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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:28 PM
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People, please read the TSB on removing the plugs from our 5.4 motors before attempting to change them, if not you will have a hell of a time and will need to buy the Lisle tool. Helped a buddy, for free, to finish his, he broke all but 1 and then came and got me, I ask him if he read the TBS and he said what? We got it with the Lisle tool, and without it you will also have them break. I had mine changed at around 75000 with none breaking, his had 81000 and all but 1 broke, here are some pic for your viewing pleasure.

Yes these plugs are a bear, but if done right you will have good results.





Again, please read the TSB on removing our plugs...it is on this site!





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it really makes you wonder what the engineers were thinking when they designed this type of plug.

nice post....pictures were a nice touch....i've never actually seen the aftermath of the plug issue myself

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God, I would never want to go through a broken spark plug. A flush break along the head and I think I would start crying. Fantastic post Pete!




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Thanks man, thing is it is not the threads that have the problem, just look below the threads, see where it is smooth? That is where they get "stuck" and that is why soaking helps alot!! But remember, do not soak to much, they say it could hydrolock...

Hydrolock (short for either hydraulic lock or hydrostatic lock) is a condition of an internal combustion engine in which an incompressible liquid has been introduced into its cylinder resulting in the immobilization of the engine's pistons. The liquid causing this malfunction is often water, hence the prefix "hydro-". Internal combustion engines must compress air to work efficiently and this works because gases can be compressed. Liquids do not compress so if a volume of liquid greater than the volume of the combustion chamber at its minimum (top of the piston's stroke) enters the combustion chamber then the piston cannot complete its travel. Either the engine must stop rotating or something must give. The result is often a bent connecting rod or sometimes a cracked cylinder head or block.

I'm sure you guys know what hydrolock meant, but it was a just in case.





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One last thing, the Lisle tool is a god send, without that where would you be?? Removal of head is where, the engine head that is, not your own....





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I actually had no idea what hydrolock. Thanks for the serious info. I hope some members will find this to be very usefull. Now I have to look up the Lisle tool and see what the heck that is!




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Ok I looked it up and see that Lisle is a tool manufacturer. Any way of getting an exact model number on that tool to further help the members out who may have this issue?




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I think this may be it:
http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1...65600_alt.html




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Correct, you nailed it....that is the bad boy!





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There is also this....

http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1...lug_remov.html

which is a tad pricey, hence why there is this...

http://www.denlorstools.com/autoblog...pecialty-tool/


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