How To SeaFoam 2004-2008 5.4L Ford F150
Here is a quick vid of how to SeaFoam a 2004-2008 Ford F150 5.4L V8. The
best way to do it that I have found is through the Brake Booster Line, as it feeds all the cylinders at
Disconnect the Brake Booster Line,
or whatever Vacuum line you plan to use. With the engine running, start
feeding the line into the bottle to suck out the fluid. You will have to
have someone inside the vehicle to keep the RPM's between 1600 and 2000.
Going over wont blow your engine or anything, but it doesnt allow the fluid
to fully saturate the components.
After you have sucked up the amount of fluid that you want to use, turn off
the engine and let it sit for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, go ahead and
start it up and start revving the engine as you see in the video. This
will clean out most of the gunk and buildup, but like I said in the video,
after the smoke starts to dissipate, take the vehicle for a drive. Punch
it once or twice to make sure to dislodge all the extra crap.
This stuff will work wonders. You will notice a smoother idle and you will
gain a bit of power that has been lost to the carbon buildup in the engine.
Sorry for the undershirt and shorts, it was a lazy Saturday haha.
DIY Ford 5.4 3V Spark Plug Removal Without Breaking Plugs
One Piece plugs never have to worry about breaking them again
Spark plug socket
Broke a SparkPlug
This was a video that was request quite a long time ago numerous times by
people. One of the hardest things with removing the spark plugs on the
ford 5.4 3v engine is getting the plugs out without breaking them. once
you break the spark plug off in the engine you need a special tool to
extract the broken plug. However rumours said that if you extract the
plugs while they are hot you won't break them. so that's exactly what i
did had the engine at operating temperature pulled all the coils out and
used a impact wrench to removal the the spark plugs while the engine was
hot. and to my surprise non of them broke
Ford 4.6L 3v & 5.4L 3v Broken Spark Plug Removal
Get this Lisle tool at the absolute lowest price from Amazon here-
9/16" Spark Plug Socket-
5.4L Plugs- SP515-
4.6L Plugs SP514-
This is the proper way to use the Lisle tool to pull those broken plug tips
out. I have included tips I have learned over the years of using it all in
great detail so you can have a smooth extraction the very first time.
Removing broken spark plug from Triton 5.4 liter ford-Angry Mechanic
This is a video on Removing broken spark plug from Triton 5.4 liter ford
with the Lisle 65600 Broken Spark Plug Remover for Ford Triton 3 Valve
Engines. this was the second time using this tool and it worked like a
charm. years ago I pulled a head over this same thing so this tool is a
life saver. I have worked for Chevy for the last 10 years and was unaware
this tool existed. Buying this tool pays for itself the first time you use
it. and I highly recommend it to anyone who encounters this issue. Please
like and Subscribe to my channel. I will be doing more tech help stuff in
the future. Thanks...The Angry Mechanic.
How To Remove A Ford Triton Broken Spark Plug 5.4 L V8
Epic Automotive demonstrates how to remove a broken spark plug from a Ford
5.4 L Triton V8 engine. Don't forget to look for the hidden gummy bear for
your chance to win $10 in Epic Automotive credit. See the comments section
of our channel for details.
Side Note: In the video I explain that the tool I use is made by Matco. It
is actually made by Lisle and is sold under other various brand names.
Ford 4.6L & 5.4L 3V Spark Plug Removal
Here are the parts and tools you will need-
9/16" Spark Plug Socket-
5.4L Plugs- SP515-
4.6L Plugs SP514-
Ford Carb Cleaner Part# PM-2
Ford Anti Seize Part# XL-2
5.4l 3v Latest Spark Plugs Part# SP515 up until mid 2008
4.6l 3v Latest Spark Plugs Part# SP514 up until mid 2008
A proven removal method that will yield good results. Having the engine
warm not hot for removal is ideal but is not always viable in every
situation. You are bound to break at least a few, and for that you should
watch my other video on extracting the broken plugs.
Ford 4.6L 3v spark plug removal - tips for success to address a misfire issue
Did this after searching everywhere and find nothing but negatives about
doing this. (except for the Mustang guy with the tattoo on his
arm, his video was helpful too)
I had random misfires and after changing the easy part (coil on plugs) it
still happened occasionally. Bucking and skipping like I was on a rough
road. My plugs were original (Dad bought truck new and never had them
done) and it has 104k on the odometer.
I can TOTALLY see how it can be a nightmare, but here is what I did with
100% success on a 2008 Ford Explorer v8 (4.6l 3v) - as a side note, the HTI
plugs at autozone were 11.99 each but they have a rebate where you get $20
back for 4, and they let you buy and rebate twice. Pretty cool to get $40
Take your time and dont rush it, slow and steady, on a warm motor with LOTS
of PB spray worked for me. Crank motor with all plugs out to blow out as
much PB as possible then change the oil when done.
Here is a follow up video with some parts that really made the truck wake
up and scoot!
Spark Plug Replacement 4.6L 3V Ford TSB Way
Replace spark plugs on the 4.6L 3V Triton engine. I followed Ford's TSB.
I ran a can of BG 44K through right before attempting to replace the plugs.
Truck has 64,000 miles.
My 04 Ford F150 makes a soft ticking noise
My 04" Ford F150 has a soft ticking noise. It has a V8 5.4lt. I have taken
it to 4 different Ford Dealerships to ask why my truck ticks...it started
at 107,000miles and they all said its normal. I don't believe that...they
say its bc of large injectors. I have Googled different reasons like oil
pressure problems, injectors or spark plugs. All i know is, it only does it
when the engines warmed up and only at idle. At 124,000miles my truck died
when i was driving it. I took it in at ford dealership 30miles away. They
put a new Cam Phaser in on the driver side " but the ticking comes from the
passenger side,HMMM??" changed the VCT sensor and spent 5 days working on
the timing chain. Oh, they also said they had to update the
software....what software??....It still ticks!?!
Avoiding a Spark Plug Broken Off in Cylinder Head
(RockAuto.com is a MotorWeek Sponsor) Spark plugs can seize up in aluminum
cylinder heads and cause big problems. This is especially true for the very
long spark plugs used in Ford's three valve V8 & V10 engines. Pat Goss
gives great tips on how to safely remove Ford and other spark plugs without
breaking them. Here is an image of the incredibly long spark plug used in
the 5.4L, etc. Fords: