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06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg #4702947
03/22/18 08:55 AM
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I hate the Motorcraft 2 piece plugs....then somebody told me to use Brisk plugs one piece unit. The Brisk plugs are 40 bucks more than Fords
but are they worth the extra money do they last longer than 30k miles?

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4702954
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No, just use a little never seize and don't wrench the arse off them. Ford had a TSB about using it on these plugs.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/ford_tsb_08-7-6.pdf


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703011
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The latest update Motorcraft plugs are 1 piece, SP-547.


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703021
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Autolite makes a one-piece plug, too. HT15, I think.

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: bdcardinal] #4703026
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The latest update Motorcraft plugs are 1 piece, SP-547.


bd whats the retail on those? Are they a platinum?

Edit: Is the never seize still recommended?

Last edited by Trav; 03/22/18 09:52 AM.

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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: Trav] #4703138
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Originally Posted By: Trav
No, just use a little never seize and don't wrench the arse off them. Ford had a TSB about using it on these plugs.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/ford_tsb_08-7-6.pdf


Good Grief!

I started to count the special tools and chemicals but I rapidly ran out of fingers.

To remove spark plugs?!

Hilarious.(if you don't have to do it, of course.)

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: Trav] #4703169
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The latest update Motorcraft plugs are 1 piece, SP-547.


bd whats the retail on those? Are they a platinum?

Edit: Is the never seize still recommended?


MSRP is $17.42. The box says "Finewire Platnium." They still recommend following the TSB for removal and installation.


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703239
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Best way to get those plugs out in one piece is to drive the [censored] out of it to get them hot, then pull the coil and hit the plugs with an impact.

Scariest thing I've done on a vehicle, it goes against everything we're taught about plugs, but that was right from a Ford tech's mouth and by God does it work. Not every time, but almost.


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703241
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Ford has always had issues with spark plugs. Remember when they had a TSB about plugs shooting out of their Triton V8's. How hard can it be? Pretty soon you'll have to pull the motor and heads to change plugs.

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: bdcardinal] #4703246
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The latest update Motorcraft plugs are 1 piece, SP-547.


bd whats the retail on those? Are they a platinum?

Edit: Is the never seize still recommended?


MSRP is $17.42. The box says "Finewire Platnium." They still recommend following the TSB for removal and installation.


Ouch! That's painful. Are these the same weird plugs with the solid U ground and 2 piece that can break upon removal? I'm grateful all 3 of my Ford vehicles have "normal" spark plugs. Even if 2 of them need sooner spark plug changes at least they are 4 cylinders and easy to do. Plus the Motorcraft spark plugs are very reasonable.

Whimsey

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: bdcardinal] #4703382
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The latest update Motorcraft plugs are 1 piece, SP-547.


bd whats the retail on those? Are they a platinum?

Edit: Is the never seize still recommended?


MSRP is $17.42. The box says "Finewire Platnium." They still recommend following the TSB for removal and installation.


One piece platinum plugs with never seize, got it. Thanks db


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703383
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Whimsey, yes they are.


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: gmh101357] #4703468
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Bosch now makes iridium plugs for that engine. They are made in Germany. Iridium is usually good for 100k. Part number 96322

Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4703526
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Bosch now makes iridium plugs for that engine. They are made in Germany. Iridium is usually good for 100k. Part number 96322


The problem with leaving the plugs in for that long is carbon build-up on the interference fit portion of the spark plug. That is what causes them to break upon removal.


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Re: 06 Mustang with the 2 piece spark plugs ugggg [Re: bdcardinal] #4703693
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Bosch now makes iridium plugs for that engine. They are made in Germany. Iridium is usually good for 100k. Part number 96322


The problem with leaving the plugs in for that long is carbon build-up on the interference fit portion of the spark plug. That is what causes them to break upon removal.

Which is the reason for the antiseize on the barrel of the plug.


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