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Old 01-12-2011   #11
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No just the porcelain broke off the plug. My cousin is good friends with a guy that works downtown at University Ford. He has a huge shop at his house up in Stem and is working on it for me at night. Super nice guy
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Good to hear the threads aren't trashed!
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i dont think it usually trashes the threads. its mainly that lower part of the plug sticking in the head below the threads.
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Yeah I did some searching and couldn't find anything about anyone having problems with stripped threads on the 04-08
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What years did the 5.4L have a problem with plugs blowing out of the head?
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That was the older gen so 97-03 maybe?
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I've heard to many horror stories about changing the plugs and plugs breaking off, threads seized, etc., - i just figured I'd save up my coin and have the dealer do it.
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My dealer quoted $396 IF everything goes smoothly. Hourly rate after that...
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My dealer quoted $396 IF everything goes smoothly. Hourly rate after that...
Thats what mine quoted me as well. I don't trust the local dealership service shop though, the service manager is a greedy pig.

Next time I'm just going to the dealership in Raleigh though
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ugh, im going to need to do this soon. im at 65,000 right now and i figure the sooner the better. i will probably do it myself because im afraid to ask what the dealer here would charge.
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