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Spark Plugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by GEORGETOWN, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. GEORGETOWN

    GEORGETOWN Well-Known Member

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    I called the local Ford Dealer and asked them how much to change my spark plugs and they told me $340.00 for labor,plus an additional $25.00 per spark plug and if one breaks it is $85.00 and if two or more break then it will be $170.00. So I was looking at a possible $700.00 to change out some spark plugs. So I was sitting home tonight and just decided, F*ck it!! I can do these without them breaking! :cheers: I went outside popped the hood and removed the coils (that was a B*tch!!!) then after I removed the coils I sprayed some WD40 on each spark plug an slowly but surley got all 8 out without breaking any and saving $340.00 on labor! Now first thing tomorrow I got to buy some plugs and coils! lol I just decided to do the job without the parts!! lol
    Weird thing though, I few of the plugs had metal shavings on them when I removed them.

    Attached is the pic of the plugs I just took out. The gap on the plugs were pretty big!
     

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    That's weird. Those aren't the extended reach plugs that break. What year is your truck and what engine is in it?
     
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    Yeah those weren't the extended reach plugs that are supposed to be in tgere.. Weird. Here is the OEM plug... This is why they are $27.00 each

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    Hmmm I'm gonna order some up. I only did the number 8 while I was on my trip due to necessity but want to replace them all
     
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    My truck is an 03 with a 5.4 and I see Tallsville has the same year so maybe the 03 had different spark plugs. Definetly something to go to the ford dealship and double check!
     
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    Very good point. This answer would be great for clarification. Maybe the plugs I have are for the 3valve motors only
     
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    Hmmmm interesting.. So 2005 was the first year for my style plug according to that site.. Must be because of the 3valve heads
     
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    I my ego was going good because I was feeling all proud that I didnt break my spark plugs then come to find out mine arent the ones that break!! lol
     

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