Need Detailed Instructions for V-10 Spark Plug Change - Page 5 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Go Back  Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Modular V10 (6.8l)
Reload this Page >

Need Detailed Instructions for V-10 Spark Plug Change

Notices
Modular V10 (6.8l)  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Need Detailed Instructions for V-10 Spark Plug Change

Reply

 
 
 
  #61  
Old 02-26-2017, 08:56 AM
Dhyme's Avatar
Dhyme
Dhyme is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 23
Dhyme is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'll look into the different sockets theory. I thank you all very much for the quick responses.
 

Last edited by Dhyme; 02-26-2017 at 09:08 AM. Reason: double post.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 02-26-2017, 09:01 AM
Dhyme's Avatar
Dhyme
Dhyme is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 23
Dhyme is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
What kit did you buy? Were there no instructions with it?
It is a OEM Fix-A-Thread. (Spark plug repair size M14 - 1.25)
 
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 02-26-2017, 09:24 AM
Dhyme's Avatar
Dhyme
Dhyme is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 23
Dhyme is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by z31freakify View Post
STOP!!!! If it's one of the Heli coil save a thread (the ones with the sert that look like a spring) you will damage the thread or worst and possibly head removal would be necessary.
This one is the same as Timesert but do eat come with the price tag I have used it in one of the work trucks, it has 30k+ miles on the fix.

Heli-Coil Sav-A Thread Spark Plug Repair Kit | eBay
Yes, that is the identical type of thread repair that I bought.
I'm pleased to know that it is a proven system.
Now... I'm thinking about using a Makita saw with a metal cutting blade to grind down the tap to a smaller socket. That's assuming that a different socket brand won't work. Fingers crossed. (While I can cross them, saw might take one or two.)
 
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 02-26-2017, 12:12 PM
Sam I Am's Avatar
Sam I Am
Sam I Am is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 1,380
Sam I Am has a good reputation on FTE.Sam I Am has a good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by z31freakify View Post
STOP!!!! If it's one of the Heli coil save a thread (the ones with the sert that look like a spring) you will damage the thread or worst and possibly head removal would be necessary.
This one is the same as Timesert but do eat come with the price tag I have used it in one of the work trucks, it has 30k+ miles on the fix.

Heli-Coil Sav-A Thread Spark Plug Repair Kit | eBay
Definitely not the same as Time-Sert.
If I had to do it over again knowing what I know now I would still spend the money for the Time-Sert kit. It has better quality inserts with more and better quality tools.
And the instructions included with the kit are foolproof.
 
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 02-26-2017, 04:06 PM
Dhyme's Avatar
Dhyme
Dhyme is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 23
Dhyme is starting off with a positive reputation.
YEESSS!!! I didn't lose any fingers. I grinded half of the tap to a 5/8. Moving forward to the next step soon as the weather allows.
 
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 01-06-2018, 08:25 AM
Dhyme's Avatar
Dhyme
Dhyme is offline
New User
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 23
Dhyme is starting off with a positive reputation.
To give a very late update. I've completed the task a few times. Thanks everyone.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
steverinaz
5.0L Coyote
0
10-19-2017 09:45 PM
IJRoorda
1968-2013 Full Size Vans
22
07-25-2017 09:41 AM
German Joe
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
23
02-08-2017 01:56 PM
mattf76
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
5
11-12-2016 09:48 AM
62bugman
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
7
03-29-2016 01:01 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Need Detailed Instructions for V-10 Spark Plug Change


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.