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Book time for changing spark plugs on a 2000 E-250 5.

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I would like to know the book time for changing spark plugs on a 2000 E-250 5.4lt and if there are any TSBs regarding this
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.

 

The labor time guide calls for 3.5hrs to complete this job. There is one TSB related to this job:

 

TSB 07-15-2

08/06/07

5.4L 2V AND 6.8L 2V MODULAR ENGINE SPARK
PLUG THREAD OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIR
PROCEDURE FOR ALUMINUM HEADS

 

FORD:
1997-2000 F-250 Light Duty
1997-2003 F-150
1997-2004 Expedition
1997-2007 E-Series
1998-2004 F-53 Motorhome Chassis,
F-Super Duty
2001-2005 Excursion

 

LINCOLN:
1998-1999 Navigator

 

ISSUE
Various 1997-2007 vehicles with a 5.4L 2V, or 6.8L 2V engine with stripped or missing spark plug port threads in modular engine aluminum heads. Ford Motor Company now authorizes LOCK-N-STITCH aluminum inserts and tool kit.

 

ACTION
Follow the procedure included in the tool kit for using the tools and inserts. Tool kits and inserts can be ordered from Rotunda by calling 1-800-Rotunda (768-8632). Choose option two (2), number 302-00001.

 

NOTE FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS DETERMINED THAT REPAIRS MADE WITH THESE ALUMINUM INSERTS AND LOCK-N-STITCH TOOLS DO NOT AFFECT THE HEAT TRANSFER FUNCTION BETWEEN THE SPARK PLUG AND THE CYLINDER HEAD.

 

NOTE THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS AND IS THE ONLY FORD AUTHORIZED PROCEDURE FOR SPARK PLUG THREAD REPAIRS.

 

WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only - Not Warrantable

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