Beforehand there was only a single software out there to take away broken spark plugs on Ford 5.4 engines used in Ford trucks, Expeditions, Mustangs etcetera. Read on to come across out about a new instrument that uses a distinctive approach to deal with this difficulty, but first a speedy recap As stated in a prevoius post when removing spark plugs in 2004 and newer 5.4 Ford engines the spark plugs can break leaving the metallic sleeve (floor electrode shield) in the spark plug gap. The threaded aspect comes out but the remaining part stays in and can be a actual headache take away.
Ford initially made a removal tool kit (Rotunda 303-1203 Broken Separated Spark Plug Remover) for removing the spark plug sleeve when the spark plug breaks apart upon removing. The difficulty that a lot of persons have ran into nevertheless, is removing the porcelain so the 303-1203 can be used! Ford has built a software (Rotunda 303-1398) for getting rid of the porcelain, but it has pins bundled that are glued into the center of the spark plug that can only be utilised once. Calvan has begun creating equivalent instruments that get the job done in the very same style as the Rotunda tools (Calvan ET391 & CAL 39200) and they cost MUCH considerably less. The option that I recommend is the Lisle 65600. The Lisle kit employs a distinctive method to clear away the damaged spark plug. it pushes the caught porcelain further more down with out breaking it to let place for the puller to tap into the electrode defend. I have personally shown this device at a neighborhood shop to present how straightforward it is to use. I had the broken spark plug out inside of minutes. We sell the 303-1203, the Calvan possibilities and the Lisle 65600 – We present the details and recommend the Lisle, but we provide the other options so our customers can come to a decision which route they want to take.
- Spray penetrating oil (Ford recommends Kroil) into the spark plug recess prior to loosening.
- A bit loosen the spark plugs at initial to permit the oil to seep down all-around the shield.
- Allow soak for a minimal of fifteen minutes right after loosening.
- Substitute with one particular piece spark plugs (in late 2008 Ford switched to a one piece style).
- If re-working with the outdated design apply antisieze to the electrode shield (careful to avoid electrode).