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Old April 8th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default 3V 5.4 Tuneup

I have a 2004 F-150 with about 100k on the three valve 5.4L. I have heard that 100k is around the time for a tuneup on these engines. I've never done a tuneup on these newer motors, just the old ones. Cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel/air filter, etc. These Triton's are a bit different.

What should I consider other than spark plugs, fuel filter, and the air filter? I have the snap-on socket for the plugs, and the one to remove the ones that will break off.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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If you have 100k on a 3 valve most Likely your gonna have issues. They have a 2 piece spark plug and the bottom half breaks off in the head. My local ford dealer recommends it at 40k before the plug seizes. At my shop I get a half hour additional per plug that breaks. I have heard stories from customers that the ford garage charged them 1200 dollars because the plugs broke. There are a few tools that are out that extracts the broken piece. I own the one made by Lylie and it seems to work pretty good. My snap on distributer claims its better than the snap on version.
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I guess I should of read the bottom of your post, I just caught it that you have already been informed on the plug issue. My bad. Good luck
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We normally do plugs, clean maf, filter, pcv, clean tb and make sure the pcm has the latest software. Also make sure you run 5w20 and change it on time. Those cam phasers have enough trouble and need clean oil.
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