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Old 05-03-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Spark plug removal

So I've recently purchased a 2006 mustang gt with 80,000 miles I've heard about the stupid plugs in the 3v motors. I'm not sure if they have been changed in my car or not. But I want to go ahead and get them out and get some fresh ones in. I want to put motorcraft plugs back in, but will they have the same stupid two peice design? Thanks guys


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Two piece design?

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Old 05-04-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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Two piece design?

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Yeah apparently they are two peice plugs


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There is a lot of info out on this subject, I just did mine broke 5 plugs, get the Lisle removal tool. I followed the TSB and let them soak overnight, first 3 came out and I though I had it beat. I was wrong.
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^ This may be what OP is referring to when he says "two piece design".
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:10 PM   #6
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Yes they are a two piece make up most dumb thing ever thought of 😡
I'm lucky I have a late 08 and they fixed them . I have done 3 changes on other mustangs all with the crap plugs . Pull off boots put a good penetrating oil in there let sit overnight than turn plugs just a bit add more oil let sit for a couple of hours and than go for it and GOOD LUCK !! It has worked for me so far.


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Maybe try running the engine a couple minutes to warm them up also, it will expand them.


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Old 05-05-2015, 04:21 PM   #8
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You need help DM me I've lost count of how many 2 pice spark plug changes I've done and never broke a plug it takes time and patience everyone around me comes to me to do there plugs it's very easy not a pain if done right. I've done mustangs with 100k + and never broke one


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Three tanks of gas with sea foam then drove it for 45 min then started to do the tune up. Used pb blaster and slowly worked the plugs out. All 8 came out whole at 140k.


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You need help DM me I've lost count of how many 2 pice spark plug changes I've done and never broke a plug it takes time and patience everyone around me comes to me to do there plugs it's very easy not a pain if done right. I've done mustangs with 100k + and never broke one


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So you say you've done this before multiple times. Would I be stupid to put the OEM plugs back in and possibly have one break off next time or are all plugs for this generation going to have this problem


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Old 05-05-2015, 09:11 PM   #11
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Use anti seize for spark plugs put it around the bottom pice that gets all the carbon build up and a little on the bottom threads but stay away from the tip of the plug do not get it on the tip or close to it may cause miss fire. I did that then changed them out 10k later down the road for my 1 degree colder plugs and I didn't even have to use the sea foam or any steps they came right out.


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Check out this video on YouTube:

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Why does this master technician think that the 04 had a 3v motor. Unless the trucks got the 3v before the mustangs?
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Why does this master technician think that the 04 had a 3v motor. Unless the trucks got the 3v before the mustangs?
Bc the 04 f150's did have a 3v 5.4 and a 2v 4.6 option For the v8.

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Bc the 04 f150's did have a 3v 5.4 and a 2v 4.6 option For the v8.

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Interesting. I assumed they all would have gotten 3vs at the same time. So does the 04 expy have a 3v as well?
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^^^ Well that would be a truck.


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Why do people call suvs trucks? I have always been bothered by that
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Because it's an F150 with a top on it or vise versa.


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Because it's an F150 with a top on it or vise versa.


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I understand they are built on the same frame but a truck has a bed on it.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #20
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This is true but they share all the same components as far as engine, trans, electronics, etc....
Maybe it's just easier to say "let's take my truck" vs "let's take my SUV" lol
I don't know.


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This is true but they share all the same components as far as engine, trans, electronics, etc....
Maybe it's just easier to say "let's take my truck" vs "let's take my SUV" lol
I don't know.


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It has always somewhat bothered me lol mainly because I hear let's take my truck and I expect an actual truck not some escalade bs
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So you say you've done this before multiple times. Would I be stupid to put the OEM plugs back in and possibly have one break off next time or are all plugs for this generation going to have this problem


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There is now a one piece plug out there you can purchase. Put in an Autolite HT1. It has to say Improved Design with HSS Technology.
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I have owned both a 2005 F150 with the 5.4 3v and now an 05 mustang with the 4.6 3v. Penatrating oil is not the solution. If you can believe it is Brake Clean. Break the plug loose 1/4 turn. Spay brake clean in the port and gently work the plug back and forth. Lubricating it can work but brake clean actually dissolves the carbon from the base and allows the plug to break free without breaking the plug.
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Deep creep all the way never had a issue, works right away


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