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03 Lincoln LS: 3.9L V8..motorcraft parts..oem v. aftermarket

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'03 Lincoln LS 3.9L V8:

1) What is the approximate actual time to change out plugs and COPs - not the 'book time'.

2) Also, what is a reasonable charge to pay for this service?

3) I intend to use Motorcraft parts but was wondering if there is a reputable aftermarket brand with comparable quality. I've been reading so many different opinions about OEM v. Aftermarket and quite frankly I'm confused :) And I trust your collective opinions... Thank You.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  BigBob replied 6 years ago.

Realistically this is done in about 1.5 hours, but really does depend on the experience of doing them. The labor to do this job would be about $150. We have used many aftermarket ones at our shop and they have been just fine, so I would just use a name brand aftermarket (like napa echlin or standard ignition. The coils run about $55-$65 each and the plugs are about $15-$18 each. Let me know if I can help further.

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