So off to junkyard and find crashed bad F150. Yes it's an older vehicle but spark plugs are supposed to stay put. Sounded like the exhaust system suddenly came loose. They warned me that if it comes out again, the head will have to come off, at a several thousand dollar cost. I was able to see the threads with a mirror and lights, and enough threads to replace.
Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Synthetic oil is not refined from whole crude oil like conventional motor oil is. Simply put, it is a superior product. The plugs were torqued in place--I had heard about the issue, and made sure all were torqued. In fact Ford is the only manufacturer that I have ever heard as having this problem. This vehicle is my life.
When adding transmission fluid to your F-150, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. I bought the truck In 2003 and I never heard anything about this problem at the time but it said in the report that it was not covered in the warranty but because ford cause this problem when they built the 5. I need to buy a new truck. It takes me to work and home to make a living. Turned off engine noticed Coil Pack was very loose and had broke from the mounting tab.
. Got a cheap fix-it kit, must have dropped something into cylinder, started it up and bam, looked down, spark plug hole with scope and saw the end of the piston rod and wrist pin. Other than that I would have to overhaul the engine and chane that. I've had my 2000 4x4 f-150 for about a year and a half. Engine Cooling problem 2000 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic Until recently I have noticed a rather big problem.
At 134,000, out it came again. Six cylinders returned with the base 3. The spark plug was still attached, but the external electrode had been completely bent over coming in contact with the center eletrode. Where has my oil gone, whats burning it up in 6 months fast enough where at these intervals theres no reserve? Therefore this was my first hopefully last blown plug. This was an extremely difficult repair! I have had situations where a customer switched to synthentic and began having oil consumption problems or gone from std to syn and had the same issue. Synthetic oil is 100% compatible with modern automotive gasket and seals.
Within 6 months of new plugs, out it came. Orignal set of plugs changed 96k miles. The first time was at 95,000 miles when we changed the plugs. Typical blends have no more than 30% synthetic oil mixed with the standard base. Then again with a third Coil Pack around 110 - 115k miles. It's been a decent truck but I'm not going to start chasing major repairs like head replacement.
Today I repaired my sway bar links which come to find out is a common issue with Ford F150's. I had just left a job site when the spark plug spit out and it sounded like my exhaust pipe fell off but then I noticed it came from the engine and when I opened the hood, to my surprise I saw that a spark plug had come out from the engine head. How do you allow your vehicles to have such a problem in the first place? Two versions of the 4. Cripes, you can't tell me in this day and age something couldn't be engineered better then these plug spitting pieces of garbage. Which one do you choose? As I drove off to work the other night I could hear a tapping noise coming from engine.
Some research later, I find it is the spark plug 3 and it has blown, which again, is another common issue with this vehicle. Synthetic is distilled, purified and broken down into its basic molecules. Unhooked coil and drove to Ford garage to have it repaired, ran like a John Deer tractor on 7 cylinders. In 2009 Ford dropped the 4. Synthetic oil is compatible with conventional oil and synthetic blends.