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2002 Ford Crown Victoria Question: procedures in changing the spark plugs

 

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davecallans, Costa Mesa, CA, April 11, 2013, 13:32
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I have heard there are specail procedures in changing the sparkplugs on this 4.6 liter motor trying to find out what they are.I heard you could possibily damage the heads

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 11, 2013, 15:27
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    yes very poss, have it done as to save time and money

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    January 29, 2015, 21:28
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    I replaced the spark plugs myself with no issues. What I have read is, the heads on the 4.6l are aluminum and have shallow threads, you can strip the threads easily, which would damage the heads. It's important to use anti-seize on the threads, and not too much torque. I don't have the torque figure, but I understand it shouldn't be tightened much more than when the plug stops turning with a socket wrench. As I understand it, the problem isn't so much the plug replacement itself - these heads have been reported to 'eject' spark plugs because of the shallow threads. Replacement of the plugs can be done yourself, just use caution and common sense, considering the problems with the heads.

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