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Old 04-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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First off, are they really that big of a ***** to replace referring to them breaking. Because that would suck!

Secondly, of all of you that have replaced them, what did you replace them with? Any plugs seemingly the best? Thanks guys! (and girls)
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The highly the mileage the harder it is, and there is a certain way ford removes them, I don't think it's as bad as people say
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First off, are they really that big of a ***** to replace referring to them breaking. Because that would suck!

Secondly, of all of you that have replaced them, what did you replace them with? Any plugs seemingly the best? Thanks guys! (and girls)
First of all, this is a 3 day process to make it easier.. So plan ahead!

1st day, take coil packs off and soak with penetrating oil, turn spark plugs "barely".. Just brake them loose.. Just a bump! Drive it. Distance doesn't really matter at long as it gets warm and stays warm for a little bit..

Day 2, repeat step one! But tighten plugs and then bump loose again...

Day 3, they should come out easily.. Use penetrating oil!!

And as far as what type of plugs.. The reason our cars have such problems is that the plugs are in two pieces.. Boush has a one piece plug that I would suggest.. Good luck!
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Not necessarily I replaced mine and they did not break once..and I was worried about them breaking so I purchased the lisle 65600 for nothing..any takers??? Unused and new!!
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Not necessarily I replaced mine and they did not break once..and I was worried about them breaking so I purchased the lisle 65600 for nothing..any takers??? Unused and new!!
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First of all, this is a 3 day process to make it easier.. So plan ahead!

1st day, take coil packs off and soak with penetrating oil, turn spark plugs "barely".. Just brake them loose.. Just a bump! Drive it. Distance doesn't really matter at long as it gets warm and stays warm for a little bit..

Day 2, repeat step one! But tighten plugs and then bump loose again...

Day 3, they should come out easily.. Use penetrating oil!!

And as far as what type of plugs.. The reason our cars have such problems is that the plugs are in two pieces.. Boush has a one piece plug that I would suggest.. Good luck!
That's an unnecessary amount of unneeded work. Mine had 85,000 and a SMALL spray of penetrating oil. Yes they were tight but none broke. I used the champion 1 piece plug.
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That's an unnecessary amount of unneeded work. Mine had 85,000 and a SMALL spray of penetrating oil. Yes they were tight but none broke. I used the champion 1 piece plug.
Unnecessary until one of them broke on you.. Then you will wish you had done it!

Better safe then sorry.....
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Unnecessary until one of them broke on you.. Then you will wish you had done it!

Better safe then sorry.....
No, your talking about dragging out a simple tune up over 3 days.... I don't know how safe it really is when you talk about spraying half a can of penetrating oil into each hole
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No, your talking about dragging out a simple tune up over 3 days.... I don't know how safe it really is when you talk about spraying half a can of penetrating oil into each hole
Lol, just read up man.. SO many people have problems with the plugs breaking.. It's NOT as simple as you make it out to be.. Just because you got lucky, doesn't mean every one else will.. There is a reason shops charge over 500 just for a tune up on 4.6/5.4 motors..
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I think I'll be stopping by Advance Auto in my way home after the gym.

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I think I'll be stopping by Advance Auto in my way home after the gym.
Also, what's the "best" plug to replace with?
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Lol, just read up man.. SO many people have problems with the plugs breaking.. It's NOT as simple as you make it out to be.. Just because you got lucky, doesn't mean every one else will.. There is a reason shops charge over 500 just for a tune up on 4.6/5.4 motors..
Because people like you (no offense), buy into the hype. It can be broken loose safely in a day. Sure it is dangerous but no need to drag out the work for 3 days. Given what we all know can be dangerous we should be ready to remove broken plugs. That being said, there is nothing wrong with you taking 3 days. If you have the time to give up the car. I think better safe than sorry.
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Because people like you (no offense), buy into the hype. It can be broken loose safely in a day. Sure it is dangerous but no need to drag out the work for 3 days. Given what we all know can be dangerous we should be ready to remove broken plugs. That being said, there is nothing wrong with you taking 3 days. If you have the time to give up the car. I think better safe than sorry.
No offense taken.. But here is the thing.. It's not hype when ford has to MAKE a tool to help fix the problem.. I would bet it close to 40% of people who try to change their plugs themselves break them... And in the end.. You said the exact thing I have been saying.. Better safe than sorry..
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No offense taken.. But here is the thing.. It's not hype when ford has to MAKE a tool to help fix the problem.. I would bet it close to 40% of people who try to change their plugs themselves break them... And in the end.. You said the exact thing I have been saying.. Better safe than sorry..
After reading I didn't make myself clear. I'm sorry for sounding the way I did. I just meant it can be done regularly in a day. Breaks are an issue but not common. I apologize if I was rude.
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Be careful about spraying a ton of penetrating oil in there and they letting it drain into the cylinders. A lot of penetrating oil in each cylinder may cause another problem.
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After reading I didn't make myself clear. I'm sorry for sounding the way I did. I just meant it can be done regularly in a day. Breaks are an issue but not common. I apologize if I was rude.
Don't worry, it's the Internet.. Anything can be taken in any way.. Lol and we are both just trying to help!
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Be careful about spraying a ton of penetrating oil in there and they letting it drain into the cylinders. A lot of penetrating oil in each cylinder may cause another problem.
That's the whole point I was trying to make.
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