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Old 05-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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I was just watching a show, Truck U and they mentioned that Ford Truck motors use 2 piece spark plugs! I had never heard this but from what they were saying, over time due to heat and cooling they will contract and expaned. This will allow carbon build up and make it increadably difficult to get the plugs out over time. Basically they were saying that they will break and then you will need to take it to a shop to get it out or carbon will drop into the cylinder. They suggested that the sooner you get the stock plugs out of the motor the better.

So my question is, is this true? And if so, what plugs are you all using?

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Rubbish. Don't watch Truck U. Rhymes with something else, is all I can say about them. Thanks
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Yeah, I believe they used the two piece plugs in the earlier V8's, but after 07 moved to conventional plugs.
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yeah I started watching the show, and after about a month I was over it... horrible TV personalities... and the stuff they talk about is kinda stupid, lol

Matt Steele is a cool guy and all; I've met him in person at a Truck's Gone Wild event here in Lakeland Florida, but he's no TV actor
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It IS true, but I think they failed to mention which years that pertains too... 04-05 have the plug issue, not your 09... You will be fine...
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I have watched it a few times and it seems to me like one big infomercial
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Plug problems were only from 04' to early 07'. They make special tools to extract the plug if it breaks.
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Good news and thanks all. I dont watch the show just flipping through and they were working on Ford trucks so stopped to watch. Glad to hear they are no longer using that type of spark plug
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Plug problems were only from 04' to early 07'. They make special tools to extract the plug if it breaks.
to assist the mechanic from breaking it. is what I've been told. but it doesn't always work.
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I bet the guy who came up with the two piece plug was fired pretty quickly for his genius discovery. Great idea! Why on earth would you make something in two pieces when that object is going to have rotational torque applied to it? That is like a two piece wood screw, i think i will go with the screw that is one solid piece.
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