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Old 08-19-2016, 05:29 PM
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Needing to rent Time-sert tools

Going to be putting an engine in my truck and thought it would be a good preventative measure to go ahead and put inserts in all 8 holes while the engine is out. But, with all the crap I've been/ am going through, the last thing in the budget right now is another $400 for the tool. Does anyone have a set they would be willing to rent me or know where to rent one? I'm in the Kansas City area.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:02 AM
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In my opinion it is unnecessary to tap out the spark plug holes unless the threads are already damaged. Install the plugs tighter than the original Ford specification and there should be no problems. Also, don't leave them in long enough for them to back out.
The inserts themselves are $11+ apiece.
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In my opinion it is unnecessary to tap out the spark plug holes unless the threads are already damaged. Install the plugs tighter than the original Ford specification and there should be no problems. Also, don't leave them in long enough for them to back out.
The inserts themselves are $11+ apiece.
Which is less than $100 for a v8, until taxes. If he can save money by renting a tool instead of shelling out 400ish for it, it would be good insurance. I wouldn't build a 2v modular without doing something about the factory plug threads. No. Freakin. Way
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IF he can find a way to use a tool cheap.

call a machine shop.. ask what it would be for them to do the repair/upgrade..

might be cheaper then the 500...

I would NOT do the change.. better plugs and anti-seize . because not ALL of the engines have this problem. change plugs every year or 2 and use a torque wrench.


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I only found one machine shop that would touch a complete engine and they want $35 a hole. My plan was to do all 8 plugs (if I could find the tool) and replace all of the exhaust manifold bolts before it goes in the truck. But as of now it seems the manifolds will be the only ones getting attention.
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Have you looked at Freedomracing.com: Ford Lincoln Mazda Tools - Specialty Tools
Rental catalog? It might be an option that can save you some cash.

The other option is Ebay and buy a used set.
Here are some of the guys I buy from and they are very helpful.
5hunter | eBay

I have used these people longer
blackhatauction | eBay

Both sell retired dealer service tools at a good price, You could buy
the tool then turn around and resell it after your done.

Best of luck in your search.


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