On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Mullen, Tim wrote:
> Was this by any chance on a relatively new model of Ford truck?
> I remember reading about a problem with some new style plug that when
> left in for the long duration life (i.e. 100,000 miles) have a tendency
> to break like that.
> There is a Ford service bulletin out about it, and some special tools
> designed specifically to remove the broken plugs. I do remember reading
> that they recommend using penetrating oil, backing off a bit, oiling,
> screwing it in, etc.
> I'll see if I can find some references when I get home...
It's extremely common with 04+ F150s ( and probably everything else
that uses the Triton motor ). Seems Ford went a little overboard fixing
the sparkplug pop-out problems that plagued the 97-03 trucks ;)
'07 F150 owner
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