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Old 07-11-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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That doesn't sound good!

So, on my way to work this morning I heard a small ticking and then it became a loud ticking. The next thing that I know I pulled over, looked under the hood, and found a torn up in injection coil and spark plug laying on the top of my motor.

I need y'all's opinion. Is this an easy fix? Can I go buy a replacement coil at the local auto parts store and then put a new one in there along with a new spark plug? Or is it better to take it to my usual shop and just let them do it? I noticed that the spark plug had some of the porcelain chipped on it. Is that still down in there or did it probably blow out like the rest of it?

Thanks for the comments and suggestions in advance guys!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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I'd check the threads in the head if there good just put a new plug in it. If the threads are messed up you'll need to get a heli-coil kit and re tap it never personally done it but heard its a pita
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If it is repairable, you might want to check the rest of your plugs and make sure they're not backing off.
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Thanks guys for those suggestions! I think I am going to take some time on Friday to go ahead and change all of my spark plugs out and replace the damage coil. Here's another question though:

What are some suggestions on spark plugs? Brands? Should I stay with Motorcraft? Or should I go with something else?

And what's the difference between things like copper, platinum, double platinum, iridium? Are there any certain types or brands that I should stay away from? Thanks again in advance!
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I have the diamond e 3 and love them
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these worked wonders when i switched to these
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Motorcraft Platinum? Should I by a whole new set of coils also? Like the accel ones?
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Motorcraft Platinum? Should I by a whole new set of coils also? Like the accel ones?
Just ask for the factory plugs
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No regular motorcraft are fine and just replace the damaged coil unless u have money to waste on an entire set
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I just wrote on another thread about this same thing. Warning people if they hear that sound what it is. That sux
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Motorcraft Platinum? Should I by a whole new set of coils also? Like the accel ones?
Don't buy Accel anything, ever. If you want aftermarket ignition parts MSD is the only way to go.
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