July 15, 2004I finally decided to take on the dreded task of changing out my own spark plugs. Man, what a job that was, but I feel better knowing that I just saved myself about $250. Took only 3.5 hours, but I could have been finished sooner if I wasn't trying to clean every engine part while I was in there.
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July 15, 2004I know its a lot of money but I'll have the dealer install new plugs only because of the plug thread problem..@ least if the plug blows out a week after a plug change I have some recourse with the dealership & the one I deal with has been really good to me. Actually 1 of our members that works for the dealership did my last service on my Truck(60K)
July 15, 2004The only reason I did my own was because of what I thought usually happens when you have someone else do it. I changed all 8 but noticed that the back 2 on the passenger side had 2 different type plugs. The other 6 were Motorcraft platinum and the other 2 were autolite platinums. Since I didn't buy my expy new, I can't say if it was done by the dealership or some shade tree mechanic. I f I ever find someone that is trustworthy at the dealership then I'll have them do it, but until then I'll be doing the work.
July 15, 2004Hey, You just stole my post , just finished doing a friends plugs and I have come to the conclusion that most mechanics will not change the last two plugs on the passenger side, His still had the original plug in them even after two plug changes, mine had an older looking #8 plug but wasn't the original. I just remove the wire harness on that side makes it much easier. Pete