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Old 08-12-2017, 12:02 PM   #431
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that is ordered the bur bit...not but bit
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No worries. Here's an active thread with a similar problem you're dealing with. Page two has info for using a tap to cut new threads in it. Good luck.

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #433
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Another set changed. 90K on original plugs (original owner). 7 whole, one broken (#2, second plug on passenger side)

My data:

cold engine, disconnected battery, removed engine computer (did not remove computer bracket or battery)

plugs cracked 1/8 turn then ~8-9 ml of Ford's carburetor cleaner (3 squirts from a 3 cc syringe -- helps to have a spouse who is a veterinarian )

left overnight to soak in

hand tools only --

next morning, blew out each hole to remove the carb cleaner (with a paper towel over the hole to absorb/control splatter)

per Ford procedure, tightened the 1/8 turn, then back-forth a few times to gradually work the plug loose

The Lisle 65600 kit instantly paid for itself when #2 broke off. I was blessed that (i) it was #2, so I had a straight shot in the first time I ever used the tool, and (ii) #4 and #8 didn't break!!

Almost no roughness on restart. Ran fine and no check engine light on the run up to the auto parts store to pick up an oil filter.

Thanks to all those that posted here!
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