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elforcko
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8/28/2001
23:45:55

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How many people here have experience with the +4s, excessive fan roar (buy the Black Magic 150 electric fan) and ping in a '98 3.9L V6 sport?
Anyone have preferred plug wires?



Mar
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8/29/2001
10:06:21

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I havnt expererenced +4 in a dodge engine but in my old pontiac it made a night and day diffrence. You could accually feel more power. But i heard people say there not as good in the daks. Could be wrong.




Jimmyc
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8/29/2001
10:23:14

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I had a little bit of a ping problem in my 98 3.9 Sport. I used to feed it 87 octane on a regular basis. No problem for the most part except for a few brands of gas. Wife has the truck now so I told her (she doesn't know any better) to fill up with the mid-grade. Occasionally give it a tank of high test. Haven't had any pinging since, even at 100K miles.

01 QC 4.7 3.92LSD 4x4 Flame Red 5-speed
98 RC 3.9 2x4 Dark Green auto



98SPRTV6
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8/29/2001
10:51:55

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I am using the bosch +4's in my 98 RC Dak Sport V6 w/ 5-speed and I love them. However, I do notice a little pinging if I use 87 octane gas, 89 or higher is fine though!! How hard was it to install the Black Magic Fan?



elforcko
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8/29/2001
18:44:46

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Haven't put in the Black Magic yet, still in the box. BUT, everything you need comes with it -fan, t-stat, mounting brackets and screws, and it's got a built in shroud/frame, vice the naked blades on the PermaCool. PermaCool pulls around 1100CFM more than the Black Magic 150, but 2850-2950 ain't that much. Black Magic was about $180 out here in Hawaii. Installation appears to be pretty straight-forward and simple. My only concern is the stock fan belt. I need to look at it again, but I think removing the stock "spinning boat anchor" will loosen the belt. I'll post my experiences there later.

Anyone have a preferred plug wire make and model?
A couple others have posted that the +4s turn into +3s and +2s sometimes. Anyone hear of that in a 98 Dak Sport with a 3.9 V6/auto?
I also use the (expletive description of oil and gas companies deleted) $1.86/gal 89 octane.



sandman
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8/29/2001
19:34:51

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My dad uses Bosch +4's in his Toyota trucks and they have all ran great. I have been runing the single platniums since the late 80's. They were the only plug my old ford could not foul. The best wires being made right now are Magnacore!!!More races are won with their wires then any other brand. The do not even advertise.



sandman
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8/29/2001
19:35:15

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My dad uses Bosch +4's in his Toyota trucks and they have all ran great. I have been runing the single platniums since the late 80's. They were the only plug my old ford could not foul. The best wires being made right now are Magnacore!!!More races are won with their wires then any other brand. The do not even advertise.



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