solved.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

wrong part recommended

Placed online order and was given wrong part information. Checked availlability at local store and was told they had 26 on hand but when I got to the store to exchange for correct part...Read complete review

Placed online order and was given wrong part information. Checked availlability at local store and was told they had 26 on hand but when I got to the store to exchange for correct part they only had 4 on hand but still showed 8 (which is how many I needed ). Had to go to another parts store in the area to get parts which were cheaper. I have in the past had good experience with advance auto but this time I was disappointed.

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4.0

Worked great in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler

By TJ 1999

from Douglas, GA

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Level 1

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

    Worked great in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler.

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    4.0

    Product made for and endorsed by Ford

    By Big Bird

    from Clinton, Tn

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Improves Engine Efficiency

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

      Asked dealers what they recommended for the F 150 motor, all said Motorcraft. The more expensive brands claim this or that, but nobody who worked a lot on Ford motors would put the other brands on their motors. The main important fact was to get the platinum plugs for the best choice for my Ford.

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      5.0

      Great plugs

      By Bruce

      from Missouri

      About Me Competitive Driver

      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Improves Engine Efficiency
      • Increases Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

        OE replacement for my Mercury. Definitely notice a difference in power and economy.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Cheap parts - ok for the money

        By Cooldude

        from King NC

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • No Improvement In Performance

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

        These plugs are cheap. Gap was not correct out of the box. I will spend more money for a better part next time.

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        5.0

        I like advance auto parts very well

        By Lum

        from Knoxville tennessee

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Increases Power

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

            The ashville hwy store has never done me wrong and went out of there way to help me

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            2008 Ford E250

            By 2008E250

            from Glenrock PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

            OME equipment

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            plugs 2008 ford E 250

            By 2008E250

            from Glenrock PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

            OME plugs

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Original is best

            By paddiboi

            from Appleton, WI

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Increases Power
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

              I used these plugs on my 2002 GT Mustang and they were great! Besides the furthest back plugs, they were so simple to replace! These may be original equipment plugs, but they give you the reliability and knowledge that you are getting a great product! I am a daily casual driver, and the mustang wasn't used for any racing, but when i replaced the original OEM plugs with the new Motorcraft plugs, i noticed a difference right away. My car started easier in the colder wisconsin weather, and actually saw a slight improvement in my gas mileage!

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              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent OEM replacement

              By Mikenator

              from Boston

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Engine Efficiency
              • Increases Power
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Performance Driving
                • Racing
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

                I always use OEM replacement plugs. I can't stress how important it is on an unmodified engine. They were engineered to work perfectly on the engine it was intended for. I never go over 30K on a set of plugs either. I disagree with the manufacturer that a set of plugs will last 100K. It's how I make lot's of money when they become part of your head due to unlike metals fusing together with corrosion. Always use a very small amount of anti-seize on threads only, and they will come right out when it's time.

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "I would buy these spark plugs again"

                By JW

                from Shreveport, LA

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Improves Engine Efficiency
                • Increases Power
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug:

                  These are the original sparks plugs that came with the car so, I thought it would be better to buy these instead of another brand. So far, so good, I can already tell the diffence in peformance.

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                  7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I bought these this weekend for my 2005 Lincoln Navigator after the site indicated they were an exact match for my vehicle. The plugs are NOT a match, the engine (the only engine option available for this model year) requires the HIGH thread plugs. Why does your site have the erroneous information? FYI... I was able to return the unused plugs for a full refund with no issues - kudos to your in-store customer service.
                    Asked on 8/13/2012 by Jim from Sunbury, OH

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Sorry for the inconvenience caused. The Motorcraft Spark Plug - part# SP515 is not an ideal part for your 2005 Lincoln Navigator. Please check with the Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug - part# SP493 which is an exact fit for your 2005 Lincoln Navigator. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the factory torque numbers for this plug. 98 crown vic,
                    Asked on 5/17/2012 by Jim from detroit

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This Motorcraft Original Equipment Single Platinum Spark Plug(Part# SP493) is having torgue spec:11 lb/ft and it fits your 1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L.

                      Answered on 5/17/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where are the plugs located on 1998 lincon towncar
                    Asked on 4/10/2012 by Anonymous from memphis tn.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      The spark plugs on the 1998 Lincoln Town Car are located under coil pack. Coil packs should be located under the fuel rails, just above the valve covers.

                      Answered on 4/12/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the gap on the spark plug SP493
                    Asked on 1/28/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      The gap on the Spark Plug (Part Number: SP-493) is .054. This is a standard platinum service plug and fits 5.4L 330 CID 8 Cylinders.

                      Answered on 1/28/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    for how long does this spark plugs last? are this the ones that needs to be replace every 5,000K or 90,000K?
                    Asked on 2/23/2011 by nacho from perris, ca.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Usually, you should check on your car spark plugs after the 10.000 kilometers or around such date since they can stop functioning at any time since then. Sometimes they last as much as 50.000 kilometers, but you should make sure they are ok before that or they could start failing when you need them the most.

                      Answered on 5/5/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Are these a 1 piece plug design or are they likely to come apart
                    Asked on 1/12/2011 by BobMac from Orlando, Fl

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This comes in a single piece plug design.

                      Answered on 4/10/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                  • Q:

                    do these come in packs of 2?
                    Asked on 4/28/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      These plugs are sold individually

                      Answered on 4/28/2010 by paul
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