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Old 10-16-2011, 07:19 PM   #11
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Im glad it helped you. Good to know the extractions went well. Did the porcelain break off on any of them?
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The porcelain broke while trying to remove #8 (I think is what you were asking about.) Meaning, when I went to remove it, it snapped off right at the point where the nut separate from the tip.
However, on 5 & 7, the nut separated from the tip first, then I broke the plug off, so I could use the tool to push the porcelain into the tip, then used the extractor to pull the tip out. Nothing fell into the cylinder. Before I removed the tip, I vacuumed any chips out, created from using the pusher tool.

Pretty neat tool for the removal. Simple and effective.

Picture is in order of engine position. 1-4 (none broken) then 5-8 (5,7 & 8) broken.
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Thanks for lettin me know u finished it, Great job I hope I have this good of luck! How many miles was on yours?? I only have 36,xxx on my 04 and I wanna change them now just to maybe help not having problems in the future with it. I think I asked u in my message but since u finished and didn't break any would u wanna sell me ur lisle tool or somthin?? And again thanks for this great write up and congratulating
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Thanks for lettin me know u finished it, Great job I hope I have this good of luck! How many miles was on yours?? I only have 36,xxx on my 04 and I wanna change them now just to maybe help not having problems in the future with it. I think I asked u in my message but since u finished and didn't break any would u wanna sell me ur lisle tool or somthin?? And again thanks for this great write up and congratulating
My truck has just under 75K so the fact that you are doing it early will lesson your chances of breaking plugs. PM sent in regards to the Lisle tool.
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Ok so I've been thinking about this plug change and about the using of carb cleaner to soften and break up the carbon and the pb blaster to lube, well what about using seafaom's deep creep? Would that not be using the seafaom and lube all in one since it's recommended to run sea foam before the change?? Or why couldnt you use straight seefaom in the spark plug hole after u crack the plug open 1/8 of a turn and let the seafaom do what it supposedly does best?? And maybe shoot a little pb blaster in there with the seafaom?? Just seems that if seafaom is so good at breaking down carbon and deposits then pouring it straight in like that would really break it down right?? Just my thinking someone else give me their opinion on this please??
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Ok so I've been thinking about this plug change and about the using of carb cleaner to soften and break up the carbon and the pb blaster to lube, well what about using seafaom's deep creep? Would that not be using the seafaom and lube all in one since it's recommended to run sea foam before the change?? Or why couldnt you use straight seefaom in the spark plug hole after u crack the plug open 1/8 of a turn and let the seafaom do what it supposedly does best?? And maybe shoot a little pb blaster in there with the seafaom?? Just seems that if seafaom is so good at breaking down carbon and deposits then pouring it straight in like that would really break it down right?? Just my thinking someone else give me their opinion on this please??
I dont see what that would hurt. After talking to several mechanics about this they all do it a little different and use different stuff, I chose PB blaster because I have it and it works on everything else and carb cleaner because I know it breaks up carbon. Doing a seafoam treatment was something I had considered but didnt do for some reason, not sure why. lol I think as long as you get something down in there to soften up the crud after you break the plugs loose it will help greatly.
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I just ordered mc sp507 i saw you stated you uses a different plug did i order the wrong ones!
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I just ordered mc sp507 i saw you stated you uses a different plug did i order the wrong ones!
If i remember right those are the non platinum ones. Im not sure if thats bad or not but i know the truck came with platinums stock. Where did you order them from?
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If i remember right those are the non platinum ones. Im not sure if thats bad or not but i know the truck came with platinums stock. Where did you order them from?
Orileys and they are platinum pkugs maybe just dif temp burning plugs?
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Dont mean to highjack youre thread but i started and got all the cop off and some of the tops of the plugs are white as if it is corosion on them. What could this mean?
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