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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-22-08, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 2001 F-450 with a TRITON V-10 6.8 L
After i bought it, i had learned that there is a problem with the spark plugs flying out of their threaded hole? I bought this truck in Denver, CO and drove it back to IL 17 hours straight.....with no problems! The motor has 135,000 miles on it.
My question is....will this happen to all triton engines? Consumer acts like this has happened to every triton motor on the road and will happen to you if it has not yet! Whats the fix and should i sell this box truck i just bought! If this is such a HUGE problem....why hasn't FORD recalled the design!??!!!
Any info would be great on this matter!
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Re: Sparkplug thread/aluminum heads-TRITON MOTORS

I'm in a bunch of Ford F-150 forums and the problem is with the 2004 and up 3v heads and the spark plugs in them. The 2003 and earlier heads are 2v and not without problems be it a lot less than blowing out the plugs should be changed at around 30k and a little bit of anti-sieze put on the threads of the new plugs prior to installation. Torque to factory specs and no more. For engines over that mileage they suggest very careful removal using Ford's penetrating oil. Replace with a good platinum spark plug and

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