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Old 01-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #31
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New solenoids quieted mine down quite a bit. I still have a bit of a diesel quality sound to the idle. I'll be switching to Mobile 1 5w-30 on my next oil change and we will see how she sounds then.
I've also swiched to castrol full syn. 5/30 and for the most part, it runs close to new
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Yes, with a wobble extension you can get them done... The question is does your impact have enough torque to break them free... If it doesn't then just crack them loose by hand and soak em with a good penetrant lube. Then spin them out with the impact...
I just did the plugs on my fathers 3v and my Ridged X4 Impact spun them right out without a single break... I used small burps of the trigger, a wobble extension and kroil..
It's a new 1/2" drive 19v craftsman. But ill probably break them loose by hand with a 1/2" hand ratchet and soak them first like you said. It's my daily driver so when she goes down for surgery like this she has to wake up my Monday
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #33
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Went to the shop today and the mechanic ran a test on this ignition system while driving down the road and found out that #4 and #5 cylinders were showing abnormal readings. So we ordered 2 more ignition coils and changed all 8 spark plugs without much headache. However, #5 plug did break and we extracted using the spark plug extracting tool from napa. I took it for a test drive and it seemed to do the trick to eliminate te overdrive problem.ill post the pics of the job. By the way, the mechanic did say that he changed plugs on several of these year model fords around 100,000 miles and #5 plug always seem to be the main one to go out!
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I only use Chicago Pneumatic for air tools, and I used my 3/8-inch driveimpact for most of the plugs, except for two which were stuck in there good. Had to switch to my 1/2-inch drive impact wrench with 800lb-ft of torque to bust those suckers loose. All turned out good. I'll be replacing my spark plugs every 100,000km from now on.
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I'm happy to report that I just changed out my spark plugs with no issue. Well, my mechanic cousin did all the work.
The truck has 88k miles. I ran two bottles of Seafoam through the gas tank (2 separate fillups) in the past few weeks. We also started work without letting the truck cool down first. Not sure how much effect that had on our success. The plugs came out looking exactly like the pics above. A few of the plugs were making creaking noises as they came out, but my cousin said as long as you don't hear a loud pop we're ok! The whole thing took less than an hour. It helps to remove the ECU plug thing from the passenger side of the firewall.
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