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1988 E250 CW 460 (7.5L) - How to replace spark plugs

 
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:21 PM
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1988 E250 CW 460 (7.5L) - How to replace spark plugs

Trying to give my engine a tune up and can not get to the No's 1 & 2 spark plugs (Pass side, closest to front of engine. No 4 is no picnic either (driver's side, front). Any advice (besides pull the engine)?

It's no wonder that the other's I've been able to access look like they've been there for decades.
 
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:24 PM
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Ok, I’ll answer my own question, again. Using a 3/8 drive socket, two 8” extensions, and two universals before the plug socket, go in through the aft most opening in the passenger wheel well, aiming for the front of the engine. Having a second person helping to then aim the socket into the plug recess was critical. Definitely a two person job...The Number Two socket is pretty easy to get to through the same opening in the passenger wheel well. Number 5 is relatively easy with an extension and a universal.

The hodgepodge of extensions and universals needed to get to spark plug number 1
 
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Trying to give my engine a tune up and can not get to the No's 1 & 2 spark plugs (Pass side, closest to front of engine. No 4 is no picnic either (driver's side, front). Any advice (besides pull the engine)?

It's no wonder that the other's I've been able to access look like they've been there for decades.
As far as reaching them, you just have to do it how you did it and use however many extensions, wobbles, and U-joints it takes to get the socket to it.
You got your #4 wrong for a 460.


 
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^^^^ That's a great reference image of the various Ford engines we encounter here---thanks for posting it Sam I Am!

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