Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2004 - 2008 F150 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Ford F150's with 5.4 V8, 4.6 V8 or 4.2 V6 engine
SPONSORED BY:
Click HereAdvertisement

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #31  
Old 07-10-2011, 03:33 PM
autonoz autonoz is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 113
autonoz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dos0711 View Post
I got all 8 of mine out using carb cleaner...none broke. Follow the TSB and take your time...you'll be golden!
How many miles and what brand carb cleaner?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-29-2011, 08:40 PM
paulsan paulsan is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 4
paulsan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile Changed on 2004 5.4

Thanks for the many threads on this topic. I purchased a 2004 F-150 with 88,000 miles on it. I ordered the Lisle LIS65600 as added insurance. I ran two tanks of Lucas injector cleaner before attempting.

I didn't have to remove any of the air system or fuel rails. I did remove the computer to get to #1 properly.

Although I followed the TSB and many recommendations, I did have #6 and #8 break. #8 looked unusually bad and didn't look like some of the carbon was even lose. The other 6 that came out all were tight and squeeked most of the way out which made for a lot of anxiety especially on #1 and #5. The electrode was worn down quite a bit on all of them.

The Lisle tool was a life saver. I needed to purchase an extended 15/16" socket to make it work but I had all the extensions from change on my former V-10.

I used the Sea-Fome because it had more lubricant than carb cleaner. The 6 that came out clean had lots of build up that had broken down.

With hindsight, I think I would have avoided #6 breaking had I done the procedure before but #8 would have broken no matter what.

The engine is running great now and I'm sure that the milage will get back to normal.

Thanks again to everyone who pioneered this!

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-29-2011, 09:58 PM
Ted928 Ted928 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlton, NY
Posts: 114
Ted928 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have read these thread for years and I don't remembering seeing anyone breaking a plug while using kroil. I used kroil and did not break any with 18k miles.
Has anyone broken a plug while using kroil???
__________________
2005 SCREW 5.4L
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Beechkid Beechkid is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,183
Beechkid is a splendid one to beholdBeechkid is a splendid one to beholdBeechkid is a splendid one to beholdBeechkid is a splendid one to beholdBeechkid is a splendid one to beholdBeechkid is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted928 View Post
I have read these thread for years and I don't remembering seeing anyone breaking a plug while using kroil. I used kroil and did not break any with 18k miles.
Has anyone broken a plug while using kroil???
That's why i used "Yield". like Kroil, it has mineral spriits to act as a lubrocant, but it's penetrating qualities are even better than Kroil IMHO.
__________________
Member: Never trust a person over 40 who drives a Chevy club
Flatheads ain't so bad!
Certified backyard mechanic I & II
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-04-2012, 03:18 PM
johngeorge johngeorge is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 60
johngeorge is starting off with a positive reputation.
I Love this post! I started my wife's 106,000 mile '06 Expy last night and let it run to operating temp. Removed COP's and cracked each plug about 1/16th to 1/8th turn. Sprayed PB Blaster in each hole. Let it soak over night. Today, using the easy back and forth technique, all eight came out in one piece. I am ecstatic to say the least. I'm thinking of putting my new, never used extraction tool on the mantle as a reminder of how lucky I am.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM
autonoz autonoz is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 113
autonoz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by johngeorge View Post
I Love this post! I started my wife's 106,000 mile '06 Expy last night and let it run to operating temp. Removed COP's and cracked each plug about 1/16th to 1/8th turn. Sprayed PB Blaster in each hole. Let it soak over night. Today, using the easy back and forth technique, all eight came out in one piece. I am ecstatic to say the least. I'm thinking of putting my new, never used extraction tool on the mantle as a reminder of how lucky I am.
Did the same with a 05 with 90,000 miles on it. Only let soak for one hour though. All eight came out. No breakage. Brand new extraction tool sitting in tool box.
__________________
04 F350-Sinister EGR cooler, Sinister coolant filter, Blue fuel spring, Scan gauge II, EGT and fuel pressure gauge on pillar.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 11-04-2012, 06:09 PM
johngeorge johngeorge is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 60
johngeorge is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by johngeorge View Post
I Love this post! I started my wife's 106,000 mile '06 Expy last night and let it run to operating temp. Removed COP's and cracked each plug about 1/16th to 1/8th turn. Sprayed PB Blaster in each hole. Let it soak over night. Today, using the easy back and forth technique, all eight came out in one piece. I am ecstatic to say the least. I'm thinking of putting my new, never used extraction tool on the mantle as a reminder of how lucky I am.
I forgot to add that I did run 1/2 can of Seafoam through the vacuum line from the brake booster and a can and a half in the tank before doing this.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-21-2014, 07:19 PM
AuToMoSeS AuToMoSeS is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
AuToMoSeS is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for all the idears! Glad I did my homework before starting the job. The moment I attempted to break the #6 spark plug loose (that was the misfire code) I heard a crackle, it sounded like porcelin cracking, I loosened it a few more clicks then sprayed it with ford rust penetrant & inhibitor (the old stuff, they don't make it no more) I left it sit overnight. Next day I warmed up the engine, the worked it both directions, then the plug unscrewed, but the lower section stayed in. Fortunately, I already bought the Lisle 65600 extractor tool. I followed the directions and it worked well. Now for the other seven. I started on the #5 next, this time I used my 3/8 impact gun and it came right out. next #7, used the impact again but this one left the electrode behind. As for the other 5 plugs, I used the impact gun, but only giving it short bursts on the low setting Like zap..zap..zap.and zapped them all out without breaking another. Method, coincidence or just plain luck, who knows.
All in all, they are easier to access than the previous model and even if they do break, it not so bad.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 07-21-2014, 07:25 PM
AuToMoSeS AuToMoSeS is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
AuToMoSeS is starting off with a positive reputation.
I really don't think lubricating does anything but protect the threads. If the lower section is in the combustion chamber and carbon has it stuck, it's gonna break, that's why I think the vibration of the impact has the best chance of working.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 07:25 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F150

Tags
150, 2000, 2004, 2006, 54, change, f150, flex, ford, fuel, plug, plugs, removal, replacement, spark, sparkplug, sparkplugs, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
#8 5.4 Cylinder COP/Plug Change JWA 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 0 01-17-2014 07:42 AM
Today is the day...changing plugs! mhopton 2007+ Expedition & Navigator 6 10-12-2013 07:54 PM
Second Plug Change after TSB bridge 2004 - 2008 F150 5 11-02-2010 05:46 PM
Best Glow Plug kidoo Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 4 09-28-2003 08:02 PM
Spark Plugs for 95 F150 TallPaul 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 11-15-2001 08:14 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup