Good instructions, nice pics. Thanks to the OP on this matter. Subaru owner....
, just helping a friend out since I can turn a wrench or two and help him save a little cash in the process.
5 hours, 45 minutes of which searching for my tube of dielectric grease, and many kid interruptions.
I found only having to use a universal on #7 for spark plug removal. A variety of lengths of extensions and tape for the others. The COP 7mm bolts I removed with a 1/4" Kobalt rachet set, except partially for #7. I assume the FPR or something on the fuel rail causes clearance issues in this vicinity, at least it looks like a FPR, lol... but I was able to use a the kobalt 1/4" rachet and a slightly shorter 6 point socket (not part of the kit, but from another long past broken and dispersed socket set) on that particular COP bolt w/o removing the rail or using a universal. Tried using several 7mm wrenches on as well, but seemed like it was going to strip on me.
7 by far the worst of the job. The rear 4 and 8 are scary looking at first and were conquered with a bit of climbing and reaching. I removed the connectors to the injectors as I went along the bank... Plugs came out with no issues, Followed torque specs of 28ftlbs on replacement, 2002 4.6L.... unknown mileage since last change.
Anyway, thanks again Otto for sharing. Thought I'd reciprocate my experience from flat 4 to F-150 for a day