DIY spark plugs??? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



EcoBoost (all engine sizes) 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost V6, 2.7 Twin Turbo EcoBoost V6, 2.3l/2.0L I4 EcoBoost Engines

DIY spark plugs???

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-14-2012, 08:42 AM
ltatkinson's Avatar
ltatkinson ltatkinson is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 182
ltatkinson is starting off with a positive reputation.
DIY spark plugs???

This might sound dumb but I have owned diesels since 1999 and lease cars for the wife. My 1993 Mustang is old school. What I am trying to say is I kave no idea how to deal with these spark packs. I found on you tube how to unplug them but do I just pull them off after that? I want to check the gap on my 2013 Ecoboost. I dont want to break something doing so. Thanks for any tips.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-14-2012, 07:35 PM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maine, Virginia
Posts: 25,182
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltatkinson View Post
This might sound dumb but I have owned diesels since 1999 and lease cars for the wife. My 1993 Mustang is old school. What I am trying to say is I kave no idea how to deal with these spark packs. I found on you tube how to unplug them but do I just pull them off after that? I want to check the gap on my 2013 Ecoboost. I dont want to break something doing so. Thanks for any tips.

Tim
Are you having an issue with your truck?

The coil packs are attached by one screw. Unscrew the coil pack and simply pull it away from the plug. The coil may separate between the tube and the coil head, simply put it back together.


I would take the truck tot he dealer and have it looked at if you suspect an issue.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-15-2012, 08:54 AM
ltatkinson's Avatar
ltatkinson ltatkinson is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 182
ltatkinson is starting off with a positive reputation.
No I'm not having an issue just figured I would check to see what the gap was at. A lot of people seem to say that that is an issue with their truck. I was at Livernois's and they said both their trucks needed to be regapped to 32. They said the truck was noticeably smoother after doing that.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2012, 12:30 PM
NASSTY's Avatar
NASSTY NASSTY is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ME
Posts: 2,096
NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.NASSTY has a great reputation on FTE.
I tightened the gaps on my plugs. It's really easy to do on these engines.
Yes just unplug the coil, remove the screw and pull the coil off.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2012, 08:33 AM
ltatkinson's Avatar
ltatkinson ltatkinson is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 182
ltatkinson is starting off with a positive reputation.
Nassty did you notice a difference?

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-26-2012, 09:06 PM
Boss9F100's Avatar
Boss9F100 Boss9F100 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 1,869
Boss9F100 has a very good reputation on FTE.Boss9F100 has a very good reputation on FTE.Boss9F100 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltatkinson View Post
Nassty did you notice a difference?

Tim
From SHop manual.

<center>
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/CalypsoCoralBoss302/1966%20F250%20352%20Red%20Red/SparkPlugsEcoBoost_zps6df072b1.jpg">
<br/><br/>
</center>
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-28-2012, 06:38 AM
ltatkinson's Avatar
ltatkinson ltatkinson is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 182
ltatkinson is starting off with a positive reputation.
I must have fat hands. I cant grab these things. I just put the cover back on and will wait for nicer weather to mess with. I was tugging and tugging with no luck. But way to cold to spend to much time fooling around. With my luck something will break and just make my day, for something I am not sure if it really needs to be done. Thanks for all the info.

Happy Holidays
Tim
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spark Plug Coils makthenif 1997 - 2003 F150 6 04-24-2014 09:49 AM
autolite spark plugs-double platinum-which ones? mark4000 Ranger & B-Series 6 02-07-2012 01:46 PM
spark plugs aking225 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 35 12-04-2010 11:19 AM
94 f 250 spark plugs rusted in.grrrrrrr fordinmudd 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 20 05-27-2010 11:59 AM
spark plug replacement BlackHeaders Expedition & Navigator 19 11-05-2005 03:46 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.


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.