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pull engine to change spark plugs

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by diesel dave 04, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    What a mess. i plowed tuesday last week all was fine. wed. i went to move the truck and blew a spark plug out. here it rusted so bad around the base of it that it blow out and the threads stayed in the head. I tried for an hr. to get the threads out and then figured i would just pull the engine because the rest would brake anyway when i went to remove them.
    Friday I was off work so I ripped the engine out and cut the exhaust manafolds off 3 of the 4 plugs broke on the pass side wound up getting them out with a little heat and a easy out. had to drill out 8 exhaust manafold bolts.
    I put a new water pump on and new manafolds new plugs and i will be putting it back in tomight.
    Also ran new tranny cooler lines from the trans to the rad.

    Plowing is so much fun..
     
  2. camp61

    camp61 Member
    Messages: 41

    You might want to think about changing the oil pan as long as you have it out. Had a 95 F-250 with 460CI. Motor had to be pulled to change oil pan as it was rusted and leaking. $60 in parts $900 in labor!
     
  3. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    changed the pan last oct. when i was getting ready for plowing that is all good.I didnt have to remove the engine fo that.
    However i have to of these Broncos and the other one needs a pan so I guess it will be next. I may just pull the engine do the pan the exh. manafolds and plugs and tranny lines. that one has a new water pump on it.
     
  4. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    u would get it all done at once that way should be in and out in 1 day
     
  5. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Im doing it all at once But i spent the first 10 hrs removing the enging and removing broken exhaust studs and spark plugs the engine is back in but was having an issue getting a new EGR tube got 2 from napa that would not fit so went to ford and spent $72 on the ford one but it fit lol. should have her running tonight.
     
  6. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    i thought i was the only one...... i actually was replacing exhaust manifolds on 96 F350 5.8 when every other bolt started snapping. knowing the spark plugs would break on me too and the fact that i had to replace the oil pan and the radiator support, i pulled it all. sucked at the time, but no regrets doing it. everything got done and done right. also painted the block and frame while i was at it. all new brake lines too.....
     
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

  8. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    looks good dude, Mine is a plow truck so i didnt put that much time into it. but my next step will be a new rad suport on this one. but I have two of these i will have to do the oil pan and spark plugs on the other one first. it is a full time job keeping these trucks ready to push snow. i hope we make the $$$ back this season.
     
  9. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    To bad it wasn't a "diesel dave"
     
  10. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    I want to do that. I would like to take a doner F-350 or 250 and put the engine trans and full drivetrain in the bronco. I may still do it.