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Old 01-14-2011   #21  
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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
How many miles does yours have Trent? Mine has 75K.
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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.
From what I've seen you are more techy than me, I think you could handle it. I would defintily soak the plugs if you do choose to do it though, don't try to do it any other way.

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How many miles does yours have Trent? Mine has 75K.
72k.

Finally talked to the guy thats working on it, hes gotten the 3 I broke out and the other 2 are soaking today while hes at work, hes going to get them done tonight. Hopefully I'll have it back tomorrow or Monday.
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From what I've seen you are more techy than me, I think you could handle it. I would defintily soak the plugs if you do choose to do it though, don't try to do it any other way.



72k.

Finally talked to the guy thats working on it, hes gotten the 3 I broke out and the other 2 are soaking today while hes at work, hes going to get them done tonight. Hopefully I'll have it back tomorrow or Monday.
Check out the 5.4L spark plug procedure in this link Patrick
posted. It says the engine should be warm, not cold or hot:

http://www.flatratetech.com/index.php?categoryid=4
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Yeah I know, thats what the TSB says too. I did mine warm
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That sucks to hear, they changed all of my spark plugs before I took delivery of my Mark lt. I was scared to do it myself, so I did some haggling and got them to agree to it! Shes idling much smoother than the test drive! Good luck with the truck, and hopefully you get her home soon!

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That sucks to hear, they changed all of my spark plugs before I took delivery of my Mark lt. I was scared to do it myself, so I did some haggling and got them to agree to it! Shes idling much smoother than the test drive! Good luck with the truck, and hopefully you get her home soon!

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Good call, I tried to get them to do that when I bought mine with 50k on it but they refused.
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Well just got off the phone, he said it was $420 to fix it. Ughhhhhhh

It failed inspection the first time so hes out driving it trying to clear the system and get it to show ready. He said it threw a code for the throttle body but I'm hoping it just needs a good cleaning since I had it off for a while. But I'm sure I'm wrong and I'll have to buy another ****ing one of those too. Ergh
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Dang, at least it is fixed now. Well at least that part.
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Yeah, at least its driving now. I'm praying it will pass inspection, I really don't care about the rest. As long as it drives and its legal I can take care of the rest later.
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Ouch! But that's still cheaper than my dealer would been!

If it makes you feel any better we had to take one of the cats to the vet yesterday and had to pay $265. lol
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