Spark plug replacement? - Page 5

Spark plug replacement?

This is a discussion on Spark plug replacement? within the F150 Ecoboost Maintenance forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; Just wondering why everyone says don't use any antiseze and dielectric grease....

Page 5 of 12 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 113
Like Tree36Likes

Thread: Spark plug replacement?

  1. #41
    Ecoboost Sr Member Bluebeast23's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    OG Missouri
    Posts
    72
    Member #
    15082
    Liked
    33 times
    Just wondering why everyone says don't use any antiseze and dielectric grease.

  2. #42
    Eco-Beast Sirikenewtron's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    west coast mountains
    Posts
    4,764
    Member #
    6649
    Liked
    1737 times
    The Motorcraft sp534 spark plugs already have a coating on them to prevent seze'n (how ever the hell you spell it) I've heard if you use antiseze you can end up over tightening them.
    Not sure I've heard anyone say not to use dielectric grease though.
    Traded the old 2013 XLT S. Crew cab 4x4 on its 4the engine
    For a 2017 crew cab sport stx 2.7 and couldn't be happier

  3. #43
    Eco-Beast meaz93's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Phoenix Arizona
    Posts
    3,524
    Member #
    5485
    Liked
    1814 times
    I used both the first time I pulled my plugs and replaced the stock ones, but the next 4 times (really just inspecting them after different tunes and octane changes) wasn't necessary. They came out and went in no problem-hot or cold.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

  4. Remove Advertisements
    F150EcoBoost.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #44
    Ecoboost Sr Member Bluebeast23's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    OG Missouri
    Posts
    72
    Member #
    15082
    Liked
    33 times
    Yeah that's what I have been doing as well.

  6. #45
    Eco-Beast noodles's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    3,896
    Member #
    2745
    Liked
    1738 times
    With the interval most of us change our plugs, don't need to put on extra anti-seize, however, just out of habit, I still do, but only a little. Lets me feel the wind in better.
    13 SuperCrew Ruby Red 302A, 4x4 6.5 box, 3.31, Roush 22's. Twin catch cans, "leveled" with Bilsteins (-2 front, -3 rear), AirLift, SCT. Other's may have displacement on demand... I have an endless supply of torque at my right foot's demand.


  7. #46
    Ecoboost Regular PSU4ME's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    127
    Member #
    5481
    Liked
    8 times
    Any specific instructions on setting the gap? I gapped some plugs the other day for a different vehicle and i felt like i really wore away the tip getting it to where it needed to be. I used the circular tool you see at autozone.

    I'm planning to gap the sp534's to .30......so do you guys just slide it through and out?

  8. #47
    Eco-Beast meaz93's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Phoenix Arizona
    Posts
    3,524
    Member #
    5485
    Liked
    1814 times
    Circular tool? Don't use that piece of shi*-lol
    Get a good wire gauge. In my experience after running your plugs around the metal wheel several times damages the electrode tip.
    Stock I would gap .030
    Tuned is a different story...anywhere from .024-.028 (some go even further down the scale)

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

  9. #48
    Eco-Beast Sirikenewtron's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    west coast mountains
    Posts
    4,764
    Member #
    6649
    Liked
    1737 times
    Quote Originally Posted by PSU4ME View Post
    Any specific instructions on setting the gap? I gapped some plugs the other day for a different vehicle and i felt like i really wore away the tip getting it to where it needed to be. I used the circular tool you see at autozone.

    I'm planning to gap the sp534's to .30......so do you guys just slide it through and out?
    I always wondered this too, I just tap the end on a clean surface till it's closed to where I want it, I'm assuming that's the correct way, it's they way I've been doing it for 30 years but wondering if people have a better way
    Traded the old 2013 XLT S. Crew cab 4x4 on its 4the engine
    For a 2017 crew cab sport stx 2.7 and couldn't be happier

  10. #49
    Ecoboost Regular PSU4ME's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    127
    Member #
    5481
    Liked
    8 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirikenewtron View Post
    I always wondered this too, I just tap the end on a clean surface till it's closed to where I want it, I'm assuming that's the correct way, it's they way I've been doing it for 30 years but wondering if people have a better way
    Yeah this doesn't seem to damage the tip at all but it assumes that the existing gap is too big (maybe it is) and you want it smaller. I really felt like i damaged the others i put int but they feel to be performing just fine.

    Any dealership techs know the proper way?

  11. #50
    Ecoboost Pro slothman's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    940
    Member #
    14592
    Liked
    264 times
    yeah, just tap it a little on a hard surface to close the gap.

    Normally I use a small little dab of the anti-seize. Torque the plugs to spec on a COLD motor.

Page 5 of 12 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Factory plug replacement
    By Xtrmbldr911 in forum F150 Ecoboost Maintenance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-02-2015, 07:00 AM
  2. Ford F150 3.5L V6 Ecoboost Misfires: Spark Plug Replacement
    By makuloco2000 in forum F150 Ecoboost Problems
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 02-21-2015, 11:40 AM
  3. Spark plug gap - What was/is yours?
    By dewserb in forum F150 Ecoboost Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-27-2015, 11:10 AM
  4. Spark plug gap
    By reynolds243 in forum F150 Ecoboost Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-27-2014, 04:16 AM
  5. MPG After Spark Plug Re-Gap....
    By OxfordFX4 in forum F150 Ecoboost Performance
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-25-2013, 05:19 AM

Search tags for this page

2011 f150 ecoboost spark plug replacement
,
e3 plugs in ecoboost
,

e3 spark plugs

,
ecoboost spark plug change interval
,
ecoboost spark plug replacement
,

f150 ecoboost spark plug replacement

,

f150 ecoboost spark plugs

,

spark plug replacement

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Connect with us: F150 Ecoboost Forum on Twitter F150 Ecoboost Forum on Facebook F150 Ecoboost Forum RSS Feed
Find us on Google+