Spark plugs - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator
Log In 


2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Spark plugs

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-21-2013, 09:33 PM
Boomer1956 Boomer1956 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Suburb of Chicago
Posts: 64
Boomer1956 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Spark plugs

2007 El Limited, 81K. I am very capable of doing mechanical work. Brakes, ball joints, tie rod ends, o2 sensors, window regulator to name a few. I am very concerned about all the messages about these 5.4's and the spark plug issues. I am considering taking it to my dealer and letting them change the plugs. Any questions I should be asking and about what price can I expect.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2013, 10:50 PM
Boston Mark Boston Mark is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Taxachuttes
Posts: 17
Boston Mark is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've heard the engine has to be COLD COLD COLD!
Like room tempeture cold.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-22-2013, 07:56 AM
thinksnow thinksnow is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 423
thinksnow is starting off with a positive reputation.
I reluctantly did it myself figuring if one breaks I will by the removal tool and go from there. I followed the procedure I found on this site, someone had posted a video link.
-first I did a seafoam induction hot bake.
-using my shop vac and some down sized tubing I picked up from HD I vacuumed all the dirt/sand that finds its way down by the spark plug. You will be surprised at whats down there. You certainly don't want that debris falling down into the cylinder.
-next using a ratchet I gave each plug a 1/4 to 1/2 turn followed by a good dose of PB blaster. Then I let it sit for 2 hours
-from there I used a mini electric impact wrench. The smallest one I could find as space is tight. It certainly took some fanageling on some of the plugs.

Every plug came out without a problem.
Bosch Bare-Tool PS41B 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 1/4-Inch Hex Impact Driver - Amazon.com Bosch Bare-Tool PS41B 12-Volt Max Lithium-Ion 1/4-Inch Hex Impact Driver - Amazon.com

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Boston Mark Boston Mark is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Taxachuttes
Posts: 17
Boston Mark is starting off with a positive reputation.
That IS good news! I'm really glad you took UR time and all went well.
What did the old ones look like? Did You dress the new plugs for next time?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-22-2013, 04:53 PM
thinksnow thinksnow is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 423
thinksnow is starting off with a positive reputation.
I put anti seize all the way up the threads and neck of the new plugs. I have a pic of the old ones but for the life of me cannot figure out how to upload it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-22-2013, 05:58 PM
clarky03 clarky03 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
clarky03 is starting off with a positive reputation.
That's some good info there.ill have to keep that in mind
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spark Plugs and Coil packs Watcher58 Excursion - King of SUVs 16 08-20-2015 04:31 PM
Broken Spark Plugs Dwayne42 2004 - 2008 F150 68 09-13-2014 10:35 AM
Changing spark plugs on 2008 5.4L Platinum08 Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 2 07-06-2014 05:24 AM
4.2 spark plug - any issues? chuckczrxoa 2004 - 2008 F150 9 11-16-2013 07:46 PM
Spark Plug Change for '02 4.0 Liter V6 Wolverine72 Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 6 06-07-2011 03:37 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator

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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - 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