Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > GT S197 General Discussion > 4.6L V8 Technical Discussions
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

4.6L V8 Technical Discussions Any questions about engine, transmission, or gearing can be asked here!

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
Ricardo
3rd Gear Member

 
Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: '07 Mustang GT
Location: Utah
Posts: 724
Default Spark Plug Removal Fail

Looks like it's going to be a long weekend...Followed TSB and let it soak in; still got this. 57k on the odometer. 3 out of 8 coming out good ain't bad I guess.
Click the image to open in full size.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
Ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
05SatinSilverGT
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 2005, Ford, Mustang GT
Location: IN
Posts: 161
Default

Ouch, I *only* broke 3 when I did mine a few months ago & it had 75k on the clock. Took me a while to get it running b/c I attempted it before I purchased the Lisle tool (I figure why spend money if it's not needed). It was nerve-racking using the tool but all of them came out without a hitch. Replaced them with Champion 7989s, 1 piece design so no chance of going through that headache again. Good luck!
__________________
Current: P1SC-1, FRPP 4.10 gears, MGW STS, J&M LCAs, Pypes O/R X pipe, Pypes M80s, SLP LM AB, JLT Oil Separator

Soon to come: BMR UCA, BMR Adj. Panhard Bar, BMR front swaybar delete/radiator support
05SatinSilverGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
JCON
5th Gear Member

 
JCON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: Delaware
Posts: 2,191
Default

Ford has designed a special tool for the problem they created... imagine that Im at 40k, thinking of taking them out soon.
__________________
Like Mid-Atlantic Mustangs on Facebook
Mid-Atlantic Mustang's YouTube Channel

270rwhp 292rwtq - 4/21/12 - Stock 87 octane + 4.10's
283rwhp 296rwtq - 4/20/13 - Exhaust 87 octane + 4.10's
330rwhp 336rwtq - 4/19/14 - Intake, P&P TB, CMDP's, UDP's, LT's, O/R ProChamber, 4.10's + 93 tune
JCON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
Ricardo
3rd Gear Member

 
Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: '07 Mustang GT
Location: Utah
Posts: 724
Default

Thanks for the support guys! Lisle tool is ordered and being overnighted.
I would go to the Champions but already bought OEM replacements and my eventual plans for the car will allow me to change to the 08+ heads anyways.

Still, it is frustrating!
Ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
JCON
5th Gear Member

 
JCON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: Delaware
Posts: 2,191
Default

The new thread design is better and the Ford Racing heads I am looking at use that design. Those are far off from now though... Have to get my exhaust on and then plan to FRPP Hotrod next summer. What heads are you looking at?

BTW, what parts of the plug are left and where? Is it just the porcelain?
__________________
Like Mid-Atlantic Mustangs on Facebook
Mid-Atlantic Mustang's YouTube Channel

270rwhp 292rwtq - 4/21/12 - Stock 87 octane + 4.10's
283rwhp 296rwtq - 4/20/13 - Exhaust 87 octane + 4.10's
330rwhp 336rwtq - 4/19/14 - Intake, P&P TB, CMDP's, UDP's, LT's, O/R ProChamber, 4.10's + 93 tune
JCON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
Ricardo
3rd Gear Member

 
Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: '07 Mustang GT
Location: Utah
Posts: 724
Default

I was looking at the FRPP heads too. That route with Hotrods and LTs will be all I need to smile more.

Oh man, I have one empty tip, one tip with the porcelain, and three whole plugs left (threaded part of the plug just slid right off and left plug in the head). I'll have to use a long needle nose to break those plugs and then the Lisle tool will take care of getting out what's left.

One question: Does anyone know how to vacuum out the cylinder? Or will compressed air blasted in through a small tube really get any porcelain out through the plug holes?
Ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 09:40 PM   #7
JCON
5th Gear Member

 
JCON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: Delaware
Posts: 2,191
Default

I would imagine you can get away with using an air compressor and spraying it, you could use a narrow vacuum attachment to ensure its clean. Also... if you have a paintball gun running on N2, you can use that. i've used it with extra compressed air parts I have (valve and hose) to clean stuff in place of a compressor.

My performance mods will end with a lot of bolt-ons and I agree I will be all smiles. I am hoping that between the cams, full exhaust, and a tuned intake I can hit 400 crank. Heads make me hope to get to 400 wheel... big increase I know but there is the possibility of a new plenum, deleting the CMP to free up what ever few ponies I can get. Don't see too many full bolt on Mustangs around... Most people go easy way and get a super charger.

I've driven a GT that just had the hotrod cams and muffler deletes and it was one of the most fun driving experiences I've had. Those cams really wake up the mid-range and make power all the way to redline (6,800 rpms on stock internals) and are so responsive. I loved it!
__________________
Like Mid-Atlantic Mustangs on Facebook
Mid-Atlantic Mustang's YouTube Channel

270rwhp 292rwtq - 4/21/12 - Stock 87 octane + 4.10's
283rwhp 296rwtq - 4/20/13 - Exhaust 87 octane + 4.10's
330rwhp 336rwtq - 4/19/14 - Intake, P&P TB, CMDP's, UDP's, LT's, O/R ProChamber, 4.10's + 93 tune

Last edited by JCON; 12-09-2011 at 09:59 PM.
JCON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #8
stealth_GT
6th Gear Member
 
stealth_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Charger RT AWD
Location: North Pole
Posts: 6,419
Default

at least you didn't warp the heads or crack it.. that would suck

I have the Lisle tool since 08.. very handy when you need it.

I have brisk one step colder plugs now, but the terminal plugs are loose on more than 3 plugs, thus causing a random misfire.. dang it.. be sure to tighten those fawkers!
__________________

13.3@102, stalled/tuned, 4685lbs.
stealth_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 09:00 AM   #9
Ricardo
3rd Gear Member

 
Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: '07 Mustang GT
Location: Utah
Posts: 724
Default

Oh man, damaging the heads would suck so badly! (But would be an excuse for the FRPP heads.)

Hey stealth, did you have to blow out or vacuum out the cylinders due to any porcilain chunks?
Ricardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #10
Lethaldosage423
4th Gear Member
 
Lethaldosage423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 05 DodgeRam 2500 CUMMINS
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,547
christob90
Default

what year is this common on? is it all the 05-09 or is it just 05-07?
__________________
2014 black Mustang5.0 track package, Recaros.
Roush axle back
Jlt can
Airraid+Bama 91

05 white Mustang 4.0 sold
05 white Dodge 2500 Cummins sold and missed
FOR SALE Whiteline Upper control arm http://mustangforums.com/forum/parts...m-05-14-a.html
Lethaldosage423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 11:57 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
07, 2000, 2005, 2007, 3, build, carbon, gt, mac, mustang, plug, removal, remove, spark, tool

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup