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Old 09-23-2010, 11:22 AM
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I just did my first set of upper row plugs in an '08 model 4.7 and discovered that the plug boots on all 8 plugs were stuck to the porcelin on the plugs. This truck has 31K on the clock. My advice is to change the plugs at 30K as recommended and to make sure you use dilelectric grease on the plug boots when reinstalling them to prevent further sticking. It doesn't appear that the boots are replaceable, so a torn boot would require replacing the entire ignition coil.

Also, changing the upper plugs requires the use of a thin wall 5/8" plug socket or a 5/8" socket. The outside diameter needs to be .855" or less to clear the holes and reach the plugs. Standard Craftsman sockets will not work. A 3/8" drive 5/8" Snap-On works well in this situation. I used my trusty old plug boot on the end of a 5" extension (a screwdriver will also work) to start the plugs in their holes. Best of luck to you on the plug change!
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thanks, I'll keep that in mind when it comes time to change the plugs. Got just over 11K on my '10 since April. At this rate I'll be changing them by next April.
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I had mine changed at the dealership. For some reason none of the autoparts stores in my neighborhood carry plugs that can be gapped to the appropriate size :-/
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I had mine changed at the dealership. For some reason none of the autoparts stores in my neighborhood carry plugs that can be gapped to the appropriate size :-/
Can't imagine why. The electrodes and ground straps are just like any other copper core plug.
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I've got an Autozone and an Advanced Autoparts right down the street and both told me they did not have any plugs that would work for that application. It's entirely possible that they are both retards so I just went to the dealership. I had my rear differential serviced at the same time so it all worked out.
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Could be that it's a new part number that they can't get their hands on yet. The OEM part number is a Bosch FR8TE2 for the upper row.

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Well i have 1500 miles now so I may pop off each plug and put some diletric grease on there now.
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thanks for the info,mine just turned 18,000
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Well i have 1500 miles now so I may pop off each plug and put some diletric grease on there now.
That wouldn't be a bad idea. It can be done in about an hour and the grease is cheap insurance.
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removing & starting the plugs into the threads on some vehicles can be a chore

i used to use a piece of rubber hose for years, just slide over the porcelain just snugly
then one day i spotted a short piece of hose on the side of the highway where i was working & decided to pick it up, friends are always coming over to see what i have in my hose bin.
It turned out to be a tool !! i have used it many times over, its made by MAC tools
http://www.mactools.com/product/tabi...0138-sps1.aspx
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