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Old 06-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #991
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It doesn't take much. They go from loose to instantly tight in a second. I'm glad I have an inch-lbs torque wrench... I've stripped a few bolts on my bike thinking I'm just snuggling it up.
Did you use a standard spark plug socket? 5/8 or 13/16?
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I believe that is supposed to be 11 ft/lbs, just barely tight. A lot of cracked plugs result from over torquing.
Is it 11 inch/lbs or 11 ft/lbs? I am trying to gather all information together to change out my plugs but I see some conflicting info.
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Are you sure one didn't get cracked during installation? I still would have gapped them to .030 regardless of what it said on the box.
about to find out......ill keep ya posted
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Are you sure one didn't get cracked during installation? I still would have gapped them to .030 regardless of what it said on the box.
All of mine were gapped to .030. Mine had a rough idle and stupid me left off a connection to one of the coil packs. I caught it right away and the truck only idled for about 20 seconds.
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Is it 11 inch/lbs or 11 ft/lbs? I am trying to gather all information together to change out my plugs but I see some conflicting info.
Inch/pounds

For the love if God I can't see how complicated this is becoming.

Gently snug them down with a ratchet and be done with it.

I'm all about buying new tools for the rollaway, but seriously people....
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Inch/pounds

For the love if God I can't see how complicated this is becoming.

Gently snug them down with a ratchet and be done with it.

I'm all about buying new tools for the rollaway, but seriously people....
For the love of God? What does God have to do with a question about spark plugs? How about if you don't like the question then move on and don't comment. I mean I believe in including God in my everyday life but not spark plugs lol. Thanks for adding no value. Just trying to do things correctly since Ford apparently didn't try to do things right the first time.
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For the love of God? What does God have to do with a question about spark plugs? How about if you don't like the question then move on and don't comment. I mean I believe in including God in my everyday life but not spark plugs lol. Thanks for adding no value. Just trying to do things correctly since Ford apparently didn't try to do things right the first time.
I added value, I answered the question, then added some more.
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Took them out and regapped at 85k mi due to mild miss at WOT. Most in low 40s. Gapped35 and put em back. Now...Occasional miss at cold start and warm up now. Got the 534s a week or so ago. I'll put them in in next few days and see what happens. If they look interesting I'll attach a pic w odo behind them
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Just did mine, all the old ones were gapped .042 new ones .030 from stealership. For some reason I got a P068A check engine code, had Autozone clear it. Unfortunaltely I broke 2 red tabs that hold the coil plug on, anyone know if there is a easy way to fix that?
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Just did mine, all the old ones were gapped .042 new ones .030 from stealership. For some reason I got a P068A check engine code, had Autozone clear it. Unfortunaltely I broke 2 red tabs that hold the coil plug on, anyone know if there is a easy way to fix that?
I broke a couple of mine, no biggie, they stay on fine.
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