2000 ford expidition has blown plug

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Old 10-12-08, 04:30 PM
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2000 ford expidition has blown plug

What is typical fix for this for this. A mechanic charged me $300 for this 3 weeks ago and it has blown again. Seems Ford has a problem with this is there a recall? Is this thing fixable?
 
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Old 10-12-08, 05:18 PM
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You mean the center blew out of a spark plug or are we talking about something else?
 
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What kind of plug? What engine? How did he fix it the first time? Give us something to work with!!
 
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Old 10-12-08, 05:26 PM
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Freeze plug maybe? Details?
 
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Old 10-12-08, 05:49 PM
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It appears that the alluminium heads of 4.6 5.8 and 6.8 l engines from around 1990 on have had blown spark plugs out of the heads. I had faith in my mechanic, I'm not sure what the fix was but it didn't work and now I'm doing research to find out what should have been done.
 
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Old 10-12-08, 05:58 PM
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there are no recalls on this. There are thread repair fixes for this,and are you sure its the same cylinder,I have had o problems on the ones that I have fixed. Your mechanic was trying to save you a huge repair bill most of the time this repair works but in your case it did not.
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Old 10-12-08, 06:20 PM
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At this point I'm not certain it is the same cylinder, I know it is same bank. How do these thread repairs work and where do you get them--- he was to replace all pluggs during fix. Has Ford dropped the ball on this? I'm hearing more and more about this.
 
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Old 10-12-08, 07:16 PM
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I don't think that Ford has dropped the ball,this happens on all makes of cars and trucks. you can buy the tool to do this repair from any tool dealer such as Snap-on,Mac,Matco but be prepaired to spend some $$,be careful doing this type of repair if you are a novice, you can easily damage the head or piston if you are not careful
 
 

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