It is extremely important to never exceed the spark plug recommended installation torque. That was when found out what those idiots at Ford designed and used in this engine. Coil bolt and socket are circled in green. Why not throw a grenade at it? All of my friends bought them, built them, raced them, crashed them, you name it. To find the manufacturers recommended torque setting, please enter the spark plug number in the search box. I'm lucky i found an independent mechanic that did not mind changing them. Sometimes it's awkward trying to get torque wrench and whatever applicable fittings in close spaces.
Either of these would result in elevated combustion chamber temperatures, followed by pre-ignition and detonation. If the plugs haven't yet been replaced, I'd consider letting a qualified mechanic do the first plug change to minimize the risk of breaking any plugs. Those buggers look awfully hard to get at in the back. We also stick with the stock plugs ,because these engines seem to not like aftermarket brands. You take that pc of the tool out and you put the second pc in that reverse threads into the metal sleeve that is stuck down in there due to carbon build up then you turn a second nut that pulls that sleeve out kind of like a bearing or flywheel puller in reverse. Routine changing of spark plugs. Repeat process for each spark plug.
. Step 3: Disconnect your negative battery terminal. That night I go to pull the remaining spark plugs and of course the last two also break off inside as well. The spark plug gap is 0. Posted on Mar 24, 2009 My info says 11 ft lbs--motorcraft.
Ford recommends using Motorcraft brand parts when replacing or servicing any of these components. Not having a compressor, I picked up a accessory kit for the shop vac at Home Depot and used that. Ford recommends using synthetic blend oil with a weight of 5W-20. This will ensure easy future removals. The box says 25-27 so i went with something in the middle. The service rep explained that it was so expensive because it is a difficult job and the plugs are prone to break.
I reused all of mine. Use just enough anti-seize to create a thin coat. And those don't include two of the most popular insert solutions. On one application an 8 pound reading was given and another manual stated 17 Ft. Pulling coil out of the plug well. Edit:::::::And you're also right about those boots that Dad wore. The spark plug below has been pre-gapped so no gapping is necessary.
This will be my last Ford!!! Thank god that tool worked and I was able to finish my job. This goes for conical seat spark plugs only! Thanks Tim As stated by our non sparkplugger friend! Lbs assuming the torque wrench is dead on to things like shallow threads, threads which may be shaky from someone getting hamfisted in the past, etc would make me a bit antsy. Step 10: Re-install the coil packs in reverse order of Steps 4-6 above. How to Replace Your Spark Plugs Shall I replace my own spark plugs or get the dealership to do the job? I personally invested in a Timesert system and a digital recording borescope after years of work and dozens, if not a hundred Tritons through my shop, and finally having to deal with it on my 1997 F250. There have been several attempts at class action law suits, there have been photos of trucks I've seen that burned to the ground when it spit the plug because the fuel going into the cylinder that now doesn't have a plug, ignited and started the truck on fire.
Inserting socket into plug well to remove spark plug. Just to Change The Spark Plugs. And to top it off, they are not paying for the defect. The last thing you want is to do is spend money for the parts and put the time into replacing them yourself only to learn from a mechanic that it wasn't done right. Hence the application of a small amount of anti seize to the threads. Most auto techs will tell you that after 80k miles, these plugs can become covered in carbon and actually separate when trying to extract from the engine. Figure out what might be causing your engine to misfire here.
You finally have that spark back in your life! I just used a long pair of pliers and broke it off, just a little bit of pressure will do it and it will break it off at the base where it needs to be broken off at. The area around the spark plugs should be cleaned with compressed air or air in the can to prevent foreign debree from falling into the combustion chamber. Mechanics told me the labor will vary depending on how many spark plugs snap. If it is, here are a few steps to go through to find out the cause. Just turn it for as long as it turns easily, then turn it a little more.
Then tighten the plug as specified below: With a Torque Wrench: Please note there are slight variations in torqueing recommendations between spark plug manufacturers. Set torque wrench to 20ft lbs and work back and forth until free. Allows for ultimate access while staying securely attached to the drive tool. The threads on both the plug and on the cylinder head are soft and can strip easily. I currently have a 2000 f-250,crew cab, 5. An improper sized gap can lead to cylinder misfires or to a plug welding itself together. Go to your local parts store and get the 3V spark plug extractor for broken spark plugs.