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#1673338 - 01/25/09 01:41 PM Replacing Spark plugs
suprajte Offline
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Ok so now im running 6cylinders. So replacing the spark plugs do you have to remove the fuel rail? Every time i have done the on this car i was replacing something that would take the fuel rail off. But no that is 7 freaking cold degrees outside i just want to get it done. I have never had more trouble then with this car. all the other cars ive owned the spark plugs are right out in the open and easy to do.

So do u have to remove the fuel rail to change the spark plugs??


Thanks for the help guys!


Edited by suprajte (01/25/09 01:41 PM)
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#1673347 - 01/25/09 01:49 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: suprajte]
interceptor09 Offline
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NO you don't need to remove the fuel rail. Be sure to use anti sieze. Opposing post in 3...2...1 LOL
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#1673357 - 01/25/09 02:04 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: interceptor09]
new2me2003CVPI Offline
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 Originally Posted By: interceptor09
NO you don't need to remove the fuel rail. Be sure to use anti sieze. Opposing post in 3...2...1 LOL

Ok I'll bite, I never use anti seize on my plugs, and from others I here that people don't properly apply anti seize, and then they have a plug blow out. I don't know how many, but people have said there aren't alot of threads holding the plugs in, so I say I don't use it but to each his own.
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#1673395 - 01/25/09 02:59 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: new2me2003CVPI]
mustang_zulu Offline
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the offical yea or no to spark plug anti seize..... lol


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#1673411 - 01/25/09 03:20 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: mustang_zulu]
larryo340 Offline
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No you don't have to remove fuel rail, but yes to anti-sieze. Just don't overtighten them as it's easy to do with the anti-sieze.
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#1673798 - 01/25/09 09:34 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: larryo340]
Kinger87 Offline
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the plugs are easy to do, just remove that upper air intake deal and thats it. everything should be out of the way. and no i didn't use never sieze on mine, lol, I prefer to keep my plugs in the cylinders.. \:\)
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#1673822 - 01/25/09 09:51 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: Kinger87]
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Always a good idea to use anti-seize when mating a steel thread with an aluminum thread. Been turning wrenches on the job for thirty some odd years and never had a problem with it. Repaired my share of aluminum heads that didn't have it on the spark plugs though.

But that's just me. I'm kinda lucky that way. \:\)
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#1673861 - 01/25/09 10:30 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: Scottdog]
Fordiesel69 Offline
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Most missing is caused by a bad cop. Skip the boots and springs and just by a whole new one when you happen to find the bad one(s). No to anti seize and tq to 15 ft lbs. If you use plugs with a silver color (nickle plated) it will not stick in the head. So there is no reason to use antiseize.
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#1673875 - 01/25/09 10:39 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: Fordiesel69]
Rizzo Offline
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Those are among the most respected guys here....None of them have even bothered with you anti-logic poll.

Inconclusive at best.

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#1673881 - 01/25/09 10:49 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: suprajte]
XCop Offline
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Registered: 01/19/07
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Loc: Raleigh, NC
 Originally Posted By: suprajte
Ok so now im running 6cylinders. So replacing the spark plugs do you have to remove the fuel rail? Every time i have done the on this car i was replacing something that would take the fuel rail off. But no that is 7 freaking cold degrees outside i just want to get it done. I have never had more trouble then with this car. all the other cars ive owned the spark plugs are right out in the open and easy to do.

So do u have to remove the fuel rail to change the spark plugs??


Thanks for the help guys!


You do not have to remove the fuel rail. Just remove the screw holding down the COP, then pull off the COP...it's very flexible. Some say yes to antiseize, some say no. Just a very, very small dab and spread it around on the threads ONLY, and torque it to Ford specs. I used it on my 2003 CVPI and my 2004 Toyota Tacoma V-6 and I have had no problems whatsoever.

IMO, I don't think these spark plugs being blown out was caused just by using antiseize. If that was the case, it would have been pulled from the automotive market or there would have been some sort of OEM warning from the automotive manufacturers that directed us to not use antiseize.
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#1673882 - 01/25/09 10:52 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: XCop]
suprajte Offline
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Awesome, Thanks for the help guys!!
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#1674164 - 01/26/09 10:58 AM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: suprajte]
Chevyguy Offline
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These nickel coated Motorcraft platinum plugs were 6 months old when I pulled em out. They had no anti-seize

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#1675461 - 01/27/09 04:58 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: Chevyguy]
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No anti-seize, DO NOT torque over 15lbs.
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#1675474 - 01/27/09 05:05 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: Panther71]
interceptor09 Offline
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#1675481 - 01/27/09 05:10 PM Re: Replacing Spark plugs [Re: interceptor09]
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My Haynes manual says to always use a small amount. If that means anything. Just throwin it out there.
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