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Good morning guys, I'm doing an oil change today. 2009 XK, 21k miles now, been enjoying the hell out of it. It got me thinking.... car is extremely well taken care of BUT nevertheless it's a 10 year old car. I was going to change out the plugs with Iridium ones since they seem to be the best ones out there at the moment. Anyone know what type of factory plugs came in 2009? Any other fluids that I should be concerned with since the car is 10 years old? Thanks for you advice and patience with all my questions.
 
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Brake fluid; transmission; differential; power steering I looked through the manual but didn't find a spark plug spec. It's probably there, I just couldn't find it.
 
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Brake fluid; transmission; differential; power steering I looked through the manual but didn't find a spark plug spec. It's probably there, I just couldn't find it.
I also looked through the manual, couldnít find it either. Thx for the response
 
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NGK IFR7N

EDIT: actually They are IFR5N but the 7N is a bit colder and what was specíd for the Aston version as well Middle East delivered cars due to the hot climate.

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Good morning guys, I'm doing an oil change today. 2009 XK, 21k miles now, been enjoying the hell out of it. It got me thinking.... car is extremely well taken care of BUT nevertheless it's a 10 year old car. I was going to change out the plugs with Iridium ones since they seem to be the best ones out there at the moment. Anyone know what type of factory plugs came in 2009? Any other fluids that I should be concerned with since the car is 10 years old? Thanks for you advice and patience with all my questions.
 

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Here's an OEM one and the specs.



 
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Plugs are not time sensitive parts so why the change at 21K when they should be fine through to 100K? Are you experiencing thrown codes or deteriorated performance?
 
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Plugs are not time sensitive parts so why the change at 21K when they should be fine through to 100K? Are you experiencing thrown codes or deteriorated performance?
I must admit, I enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together on my Porsche.

Might possibly be similar, just doing it to enjoy the car even more.
 
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I must admit, I enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together on my Porsche.

Might possibly be similar, just doing it to enjoy the car even more.
The car stalled out on me last week from a cold start for no particular reason that I can tell. Would idle low, below 500 RPM then die. Did this for 3 times. No codes what so ever.
 
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The car stalled out on me last week from a cold start for no particular reason that I can tell. Would idle low, below 500 RPM then die. Did this for 3 times. No codes what so ever.
May be a good idea to check the fuel pressure and compare it to the Workshop Manual specifications. If the pressure appears low, try changing the fuel filter first as the vehicle is ten years old.
 
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I agree with NBCat.

I had problems where my XK would die trying to start, or start rough.

Issue was fuel filter.
 
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Iíll look into the fuel filter. Hadnít occurred to me since the vehicle has such low mileage.
 
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Originally Posted by Tervuren View Post
I agree with NBCat.

I had problems where my XK would die trying to start, or start rough.

Issue was fuel filter.
What was the repair cost on the fuel filter? Thx
 
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Here's the plugs I was recommended by my Indy for my 2014, a set 8 were £50/$60 inc shipping.


 
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Iíll look into the fuel filter. Hadnít occurred to me since the vehicle has such low mileage.
All it takes is one bad tank of gas to clog a fuel filter.
 
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What was the repair cost on the fuel filter? Thx
I do not remember.

I haven't been counting money spent with this car.

I believe with labor it was <$300, but whether that Less Than was $50, $200, or $299 I do not recall.

That was three years ago as well. Prices tend to go up.
 
 
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