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Well finally went through with it. No big suprises. Went with NGK Platinum. Plugs came out like a breeze. The only thing to watch if your going to change these yourself is where the coils are mounted on top of the plug, There is a small "cavity" that collect crazy amounts of debris (rocks, dirt) etc. Used 150 psi air gun and still wouldn't clean it out very well. Used a screwdriver to break apart the piled up dirt and blew it out. A fairly straight forward job. On a side note, the plug size is screwed up. I have three sizes of plug sockets and none of them fit these damn things. I eventually took the little plastic insert out of one and rammed it in a deep 9/16 and worked like a charm. With the new plugs, Superchips tune and the K&N intake this things performs better than I ever thought it could!!
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Just wondering how many kms are on your truck ? and you have the 5.4 right, my truck is the 4.6 and now has just over 70,000km so I'm wondering should I change my plugs

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Well finally went through with it. No big suprises. Went with NGK Platinum. Plugs came out like a breeze. The only thing to watch if your going to change these yourself is where the coils are mounted on top of the plug, There is a small "cavity" that collect crazy amounts of debris (rocks, dirt) etc. Used 150 psi air gun and still wouldn't clean it out very well. Used a screwdriver to break apart the piled up dirt and blew it out. A fairly straight forward job. On a side note, the plug size is screwed up. I have three sizes of plug sockets and none of them fit these damn things. I eventually took the little plastic insert out of one and rammed it in a deep 9/16 and worked like a charm. With the new plugs, Superchips tune and the K&N intake this things performs better than I ever thought it could!!
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Now if you can keep your foot off the floor you'll see some mpg improvements. lol


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Just wondering how many kms are on your truck ? and you have the 5.4 right, my truck is the 4.6 and now has just over 70,000km so I'm wondering should I change my plugs
100k. under normal wear and tear.

there was a problem with the 2 piece plugs on the earlier f150's. It was a recommendation to get them out around 60k so they didn't sieze in there and break.

between 60-100k. i would say..

I think Tony told me he was at 96k.
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Yep, like travis said, 96k. I figured it would go easy but after all the horror stories online about the two peice plug, was in the back of my mind with every plug I broke loose...lol
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So whats a set of those NGK plugs cost ? Think maybe if I ever have extra cash I will buy them and replace mine on a day I have nothing to do.

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My Buddy Josh at wismer's in woodstock hook's me up. His list was 13.95/per paid 60 all in.
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So is that $13.95 a plug ?? Holy crap plugs have gone up in price.

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My Buddy Josh at wismer's in woodstock hook's me up. His list was 13.95/per paid 60 all in.

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I think the plugs for this truck are the most expensive i've bought. Could be worse, could be drivin a HEMI V8 with 2 plugs per cylinder.
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So is that $13.95 a plug ?? Holy crap plugs have gone up in price.

I believe O.E.M. plugs are pushing $20. per Grant. Cud be worse, 6.2L run twins per hole!

Such is life. Just passing through.

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Lol suckers. 2 plugs for my 5.0 are $4.98

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