Broken spark plug in head procedure.

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by KIMMER, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. KIMMER

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  2. rojizostang

    rojizostang i love my cams S197 Team Member

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    well, now you just jinxed everyone! j/k thanks for the info
     
  3. Snakebyte94

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    This si just great. Why would Ford design something that would give Mustang owners this much trouble????
     
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  4. oman_cobra

    oman_cobra Lethal Mustang

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    excellent thread... i got saved by that PDF file..
     
  5. james432

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    where can we get that tool just incase i brake on off..if i have the tool it wont happen thats my luck,if i dont have it it will break lol
     
  6. andyman

    andyman what a mess... S197 Team Member

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    dammit i need to change the plugs but now im too scared.
     
  7. andyman

    andyman what a mess... S197 Team Member

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    welp changed the plugs, it went very smoothly. In the video it says to do it on a warm engine, I did it when mine was HOT with some gloves on. All I really did carefully was SLOWLY and SMOOTHLY add pressure to the wrench (as well as let the plugs soak in PBlaster for a while).
     
  8. EvlMnky

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    i just did mine on my 07 with 32,000 miles. sprayed some PB Blaster! in there and let it sit for about 2hrs and all 8 came out fairly easy.
     
  9. Sonicblurr05

    Sonicblurr05 Sonic Blue FTW!

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    One of my buddy...just had it happen on his 2v....sucksss
     
  10. Wicked One

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    These guys also did a video on replacing cams, I can't find it anywhere, can you help?
     
  11. Miracle

    Miracle "Shall not be infringed"

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    Subscribing for when it comes time to put some Brisk plugs in after the KB install.
     
  12. FalconGTHO

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    So, ironically, I just learned of this issue from my Grabber Orange site last night. Right away I went out and removed a plug to see how bad it is. It came out with normal effort, but, I only have 4600 miles. My immediate thought was to buy new, one piece replacements. Now, after having searched the threads, maybe not.

    Is there an over the (parts) counter one piece replacement for stock engines thats NOT Champion? I wouldnt put Champs in a lawn mower. If not, is there a special kind of anti seize to use or just w/e is on the shelf?
     
  13. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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  14. kleistang

    kleistang Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    wish they make a vid about broken phasers
     
  15. FalconGTHO

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    Thanks. Thats what was mentioned before. Looks like I need to make a special 20$ trip to the Ford man. What a PITA.
     
  16. kleistang

    kleistang Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    awsome tools and at all but wouldnt it been easier if they designed the heads with freaking normal plugs from the begining
     
  17. Miracle

    Miracle "Shall not be infringed"

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    True story.... but you have to work with what you have. Which is why I am glad aftermarket companies have introduced a traditional, one piece plug. :)
     
  18. onequicktang

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    I just changed my factory plugs. I have 15,000. They were a pain, but didn't break. I dont see were pb blaster would help because its the long shaft that rusts into the cylinder. changing on a hot engine makes sense, buts goes against every law of working on aluminum.
     
  19. justintx75

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    i have an 06 gt w/ 100k and i just changed mine-- well 6 out of 8 came out fine the last two where a pita but they came on out. my advice to everyone is to change them before 50k and use the special antiseize on the reinstall of the new ones.If you do a lot of idling or stop and go driving then do them early before they get stuck in the hole.
     
  20. andyman

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    round 3 of plug change, the last round was done at the shop but the same plugs went in. These came out stupid easy and now brisk one-piece plugs are in (at .035) so it's nice to not have to worry about breaking a plug again.