What Years Did Ford Have Problems With Spark Plugs?

Which is better 2 valve or 3 valve 5.4 Triton?

A 3 valve engine breathes better than a 2 valve engine.

Thus, it operates with higher revolutions per minute and gives off better power output.

The valves work for the intake and the exhaust.

With the 3 valves per cylinder, one valve would work for the exhaust and two would be in the intake..

How many miles can you get out of a Triton v10?

200,000 milesSimilar to other engines, the V10 needs regular maintenance and checkups. But, if you stay on top of that, issues are rare with the V10 engine. Although there are no official stats, V10 engines are known to last well over 200,000 miles.

Can you drive with a blown out spark plug?

The only way I know of a spark-plug blowing out could destroy an engine is if you kept driving and gas/air mix is still being injected into the cylinder. … No damage, just put the plug back and torque it to the proper spec. More than likely, the plug is still in the wire/coil boot.

Should I buy OEM sparkplugs?

So even if you’re trying to save money on spark plugs and don’t care about longevity, OEM plugs are still the way to go. They’ll ensure maximum performance and fuel economy, and that will save you on one of your largest vehicle expenses (fuel).

How many miles can a 5.4 Triton last?

I service four trucks at the shop with the 5.4 Triton in them. They are only half tons but the guy pulls cattle and gooseneck trailers with all four of them. They all have around 200,000 to 250,000 miles on them and the only thing they needed were spark plugs and oil changes.

What year f150 not to buy?

The worst F150 years, based on total complaints to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, are 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2011 2007, 2002, and 2010. The best Ford F150s are 1993, 1994, 1996, 2009, 2012, 2003, 2001, 2014, 2018, and 1998.

What year did Ford fix the spark plug problem v10?

What year did Ford stop using 2 piece spark plugs? Ford 4.6L, 5.4L and 6.8L 3 Valve engines have the two piece spark plug; The 2 Valve engine does not use this plug. Fortunately, Ford finally redesigned the spark plug in 2009.

How many miles will a Ford 5.0 last?

Properly maintained, there is no reason the 5.0 can’t do 300k miles without any real issues. Knowing you’re going to keep the truck this long, personally I would follow the extreme Maintenance Schedule.

What is the best year for the 5.4 Triton?

2009-2010 Triton 5.4L The 5.4-liter V8 improved in 2009, fixing the cam phaser issues and all but eliminating the spark plug problems. With 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque, the Triton 5.4L is one of the most reliable F150 engines.

Are Motorcraft spark plugs pre gapped?

The fine tip iridium are always pre-gapped at factory and the manufacturers specifically say that should NOT be messed with by user. The Motorcraft ones are cheap versions of Autolite Dual Platinum, they requested “no factory gapping” to their OEM (Autolite) to save costs, that’s why the gap is never exact.

All the right spark plugs, recommended by Ford Motor Company All of these can be found in each Motorcraft® spark plug. Motorcraft® spark plugs are available for a broad range of applications, including domestic and import cars and trucks of all makes and sizes.

What years did Ford 5.4 have spark plug problems?

The original equipment Motorcraft brand spark plugs that were factory installed in many late model (2004 to 2008) Ford trucks with 5.4L V8 and 6.8L V10 engines, 2005 to 2007 Mustang GT 4.6 & 5.4L V8 engines, and 2008 Mustang GT models built prior to 11/30/07) can break when you attempt to remove them!

What years did the 5.4 Triton have problems?

Most of the most common problems developed with the 2004-2013 3 valve engine but some problems spanned all engine generations. The most popular issue but easiest to fix, is the ignition system. The 3 valve 5.4L Triton contains a coil-on-plug design. Each cylinder has a separate coil that fits onto the spark plug.

How much does it cost to fix a blown out spark plug?

So what does that cost. It looks like you can get a “trained” mechanic to do an over the fender thread insert for anywhere from around $500 to nearly $1000 for the first insert and something less for the second and third insert if other plug holes need inserts at the same time.

Do spark plug brands matter?

Yes, the brand matters when it comes to performance and how long they last. No. All spark plugs are made same, whether they’re cheapest or the most expensive ones.

What year Ford had problems with spark plugs?

Design News readers have commented about having to lift engines or make holes in the car body to change spark plugs. This article describes a particularly frustrating spark plug issue with the 2004-2008 Ford 4.6-liter, 5.4-liter, and 6.8-liter 3-valve “modular” engines.

What’s wrong with the 5.4 Triton?

The most common symptoms, aside from a no start, is lack of power, the code P1233, and hard starting. Lastly, the scariest part for most late model 5.4L Triton owners, is the problems related to the timing chain, tensioners, and the variable valve timing.

When did Ford fix the 5.4 Cam Phaser problem?

They officially solved the cam phaser issue with the 2011 model year. Is the issue resolved w the 2014 F-150 EcoBoost? Cam phasers were a 5.4 issue, the 5.0 and EB have other issues.