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2002 Ford F-150 Question: stripped spark plug

 

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lumbernuts, 4.6L V8, Orange Park, FL, January 26, 2011, 10:46
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as i was driving a spark plug blew out on the passenger side it also blew the cop how much would this cost to repair if the head had to be removed?

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    mastertech6371 January 26, 2011, 10:58
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    if the head is coming off, replace the head. ford has tons of issues with this problem. we replace the head with either a used one from one of the major engine manufactures or a new head from ford.
    either option is not cheap.

    Roy

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    DaveJHM January 26, 2011, 22:56
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    An approved solution as an alternative is having a qualified technician install new threads in the spark plug hole. Lock-n-stitch has approved spark plug thread inserts. This can be done possibly without cylinder head removal.

    http://www.locknstitch.com/sparkpluginserts.htm

    That's a link for some more info.

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