Dealer's quote under $500, motor has 143K, cylemder #4 has some misfire, changing coil had some improvement, but still there, thinking of doing my self but craling all over moter for a couple of days may not be worth the savings. service manager says plugs on the V-1o do not break off, its the longer pluges on smaller V-8's. Any advise.
Plugs on some of the V10 years can and do break off, but I think yours should be fine. Others with more knowledge may chime in, but for under 5 bills I would let them do it. I'm like you though, the older I get, the less I want to be working on vehicles myself. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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How long have the current plugs been in the engine? I think that is a big determining factor on how difficult that they are to remove. I think the night before while the engine is still warm, not hot, I would spray a blast of PB Blaster down around the spark plugs and let it soak over night. Also I would very gently break the plugs loose. Loosening a quarter turn at a time, gently using a loosening/tightening sequence to remove them. I would not just start spinning them out, for fear of breaking them off.
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Here is some food for thought; I have a 2001 F250 with the V10 eengine, a couple years ago I changed the spark plugs myself and saved a lot of money; I thought.
About 500 miles later I blew a spark plug out of #1 cylinder, Fords service department said I did not torque the plugs correctly. The repair cost me $1300, $500 doesn't sound so expensive to me!
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The early (1998 to mid 2000 or so) V10's had some issues with spark plugs snapping. Yours shouldn't
That being said, the fact you are asking implies you are not comfortable with the job
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