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Old 09-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Help with stripped spark plug!!

Ok so I went to change my plugs and found out one had been stripped before so they put a sleeve on it. My question is when I go get a new sleeve to put it back in how do I know how far to put it in? It seems to just want to keep going? Do I count the rotations on the other plugs and keep it at that depth? Help!!! Lol
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Ok so I went to change my plugs and found out one had been stripped before so they put a sleeve on it. My question is when I go get a new sleeve to put it back in how do I know how far to put it in? It seems to just want to keep going? Do I count the rotations on the other plugs and keep it at that depth? Help!!! Lol
Please take a picture of the time sert and I can help you. Is the sleeve that came out silver or a cooper color that cane out with the plug
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It's silver. Give me a few n I'll post a pic
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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It should be a time-sert 44186 with taper seat Please still take a picture.
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ID:	130006 This is the exact same kind that came out and this is the new one I bought to put in. It has a tool to tap on the top once it's in the hole to expand the knurl.
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This is the exact same kind that came out and this is the new one I bought to put in
The one that came out does it look like my photo?
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No it's the same one in my photo. It's a fix-a-thread 25647. Pepboys.
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No it's the same one in my photo. It's a fix-a-thread 25647. Pepboys.
Ok what I would do is thread your plug into that fix a thread and see how far the tip of the plug sticks out and let me see a photo of it i then can let you know how far to install that insert. The picture I attached is a factory time-sert that ford uses to repair plug blow out.
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It's flush with the bottom of the plug.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #10
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It's going to hard to get it exact with that style insert but if you look in the whole a part of the taper should still be there. Try to install that insert flush with the hole and make sure to use 266 loctite it is the correct loctite for what you are doing. You will have to special order it because no one stocks it. My only concern is if that type of insert back out it may not go back in correctly. Look up online ford time sert kits this is how this repair is suppose to be done. The time sert is installed and then driven into the spark plug hole and locked into place by a flare tool.
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Ok thanks man.
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I was talking to a mechanic today and told him I had been changing my plugs, he told me I should tighten them down to 25... I said I tightened them to 12 he said that's not enough they will just come loose. that nothings going to go wrong if I make them nice and snug ...
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I was talking to a mechanic today and told him I had been changing my plugs, he told me I should tighten them down to 25... I said I tightened them to 12 he said that's not enough they will just come loose. that nothings going to go wrong if I make them nice and snug ...
Don't ever let that "mechanic" get near even your lanwmower. Factory FORD spec is 12 ft lbs. Over tightening on these heads will strip them. You should probably tell him to stop being a dip**** as well.
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The only time you tighten a modular plug more than 12 ft lbs is if they have the insert in them like this then the spec gets bumped up to 21ft lbs trust me I've redone all eight of my holes : p
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You should never tungsten modular plugs to more than 12 ft lbs unless the hole has been previously re-inserted then the spec goes up to 21 ft lbs
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Op, make sure you use green loctite on the incert, it's considered permanent.
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Op, make sure you use green loctite on the incert, it's considered permanent.
You are actually suppose to use LocTite 266. Which is application specific according to Ford and time-sert
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #18
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Really loc tite? The kit I had said to use jb weld and it turned out fine
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